Demand CEO's Resignation Following Scheduling Fiasco,
Last week, Northwest Airlines flight attendants, represented by
the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), called for the
resignation of Northwest Airlines President and Chief Executive
Officer Douglas Steenland (right). The union says Northwest
currently faces severe staffing shortages, record flight
cancellations, low employee morale and outraged customers -- the
direct result of poor management by Steenland.
Probe Doesn't Include Statements From Other Passengers On
The Federal Aviation Administration has cleared US Airways of
wrongdoing in an investigation of whether the carrier served
alcohol to an already-intoxicated passenger, which resulted in his
death as well as the deaths as a family of five.
On Monday, the US Department of Transportation asked for public
comment on possible changes to the rules governing airline
oversales -- better known as "bumping" -- including a possible
increase in the maximum compensation due to passengers bumped from
Also: Kuwait-Based Leasing Company Orders 10 More Planes
Though overshadowed somewhat by the pomp and circumstance
surrounding the official unveiling of the Boeing 787 on Sunday,
this weekend the planemaker announced yet another new order for the
popular plane. ALAFCO Aviation Lease and Finance Company of Kuwait
held a formal signing ceremony Saturday for the direct purchase of
10 787-8 Dreamliners.
No one disagrees the addition of an instrument landing system at
Tinian Airport (PGWT), located on the island 80 miles north of
Guam, would increase capability at the airfield. But there is some
question whether the airport really needs one.
It's becoming increasingly evident persons involved with the hit
reality show "American Idol," and airplanes, don't mix. Three
months after judge Paula Abdul allegedly copped a diva attitude onboard a
Southwest Airlines flight, now comes word an "Idol"
finalist was involved in an altercation onboard a Continental
Airlines flight to Tulsa Saturday morning.