Aeropolitics en US airline overbooking under scrutiny with Congress to hold hearings <div class="node-body article-body">As US Congress prepares to hold hearings on airline customer service, the practice of overbooking flights is coming under scrutiny with airline policies being closely watched. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics IT & Distribution Daily News Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:43:00 +0000 246101 at Wikimedia United CEO tells senators flight 3411 ‘will never happen again’ <div class="node-body article-body">United Airlines’ CEO has provided US lawmakers with a detailed account of events leading up to and during the incident that notoriously ended up with a passenger being brutally dragged off an aircraft to make way for a United regional airline employee.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Airlines Daily News ATW Plus Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:24:00 +0000 245831 at <p>United Airlines Embraer E175</p> Rob Finlayson Italy arranging emergency bridge loan to keep Alitalia flying <div class="node-body article-body">Italy is preparing an emergency bridge loan to keep Alitalia going, in hopes of finding a buyer, after employees derailed the carrier’s turnaround plan by rejecting a labor agreement.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Government Affairs Daily News ATW Plus Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:27:00 +0000 245821 at <p>Alitalia A330-200</p> Rob Finlayson CBP electronic device searches on international air passengers up 58% <div class="node-body article-body">US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) searched approximately 4,600 electronic devices, or 0.008%, of approximately 58 million incoming international air passengers and crew in the first six months of the US government’s FY 2017 (October 2016-March 2017), according to CBP statistics released April 11. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security Daily News Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:30:00 +0000 244471 at <p>US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers check a passenger&rsquo;s luggage and documents.</p> CBP Munoz’s apology may not be enough <div class="node-body blog-body">Let’s start with today’s good news for United. The CEO issued a full apology for the awful bumped-then-dragged passenger incident, took full responsibility and promised a full review of the company’s crew transport and over-booking procedures.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:46:00 +0000 244371 at United bumped passenger video damages all airlines <div class="node-body blog-body">The news and video that emerged today of a passenger being roughly dragged from a United Airlines aircraft for no other reason than the airline had oversold the flight is truly disturbing.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 10 Apr 2017 18:41:00 +0000 244231 at ICAO stresses need for cyber resilience <div class="node-body article-body">The president of the ICAO Council, Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, has welcomed a declaration restating the air transport sector’s commitment and unity toward achieving resilience against cyber attacks.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security Daily News Technology Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:55:00 +0000 244141 at FAA issued safety bulletin on PEDs after US carry-on ban <div class="node-body article-body">FAA has issued a safety information bulletin related to the new security bans on most personal electronics in carry-on bags on certain flights, but is not making that bulletin public, ATW learned today.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security Daily News Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:13:00 +0000 244091 at <p>Libyan traveler packs his laptop in a suitcase at Tunis Carthage International Airport before boarding a flight for London.</p> Getty Images Russia to spend $8.5 million for 2017 Crimea subsidy program <div class="node-body article-body">Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has set a budget of RUB475.4 million ($8.5 million) for seven carriers to take part in a government-subsidized program on flights to Simferopol, Crimea. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Affairs Daily News Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:00:00 +0000 243841 at <p>Aeroflot A320</p> Rob Finlayson EASA’s safety warning raises most important question on electronic carry-on bans <div class="node-body blog-body">EASA’s safety bulletin issued today warning of the hazards of loading lots of personal electronics in the cargo hold rather than let passengers carry them onboard as usual is really quite damning of the new US and UK security rules.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security Safety Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 05 Apr 2017 20:21:00 +0000 243801 at