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Left Behind by the On-Time Machine

Posted December 14, 2015 by Brad Tate

On-time departures are a critical aspect of airline operations and how they are viewed by the flying public. However, is it worth sacrificing passenger satisfaction in some instances in order to stay on time?

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A UAS for inspecting powerlines. Image courtesy CSIRO.
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Aviation News

FAA Proposes Rules For Commercial Unmanned Aircraft System Operations

Posted February 15, 2015 by Ben Granucci

At a press conference on Sunday, the FAA announced the long-awaited proposed rules for commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Here’s what drone operators can expect.






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Airline News

DOT Fines Copa And Virgin America For Tarmac Delays

Posted January 3, 2013 by NYCA Admin

The US DOT starts the year with nearly an extra $100,000 in the bank thanks to fines issued against Copa and Virgin America.






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Qantas Boxing Kangaroo Boeing 747-400. (Photo by Jason Rabinowitz)
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Qantas Fined $100,000 For Breaking Fee Disclosure Rules

Posted October 11, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Qantas has been fined $100,000 by the US Department of Transportation for inadequately disclosing checked baggage fees on its website.






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Government News

US Airline Passengers Expected to Double in 20 Years

Posted March 9, 2012 by BNO News

Airline passenger travel in the United States is expected to nearly double in the next 20 years, reaching 1.2 billion passengers per year in 2032, the FAA said in its annual forecast.






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Final Call: Spirit Adds ‘Unintended Consequence Fee’, TSA Seizes Carry-on Cattle Prod

Posted February 3, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Spirit continues its public tirade against DOT rules, behind the scenes at an F-16 intercept exercise, fly around the world for a year for only $15,000, and more…






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Fares hawked by Spirit pole dancers now must include all taxes and fees. (Photo courtesy Spirit Airlines)
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Airline News

Hey Spirit: Stop Whining

Posted January 30, 2012 by Edward Russell

Most US airlines oppose the DOT’s new fare advertising rules, but Spirit’s public campaign against airfare transparency insults the intelligence of consumers.






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Icelandair Fined $50,000 for Violating US Advertising Rules

Posted January 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The US Department of Transportation has fined Icelandair $50,000 for violating fare disclosure rules in its online advertisements.






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DOT Fines AirTran Over Online Ads

Posted January 6, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Tuesday fined AirTran Airways $60,000 for violations related to an advertisement that did not properly disclose the fees associated with a fare.






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Delta and US Airways Officially Close Deal to Exchange Slots at LaGuardia and Reagan Airports

Posted December 13, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Delta Air Lines and US Airways today announced that they have officially closed their deal to exchange slots and cash at New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Washington’s Reagan National Airport.






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