Boeing issues warning to 777 operators

. Reprinted from the Seattle P-I Written by: James Wallace A Delta Airlines 777-200ER was flying from Shanghai, China, to Atlanta last November when its right engine suddenly lost thrust while the plane was cruising at 39,000 feet over Montana. The pilots followed...

When the Airlines Make the Rules

. Reprinted from the Wall Street Journal Written by: Scott McCartney Frequent-traveler Mitchel Friedman always carries his small rolling bag onto flights. So when an American Airlines gate agent in Dallas insisted he check his bag because he was flying home to New...

New group formed to push for airline passenger rights

. Reprinted from the Dallas Morning News Written by: Terry Maxon Brandon M. Macsata had no single defining airline experience, no day in the rain where he sat on a grounded airplane for eight or 10 hours. Instead, the frequent flier’s dissatisfaction with the...

‘Black Box’ as Safety Device

New York Times By: Christine Negroni The black box, more than any other piece of aircraft equipment, is a potent symbol of disaster. But last month, in a sharp departure from industry practice, Japan Airlines began showing an in-flight video focusing its passengers’...

Costello takes lead role in aviation issues

  By: Steve Whitworth 12/06/08 U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello wants to help make the skies friendlier – and safer – for the nation’s fliers. The Belleville Democrat has played a big role in that effort through his chairmanship of the U.S. House Aviation...