Biden begins summer vacation with family in South Carolina

Biden begins summer vacation with family in South Carolina

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC (AP) — President Joe Biden arrived in South Carolina on Wednesday to begin what is expected to be at least a seven-day vacation with members of his family. The first couple was planning to be in Kiawah Island, noted for its private beach and golf resort, through Tuesday, according to Federal Aviation … Read more

A4A Reaffirms US Airlines’ Commitment To the Traveling Public

A4A Reaffirms US Airlines' Commitment To the Traveling Public

As the bustling scene at airports across the nation this summer has proven, Americans are making up for lost time when it comes to their vacation plans, business trips and destination events that were thwarted by the pandemic. Every day now, over 2 million nationwide travelers are passing through airport security, whereas that number was … Read more

Why is there a pilot shortage? It wasn’t just the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why is there a pilot shortage?  It wasn't just the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pilot shortage has its roots long before the current crunch. Industry leaders saw it coming more than three years ago — before the pandemic — as the global airline industry predicted a record number of passengers and the need for more planes and pilots over the next 20 years. Then came the pandemic. Amid … Read more

DOT issues bill of rights for airline passengers with disabilities and new airline family seating notice – Commentary

Extending the UK ETS to domestic maritime - will it be smooth sailing?

Airline Passengers with Disabilities Bill of RightsNotice regarding seating of children with accompanying adults The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has published a 10-point Airline Passengers with Disabilities Bill of Rights (the Bill of Rights), which “describes the fundamental rights of air travelers with disabilities”. DOT also published a notice encouraging US airlines to adopt … Read more

The 1500 Hour Rule Has Broken The Pilot Pipeline In The US

The 1500 Hour Rule Has Broken The Pilot Pipeline In The US

The US airline industry is facing demand for pilots that won’t be met by the current training … [+] pipeline. Today’s US pilots are overwhelmingly male and white. Returning to an apprentice-based system will effectively address these challenges. getty In 2009, Colgan Air flight 3407 crashed just outside of Buffalo, NY. It was a terrible … Read more