In a country that depends on small business for jobs and innovation, John Oliver is rightly disturbed by the wave of corporate mergers that has changed our economy, with everything from airlines and beer to the Web dominated by a few gigantic companies. The result is lousy service, higher prices, fewer jobs, and a worsening […]
More than 200 flights were canceled at airports along the U.S. East Coast on Saturday due to a problem with a flight-tracking system in the Washington, D.C. area.
Air travel has gotten so awful and so uncomfortable that now we are forced to resort to abusing our fellow passengers in order to keep our knees and legs from ending up against our chins or blocking the airflow in our windpipes. Last week, two passengers on a United Airlines flight from Newark to Denver […]
Paris (AFP) — U.S. planemaker Boeing said about 533,000 new commercial pilots would be needed worldwide in the next two decades to cater to a growing global fleet. It said 584,000 new maintenance technicians would also be required between 2014 and 2033. “Pilot demand in the Asia Pacific region now comprises 41 percent of the […]
Washington (AFP) — Major US, European and Canadian airlines cancelled flights to and from Israel on Tuesday after a rocket fired from Gaza struck near its main international airport in Tel Aviv. The cancellations highlighted heightened worldwide fears of a rocket hitting a passenger jet in the wake of last week’s downing of a Malaysia […]
Washington (AFP) — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) banned US airlines Tuesday from flying to and from Israel for at least 24 hours following a rocket strike near Tel Aviv’s main airport. In a statement, the U.S. government agency said its prohibition applied only to U.S. air carriers, and that “updated instructions” would be issued […]
By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday shielded airlines from being sued when they alert the government to threatening or suspicious behavior by their pilots or passengers, even if the reports later turn out to be exaggerated or misleading. In a 6-3 decision, the high court tossed out […]