Every day, U.S. carriers operate nearly 30,000 flights, moving passengers and freight safely and efficiently across the country and around the world. Each one helps support more than 11 million American jobs and nearly $1.5 trillion dollars in domestic economic activity. Now, new and exciting technology presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to profoundly improve on that […]
From booking to baggage claim, we all have questions about flying and airline operations. What do the in-flight bells mean? How do pilots determine when to use autopilot? What is involved in the pre-flight or safety check process? Why do I have to put up my seat and tray table before take-off? Lucky for us, […]
Welcome to “A Better Flight Plan” – the official blog of Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, which transport more than 90 percent of all U.S. airline passenger and cargo traffic.
What do commercial aviation professionals think their industry means to America? We wanted to find out so we asked more than a dozen of them about the role the airlines play in the U.S. and what the industry needs to grow stronger.
Airlines and airports work together to ensure that every passenger has a safe and pleasant travel experience.