Category Archives: Air travel rules and regulations

United Airlines Merger with Continental Keeps PetSafe Program – Dangerous Dog Breeds Present Unnecessary Risk of Harm to Airport Workers

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United Airlines confirmed its adoption of the Continental Airlines Pet Safe program as the merger of the two carriers became official last month. The Pet Safe program, which had been in place for several years, bans nine dog breeds on planes, including the American Pit Bull and Corso. Both of those breeds have caused permanent

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Airport Injury Lawyer meets Flight Injury Lawyer in New York City

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Ever one to go and visit the best lawyers at their offices all over the United States, Doug Landau recently made the acquaintance of Abram Bohrer, a New York City attorney with a specialty of helping those injured during domestic and international flights.  Bohrer, the “Flight Injury Lawyer,” has successfully represented passengers injured here in

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Alaska Airlines: Profitability and Safety Can Go Hand In Hand

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Alaska Airlines lands in some of the most extreme weather conditions and and challenging commercial airport runways in the world.  Despite the unforgiving climate and topography of some cities it serves, the airline operates with the best on-time performance in the industry for the third year in a row.  87% of Alaska Airlines flights land

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At the Airport who goes first ?

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When we were kids, there were always arguments about who got to “go first.”  But at the airport, this question takes on great importance.  With large jets, small luggage tugs, turbo props and fuel trucks all using the same surface area, air travelers wonder how chaos is avoided when there are no “aircraft traffic cops”

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Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) – Falling down on the job?

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Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), the overseeing authority for Reagan National and Dulles International Airports, the Dulles Toll Road, and the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project extending the Metro’s silver line to Dulles airport and into Loudoun County, has come under fire from the Department of Transportation (DOT) in a report issued last November. In a

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Special Accident Inspection Rules for the Airport Operations Area

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When I am injured at the airport deplaning, or collecting my luggage, why can’t the local police investigate my airport accident case ?  Passenger and airline employee injuries that occur at Dulles and National Airports’ “Airports Operation Area” (or “AOA”) are investigated by the Airport Police. The Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (“MWAA”) has its own

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Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Removing Body Scanners

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Airline travel safety is paramount, and while airport travelers dislike long lines at TSA inspection areas, there have been no hijackings – or resulting deaths – on American airlines since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  This begs the question: is the hassle of enhanced security measures a reasonable price to pay for safety? Herndon airport injury

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Dulles International, Reagan National Airports Closed Due to Storm; Law Shop Open

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The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority reports that all major airlines that serve the Washington D.C. region’s two major airports have canceled flights until further notice due to Hurricane Sandy. The airports themselves technically remain open. But the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (“MWAA”) is urging passengers not to travel to the airports until flights resume.  Even

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Dog breeds banned on Airlines

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Can you transport any kind of dog on “the friendly skies ?”  Apparently not, as United Airlines adopted Continental’s ban of certain breeds of dogs. Breeds, or mixes, that have reached either 6 months of age or 20 pounds that are prohibited are: Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Presa Canario, Perro de Presa Canario,

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