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November 14, 2011

AirTran Faces $100K Suit Over In-Flight Roaches, FAA May Face Another Shutdown: Final Call

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On a cold December morning, a twin-engine jet leaves a contrail high above the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

Photo of the Day: On a cold December day, a twin-engine jet leaves a contrail high above the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. (Photo by Matt Molnar)

• A $100,000 lawsuit filed by a North Carolina couple says an Airtran flight was filled with cockroaches. [NY Daily News]

• The FAA is getting out of the chart business. Well, the free chart business, that is. If you want updated FAA navigation charts, you’ll have to start paying for them early next year. What could go wrong? [AvWeb]

• Another FAA shutdown looms if Congress can’t work out its differences over new labor and unionization rules. [Associated Press]

• Union folks crossing their fingers for an American Airlines bankruptcy should perhaps be careful of what they wish for. [Swelblog]

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