airlines http://wlrn.org en FAA Says Fliers Can Safely Use Most Electronics http://wlrn.org/post/faa-says-fliers-can-safely-use-most-electronics Saying it has "determined that airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight," <a href="http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=15254" target="_blank">the Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday</a> that it is advising airlines they can let fliers use their much-loved e-books, tablets and other handhelds "gate-to-gate."<p>Cellphone calls, however, would still be prohibited.<p>The agency says it expects that by the end of this year, "many carriers will prove to the FAA that their planes allow passengers Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:54:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 22963 at http://wlrn.org FAA Says Fliers Can Safely Use Most Electronics Spirit Airlines Sees Business Take Off With Raunchy Ads http://wlrn.org/post/spirit-airlines-sees-business-take-raunchy-ads South Florida-based Spirit Airlines is known for being cheap. It boasts "ultralow" base fares and then charges for items such as carry-on luggage or printing out your boarding pass at the airport.<p>That thrift carries over to Spirit's advertising. Even compared with other low-cost airlines, Spirit spends almost nothing on ads. And yet the company makes a surprising splash with its campaigns. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:34:41 +0000 Kenny Malone 20039 at http://wlrn.org Spirit Airlines Sees Business Take Off With Raunchy Ads Justice Sues To Block US Airways-American Airlines Merger http://wlrn.org/post/justice-sues-block-us-airways-american-airlines-merger A merger of American Airlines and US Airways would violate U.S. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:17:50 +0000 18955 at http://wlrn.org Justice Sues To Block US Airways-American Airlines Merger