Airline seat squeeze raises health and safety concerns

Airline seat squeeze raises health and safety concerns
Airlines are packing ever more seats into economy class to protect profit margins from falling ticket prices, prompting concerns over health and safety from travelers and crew. Slim-line designs, extra emergency exits and creative placing of galleys …
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Airlines in America
THOSE who are convinced that airlines in America are engaged in a precipitous race to the bottom have just received a further piece of evidence for their case. The annual Airline Quality Rating (AQR), jointly produced by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical …
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Shrinking airline seats spark health concerns
In July, U.S. airlines sold a record 87.8 percent of seats on domestic flights, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statics. And that figure does not include all the seats occupied by passengers who redeemed frequent flier miles or airline …
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Spirit Airlines: Get A Discount On This Discount Airline
The airline industry has historically not been profitable and large airline companies have been prone to bankruptcy, but Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) has carved out a profitable niche and is the dominant discount airline while being well positioned …
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Nightmare: Alaska Airlines Flight Turns Around After Napping Worker Trapped in
A Tulsa, Oklahoma reserve sheriff's deputy was charged with second-degree manslaughter Monday for the shooting death of an unarmed black man. The charges against Robert Charles Bates came hours after the family of the dead man, Eric Courtney Harris …
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Frontier leads airline complaints
Frontier Airlines had more passenger gripes than any other U.S. carrier in February as winter weather, schedule changes and a switch to a new reservation system overwhelmed call centers. At 14.38 per 100,000 boardings, Frontier's rate was almost 30 …
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Alaska Airlines emergency landing: Ramp agent falls asleep in plane's cargo hold
Alaska Airlines Flight 448 was just barely on its way to Los Angeles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Monday afternoon when the pilot reported hearing unusual banging from the cargo hold. "There could be a person in there so we're going to …
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Airline passengers have more to complain about, report finds
FILE- In this Nov. 26, 2013, file photo, flights departing from Pittsburgh International Airport are delayed in Imperial, Pa. An annual report being released Monday, April 13, 2015, states that government data shows more flights are late, more bags are …
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Airline performance declines in 2014
Airline performance dipped last year, with fewer flights touching down on time, more bags mishandled, and – perhaps not unexpectedly – more fliers logging complaints. The results were the worst since 2009, according to the latest airline quality rating …
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