Air Travel http://nwpr.org en Delta Air Lines Building Hub In Seattle, Putative Partner’s Hometown http://nwpr.org/post/delta-air-lines-building-hub-seattle-putative-partner-s-hometown <p>Pacific Northwest travelers will get ringside seats to see if two airlines can be partners and rivals at the same time. One of those "frenemies" - if you will - is Seattle-based Alaska Airlines. And in the other corner is Delta Air Lines. The two are long-term contractual allies. But the relationship is being tested. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:26:26 +0000 Tom Banse 47602 at http://nwpr.org Delta Air Lines Building Hub In Seattle, Putative Partner’s Hometown Flying High And Low In 'Full Upright And Locked Position' http://nwpr.org/post/flying-high-and-low-full-upright-and-locked-position No, you aren't imagining it: There is indeed less leg room on some airplanes than there used to be.<p>"Back in the old days, probably 20 years ago, the tendency was to have about 34 inches," says Mark Gerchick, a former chief counsel for the Federal Aviation Administration. "Now the standard is about 31 inches in the United States. ... Some of the low-cost airlines have tightened that up to about 28 inches, which is now approaching the limits of anatomical possibility."<p>This is clearly not ideal. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 18:24:00 +0000 editor 29079 at http://nwpr.org Flying High And Low In 'Full Upright And Locked Position' TSA Will Lift Ban Of Small Knives, Wiffle Ball Bats Aboard Planes http://nwpr.org/post/tsa-will-lift-ban-small-knives-whiffle-ball-bats-aboard-planes The TSA is whittling down the list of objects air travelers are forbidden to carry on board and says small pocket knives will soon be allowed on commercial flights.<p>But thats not all! According to the TSA, travelers will also be able to take on board golf clubs (a maximum of two), hockey sticks, and wiffle ball bats. Yes, wiffle ball bats. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 21:07:00 +0000 Brian Naylor 23772 at http://nwpr.org TSA Will Lift Ban Of Small Knives, Wiffle Ball Bats Aboard Planes FAA Grounds All Boeing 787 Dreamliners http://nwpr.org/post/faa-grounds-all-boeing-787-dreamliners <p>The Federal Aviation Administration is grounding all Boeing 787 Dreamliners in the US. That’s after a 787 in Japan was forced to make an emergency landing yesterday because of a battery problem. Deborah Wang from member station KUOW in Seattle reports. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:09:49 +0000 Deborah Wang 21313 at http://nwpr.org FAA Grounds All Boeing 787 Dreamliners