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Frontier Airlines CEO urges crackdown of ‘rampant abuse’ of airport wheelchair service

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The 1986 Air Carrier Access Act requires airlines to provide a wheelchair for passengers with disabilities at the airport. The problem, though, is that many travelers are faking it, Frontier Airlines CEO Barry Biffle said. He said he has seen some Frontier flights where 20 people were brought in wheelchairs at departure, with only three using them upon arrival... some travelers were “using wheelchair support to try to get fast-tracked through the airport.” (www.cnbc.com) More...

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Flying in the Time of Cicadas

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Over the weekend the crew of a Challenger 350 at John C. Tune Airport (KJWN) in Nashville, Tennessee, was having difficulty starting its engines. "We put a borescope down the APU and found it full of cicadas. They blocked the airflow." Cicadas are not terribly selective, and they were apparently attracted to the noise and heat of the APU and piled into the inlet, blocking the airflow. When the technicians evaluated the problem, they were attacked by the swarm. (www.flyingmag.com) More...

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Summer Air Travel Outlook + Airline Tips You Can Use

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There’s probably a good chance that you or a family member will be traveling by air this summer. While we all enjoy the long days of sunshine the season brings, summer also presents unique travel challenges. Passengers line up inside crowded airport terminals, as lines of thunderstorms percolate outside. (blog.flightaware.com) More...

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Frontier Airlines Passenger Refuses Exit Row Instructions, Prompting Plane to Deboard

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A Frontier Airlines passenger’s refusal to comply with exit row instructions led to the entire flight being deboarded. In a viral TikTok video posted on May 9th, travel blogger Tia (@travelwithtia23) recounted an incident where an unidentified woman, wearing glasses, engaged in a heated argument with airline staff. Despite fellow passengers urging her to cooperate, she adamantly refused, escalating tensions on board. (www.airguide.info) More...

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What Are the Safety Implications of eVTOL Aviation?

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What once seemed like a faraway fantasy, the reality of flying taxis, is now upon us. Over the past decade, hundreds of eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) start-ups have developed successful prototypes and launched their products into aviation markets globally. While the use of eVTOL aircraft for passenger transport is still limited, eVTOL technologies have already been used in various roles, such as autonomous cargo transport. While eVTOL aircraft have been launched in several… (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Bud Anderson, Last of World War II’s ‘Triple Ace’ Pilots, Dies at 102

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He single-handedly shot down 16 enemy planes in dogfights over Europe. After the war, he became one of America’s top test pilots during the “Right Stuff” era. (www.nytimes.com) More...

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