Winging It Archive: February, 2009

It was inevitable: Airline considers charging to use toilet in flight

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The Irish airline Ryanair is noted for very low fares and serious "a la carte" pricing, charging for certain services that not even... Read more

Security fee increase proposed in federal budget

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The Obama administration's fiscal 2010 budget calls for a doubling, to as much as $5, in the fee you pay as part of your ticket price for security... Read more

Turkish Airlines crash cause still mysterious

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Here's the latest on what happened to a Turkish Airlines jet that crashed short of the runway this week at Amsterdam. Investigators don't know... Read more

American may lay off more flight attendants

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The fallout from our economic doldrums goes on: American says it may have to furlough more flight attendants if there aren't enough volunteers... Read more

Looking for causes in Turkish Airlines crash, and a report on the airline's maintenance

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Investigators in the Netherlands are puzzled why a Turkish Airlines 737 jet, one of the newest models of the plane that Boeing makes, suddenly... Read more

AirTran offers unusually long fare sale

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Normally, we can't keep up with every air fare sale but this one is unusual: AirTran is offering deep discounts on its schedule into the fall... Read more

9 reported dead in Turkish Airlines crash

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Airline crashes seem to happen in bunches. In the last two months, the world has had four crashes that have received substantial news coverage... Read more

US Airways crew testifies to Congress: Airlines are losing their kind of experience

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The saga of US Airways flight 1549 continues: The crew was invited to testify to the House Transportation Committee and used the opporuitnity... Read more