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Higher Ticket Fees Proposed in New TSA Budget

On Monday, President Trump proposed an increase to the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) fees placed on airline tickets in order to upgrade the agency's current technology, as part of an effort to make the airport screening process more streamlined and efficient. The $71 million upgrade will most likely see TSA fees on each one-way ticket increase from $5.60 to $6.60 beginning October 2018. In 2020, the fees will again increase from $6.60 to $8.25. Airlines and Congress have opposed the higher…

It’s Flybondi Time: First Day of Ticket Sales Surpasses All…

In the fast-growing Argentinian commercial aviation market, Flybondi, a new player, has begun selling tickets, 5,000 of them in the first four hours. The expectation for these tickets was high. After a long and intense advertising and brand positioning campaign, Flybondi was set to define its first routes, the schedule for…

ANA’s 8-Hour Flight to Nowhere

Japanese airline All Nippon Airways, or ANA, made headlines Wednesday when flight 175, their scheduled 11-hour flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Tokyo’s Narita Airport, turned back to LAX mid-flight when the crew reported an “unauthorized passenger” onboard the aircraft after 4 hours flight time. CNN reported that the…