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Business, Leisure Travelers Ponder Flying Without Laptops

Business, Leisure Travelers Ponder Flying Without Laptops

By David Koenig and Joyce M. Rosenberg | May 21
Airline passengers have become hooked on their laptops and tablets to get work done or just kill time during long flights. But U.S. aviation-security officials appear determined to ban large electronic devices in the cabin of flights from Europe.

Australia Considers Banning Laptops from Airliner Cabins

Australia Considers Banning Laptops from Airliner Cabins

By Rod McGuirk | May 19
Australia is considering following the United States and Britain in banning laptops from inbound airliner cabins, the prime minister said.

Removal of United Passenger Shines Light on Airport Police

Removal of United Passenger Shines Light on Airport Police

By Don Babwin | Apr 16
A tense, three-hour hearing Thursday about what happened to a passenger dragged from his seat on a United flight exposed confusion even among Chicago city officials about the duties of the little-known police force.

Lawyer: Dragged Passenger Will Need Reconstructive Surgery

Lawyer: Dragged Passenger Will Need Reconstructive Surgery

By Don Babwin and Sara Burnett | Apr 15
United Airlines and the city of Chicago may find themselves the target of lawsuits by the man who was dragged off a United plane in Chicago last week after refusing to give up his seat.

JetBlue Apologizes for Swapping Children Passengers

JetBlue Apologizes for Swapping Children Passengers

Sep 5
Jetblue has apologized for a mixup that ended up delivering a different child to a waiting mother.

The Quest to End Lost Airline Luggage

By Scott Mayerowitz | Sep 2
Ultimately the bag tag might be replaced with permanent RFID readers in our suitcases, reducing the chances fliers in the future will start a vacation missing their swimsuit.

Complexity Makes Airline Computer Systems Vulnerable

By David Koenig | Aug 12
Twice in less than a month, a major airline was paralyzed by a computer outage that prevented passengers from checking in and flights from taking off. Why do these kinds of meltdowns keep happening?

Congress Passes Aviation Bill to Close Airport Security Gaps

By Joan Lowy | Jul 14
Congress passed an aviation bill Wednesday that attempts to close gaps in airport security and shorten screening lines, but leaves thornier issues unresolved.

Southwest CEO on Keeping Perks Free, 'Vastly Outdated' Air Traffic Control System

Southwest CEO on Keeping Perks Free, 'Vastly Outdated' Air Traffic Control System

Jun 24
Celebrating 45 years of service, it flies more domestic passengers than any other airline.

DHS Secretary on TSA Delays: We're Not Going to Compromise Aviation Security

DHS Secretary on TSA Delays: We're Not Going to Compromise Aviation Security

May 27
This Memorial Day weekend, an estimated 2.6 million people are expected to travel by air. The TSA is racing to add hundreds of workers to brace for the influx of passengers, but relief may not come fast enough.

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