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Air Transportation

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  • FAA rules alone won't prevent a drone-jet collision

    FAA rules alone won't prevent a drone-jet collision
    This holiday season, one of the hottest-selling toys has been the quadcopter drone, a tiny remote-controlled helicopter that carries a small video camera anyplace the ground-based operator sends it. While some of these brightly colored quads weigh less...
  • Philadelphia, New York airline hubs cause flight delays to reach 1,500 across the country

    Philadelphia, New York airline hubs cause flight delays to reach 1,500 across the country
    Fog at U.S. airline hubs in New York and Philadelphia slowed travel as the Christmas holiday approached, with about 1,500 flight delays and 260 cancellations spread across the country. Philadelphia International Airport had about 90 inbound and outbound...
  • Steady rain, blustery winds forecast for Christmas Eve

    Steady rain, blustery winds forecast for Christmas Eve
    Soaking rain and blustery winds could cause travel delays across the eastern United States on Christmas Eve, forecasters said, after fog and drizzle snarled air traffic Tuesday. An inch or more of rain was expected to fall with steady showers from late...
  • Bomb squad investigates after 'suspicious item' spotted at LAX

    Bomb squad investigates after 'suspicious item' spotted at LAX
    A Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad was investigating Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday afternoon after a suspicious item was spotted inside a screening machine on the ticketing level of Terminal 4. Police were called to the airport...
  • Five arrested in airline gun-smuggling case

    Five people have been arrested in a scheme to illegally transport guns, including AK-47s, on passenger jets bound for New York City and destined for sale on the streets of Brooklyn, officials said Tuesday. Four men were charged in two separate...
  • High on holiday wish lists: More real-time flight alerts from airports

    High on holiday wish lists: More real-time flight alerts from airports
    Airports, listen up: Travelers want real-time information on flights and security wait times -- and they expect push alerts on mobile devices. These are some of the findings of a recent FlightView survey of more than 2,000 travelers. Most said they...
  • Early gift to Christmas travelers: Winter storm weakens

    Travelers got an early Christmas present from Mother Nature on Wednesday when a cold front that forecasters feared could have dumped up to 6 inches of snow over Chicago’s airports moved farther east and waned as temperatures rose. Air travel...
  • After its final flight Sunday, AirTran to become one with Southwest

    AirTran Airways and Southwest Airlines will finally be one. The last AirTran flight scheduled for Sunday will retrace the route of the airline's first flight -- when it was known as ValuJet -- from Atlanta to Tampa, Fla. AirTran Flight 1 (or Southwest...
  • Answers to chronic flight delays may be buried in the numbers

     Answers to chronic flight delays may be buried in the numbers
    Efforts to restore what's conspicuously absent in the airline industry — consistently reliable service — are getting a boost from the work of University of Michigan researchers who are looking closely at 73 million flights during the past...
  • Security checks at airports turning up more and more guns and knives

    If long lines and delayed flights weren't enough to put holiday travelers on edge, frazzled fliers now have to face the prospect that their fellow passengers are more likely than ever to be packing heat. A record number of travelers were caught with...
  • LAX increases market share as that of Ontario airport, others shrink

    LAX increases market share as that of Ontario airport, others shrink
    Most airports in the area are growing again, but figures released Monday underscore just how much Los Angeles International Airport dominates the market and continues to frustrate the goals of a lawsuit settlement to spread airline traffic across the...