On Monday, Boeing conducted a second test flight of its 787 Dreamliner. The flight lasted an hour and 29 minutes, and included 11 test-flight employees and two pilots. Boeing says it will analyze the data from the flight.
A U.K. travel tax is the industry's "Most Loathsome Tax," according to an editorial in Travel Weekly. A PriceWaterhouseCoopers report has suggested that abolishing Britain's Air Passenger Duty would boost the economy.
American Airlines has received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to replace flight bags with iPads. The carrier will be the first U.S. airline to make the move to the lightweight tablets. American Airlines estimates that the switch will save $1.2 million in annual fuel costs.
Seventy-five percent of fliers 18 to 24 want Internet connectivity on flights, shows a survey of adults in the U.K. Research from In-Stat shows that U.S. carriers will earn about $225 million in connection charges this year.