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15Oct, 14

If your confidence in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is dropping, this post won’t help. The second Ebola health-care provider flew from Cleveland to Dallas, just a day prior to her diagnosis, with an elevated temperature. The CDC stated earlier that she should not have been on the commercial aircraft. As it ... more

15Oct, 14

Ebola, a problem in other parts of the world for decades, has finally reached the United States. The initial victim flew to Dallas before showing symptoms of the deadly disease. Since his death, two of his medical providers, both nurses, have been diagnosed with the virus. The initial victim’s arrival in Dallas immediately raised the ... more

15Oct, 14

It’s the end of an era. As of October 13, 2014, the Wright Amendment is gone and airlines flying out of Love Field are “now free to move about the country.” The Wright Amendment, enacted in 1980, prohibited flights from the Dallas airport to locations beyond states immediately adjacent to Texas. A few additional destinations ... more

1Oct, 14

North Texas Central College, located in Gainesville, suffered an unimaginable loss on Friday night when a bus carrying 15 of its women’s softball players crashed, leaving four dead. The women, who ranged in age from 18 to 20, were all from North Texas towns. Nine team members were treated at area hospitals, and two team ... more

18Sep, 14

Southwest isn’t the only airline making emergency landings this week. Just this morning, a JetBlue Airways plane leaving Long Beach, CA on its way to Austin, TX was forced to circle back and land after climbing to just over 9000 feet. One of the engines reportedly developed problems on the Airbus A320. The inflatable slides ... more

12Sep, 14

If you’re on Emirates Airlines, that is. Those able to afford it can get a first class private suite. According to the company website, it’s fully equipped with a sliding door, mini-bar, private wardrobe, and all the other high end accoutrements a wealthy traveler could ever hope for. The seat even folds flat so passengers ... more

4Sep, 14

What does the future air carrier look like?  Frontier Airlines, based in Denver, has placed its eggs in the “ultra low cost” basket.  It’s not the first airline to do so and probably won’t be the last.  But, the question is whether it will work, and only time will answer that question. The term low ... more

26Aug, 14

Barring mechanical issues or flight delays for other reasons, commercial air travel is not too bad if you are lucky enough to snag a first or business class seat. But back in the coach section, things can get a little tight. Seat width is always an issue these days, and the passive aggressive fight over ... more

8Aug, 14

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared over five months ago, and there is still no trace of it. The search continues though. Australian officials announced on Wednesday that it has retained a private Dutch company, Fugro, to search for the wreckage. Fugro is reportedly one of the world’s largest oil and gas service firms and has ... more