Winging It Archive: February, 2010

PHL weather update

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Here is The Inquirer's midday report on conditions and airline cancellations at PHL. Read more

Finding the most comfortable seat on an airplane

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Here's another followup on the issue of when air travelers may be too fat to fly. This article from USA Today provides a comprehensive look... Read more

After 2-year effort, travel promotion act passes Congress

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Who says there's no bipartisanship in Washington? The Senate last night, on a 78-18 vote, approved legislation creating a travel promotion... Read more

PHL flight cancellations as the snow swirls

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About 20 percent of today's scheduleded PHL depatures have been canceled because of the weather. More details can be found here. Read more

Full circle: Orbitz launches travel agents' booking site

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Starting in the mid-1990s, airlines stopped paying traditional travel agents commissions, hastening the spread of online do-it-yourself selling... Read more

AirTran to add ATL flights at Lehigh Valley

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AirTran plans to start flying nonstop between ABE--Lehigh Valley International Airport and its hub in Atlanta on May 4, and to increase the... Read more

NTSB wants to hear more cockpit voice recordings

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The National Transportation Safety Board, seeking to reduce accidents and other incidents in which airline pilots were distracted from their... Read more

Oneworld alliance rises from near-death experience

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The Oneworld airline alliance, led by American and British Airways, has gotten boosts from Japan and the U.S. government in the last month... Read more