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November 8, 2012

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November 8, 2012
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  • TSA examines loophole allowing no-fly list citizens into pilot school
    A loophole in U.S. regulations allows U.S. citizens on the no-fly list to enroll in flight school. The Transportation Security Administration said in a statement that it is "giving consideration to amending these regulations" and will work with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to address the concerns. KPHO-TV (Phoenix) (11/8) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • TSA orders smaller advanced screening systems
    The Transportation Security Administration has signed a deal with L-3 Communications for new Provision 2 systems at airport security checkpoints. The deal doesn’t specify the number of systems ordered or the delivery schedule. The Provision 2 system offers the same advanced imaging technology as current TSA scanners but with a smaller footprint. United Press International (11/7) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Growing in-flight Internet access prompts battle over voice calls
    Telecommunications industry representatives and airlines are at odds over whether voice calls should be permitted aboard airplanes as greater broadband access makes in-flight use of programs such as Skype possible. Telecom representatives argue that airlines shouldn’t be able to dictate how passengers use Internet access while flight attendants say voice calls are disruptive. About 7,000 planes are expected to have broadband service in the next five years, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. A Delta Airlines survey showed that two thirds of passengers had an unfavorable opinion of allowing voice calls on flights. USA Today (11/7) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report predicts rising fares for business travel
    A recent report from American Express Global Business Travel predicts business travel spending to increase in 2012, with the increase carrying into 2013. Business travel to Latin America, India, Russia and Poland will see noticeably bigger price tags due to market growth, and business fares in North America will rise by an estimated 1% to 3%. Fox Business/FlightView Inc. (11/7) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Airline stocks drop after election
    Shares of Delta and Southwest Airlines dropped on Wednesday by 3% and 1%, respectively, following the re-election of President Barack Obama. Many in the airline industry were anticipating that a Mitt Romney presidency could have led to the relaxation of a longstanding cap on foreign ownership of airlines, although such proposals have been going around in Congress for years without success. American City Business Journals/Raleigh/Durham, N.C. (11/7) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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