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