reasons, according to a published report. The state contends that Delta violated a 2004 state law that mandates online services to "conspicuously post" its policy.
Southwest Airlines posted a 1% gain in passenger revenue per available seat mile and a 1.5% decline in traffic for November compared to a year ago. The figures include those of AirTran Airways, which was purchased by Southwest in May 2011.
At General Electric's Minds + Machines event in San Francisco late last month, CEO Jeff Immelt unveiled a 6.87-ton jet engine equipped with sensors to monitor the engine's performance. Information gathered -- about 1 terabyte worth on a single cross-country flight -- will help GE to build smarter machines and offer more lucrative services, this feature says.
Swelblog.com says that the Business Travel Coalition's latest campaign, "We the People," shows that the consumer is not its primary interest. "[I]t is impossible for the BTC to represent air travel consumers because it represents, and advocates for, a sector of the industry that monopolizes airlines," this blog says.
The Transportation Security Administration is investigating a security breach at Sacramento International Airport in California. A metal detector was unattended Friday, and officials said five passengers might have gone through without being screened. "The checkpoint is a very busy work environment, but we hold our officers to the highest standards, and obviously strict attention to detail is a critical part of that job," said Ann Davis, a TSA spokeswoman.