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The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recently passed a markup of “The Airfare Transparency Act of 2014” out of of committee. (That means it is ready to go before the entire House to be voted on to become law.) HELP US STOP THIS IN THE SENATE BY SIGNING THIS PETITION ON CHANGE.ORG.

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Lufthansa to continue partnership with US Airways, new shopping venues in Vegas, Four Seasons Jet

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Lufthansa, United’s major European partner, is instituting a pay-for-long-haul-seat-assignment policy of their own. Families who get separated, will not be pleased.

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JetBlue pilots vote to join union, airline rankings, what every traveler should pack

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Emirates, Alaska Airlines promotion, Russia to allow hiring of foreign pilots, save Tatooine!

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TSA SPOT program is useless, Boeing 737 turns 8000, Avatar Airlines hopes to start up soon

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Happy Easter. Today we have a chance to reflect on Dublin from the air. We learn about Allegiant, a small player in the overall aviation network, but one of the most profitable airlines. And, an article discusses the tension between beauty, such as the fleeting cherry blossoms of spring, and longer-term environmentalism.

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This weekend we enjoy an inflight safety briefing from a creative Southwest flight attendant, we see a new way of lighting roads being tested in the Netherlands and Baltic Air shows us how a fascinating view of how they prepare customized meals for their flights — both business and coach.

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) knows that the careful screening of passengers at airport checkpoint is bit of overkill. They know that if a terrorist makes it to the airport and as far as the TSA checkpoint with a bomb, more than a score of security systems have been bypassed. When they randomly shift passengers into the Pre-Check program, they are admitting the obvious.

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Spirit responds to most-complained label, things you didn’t know about Vegas, FAA requires ADS-B by 2020

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