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Another Study Says Planes, Cell Phones Don't Mix

Industry analysis points to 75 suspected cases of interference

(Newser) - You might wanna wait until your plane lands before playing Angry Birds. According to a report by the International Air Transport Association, there were 75 in-flight incidents between 2003 and 2009 that pilots and crew think were linked to cell phones and PEDs, reports ABC News . That includes 26 cases... More »

US Airline Safety Record Best Ever

No fatal crashes for two years

(Newser) - Airline safety has improved so much that the chances of dying in an air crash are now less than being elected president, according to a safety expert. For the first time since jet travel began, not a single person died in a crash of a US carrier for two years,... More »

Airlines Become Weight Watchers to Save Fuel

As fuel prices continue to rise, airlines are getting creative in seeking fuel savings

(Newser) - Airlines struggling with soaring fuel expenses are seeking new ways to save, and none is too small, from cutting the amount of water they carry for washrooms to cleaning engines more often to increase their efficiency, reports the New York Times. Some are pulling back on their cruising speed—from... More »

Appeals Court Strikes Down NY's Passenger 'Bill of Rights'

Federal deregulation law takes precedence

(Newser) - A New York law, known as the airline “passenger bill of rights,” was rejected today by a US appeals court, Bloomberg reports. The measure required airlines to provide food and water when their delayed plane has sat on the tarmac for more than three hours. The court said... More »

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