April Fools furry family program, Air India claims $37M in 787 damages, airports sue FAA over tower closures



WestJet to ease restrictions on pets in the cabin

If there’s one thing WestJet loves to do, it’s to release an April Fool’s joke video every year. This year is no exception.

WestJet today announced the easing of restrictions on pets in the cabin. All WestJet flights will now allow for any type of animal to travel in the cabin provided it fits safely on board the aircraft. Further, the airline will no longer require animals to be kept in kennels while on board the aircraft.

Air India said to seek $37 million in damages for 787 grounding

Air India is the first airline to seek compensation from Boeing for the grounding of the Dreamliner.

The carrier will raise the claim with Boeing shortly, said the official, who declined to be identified citing rules. G. Prasada Rao, a spokesman at Mumbai-based Air India, didn’t immediately respond to two calls to his mobile phone. Boeing didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment.

Airports suing FAA over planned control tower shutdowns

Airport operators are challenging the FAA’s decision to cut funding for 149 control towers.

Several airports are now asking a federal court to halt the plan and compel the FAA to more carefully study the potential safety impact, said Carl Olson, director of the Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington, Ill.