Question: Why are planes not equipped with continuous worldwide satellite tracking versus limited ground-based radar tracking? – Walter Winnitzki, Long Island, New York Answer: Airplanes are being equipped
How do you get ahead in the airport business? The best way is to start out ahead, as a large hub airport, and then grow. The second-best way, according to a new report by Fitch, is to align with one of
Aggressive Delta’s move to establish a hub at Boston Logan hub raises a question: Why didn’t American decide to grow at Logan? On the one hand, it’s obvious: American has a perfectly adequate, major trans-Atlantic
Nearly four years into negotiations, American Airlines and its largest union could be headed towards a tentative contract agreement. The negotiations have been lengthy and bitter, leading to a work slowdown
In the long, glorious and eventually troubled history of Trans World Airlines, it may be that Wednesday Sept. 4 will be remembered as the final day. If so, then it ended under a blistering hot sun at high
With so many passengers bringing emotional support animals on planes, what can be done to help people who are allergic to animal dander? There was a cat in our cabin on a recent flight from Richmond to
The summer from hell officially ended for American on Monday – not too soon, obviously – and then, for at least a few days, the airline can shift the focus to its glory days. The question will be: Can
People who are new to the miles and points game often start kicking themselves when they realize how many points they could have earned, the trips they could have taken, and the experiences they could
Answer: The dispatcher, who works out of the airline's operations center, is jointly legally responsible for the flight with the captain. Dispatchers are vital members of the operations and safety team.
American Airlines says it will fly the Boeing 787 from Philadelphia to both international and domestic destinations starting in January. The aircraft, nicknamed the Dreamliner and applauded for its bigger
United Airlines said Thursday it will begin Newark-Palermo service in May 2020, adding its fifth destination in a tough U.S.-Italy aviation market where competition is dominated by subsidized Mideast and
Question: How do pilots avoid anvil-head clouds and other signs of thunderstorms while flying at night? Answer: Pilots use onboard weather radar to remain clear of thunderstorms during day and night operations.