Frontier sold to ultra-cheap airline investor
Frontier Airlines has been sold to William Franke, former chairman of Spirit Airlines.
The companies said they expect the sale to close in December if several conditions are met, including agreements being reached by the end of this month with the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA and a group tied to Frontier’s former pilots union.
Nine in 10 airline passengers want reclining seats banned, poll shows
According to a poll by SkyScanner.com, nine out of ten passengers would like to see reclining seats banned or only allowed at certain times during short-haul flights.
The survey also found that more than half of cabin crew have been involved in, or have witnessed, heated arguments between passengers on the issue.
And what the survey found is an alarming number of ’selfish egos,’ with 70 percent admitting they would still recline when sitting in front of a pregnant woman, and 80 percent saying they wouldn’t care if the person behind was elderly or frail.
Feds downplay impact of government shutdown on travel
The FAA said that despite furloughing a third of its workforce, flight operations and safety will not be affected.
[T]he 30,556 FAA employees exempt from furloughs include air traffic controllers and equipment maintenance personnel; flight standards field inspectors; aircraft certification specialists; accident investigators; commercial space launch oversight staff; and various safety-related personnel. And the agency said the number of flights around the country, and their safety, would not be affected by the shutdown.