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Airlines Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 27, 2015

Airlines & Airports | Michael Isenbek | November 27, 2015

Airlines Pulse: News and Notes for Nov. 27, 2015

Ah, the pains of air travel — lost luggage, hidden fees, stinky passengers, etc. In a survey by research company Qualtrics, air travelers reveal what they feel is the most benign all the way up to a “deal breaker,” something so bad that they feel compelled to switch carriers. Click here for the details.

Several close encounters between drones and commercial airliners have made headlines — and the Federal Aviation Administration wants to hold operators of the tiny craft accountable. The task force charged with codifying a drone registration system by the FAA has completed its work. Click to see the plan.

Not all U.S. airline CEOs feel that Middle East carriers are being unfairly subsidized. While the Big Three is balking at the Open Skies agreement with those airlines, top executives for the “Little Four,” (which includes FedEx Express, Hawaiian Airlines Inc., Atlas Air Worldwide; and JetBlue Airways) have issued a strongly worded response to the Big Three’s assertions. Click here to peruse the details.

After China announced its intention to build the world’s largest airport earlier this year, details are beginning to emerge. Set to be constructed in the Daxing District of Beijing, phase one is expected to be done in 2019, and the entire project finished by 2040. Eclipsing LAX when completed, the airport will service 100 million passengers annually.

Airport workers in major cities across America participated in a pre-Thanksgiving 24-hour fast, drawing attention to their fight for increased wages and union rights. Many are on government assistance and struggle to provide for their families.


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