Winging It Archive: September, 2008

Travel industry imploring Congress to help reverse trend of fewer international visitors

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The travel industry has been working for the last few years to get Congress to help the United States do as many other nations do and more actively... Read more

Independent panel finds 'remarkable' differences in way FAA offices approach their work

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The controversy that erupted in the spring over the way FAA airline-maintenance inspectors were doing their jobs at Southwest and American... Read more

PHL honors 9/11 victims today

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As they have done the last few years on the 9/11 anniversary, PHL administrators will join representatives of the USO and Philadelphia police... Read more

No way 'I like Ike"

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You may need to be age 60 or better to get that headline. Hurricane Ike is headed to the Texas coast and airlines already are issuing advisories... Read more

Lehigh Valley gets a new airline

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Direct Air, a public-charter airline, announced plans today to start flights Nov. 24 between Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown... Read more

Oil prices up but not by much

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In recent weeks, interest in oil prices and their effect on the airlines have been in the background. That's probably a good thing, reflecting... Read more

Airing other views on airspace redesign

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The Wing Man has been busy in other spheres (earthly of course) today so we need to make this brief for now. Yesterday's column on the FAA's... Read more

Airline fees, frequent-flier changes: How much will they help?

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News stories and analysis about airlines sprouted like weeds in my garden over the weekend. Here's one I should have posted Friday: Continental... Read more