Blizzard Forecast for Central U.S.

Winter storm warnings are being issued through Christmas and airlines are rebooking flights. Most of the United States will be experiencing colder than usual weather through Christmas, and…

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U.S. Safety Officials to Review Hawaiian Airlines Flight

Extreme turbulence injured 36 people, and 20 were hospitalized. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced that they would be investigating an incident of extreme turbulence on a…

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Some Air Marshals to Refuse Mexican Border Deployment

They are being reassigned outside of their official roles. More than a dozen Transportation Security Administration (TSA) air marshals reportedly intend to refuse deployment to the U.S.-Mexico border…

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Homeland Security Takes Air Marshals Off Flights

Marshals are resistant to leaving their posts at the height of Christmas travel. As President Biden’s administration plans to end enforcement of the pandemic-era Title 42, officials expect…

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$600 Million Returned to Passengers of Canceled Flights

Transportation department fines airlines $7.25 million in civil penalties. The Department of Transportation took action against the cancellation policies of airlines, fining six of them more than $7.25…

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FAA Urged to Prevent Further Airline Seat Shrinkage

Group of senators writes the acting administrator about their concerns. Six senators wrote to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) this week, requesting that they regulate airlines’ ongoing reduction…

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FAA Ends Minimum International Flight Waivers

Pandemic exceptions expire for airports in New York and Washington, D.C. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced this week that temporary waivers for international flight requirements are ending,…

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FAA Rule Extends Flight Attendant Rest Periods

Increases rest period to 10 hours. This week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a new rule that will give flight attendants 10 consecutive hours off between shifts.…

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Congressional Committees Propose Airline Funding Probe

Chairmen release joint letter addressed to Treasury Department The leaders of two congressional committees sent a joint letter to the Treasury Department’s inspector general last week, suggesting a…

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Dashboard for Air Traveler Rights Launches

Transportation Department site includes airline improvements to customer service. The Department of Transportation launched its Airline Customer Service Dashboard ahead of the Labor Day weekend to provide airline…

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