Winging It Archive: October, 2009

Elmer Smith waxing eloquent on wayward pilots

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The Daily News's Elmer Smith wrote one of those columns I wish I had written, a great take today on those wild and crazy Northwest pilots who... Read more

UPDATED: Harrisburg-Lancaster Amtrak service suspended

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Amtrak has announced that a Norfolk Southern Railroad freight train derailment has forced suspension of Keystone service between Harrisburg and... Read more

September air traffic OK but misleading, group says

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The International Air Transport Association reported that September passenger traffic was up a fraction but said the figures were misleading... Read more

American to close Kansas City maintenance base

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American Airlines is closing its Kansas City maintenance base that it inherited when it bought TWA in 2001, another effect of major carriers'... Read more

United hits"Breaks Guitars" musician again

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You may recall the saga of Dave Carroll, the Canadian musician who created a YouTube sensation with his song "United Breaks Guitars,"... Read more

Airline union voting rules expected to ease

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The National Mediation Board, which oversees labor relations in the airline and rail industries, is set to make it easier for unions to win approval... Read more

Northwest pilots draw wrong kind of attention: The Feds

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The Obama administration is worried about distracted driving, and now about distracted flying -- of big Airbus jets. Read the latest in the ongoing... Read more

US Airways cutting 1,000 jobs, some PHL Europe service

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US Airways made a major announcement today about realigning some of its service, including cutting some PHL flights to Europe, giving up for... Read more