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TSA to allow small knives, bats, clubs on planes

WASHINGTON - Airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats...a gradual easing of some of the security measures applied to airline passengers after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In 2005, the...
Air fares don't follow falling oil prices

Hopeful airline passengers are as likely to sing the blues as Christmas carols this holiday season.Lower fuel costs have not brought down prices during...
New machinery helps airline passengers fly through security

With a new Delta Airlines flight, the Juneau International Airport faces five departures within two hours every morning during the summer.
It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

NEW YORK - Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers.Three U.S. flights made unscheduled landings in the...
Passengers on small carriers to be weighed for FAA study

ANCHORAGE - Airline passengers traveling in rural Alaska soon will be weighed during a study period, so the Federal Aviation Administration can determine if...
Outside editorial: Time for a passenger bill of rights for air travel

Heeding growing groans of frustration from airline passengers, President Bush has given Transportation Secretary Mary Peters and Robert Sturgell, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation...
Young says TSA not meeting expectations

...said he regrets setting up the Transportation Safety Administration, the federal agency with the task of screening airline passengers. "If I had to do it over again, I probably would not have passed the TSA bill, because they did not do as I...
4 fisheries agents honored for their work in the skies

...enforcement agents in Alaska who normally protect fish and marine mammals spent two months last year protecting airline passengers, buttressing the air marshal program. Air marshals, armed anti-hijacking agents known only to the flight crews...
US needs new rules to eliminate pilot distraction

The following editorial first appeared in the Miami Herald: To the many woes plaguing airline passengers - smaller seats, higher ticket prices, fewer flights, etc. - add one more: Piloting while distracted. The concern arises...
Alaskans respond to attacks with increased security, donations

...relief organizations sprung into action to help out airline passengers stranded in Alaska airports who could not be put...workers set up cots in Sunday school rooms where airline passengers could spend the night. Those who did not fit into...


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