What we’re reading: US/AA draw up proposed settlements,talking your way into first class, book Christmas travel now
US Air, American drawing up proposed settlement
US Airways and American Airlines are willing to give up takeoff and landing slots at Reagan National as part of an attempt to get the Justice Department to allow the merger.
In a complaint filed in August aimed at stopping the proposed transaction, the Justice Department focused on Reagan National. The two carriers control a combined 69 percent of takeoff and landing slots at the airport, which is used by many members of Congress to travel to and from their home districts.
Sunday musings: Safest airline seats in the back, Web in the sky not used, future of in-flight entertainment
What we’re reading: Turtles cause delays at JFK, MAS: No more infants in first class, shifting 787 stabilizer work
Turtles on runway cause NY flight delays
Why did the turtles cross the runways at JFK? To get to the other side to lay eggs according to authorities.
Ron Marsico, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees operation of the region’s airports, said about 150 diamondback terrapin turtles were spotted on Wednesday morning crossing Runway 4L.
Pilots from Jet Blue and other airlines halted their big birds and let the expectant reptiles pass, said Marsico.