May 2012

Space tourism is coming; probably sometime in the next few years. So, NASA and private space ventures are getting ready by publishing sets of regulations to deal with tourists wandering across the lunar surface and commercial operations doing whatever they will be doing.

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Self-service is taking another step at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport — Alaska Airlines is giving passengers the option of printing and tagging their own checked bags.

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New York airports to implement virtual assistants, United’s pilots invite execs to tour ‘LAX Ghetto’, Las Vegas Crystals earns VIVA award

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Charlie Leocha, director of the Consumer Travel Alliance (CTA), has been appointed by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood as the public interest representative to the Department of Transportation (DOT) Advisory Committee on Consumer Protections.

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Flying is already an extraordinary hassle for parents with toddlers, diaper bags, baby bottles, snacks, safety seats, games, extra clothing and TSA security checks. Now, the airlines are making it worse.

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United Continental to launch DIA-NRT service in 2013, battleground Las Vegas for non-stop U.K. flights, Brazilian female pilot tosses passenger over sexist remarks

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To understand why a travel insurance company does the often confounding things that it does, you have to know more about the actual policies and talk with insiders who are familiar with the claims process. Travel insurance policies are set by underwriters, the entities that take on the risk of insuring you on your vacation.

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Mexicana may relaunch in June after purchase by a Spanish firm, ten apps to help pass the time, Delta’s bizarre Rangers fan flight has them cheering for the airline

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It has been almost three months since the United-Continental computer system merger and some of the glitches have been worked out. But, as frequent fliers are learning, we are a long way from a gremlin-free zone. Two of the most maddening current gremlin areas are seat assignments and phantom cancellations — confirmed seat assignments are suddenly changed and confirmed reservations appear to disappear.

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DOT warns airlines and agents “free” flights, FAA to re-open pilot fatigue rules for cargo airlines, Qantas to cut more maintenance jobs

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