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Transport

Your news hub for all things travel and transport, including coverage of airlines, cruise lines, passenger trains, rental cars, ride-sharing companies, and local transit.

Airlines

Airbus doesn’t have the appetite to build a 777X competitor, says Boeing CEO

Boeing is hard-pressed for Airbus insults as the moment as its European competitor continues to snap up deals with new customers in the aftermath of the Dreamliner grounding.

Cruises

Disgraced Costa Concordia captain will stand trial for manslaughter

Everyone else has plea bargained or made financial settlements to avoid prosecution, but Schettino's purported behavior during the crisis left him no room for anything but a full trial.

Disgraced Costa Concordia captain will stand trial for manslaughter

Airlines

Tablets are the fastest growing device used by airline passengers

In-flight use of tablets and e-readers is increasing faster than smartphone and laptops, likely due to their content that can be easily saved and read onboard without paying for Internet access.

Tablets are the fastest growing device used by airline passengers

Airlines

Firm behind TSA’s full-body scanners is having a tough time on the stock market

The TSA has dropped the much-disliked scanners to shift its focus on real threats. But the latter has been derailed by the knee-jerk reaction to the agency's proposed tiny knives policy.

Firm behind TSA’s full-body scanners is having a tough time on the stock market

Airlines

Singapore Airlines has too many pilots, so it’s carefully cutting them loose

What's bad news for pilots is usually worse news for the rest of the crew. Singapore will need to exit it's generous contracts with an excess of pilots before it can move forward.

Singapore Airlines has too many pilots, so it’s carefully cutting them loose

Airlines

European Union optimistic about global pact on aviation carbon emissions

Despite the optimism, getting a global agreement on carbon emissions for the aviation industry is a stubbornly tough endeavor, and it will take years to get the signatures.

Airlines

Why well-dressed single men have the best shot at receiving free upgrades

The men are often business travelers with frequent flyer credentials, but it’s likely no coincidence that flight attendants making the selection are mostly women.

Rail

Eight questions for Transportation Secretary nominee Anthony Foxx

These questions are influenced by the writer’s view that states should be given greater control of their transportation policies, something Foxx may agree with having seen the positive impact unique of transportation solutions as mayor of Charlotte.

Airlines

Agency responsible for American rebranding receives top design award

The award is one of only several accolades the redesign has received amidst customers bemoaning the new tail and rumors that another livery change is coming alongside the US Airways merger.

Agency responsible for American rebranding receives top design award

Airlines

Ash cloud rises over Alaskan volcano, canceling commercial and cargo flights

Thanks to international flight patterns, Alaska's volcano won't be another Icelandic perfect storm of ash and cancellations. And luckily for passengers, Ryanair doesn't fly near Anchorage.

Ash cloud rises over Alaskan volcano, canceling commercial and cargo flights