Aviation News

November 22, 2011

Final Call: Spirit Airlines Hit With $50K Twitter Fine, EU’s Banned Airlines List Gets Longer

An Emirates Boeing 777 on final approach to LAX from Dubai
An Emirates Boeing 777 on final approach to LAX from Dubai

Photo of the Day: An Emirates Boeing 777 on final approach to LAX from Dubai. (Photo by Zee71)

• The US Dept. of Transportation says Spirit Airlines was not forthcoming about taxes and fees through its tweets and its website, and fined them $50,000 for the trouble. [MarketWatch]

• Checking a bag on your next flight? You could unwittingly become a drug courier. [Gothamist]

• The DirecTV blimp and JetBlue have been sparring back and forth on Twitter. [JetBlue]

• The EU added a few small, developing world-based carriers to its list of airlines not welcome in its airspace. [Sydney Morning Herald]



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