Tag Archives: aviation

Pilot Reports of Close Calls With Drones Soar in 2015

Pilot Reports of Close Calls With Drones Soar in 2015 Source: Federal Aviation Administration Pilot reports of unmanned aircraft have increased dramatically over the past year, from a total of 238 sightings in all of 2014, to more than 650 by August 9 of this year. The FAA wants to send out a clear message […]

Airline Consumer Complaints Up From Previous Year

Airline Consumer Complaints Up From Previous Year Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division during the first six months of this year were up 20.3 percent from the first six months of 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today. From […]

2015 Airport Affordability Report

2015 Airport Affordability Report Source: Cheapflights.com For our annual index, we look at average airfares travelers found on our site during the month of June to a mix of popular domestic and international destinations and use the data to rank the 101 airports on the list. There were quite a few surprises on the Sixth […]

1st Quarter 2015 Airline Financial Data

1st Quarter 2015 Airline Financial Data Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics U.S. scheduled passenger airlines reported an after-tax net profit of $3.1 billion in the first quarter of 2015, up from $241 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 and up from $507 million in the first quarter of 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s […]

March 2015 Complaints About Airline Service Up From Previous Year And February 2015

March 2015 Complaints About Airline Service Up From Previous Year And February 2015 Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division in March 2015 were up 55.1 percent from March 2014 and up 27.2 percent from February 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer […]