We’ve all been on bumpy flights. And, most frequent fliers have at least one flight memory of a trip that went beyond bumpy. But short of anything involving an actual emergency landing, this friend’s Virgin America story is one of the scariest I’ve heard.
Plenty to think about this weekend — Rental cars are getting more mileage as companies shift from leasing to owning automobiles, US Airways is sued for short-changing frequent fliers on mileage, and the truth about giant concrete arrows that lead across America.
While the FAA sequestration fiasco had been brewing, airline and pilot lobbyists together with consumer groups were furiously working behind the scenes in unprecedented unity to head off what each group saw as a possible pending disaster involving delays and misuse of earmarked aviation system funds.
This weekend we look at what region causes more flight delays across the nation and the blossoming of fees for hotels, rental cars and airlines. Plus, we examine some cases where rental car insurance might make sense for some travelers.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) just released a report that concludes that ambiguous or confusing air traffic control (ATC) phraseology “is a frequent contributor to aircraft accidents and incidents.”
AMR, US Airways signed NDA, Washington area ATC fire stops flights, neon museum set to open
Flight school No-fly-list loophole, Comair may shut down, GOP wants more private ATC towers
Food cart design that doesn’t block aisles, even safer skies for airplanes, best and worst cities for your skin and sunburn
New restaurants on South Strip, five best smartphone apps, ATC errors soared
Air traffic errors climb, pilot sues Continental Express for termination, Delta airplane’s landing gear fails