Winging It Archive: August, 2011

Now boarding: Confusion reigns on some airliners

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Airline policies on how a flight is boarded vary widely, with some carriers doing a more organized and orderly job than others. USA Today has... Read more

Is automation for pilots making flying more dangerous?

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An excellent story on airline safety moved today as part of the Associated Press AP IMPACT series. The investigative article explores whether... Read more

Recovering from travel trouble and its extra cost

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Recovery from Irene continued apace today throughout the Northeast, according to this news report from the AP. Airlines are clearing out backlogs... Read more

Southwest vs. competitors at PHL and ATL

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Airline hubs, including PHL, are powerful financial centers, generating very hefty revenues for carriers that operate efficiently and are cost-competitive... Read more

Can we trust the TSA's trusted-traveler program?

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The Consumer Traveler Web site has published the most thorough article I've seen on the Transportation Security Administration's newest version... Read more

Nothing disrupts travel like Mother Nature

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If it's a hurricane such as Irene, or a big snowstorm, everyone knows it's on the way and will make travel a mess during and after it hits... Read more

US Airways' Parker: Fees here to stay

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This trade press article includes some terms that need translating: GBTA is the Global Business Travel Association, now holding its annual... Read more

New federal consumer rules take effect tomorrow

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Tuesday will be a good day for air travelers. New federal consumer-protection rules take effect that will, among other things, help bumped... Read more