Air Travel News 6.19.12

Air Travel News, Family & Kid Travel — By on June 19, 2012 at 6:00 am

by Nancy Yeomans

LG Air Travel Editor

Look up in the sky! It’s a bird….it’s a plane! No….it’s your weekly air travel news! Here’s what’s happening in the world of aviation, from the ground up. 

And The Winner Is:

The airlines most commonly known for lower prices are also the winners in the customer satisfaction arena. In a recent survey, JetBlue and Southwest scored much higher than the bigger conglomerate airlines where it counts. And not just due to their prices, since as we all know, price isn’t everything. Seems that passengers want to be treated well and with respect and not be nickel and dimed at every turn.  Source:  ABCNews

JetBlue Being Sued

Back in April we told you about the JetBlue pilot who ran through his aircraft spouting nonsense about the plane going down. Ten of the traumatized passengers from that flight have filed a lawsuit against JetBlue claiming negligence on the airlines’ part in allowing the pilot to fly the aircraft.  Source:  MSNBC

TSA Taking Bribes

The latest in the TSA saga: 7 more TSA workers in the Philadelphia area are set to lose their jobs just after the firing of another employee. The firing of the training supervisor was the result of an investigation where it was discovered he was collecting cash from employees in order to let them take their certification tests. Source:  USAToday

Confusion Over Airline Fees

Some consumer groups are up in arms about the so-called ‘anti-family’ being imposed by some airlines. The fees include those charged for premium seating and some aisle or window seats. The fees are not exclusively aimed at families, but would include any group of people traveling, and wanting to be seated, together. The airlines, in their own defense, maintain that they always have and always will do their best to accommodate families, especially those including young children.  Source:  Chicago Tribune

New Routes

A lot of new route announcements this week courtesy of Allegient, American Airlines, Frontier, Japan Airlines and Singapore Airlines.  Source:  Jaunted

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