Winging It Archive: December, 2009

DOT imposes 3-hour rule for tarmac delays

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Remember the fight earlier this year over a passenger bill-of-rights? What Congress didn't do with legislation the Department of Transportation... Read more

The baffling Eurostar failures in Channel Tunnel

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This space is mostly devoted to air travel but increasingly we need to also post news about high-speed rail developments, since the dream of... Read more

The column: Holiday traveling,keeping cell phone ban

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Today's Winging It column offers a little advice about holiday travel, but keep reading to the end to see the results of last week's requests... Read more

Airport cell-phone waiting lot opens at last

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The new PHL cell phone waiting lot opened today as expected, roughly five years after the media started writing about how hard the old one... Read more

Airport cell-phone waiting lot opens at last

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The new PHL cell phone waiting lot opened today as expected, roughly five years after the media started writing about how hard the old one... Read more

Acting director Mark Gale named CEO at PHL

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Congratutlations to Mark Gale, the experienced and able acting city director of aviation, who was named by Mayor Nutter today to be airport... Read more

Air travel winter storm advisories coming in

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Remember that when winter storms threaten to disrupt travel plans -- such as those this weekend -- airlines are flexible about allowing a change... Read more

No holiday strike at British Airways

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British Airways has avoided a flight-attendants' strike that could have made a royal mess of holiday travel plans for a million or so travelers... Read more