Missing airplanes ownership information has the Federal Aviation Administration scrambling to get identification records updated. The missing airplanes ownership documentation could lead to criminal and national security threats.
Internet grass-roots groups urge passengers to 'Opt Out' of the digital whole-body imaging scan on the day before Thanksgiving. The alternative to these TSA screenings is an 'enhanced' pat-down.
With airlines charging for checked baggage, the scramble for overhead bin space can get heated – as was apparently the case Monday, when one tussle led a JetBlue attendant to start hurling profanities at a passenger.
Airline fees are not part of the ticket price, meaning they can easily go unseen until it's too late for the consumer to shop around.
Retailers took a hit on Christmas shopping sales because of the snowstorm, though online sales surged. The storm also took a financial toll on towns that had to dig into their snowplowing budget early.
Airplanes themselves are safe, experts say, but flights to Mexico have been cut. Drug cartel violence is an issue too.
Officials insist only a small fraction of flights have lengthy delays. But advocates urge new rights for passengers.
The economic picture is grim. But some may turn a small profit.
Their cost-cutting in recent years could pay off. But longtime problems remain.
Industry officials and analysts urge Washington to act to avert a collapse.