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  • Despite fights over reclining seats, unruly-passenger reports drop

    Despite fights over reclining seats, unruly-passenger reports drop
    Three commercial flights were diverted in the span of nine days recently because of passenger squabbles over reclining seats, prompting the question: Has shrinking legroom pushed fliers to their breaking point? But if more passengers are having...
  • Blue Angel talks to students about his experiences

    Blue Angel talks to students about his experiences
    As school assemblies go, this one was a winner. Austin Machin listened to a Blue Angels pilot speak for an hour at the Dundalk and Sollers Point high schools Friday, walked out and said, "I am at a loss for words about how awesome that was." The 16-...
  • Drones: Spur technology, protect privacy: Editorial

    Drones: Spur technology, protect privacy: Editorial
    Imagine a quiet Sunday afternoon at the beach interrupted by a hovering drone armed with a camera. Sound far-fetched? In Florida, Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein is one of a growing number of local officials who don't think so. They wonder if laws...
  • Blue Angels need a clear harbor to perform

    Blue Angels need a clear harbor to perform
    For six straight hours for four straight afternoons during one of the largest ship-hosting events in Baltimore history, all water traffic within a large rectangle in the middle of the harbor is being completely restricted by a cadre of law enforcement...
  • American Airlines scraps paper manuals for tablets to cut fuel costs

    American Airlines scraps paper manuals for tablets to cut fuel costs
    American Airlines has won regulatory approval to swap flight attendants' paper manuals for lighter Samsung tablets in a change that will save nearly $1 million a year, the company said on Wednesday. The move, which does not yet affect attendants at...
  • Attacks' Chicago impact [archives]

    As traffic on the World Wide Web came to a crawl the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, chicagotribune.com communicated with many of its readers via e-mail. This is the second of four Tribune Alerts that were sent that day to more than 19,800 readers -- and...
  • Update: U.S. under attack [archives]

    As traffic on the World Wide Web came to a crawl the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, chicagotribune.com communicated with many of its readers via e-mail. This is the third of four Tribune Alerts that were sent that day to more than 19,800 readers -- and that...
  • Overcoming disabilities, pilot impresses his peers

    WICHITA, Kan. The first time Randy Green interviewed about becoming the company's pilot, it was over the phone. He knew he had to tell his prospective boss that he was born without hands or feet. He didn't want to waste the man's time. "How do you fly?"...
  • Ride-sharing in the air: Down but not out

    Ride-sharing in the air: Down but not out
    The FAA recently determined that the two pioneering share-the-plane ride websites were not operating legally. As a result, the two pioneering outfits, Airpooler.com and Flytenow.com, are in some sort of limbo. Although the FAA has had nothing additional...
  • Search underway for wreckage of plane that crashed near Jamaica

    Search underway for wreckage of plane that crashed near Jamaica
    Jamaican officials say search teams have located an oil slick where a small plane carrying a prominent New York real estate developer and his wife crashed into the ocean Friday afternoon. Search and rescue teams had not recovered the wreckage or any...
  • Airline seat-reclining dispute is story about civility, modern air travel

    Airline seat-reclining dispute is story about civility, modern air travel
    It seems there are two types of people in the world, or at least on an airplane: those who believe they have a fundamental right to recline their seat and those who cannot imagine anything worse than people who believe they have a fundamental right to...