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Complexity Makes Airline Computer Systems Vulnerable

PERSONAL TECH | 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

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Southwest CEO on Keeping Perks Free, 'Vastly Outdated' Air Traffic Control System

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

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.

The Rights You Give Up When You Buy A Plane Ticket

LEGAL | May 9
An Ivy League professor's mistaken removal from a flight is raising questions about passenger rights.

New Threat to U.S. Airlines?

Norwegian flights could be headed towards to the United States, and American airlines are not happy about it.

Fliers Beware: New Airfare Rule Could Lead to Costly Mistake

CORPORATE | By Scott Mayerowitz | Apr 7
The three largest U.S. airlines have changed the way they price multi-city trips, forcing those who book such itineraries to pay hundreds of extra dollars in airfare.

Bill Would Standardize the Way Airlines Disclose Fees

FINANCE | By Joan Lowy | Mar 12
The government would standardize the way airlines disclose fees for basic services like checked bags, seat assignments and ticket changes so that passengers can more easily comparison-shop the full cost of flights.

Cleaner Skies: Boeing Designs Self-Sterilizing Jet Bathrooms

PERSONAL TECH | By Scott Mayerowitz | Mar 8
Boeing engineers think they have a solution for smelly, grimy airplane bathrooms: Ultraviolet light.

Severe Weather Causing Travel Headaches

Dec 30
Nearly 800 flights were either delayed or cancelled Tuesday, a day after severe weather forced the cancellation of nearly 1,400 flights.

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