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DOT Reviewing Passenger Data Practices

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has embarked on a review of data collection and protection policies of the 10 largest carriers in the U.S. The aim of the review is to better understand how airlines are handling personal passenger data,…

Faulty Brake Install Blamed for Boeing 737 Overrun

Issues involving a brake replacement project are being blamed for a February overrun incident, according to a preliminary National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report. On Feb. 10, 2024, American flight 1632, a Boeing 737-800 flying from Washington Reagan National Airport…

Global Airline Capacity Up 4% Compared to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Global airline capacity worldwide in Q2 2024 has surpassed that of Q2 2019, the last “normal” year for flights pre-pandemic, according to data from OAG. The capacity for Q2 2024 is up about 4% over Q2 2019 for seats on…

NTSB Chair Calls Out Sensationalized Aviation Headlines

Amid a flurry of recent headlines around commercial aviation incidents, NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy is speaking out. "I’ve seen a lot of sensationalism around aviation lately," she said in a recent Tweet. The last few weeks have seen an uptick…

Frontier Introduces UpFront Plus Seating

Denver-based ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) Frontier Airlines is introducing a new seating option for flights.  UPFront Plus becomes Frontier's fourth seating option, joining Premium, Preferred, and Standard. The new seating options provide passengers with a guaranteed empty middle seat in the…