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  • Stop texting and driving! (Here's a video that might help)

    Stop texting and driving! (Here's a video that might help)
    There's no real good excuse for texting and driving, but people seem to keep doing it anyway -- which is why esteemed documentarian Werner Herzog has directed a 35-minute documentary on texting-and-driving accident victims. According to U.S....
  • Airline delays decline, but there's a catch to those numbers

    Airline delays decline, but there's a catch to those numbers
    Airline delays and cancellations have dropped significantly in the last few years. At least that's what federal statistics show. But the numbers may not be telling us the whole story. That is one of the conclusions in a new report by the office of...
  • United Airlines fined $1.1 million for tarmac delays

    United Airlines fined $1.1 million for tarmac delays
    United Airlines has received the largest fine the federal government has charged an airline for leaving passengers stranded on delayed flights. The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a $1.1 million fine against the Chicago-based carrier for...
  • American Airlines fined $60,000 for violating price advertising rules

    American Airlines fined $60,000 for violating price advertising rules
    American Airlines has been fined $60,000 by the U.S. Department of Transportation for falsely telling passengers that airline surcharges added to their fares were government taxes. The fine comes only two days after American Airlines' parent company,...
  • Airlines' profits rise and expected to take off next year

    Airlines' profits rise and expected to take off next year
    The nation's largest airlines recorded a combined net profit of $3.2 billion in the July-through-September period, more than double the profits from the same period last year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. And the industry's...
  • Ticket agents fined for violating disclosure rules

    Ticket agents fined for violating disclosure rules
    When travel agents sell an airline ticket, they are required by federal policy to disclose the airline you will be flying. So far this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation has issued six fines, totaling $430,000, to travel agencies that have...
  • Feds hand down biggest fine for violating fare advertising rules

    Feds hand down biggest fine for violating fare advertising rules
    The U.S. Department of Transportation issued the biggest fine Tuesday for violation of full fare disclosure rules against a Brazilian airline. The Rio de Janeiro-based airline GOL was ordered to pay $250,000 for violating rules adopted in 2011 to ensure...
  • What side should you run on?

     What side should you run on?
    For three weeks of every year, I fear for my life. Well, it's more accurate to say that I become highly attuned in regard to my safety while running. See, I spend some time each year in a small coastal town in south British Columbia, and the roads are...
  • Why some passengers are intentional 'no shows'

    Why some passengers are intentional 'no shows'
    Even though he couldn't use his airline ticket, Eric Smith refused to cancel his reservation on a United Airlines flight from Omaha to Baltimore. The reason? Smith, a technician at an aerospace company in Montgomery Village, Md., ran a few numbers,...
  • Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey to team for drone tests

    Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey to team for drone tests
    Maryland has agreed to work with Virginia and New Jersey on research into unmanned aircraft, a move that could strengthen Maryland's bid to land one of the six drone test sites to be awarded this year by the Federal Aviation Administration. The three...
  • Airport competition

    This past week, the Department of Justice sued to stop the merger between US Airways and American Airlines ("Where was DOJ in Southwest-AirTran merger?" Aug. 15). One reason for the department's actions is because the merger would reduce competition...