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Gov’t Asks FAA Safety Inspectors for a Big No-Interest Loan

The last continuing resolution expired Tuesday. With that expiration, the F.A.A. lost its ability to charge the 7.5% tax on airline tickets, which funds most of the agency’s functions. That means the agency is losing $200 million a week, according to the American Association of Airport Executives, money that is normally used to pay safety inspectors and improve airport facilities.

The agency also lost its ability to write checks or pay its credit card bills. Which leaves the inspectors to pay their own expenses.

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TSA Cheat Sheet: Know YOUR Rights!

Posted March 11th, 2011 by askbillmitchell
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Inspired by Michele's experience with the TSA, Boing-Boing was kind to give everyone a TSA cheat sheet. Before you board your next commercial airline vessel know exactly what your rights are by studying this nicely constructed and handy tool.

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Airlines Want to Bump Air Marshals to Coach

Posted October 4th, 2010 by assawyer
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To protect the nation's air travelers, federal air marshals deployed after the 2001 terrorist attacks try to travel incognito, often in pairs, and choose flights identified with the potential to fall under threat. And they almost always fly first class—something some airlines would like to change. With cockpit doors fortified and a history of attackers choosing coach seats, some airline executives and security experts question whether the first-class practice is really necessary—or even a good idea.

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New Airline Seat Design May Lead to Cheaper Tickets, FAA Skeptical

Posted September 15th, 2010 by pmfalcon
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A new airplane seat, to be unveiled next week at the Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas conference in Long Beach, would give passengers an experience akin to riding horseback.

They'd sit at an angle with no more than 23 inches between their perch and the seat in front of them — a design that could appeal to low-cost airlines that have floated the idea of offering passengers standing-room tickets on short flights.

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