February 2013

At a time when the federal agency assigned to protect America’s transportation systems can least afford it, there was another dust-up involving a young passenger — this time to Lucy Forck, a three-year-old with spina bifida flying to Disney World with her family.


Ryanair to appeal Aer Lingus ruling on merger, FAA disputes 787 test reports and plans for test flights, great customer service in Japan

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All the special attention in the world for this very frequent flier wouldn’t have averted a near disaster on her return when her flight from Europe was accidentally canceled.


New lounge for JetBlue at JFK, guaranteed travel weather may be possible, United delays Denver-Tokyo flight because of 787 problems

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A few minutes after Michele Loftin’s recent commuter flight from Sacramento to San Francisco pushed back from the gate, it made an abrupt U-turn and returned to the terminal. A United Airlines crew member told passengers that the aircraft’s de-icer test had failed, and the airline eventually canceled the flight.


Frontier no longer on Expedia, abuse of wheelchairs at airports, before they were airports


The US National Park Service (NPS) is under growing pressure to provide WIFI and cellular services for park visitors, at least, in the developed areas of the national parks, roads, and trailheads. Ned Levi discusses the pros and cons of the NPS installing these services.


Caesars to start charging resort fees, TSA screening leaves 3-year old in tears, Triumph lawsuits add to Carnival woes


The Tonight Show leaves its audience and the announcer laughing with their spoof about the AA/USAir merger. Florida’s law creates a tsunami of illegal drivers. What will insurance companies do? Finally, we take a look at the amazing amount of taxes and airline-imposed fees being added to frequent flier tickets.


Relaxing in a hot shower, walking to a nearby market to buy meat or strolling through a village may seem like commonplace occurrences. But in the African country of Uganda, these experiences are likely to be unlike life as you’re used to living it.