Air Travel News 1.3.12

Air Travel News, Health & Safety — By on January 3, 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. 

Best Airline Of 2011

Seems like every year brings new strife to air travel. Passengers are behaving badly, only to be outdone by the so-called security staff. Amidst the added fees and smaller seats, one (domestic) airline wins the award for best innovations and most forward-looking improvements. And the winner is…..  Source:  Jaunted

What’s Up In The Air For 2012

It’s that time of year…time to make predictions about what the coming year will bring. It’s no different when it comes to airlines and air travel. While no one has a crystal ball, some trends are likely to continue. Sadly, most seem to be in the airlines’ favor and not the passengers’.  Source:  CNN

Safest Time Ever To Fly

While this topic might seem a bit morbid, the news is actually encouraging. Considering all the factors, the last 10 years have been the safest ever in terms of flying. There are many reasons for these statistics, with better technology and more oversight topping the list. Like it or not, luck too plays a part. Bottom line: you’re still much more likely to have an accident in the car on your way to the airport than in the air.  Source:  Yahoo

No Loaded Weapons On The Airplane

What part of ‘You can’t bring a loaded gun onto a plane’ didn’t this guy understand? A would-be Delta passenger at the Kansas City airport was arrested Wednesday after airport screeners saw a gun in his carry-on. In addition to the loaded gun, the man had over $30,000 in cash on his person. He also had a sketchy story explaining the baggage as well as a history of felony convictions.  Source:  11Alive

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