Transportation secretary to review airline policies

by Jon Surmacz on February 28, 2007

Transportation secretary to review airline policies — The decision by JetBlue and American Airlines to leave passengers stranded aboard planes for several hours this winter during storms has led the Transportation Department’s top official to call for an investigation. (AP)

Bus brings JetBlue passengers to NYC — A JetBlue flight heading to New York was diverted Tuesday to Philadelphia, prompting the airline to bus passengers to their final destination. (AP)

Coyotes at O’Hare cause delays — Two planes preparing to land at O’Hare International Airport aborted their landings after another pilot spotted coyotes near the runway, the Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday. (USA Today)

Indonesia to ban jets more than 10 years old — Indonesia is planning to ban local carriers from operating jetliners more than 10 years old as part of a safety campaign following a string of crashes and accidents, the government said Wednesday. (AP)

Northwest pilots sue airline over new perks — Programs intended to reward Northwest Airlines pilots for steady improvement in the airline’s financial outlook have had an opposite effect. Last week, the Air Line Pilots Association hit the carrier with a lawsuit in US Bankruptcy Court. (Aero-News.net)

Airlines complain over rent, fee hikes at LAX — Twenty-two airlines joined to complain about steep increases in rents and other fees at Los Angeles International Airport. The complaint preceded Monday’s ceremony kicking off a $575 million-plus construction phase of the renovation of the Tom Bradley International Terminal. (AP)

Marrakesh in two minds over tourism boom — With its snake charmers, storytellers and palm trees against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains, Marrakesh was once an offbeat destination for rich or adventurous Europeans. Now hotels, holiday homes and golf courses are transforming the ancient city into a mass tourism destination, leaving some residents fearing the development may be too much, too fast. (Reuters)

Airbus to cut 10,000 jobs over four years — Airbus will cut 10,000 jobs over four years, parent company EADS said Wednesday as it unveiled a restructuring plan aimed at helping the planemaker recover after delays to its A380 superjumbo and other setbacks. (AP)


Carrie Charney, Christopher Elliott, John Frenaye, Charles Leocha, Marge Purnell, Valerie Schneider, Mary Staley, Stephanus Surjaputra, Richard Wong.

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