Boeing hopes to make runway-collision-avoidance systems made by Honeywell standard on its new jetliners, according to media reports. Meanwhile, United Airlines is in talks with Honeywell and hopes to retrofit its fleet with alerting technology, reports say.
Airport officials in California are hoping for a smooth holiday travel season. They expect millions of travelers to pass through airports in the Southern California area and are urging passengers to plan ahead for their flights and arrive at the airport early. Airports are trying to accommodate the rush of traffic by providing extra parking, and airlines are increasing staff and adding self-service kiosks in airport terminals.
A recent survey found that nearly 70% of travelers have used a self-service kiosk to change their itinerary or for check-in. Meanwhile, self-service bag-check stations at Seattle/Tacoma International Airport have caused the number of on-the-job injuries to decline among baggage handlers.
Restrictions on flights out of New York airports could push some carriers to curb their growth plans. Meanwhile, many carriers, including US Airways, Delta Air Lines, Continental Airlines and JetBlue Airways, say they support the caps.