Winging It Archive: April, 2011

Airlines' 1Q results battered by fuel costs

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As expected, the major airlines' first quarter financial results were assaulted by high fuel costs. A traffic slowdown across the Pacific because... Read more

DOT expands air-traveler protections

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Remember the campaign last fall called "Mad As Hell About Hidden Fees?" Some of what that effort sought was included today in the release by... Read more

Yuck! Rodent droppings found on Delta aircraft

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This story makes lots of folks wonder how widespread a problem airlines, not just Delta, may have with mice and rats wandering around airplanes... Read more

UPDATE: Feds want airlines to refund fee for lost bags

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UPDATE: This post will be updated Wednesday morning with DOT's unveiling, as expected, of the new customer-protection rules. And I erred earlier... Read more

TSA under fire for 6-year-old patdown attitude

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One of the real dangers of this thing called the 'Net and its related "blogs" is that it lets all sorts of people anonymously express opinions... Read more

American Air, Orbitz saga takes a new turn

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Although it may seem like so much inside baseball, I believe there is value in reporting as much as possible on the ongoing dispute between... Read more

TSA just following rules (in patdown of 6-year-old)

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The story of a 6-year-old girl being subjected to a patdown at the New Orleans airport security checkpoint is getting wide circulation since... Read more

FAA hiring more controllers, firing sleepers

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The Federal Aviation Administration has had a few embarrassing moments lately, what with air-traffic controllers found sleeping on the job... Read more