An incentive program announced by US Airways in November,
intended to motivate workers to improve the carrier's atrocious
on-time and mishandled luggage ratings over the holiday season,
failed to deliver the goods.
They waited until the absolute last minute... but Boeing made
good on reports it would announce its 2007 sales total Thursday,
and touted a mind-boggling net order total of 1,413 -- smashing the
planemaker's previous record of 1,044 sales in 2006, and marking
the third year in a row Boeing surpassed the 1,000-order mark.
Federal Aviation Administration acting chief Robert Sturgell,
who's still awaiting Congressional confirmation to take over the
post under a five-year contract, has asked for a second meeting
with Patrick Forrey, president of the National Air Traffic
Controllers Association. The two are expected to meet Thursday.
But Some Passengers Say They Won't Be Along For The Ride
Upstart ultra-low-cost carrier Skybus still plans to expand
service at North Carolina's Piedmont Triad International Airport in
coming weeks, despite the setback caused by cancelled flights on
The Associated Press reports for the third year in a row,
according to preliminary FAA data for 2007, Atlanta's
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport retained its title as the
nation's busiest airport, measured by number of flights.