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MIA named Airport of the Year by Air Line Pilots Assocation

MIA named Airport of the Year by Air Line Pilots Assocation
MIAMI – The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) has named Miami International Airport (MIA) its “2013–2014 Airport of the Year” for the airport’s steadfast commitment to engaging with the airline pilots who operate there to ensure the highest safety standards for passengers, crews and cargo. ALPA will present the award to the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) tonight during the Association’s 60th Air Safety Forum, held August 4–7 in Washington, D.C. Read More >

ASTA statement on House passage of anti-consumer airline bill

ASTA statement on House passage of anti-consumer airline bill
ALEXANDRIA, VA - American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) President and CEO Zane Kerby issues this statement in response to the House of Representatives’ recent passage of the so-called Transparent Airfares Act of 2014 (H.R. 4156):
 
ASTA is disappointed by House passage of this anti-consumer legislation that will make airfares less transparent, not more. But we are undeterred in our resolve to resist H.R. 4156, and with the support of our members, turn now to the Senate to make our case and prevent this bill from going further.
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United Fliers, Prepare To Be Bored By This Punishingly Long “Humorous” Safety Video

Even people who haven’t flown are pretty familiar with the basics of the safety spiel the cabin crew gives before takeoff — no smoking, buckle your seatbelt and keep it buckled, know where the exits are, don’t freak the f*#$ out when the oxygen bag thing drops, and if we crash into the water and manage to survive, you can float in the freezing water on your seat cushion. The more concise an airline can make these statements, the better. But United Airlines thinks that the best way to make you give a hoot about airline safety is to make you watch a 4.5-minute video that tries to tickle your funny bone.

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Malaysia Airlines faces fight over its own survival

A couple watches the a Malaysia Airlines plane taxi on the runway at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on July 27, 2014. Any airline would struggle with the devastating impact of losing one jet full of passengers, especially if it had already been bleeding money for years. But losing… Read More >