November 2011

Late November may mean the start of the shopping season to most Americans, but to many frequent fliers, this time of year means something else — mileage runs.

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Twitter reactions to AA Chapter 11 filing, site for discount outerspace travel launched, government aircraft ops lack oversight

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In response to customer questions about the filing for bankruptcy protection by American Airlines, the airline has published this series of Frequent Asked Questions. Basically, from a customer’s point of view, nothing changes.

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The battle with the airlines and consumer groups, such as the Consumer Travel Alliance, about whether or not passengers will be told the full price of transportation including baggage fees and other obscure ancillary fees is still raging on Capitol Hill.

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Magical Forest in Las Vegas for the holidays, UK strike to dramatically affect airports and airlines, airlines cut smaller regional jets

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In November, TSA Administrator, John Pistole, agreed to have an independent study of TSA’s full body scanners’ health effects on air passengers. Now Mr. Pistole is apparently backing away from his health safety testing commitment. Ned Levi discusses the health and safety issues of the scanners, and whether or not they can do the job for which they were purchased.

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Why must we turn off electronic devices at takeoff and landing?, Trump Marina renamed Golden Nugget, Las Vegas strives to become gateway to Asia

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It’s a town time forgot — or maybe it just refused to move forward. Serene and unpretentious, Amelia Island remains in the 1900s — reveling in its long, colorful history, quite aware it no longer has to prove anything to the rest of the world.

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This weekend we learn about one of the world’s biggest airlines being dismantled, poster vending machines at airports and bullfighting possibly returning to Spanish TV.

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Spirit fined by DOT, Superfly takes on Kayak and Google, Boeing talks to pilots in flight to help manage fuel

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