Winging It Archive: June, 2011

Southwest's legendary Herb Kelleher at 80

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Legendary Southwest Airlines co-founder Herb Keller is 80 now and still showing up at the office, even though he doesn't run the carrier anymore... Read more

Trouble with a new American boarding system

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American Airlines is trying to eliminate long waits in line to board its flights but has created what flight attendants say is even greater... Read more

AirTran fined $250,000 by FAA

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AirTran Airways, now a unit of Southwest, has been fined big time by the FAA for failing to make a vital repair. Read more here in the trade... Read more

NTSB calls greater aviation professionalism

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The National Transportation Safety Board is one of the more important, cost-effective branches of government, standing as a bulwark against... Read more

Texas lawmakers press no-TSA-patdown legislation

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We haven't heard much complaining recently about the Transportation Security Administration's policies on frisking airline passengers who... Read more

UPDATED: Paris Air Show plane-order wrapup

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The Paris Air Show is always used to announce sales of airpanes and new models aircraft makers plan to build. Here are two articles, one about... Read more

Beyond planes: Biofuels starring at Paris Air Show

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New models of modern commercial and military jets usually are the stars of the Paris Air Show, held every two years at Le Bourget, the air... Read more

US Airways, United almost back to normal

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There wasn't a lot of hot news over the weekend so you probably have heard: United and US Airways had separate computer issues that snarled... Read more