Despite Recent Crash Flying Safer Than Ever: Airline Pulse News and Notes for May 20, 2016
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Alaska Airlines has announced that it will launch three new flights to San Diego next spring. The three departure cities are San Jose, Sacramento and Burbank. The new flights will help international passengers connect with Alaska’s codeshare partners: British Airways, Hainan Air and JAL.
An expert from Northwestern University has told MarketWatch that despite the recent EgyptAir crash, air travel is safer than ever. Professor Ian Savage pointed to data that showed that airplane crashes are down by 25 percent over the past five years.
Airlines for America has asked the TSA to release real time data about checkpoint delays so that passengers can plan their trip to the airport. So far, the agency has yet to respond to this request.
How can a plane simply disappear? According to Mashable, satellite location tracking is still not perfect, though better systems should be in place in the planes of most major carriers within the next five years.
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