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Taxes, Haunted Infrastructure, Regulations – Oh, my!

For a little Halloween fun, we put together a series of things that haunt the airline industry and you as customers. Happy Halloween! The aviation industry and its customers are charged 17 different taxes and fees. With all those taxes, even Frankenstein is scared. Like haunted houses, the infrastructure of the airline industry has seen […]

This is your Captain Speaking

Several of you submitted questions for our pilot Q&A series and we are excited to start answering a few each month. If you would like to submit a question, send an email to blog@airlines.org. Why do I have to put up my seat and tray table before takeoff? (Olivia M.) Taxi, takeoff and landing are […]

Lonely Planet: Travel as Life, Not Luxury

As passengers we sometimes forget to be amazed by the miracle of flight and how a plane can take us across the country or around the world in a matter of hours. It has become much more commonplace to travel by air, with so many destination options and affordable fares. Lonely Planet puts the wonder […]

A4A CEO Nick Calio Launches Airline Push for FAA Reauthorization

Calling for the legislation to be “transformative,” Airlines for America (A4A) president and CEO Nick Calio unveiled A4A’s push for next year’s FAA Reauthorization. Calio delivered his remarks before a luncheon at the International Aviation Club in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 9. In his remarks, Calio called on Congress to ensure that next year’s legislation […]

Flyin’ with Reason in Hurricane Season

The packing list for your early fall trip is simple – swimsuits, flip-flops, sunscreen and beach towel. You’re daydreaming about the chance to relax in the sun and unplug when your cell phone buzzes with a weather alert. A tropical storm is growing in the Atlantic and is expected to become a hurricane the day […]

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