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  • Big passenger says seat squeeze not his fault

    Big passenger says seat squeeze not his fault
    I wrote not long ago about conflicts between airline passengers over reclining seats and side-by-side encroachment. While reclining seats have been my primary focus and the subject of national attention, my last couple of columns about air travel zeroed...
  • Travel letters: Flying's effects on global climate change

    Travel letters: Flying's effects on global climate change
    Regarding "6.3 Billion People Flew in 2013" [Need to Know, Sept. 28]: About 6.3 billion people flew last year, a 4.6% increase over the year before. Some saw melting glaciers caused by CO2 emissions from vehicles of all types. Ask anyone who travels if...
  • Voices build for travel ban from Ebola-stricken countries

    WASHINGTON Pressure mounted Friday for a ban on travel from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa a step the White House and top health officials resist as counterproductive and an overreaction to the virus' arrival in the U.S. The potential for the...
  • Sister to 911 dispatcher: FAA fire suspect did not resent move to Hawaii

    Sister to 911 dispatcher: FAA fire suspect did not resent move to Hawaii
    The Naperville man accused of setting fire to the FAA radar facility in Aurora last week was looking forward to moving to Hawaii and was about to be feted with a going away party, his sister told a 911 dispatcher. But he also had been acting strangely,...
  • FAA Chief: No quick solutions after radar facility fire

    FAA Chief: No quick solutions after radar facility fire
    The leader of the nation's civilian aviation system offered no quick solutions Friday to averting the kind of air-travel chaos that has occurred after an insider attack against an air-traffic control facility in Aurora late last month. FAA Administrator...
  • Can a pot-bellied pig provide emotional support?

    Few people would argue that furry dogs and cats can provide emotional support, but what other critters, such as miniature horses, monkeys or pot-bellied pigs? A recent attempt by a passenger to bring along a rooster on a flight from the Newport News...
  • Ebola scare: Flight attendants told to be careful with bodily fluids

    Ebola scare: Flight attendants told to be careful with bodily fluids
    As health officials continue to monitor passengers who flew on two planes with an Ebola-infected flier, a flight attendants union has urged its members to be extra cautious handling bodily fluids. The Assn. of Flight Attendants warned its 60,000 members...
  • $35.3 million: Department of Aviation

    Like pretty much all major forms of motorized passenger travel, air travel is heavily subsidized. Virginia puts eight figures worth of funding into the airline industry each year with most of it – $28.3 million – earmarked as "financial...
  • U.S. airline group to meet with health officials on Ebola

    (Reuters) - A U.S. airlines trade group said it would meet with health and safety officials on Monday to discuss whether additional screenings for Ebola could improve on measures already in place to contain the spread of the deadly virus. The meeting...
  • O'Hare among five U.S. airports to beef up screening for Ebola

    O'Hare among five U.S. airports to beef up screening for Ebola
    Stepping up efforts to stop the Ebola epidemic from spreading widely in the United States, federal authorities and officials in Chicago on Wednesday announced preventive measures that will include more intense health screening for airline passengers...
  • Airline executives say bookings unaffected by Ebola scare

    WASHINGTON Top executives at American Airlines and British Airways said Friday that any fear over the spread of the Ebola virus in America or Europe have had no impact on bookings at either airline. Doug Parker, chairman and CEO of Fort Worth, Texas-...