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Airline Group Signs Letter Calling For Europe-US COVID Test-Sharing To Save Industry

In a move to save the travel industry, four major airlines signed an open letter Tuesday calling for a shared COVID-19 testing program between the United States and European Union. As the pandemic continues to keep most airlines on the ground, American Airlines, Lufthansa, United Airlines and International Airlines Group warned leaders on both sides of the Atlantic in a ...

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Airlines were on-time more and only killed one pet in Q1 2019

Airlines were on-time more, had fewer cancellations, posted a slight increase in tarmac delays and they only killed one animal, according to reports from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released today that include the May 2019 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on reporting marketing, operating air carrier data compiled for the month of March 2019 and quarterly data for ...

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Don’t Want To Check That Carry-On? Be Ready To Pay More To Fly

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Airlines are getting creative in an effort to streamline their boarding process and get passengers on the plane faster, but many see the rules as a guise to charge customers more and satisfy those who pay more. The new boarding processes highlight the unique puzzle of getting paying customers onto the plane as quickly as possible while avoiding crammed aisles ...

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Dr. Dao’s Loss Was Our Gain

The saga of former United Airlines customer Dr. David Dao is getting more and more expensive for the airline. According to the Daily Mail, he didn’t get home with all his teeth or his baggage. It seems that although United’s O’Hare Airport staff had time to order Dao beaten, which caused the loss of two teeth, they didn’t have time ...

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Climate Change Doesn’t Affect NWS Forecasts

How long would firemen remain the nation’s genial mascot if they forced you to move into a hotel for a few days because you smelled smoke in the garage? As you were wondering if ten years of chainsaw, lawn mower and leaf blower gas cans were about to be launched into a low earth orbit while you waited for firemen ...

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Flyers Progress from Passengers to Freight

More foreigners are complaining about discrimination and Donald Trump hasn’t even taken the oath of office. This time it’s Samoans, which I always thought were New Zealand’s problem, but evidently are ours. The Telegraph reports two businessmen “filed complaints to the US Transportation Department after they were weighed before boarding a flight from Honolulu – and assigned specific seats to ...

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Ebola Update 10-16-14

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Dallas may declare state of disaster 3 Schools in Texas and Ohio closed due to Ebola 21-day Quarantine not long enough as much as 12% of the time   The Ebola virus in the United States seems far beyond the control of the Obama Administration’s Centers for Disease Control and so far, health care workers and the economy seem to ...

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European High court upholds jet plane carbon tax

A law requiring flights into and out of the European Union (EU) to pay a carbon tax was upheld by the European Court of Justice on Wednesday saying that, “application of the emissions trading scheme to aviation infringes neither the principles of customary international law at issue, nor the open-skies agreement.” The law requires that any aircraft landing or taking ...

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Pilot Relieved of Duty for Refusing to Endanger Lives in Severe Weather

ExpressJet Airlines labels pilot “unstable,” violating rights protected by law, according to filing HOUSTON, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — An ExpressJet Airlines pilot has filed a lawsuit against parent company Continental Express claiming retaliation and ruin of his professional reputation. The suit claims he was targeted because he took precautionary action during severe weather conditions, costing the company money. In the filing ...

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Flying the Friendly Skies

As if it wasn’t enough that we have to put up with security frisking your crying 3-year-old, nuns, and searching through grandma’s adult diaper, we also have to fear that a simple mistake can cost you jail time as well as some hefty fines. From Fox4KC: “A fun trip to the Bahamas turned frustrating and depressing for one Liberty, Mo. man and all of his friends ...

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City Council Attacks Taxicab Entrepreneurs

City councils across the nation are taking a page from the Federal Government in their ability to take over entire industries. Taxicab companies are fighting against their local bureaucrats for their very existence. In Hampton Roads, Virginia, it is no different. Just like when the Federal Government accused doctors of cutting off limbs for more money, apparently local governments feel ...

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Delta Plane Diverted for ‘Potential Security Threat’

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Delta Air Lines flight 1706 bound for San Diego from Detroit was diverted to Albuquerque, N.M. at about 10am this morning over what is being called a “potential security threat.” The plane was reportedly being held in a remote location and passengers were interviewed. NBC is reporting that according to a senior government official, a note found ...

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TSA Chief Opens the Door for Unions

      Last November The National Labor Relations Board , lead by Obama appointee Hilda Solis caved in to Union pressure that Transportation Security Officers hold a vote on Unionization for purposes other than collective bargaining. After supposed careful consideration, another Obama appointee , TSA Chief Mr. Pistole recently expanded this to include previously barred collective bargaining for TSO’s. Here is a summary ...

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