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The government's $900,000 fine Monday against an American Airlines affiliate for holding hundreds of passengers on board jets for hours on an airport tarmac may serve as a deterrent to future such incidents.
While Republicans have been fighting new taxes in Washington, Americans may face a new tax from an unlikely source - the European Union (EU). Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, the EU will extend its cap-and-trade system (aka cap-and-tax) to all airlines entering or leaving its airports. Americans flying to and from Europe will begin paying higher fares to cover the EU's new tax.
Airlines from around the world that fly into and out of the European Union are fighting to overturn a new rule that would cost them billions of dollars for their carbon-dioxide emissions, not just over European skies, but during the whole trip.
As travelers take to the roads, rails and skies in the sometimes-hectic last days before Christmas, they should keep one thing in mind: It could be worse.
NEW YORK -- In the past nine months, passengers have been kicked off airplanes or detained at airports for uncontrolled coughing, joking about hijacking, breast-feeding a baby, kissing and other amorous activities, cursing at flight attendants who denied them alcohol, failing to get a screaming child buckled in for takeoff, and carrying a sippy cup of water.
The nation's largest airline lobby has created a post to deal with the turbulence produced by Washington's superheated debate on climate change.
Flights on U.S. airlines arrived late more often during the first five months of this year than in any other year since the government began tracking delays in 1995. But fewer flights were delayed in May than in April.