Winging It Archive: December, 2011

What caused Southwest double tire blowout

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Hello there after a long Christmas break. The last few days have produced one air-travel safety story worth reprinting here ... the followup... Read more

EU court upholds carbon tax on airlines

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The European Court of Justice has upheld a plan to collect carbon-emissions taxes on airlines from elsewhere flying into the EU, a levy carriers... Read more

Airlines may charge families extra to sit together

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We found a detailed article on the Web site of a Louisiana TV station by Chris Elliott, a regular contributor to the Inquirer's Sunday travel... Read more

Finally: FAA issues pilot fatigue, rest rules

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Almost three years after the deadly Colgan/Continental Express crash near Buffalo, caused by the actions of a fatigued pilot crew, the Federal... Read more

What futre may hold for airport security

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The New York Times today has a good story on a recurring theme that is on many travelers' minds this time of year: Airport security and what... Read more

Holiday travel volume picking up

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Here is today's Inquirer story on what's expected in holiday travel over the next few weeks. Airlines for America (that's the new name for... Read more

USA 3000 shutting down, to be gone in 2012

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Apple Vacations, a company I and many others in the region followed for decades, is getting out of the airline business, planning to shut down... Read more

U.S. and Europe battle over aviation emissions

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Remember when global climate change was a big issue? Today, we read so much less about it, and so many people have been led to believe it's... Read more