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An air traffic control bureaucratic brouhaha

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation heard from the FAA, pilots and air traffic controllers regarding the state of NextGen, the new air traffic control system (ATC) to be deployed across the U.S., this week. It’s not a pretty picture.


Minivan season, reveling in so many choices

It’s minivan season. I learned this from a passionate car salesman. Not only did he have the statistics handy regarding the state of the economy, he let me know that warmer weather isn’t only about sports cars, It’s about the “Family Truckster.”


Dreamliner may finally fly in June

Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Scott Carson assured investors at the JP Morgan Chase conference that the airline will make its first Dreamliner flight before the end of June.


Right state, wrong Ramada

Donald Johnson accidentally reserves a nonrefundable room in Oklahoma City instead of Enid, Okla. Now his hotel wants to keep the money. Can he get a refund? Or is he stuck with a room he can’t use?


Spare a little outrage for airline CEOs

Anyone who hasn’t spent the last couple months in a bubble is aware of the outrage about AIG’s rich bonuses. And it is particularly galling to know that executives are being compensated for lousy performance with taxpayer dollars. But how about airlines?