The Transportation Security Administration reminds air travelers that fireworks are not permitted in carry-on bags or checked luggage. "Most fireworks are meant to fly high in the sky, but never via a commercial aircraft," said the TSA in a blog post.
Vietnam Airlines is the first SkyTeam airline to add the Airbus A350XWB to its fleet, enabling increased service to Europe amid a loosening of travel restrictions in the country. "We strongly believe that this wide body jetliner is shaping efficiency for our long and mid-long haul routes in the future," said Vietnam Airlines' Trinh Ngoc Thanh.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is inviting the public to comment on a proposed rule designating carbon dioxide emissions from certain aircraft engines as a danger to public health. The rule would also allow the agency to work with the International Civil Aviation Organization to set emissions standards.
House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster is expected to submit a bill mandating the creation of a new nongovernmental agency to take over air traffic control from the Federal Aviation Administration. "After examining various models, I believe we need to establish a federally chartered, fully independent, not-for-profit corporation to operate and modernize our ATC services," Shuster said.
Passenger traffic at Dallas Love Field was up 59.5% in May over 2014. Southwest Airlines carried more than a million passengers through the airport for the third straight month.
Some fliers in Europe could soon be using digital tags to track their baggage from drop-off to pick-up. Airlines such as Air France-KLM are testing prototypes of the tags that some airline analysts say will improve the passenger experience and shorten lines if they are implemented.
Airlines for America says it's confident the U.S. Justice Department investigation into airfare pricing will find that "our members compete vigorously every day, and the traveling public has been the beneficiary."
Los Angeles International Airport is installing a new $1.5-million system to boost Wi-Fi performance for passengers. The final system will be four times faster than current speeds and customers can upgrade to a more reliable system if they choose.
The Transportation Security Administration paid $3 million from 2010 to 2014 to settle passenger claims of property damage, theft or loss. In 2014 about 15 out of every 1 million passengers at airports serving at least 350,000 people filed complaints with the agency; nearly a third of the complaints were validated.