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In this Jan. 11, 2013, file photo, David Schneider poses with his new custom Gibson guitar at his home in Fairfield, Conn. It was given to him by Gibson after hearing of his plight of a broken Gibson guitar due to baggage handlers at Delta Airlines. (AP Photo/Christian Abraham, Connecticut Post)

Gov’t fails to issue rules on musical instruments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Busted guitars, mangled cellos, broken banjos, lost lutes — musicians who rely on airlines to get them to performances have seen it all. Two years ago, Congress stepped in to help, directing […]

02/14/2014

A traveler waits for her flight in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Delta: No voice calls on our planes

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Delta Air Lines won’t allow passengers to make voice calls from its planes. Right now, federal rules prohibit voice calls on planes. But the government is indicating that it might loosen those […]

12/18/2013

An Alaska Airlines plane takes off Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

With vacationers not traveling, airlines boost on-time mark

(AP) – Airlines are doing a better job of staying on schedule now that fewer people are flying. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Wednesday that 83.8 percent of domestic flights arrived on time in […]

11/13/2013

Transportation department’s forgotten money

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Members of the City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee were expected tomorrow to take a closer look at $42.6 million that unknowingly amassed in a Transportation Department special fund for more […]

05/13/2013

Court leaves in place rule for ads on airfares

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to review a federal rule that requires airlines to include taxes in their advertised fares, a practice that carriers say violates their free-speech rights.

04/01/2013