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Consumer Traveler Newsletter – October 5, 2014

This week we take you back to stories about the FAA fiasco in Chicago and what it means, what causes flight delays (other than ATC breakdowns) and airline schedule changes.

What the heck are we paying the FAA to do?

Many who are interested in aviation technology are having some issues with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) these days.
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    Splurge at Disney World, Southwest flies to Costa Rica, FAA to fine cargo companies

Splurge at Disney World, Southwest flies to Costa Rica, FAA to fine cargo companies

Splurge that are worth it at Disney World, Southwest flies BWI to Costa Rica, FAA to fine BA for illegal cargo proposal
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    Delta’s new in-flight entertainment, Virgin America IPO, FAA wants lower buildings

Delta’s new in-flight entertainment, Virgin America IPO, FAA wants lower buildings

Delta's in-flight entertainment options expand, Virgin America readies for its IPO, FAA wants lower buildings near airports

FAA is trying to hold back a tide of drones — it can’t

Rather than dealing with the reality of drones coming into the nation's airspace, the FAA has its head in the sand. This time, technology will overwhelm the FAA.
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    Are fatigued US air traffic controllers endangering air travelers?

Are fatigued US air traffic controllers endangering air travelers?

Millions of lives depend on the work of air traffic controllers daily, yet according to the National Academy of Sciences, the FAA is failing to ensure the air traffic controllers aren't severely fatigued on the job, and unable to keep air passengers safe.
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    When are passengers going to see new air traffic control benefits?

When are passengers going to see new air traffic control benefits?

Though technology has changed for the rest of the world, our aviation system is still mired in the past. As many may or may not know, the air traffic control system in America is cobbled together with a collection of 1950 and 1960 technology.

Safety and comfort advice for air travelers

Ned Levi discusses safety and comfort issues for air travelers, including the issues of severe turbulence for airplane passengers, and how to prevent injury if turbulence occurs, as well as a review of the new potential Paperclip armrest design, to help middle seat passengers in Economy.
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    New MGM Vegas Strip venture, FAA to review hazards, Detroit’s restroom for pets

New MGM Vegas Strip venture, FAA to review hazards, Detroit’s restroom for pets

Head of MGM explains new venture on Las Vegas Strip