TSA PreCheck Program News

Seattle  Times - The new PreCheck fast-pass security screening program at Sea-Tac Airport has been expanded beyond Alaska Airlines passengers to include eligible fliers on American, Delta, United and US Airways.  Read More>

STLToday - Some frequent fliers and low-risk travelers should soon find an expedited security line waiting for them at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.  Read more>

How Much Does That Plane Really Cost?

WSJ - How much does a new airliner really cost?  Read More>

Props Making A Comeback

WSJ - Passengers who don't like flying on propeller planes might have to brace themselves: The props are back.  Read More>

GoGo WiFi Going International

Chicago Tribune - GoGo one of the nation's biggest providers of in-flight wireless Internet access, announced Monday that it has secured $135 million that will be used to boost Wi-Fi offerings on international flights. Read More>

Oxygen Coming Back To Lavs

Bloomberg - Airlines must put redesigned oxygen systems back in aircraft lavatories, one year after they were ordered removed on concerns they could be used by terrorists as weapons, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said.  Read More>

Ice Proof Wings?

WSJ - Few things scare pilots more than the prospect of ice-laden wings. But now...  Read More>

The Checkpoint Of The Future

USAToday - At a terminal being renovated here at Love Field, contractors are installing 500 high-definition security cameras sharp enough to read an auto license plate or a logo on a shirt.  Read More>

Airlines Shrinking Flight Times

WSJ - After baking extra minutes into flight schedules to boost "on time" performance, airlines are back in the kitchen, taking minutes out.  Read More>

SEA To Test NextGen Approaches

Seattle Times - Four passenger flights into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Monday evening will launch a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test project that promises to leave Seattle's skies quieter and greener.  Read More>

DOT Can't Curb Airline Fees

USA Today - Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told a Senate panel today that he's been urging airlines against charging more for popular seats, but that he can't force them to do what he wants.  Read More>

Airbus May Redesign A350-1000

Bloomberg Businessweek - The European planemaker may have to rework its A350-1000 wide-body jet as cancellations mount and airlines criticize the design of Airbus’s alternative to Boeing’s 777.  Read More>

TUL Finishes Revamp Of West Concourse

Tulsa World - Tulsa International Airport's newly renovated west concourse is brighter and more open, and that''s just the start of the $29..4 million in updates.  Read More>

2011 Safest Year In Airline History

Flight Global - 2011 was a ‘good year’ and, in fact, from the point of view of airline fatal accident and passenger fatality rates, was the safest year ever.  Read More>

Investigation Shows Lax Supervision At ATC

Bloomberg - When midnight rolled around and flight traffic thinned out, air-traffic controllers guiding planes in the busiest U.S. corridor whipped out laptops to watch movies, play games or gamble online.  Read More>

DOT Postpones GDS Fee Display Rule Again

Travel Weekly - The U.S. Transportation Department once again has moved the goalposts on its eagerly anticipated and hotly disputed Enhancing Passenger Protections III notice of proposed rulemaking, this time to Nov. 30 from Aug. 10.  Read More>

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