Winging It Archive: August, 2008

Gustav: Your government at work

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After the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina three yeas ago, made worse by the Bush administration's inept response, the Department of Homeland Security... Read more

Gustav and the airlines: Pay heed to warnings

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This is the time of the year when monitorig weather forecasts can make an air traveler very anxious. Just in time for the third anniversary... Read more

New York-area airport slot auction halted

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The FAA's own general counsel has questions about the Bush administration's plan to auction takeoff slots at the three New York area airports... Read more

Candian airline Zoom abruptly shuts down

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Zoom is zooming no more. In another sign of the times, the high cost of jet fuel has grounded another airline. Zoom, a Canadian carrier that... Read more

FAA: More whipping up on whipping boy

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I missed posting any news yesterday about the computer problem at FAA that caused big delays for hundreds of flights for a very good reason:... Read more

Southwest, FAA still at odds over fine

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Southwest says don't look for it to issue a big check to the government by this Friday's deadline. You surely remember this story: The FAA went... Read more

Southwest joins parade of flight cuts, including some from PHL

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Sorryu we've been off the grid today and just got back on. For those of you who come here first for airline news, here's what Southwest announced... Read more

American Express Business Travel Monitor: Data show how much fares have risen in 12 months

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Anyone who flies knows that fares, pushed up by struggling airlines trying to cope with higher fuel costs, have risen substantially in recent... Read more