Winging It Archive: June, 2010

Virgin's Conn. tarmac delay getting DOT scrutiny

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The U.S. Department of Transportation is looking closely at the way Virgin Atlantic mishandled a four-hour tarmac delay at the Hartford airport... Read more

Time to apply tarmac-delay rule to overseas carriers?

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Virgin Atlantic, an airline with a fairly good reputation for good service, blew it last night when one of its London-Newark flights diverted... Read more

UPDATED: American inspects 767 jets for cracks; Boeing says other airlines may need to do same

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Thursday brings an UPDATE on an article posted yesterday: American Airlines is checking for cracks in the pylons that connect engines to wings... Read more

UPDATED: Spirit Airlines finds new way to offend people

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UPDATE: Spirit has canceled the "check out the oil" ad campaign. (No comment here). Spirit Airlines has found another way to offend... Read more

UPDATE on column: What TSA is or isn't doing to us at checkpoints

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The Transportation Security Administration is making news all over the place. Read on to see what other columnists are saying about it, but... Read more

Head case: Box of 'em found by Southwest

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This is your late-night-comic-material story, which I'm posting here just for fun. A Southwest employee in Little Rock, Ark., found a box that... Read more

The column: Giving up on Spirit Airlines

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The Spirit Airlines strike did not cause many ripples at PHL, since the airline doesn't fly there, and the local news media didn't pay much... Read more

Airline consolidation (part ...) gets cool reception from senators

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U.S. senators asked tough questions of United and Continental executives about their merger plans in a hearing yesterday, with several lawmakers... Read more