Air travel

After a doctor leaving Jamaica is told by American Airlines to cover up in a blanket, CNN Travel then asks: What rights do airline passengers have in the air? It turns out the answer is complicated.
Courtesy Dr. Latisha Rowe via CNN
July 17, 2019 - 9:06 pm
Jen Rose Smith, CNN (CNN) -- After a Jamaican vacation ended in humiliation aboard an American Airlines flight in June, the ensuing controversy reignited debate about passengers' rights. Dr. Latisha Rowe was leaving Jamaica on a flight to Miami when an American Airlines employee told her she'd have...
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In this Sept. 8, 2008 file photo, planes are parked at terminals at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J.
Mark Lennihan/AP Photo, File
January 23, 2019 - 7:04 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Flight arrivals at Newark Airport were briefly suspended Tuesday evening after a drone was spotted over another nearby airport, officials said, in the latest incident of the unmanned aircraft affecting commercial air travel. At about 5 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration...
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Air travelers will no longer be able to enjoy the Boeing 727's distinctive design after the jet made its last commercial passenger flight.
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January 22, 2019 - 5:00 pm
By Jack Guy, CNN (CNN) -- Air travelers will no longer be able to enjoy the Boeing 727's distinctive design after the jet made its last commercial passenger flight. Flying a domestic Iranian route, a 38-year-old Boeing 727-200 owned by Iran Aseman Airlines entered the history books in mid-January...
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It's still safe to fly during the shutdown. But there may be some issues.
January 09, 2019 - 9:27 pm
By AJ Willingham, CNN (CNN) -- Despite the government shutdown, millions of travelers still pass through the country's airports every day. In recent days, some of the most critical players in commercial air travel have expressed concern over understaffing, delayed payments and stress brought on by...
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Airplane Passengers
Mike DeNardo
November 17, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- This is one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. And if you're delayed, you may have only your fellow travelers to blame. As families begin their holiday trips, KYW Newsradio decided to play "What's Your Beef?" with flight attendants to see how the behavior of...
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(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
September 22, 2018 - 11:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters. The regulation of seat width...
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Philadelphia International Airport, quiet room
Philadelphia International Airport
Mike Dougherty
August 03, 2018 - 10:44 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia International Airport now features a new quiet room for passengers to decompress, relax and reflect before boarding their plane. It's a small space, only about 315 square feet, split into two areas. "We have frosted glass seperating the two sections, but...
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