US Airways flight 1702′s flight was aborted at Philadelphia International Airport last week. Exactly what happened is not yet known, but we can learn much for the way passengers evacuated from the plane, which had one engine spewing smoke during the evacuation. Ned Levi discusses the lessons we can learn by examining the evacuation.
We’ve been reading a lot about the FCC possibly lifting their ban on inflight cellular services. Ned Levi has written about the prospect of lifting the ban in past columns. In this column Ned has an update about the FCC’s position on the ban, and data from a recent survey released by the FAA concerning European inflight cellphone use.
New Boeing interiors, Bidding for first class, Airfare increases
In Washington, the Consumer Travel Alliance is looking at different approaches to the problems of change fees for the sick and at the increasingly cramped seating in coach. Instead of petitioning the airlines for redress, perhaps the best avenue is to use medical and safety regulations against airline policies. Afterall, airline income shouldn’t trump health and safety of the flying public.
Ned Levi examines TSA security in light of last week’s suicide bombing at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport in its arrivals hall, and suggests how TSA might best react to the bombing.
Aircraft enginemakers study impact of ash, European airspace gradually opens with a three-zone system, airlines assess damage caused by the service blackout
US Airways completes its third move to lower costs for survival After swapping slots with Delta between La Guardia and Regan National and negotiating new agreements with credit card companies regarding use of frequent flier miles, US Airways has deferred delivery of new aircraft for three years. These moves will allow the airline to conserve […]