Tag Archives: Airlines

Facing harsh criticism, airlines can now point to a drop in airfares – LA Times

Facing harsh criticism over several recent scandals, the nation’s major airlines can now point to airfares that have dropped to the lowest level since the recession.

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Airlines Phasing Out Screens Because You Are All on Your Devices

Those seat-back screens that have long been part of in-flight entertainment systems are preparing to depart from many airplanes, experts say, and will gradually be replaced by content streamed to passengers’ electronic devices through improved wireless service.

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Early waivers for severe weather can benefit airlines and passengers

Three days before a snowstorm was predicted to hit the eastern seaboard on the weekend of Jan. 7, JetBlue posted a travel waiver online, informing customers in cities that were expected to be affected that they could rebook or cancel their flight free of charge.

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Airlines accept $27M proposal for overhead repairs for 737

Despite the nearly $27 million price tag, airlines aren’t fighting a federal proposal to improve the safety of overhead equipment panels in Boeing 737 aircraft.

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Gov’t proposal envisions phone calls on airline flights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airlines could let passengers make in-flight phone calls using Wi-Fi under a proposal from federal regulators.

Flight attendants and others have complained that the calls could be disruptive. But the Department of Transportation said Thursday that it envisioned allowing the calls if airlines tell all customers about the policy when they buy their tickets.

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