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Jan 22, 2007

Lawmaker says too few controllers compromises safety. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says understaffing at air traffic control towers in upstate New York is putting air safety at risk. Schumer says just 164 controllers are currently guiding planes in upstate New York, far short of the required 192. An FAA spokeswoman says most facilities in the U.S. are adequately staffed. Jan 11, 2007

More business travelers bring pets along. More business travelers are taking their pets with them as airlines and hotels become more animal-friendly. About 15 million Americans took at least one overnight trip with a pet in 2003, according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association. Jan 9, 2007

Air Canada

Air Canada Jazz launched a seasonal daily Calgary-Palm Springs flight aboard a CRJ705. Service will operate until April 10. Jan 18, 2007

Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines plans $18M renovation at Sea-Tac. Alaska Airlines says it will renovate its check-in area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to reduce wait times for travelers. The airline will spend $18 million on the project, which it will complete by the end of this year. Jan 11, 2007

American Airlines

American prepares for growth at Tokyo Narita hub. American Airlines expects its Asian business to grow in 2007 and is adjusting operations at its Tokyo hub. Japan Airlines this year will join American in the Oneworld Alliance, a move that could boost traffic for American up to 30%. American will relocate to the airport's Terminal 2, which will give it easier access to other points in Asia. Jan 17, 2007

American Airlines

American Airlines said that it no longer will sell tickets for international flights or domestic first and business class seats through Expedia.com or any of its affiliates. Domestic coach tickets will remain available through Expedia. AA did not give a reason for the move. Jan 15, 2007

Delta Air Lines, New York John F. Kennedy

Delta Considers Resuming JFK-Tel Aviv Flights. Delta Air Lines is strongly considering bringing back its New York-Tel Aviv route as part of its strategy of expanding its international routes, a Delta spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Jan 17, 2007

United Airlines

New United suites will feature flat bed, entertainment systems. United Airlines has unveiled more details on its first-class suites. The suites feature a 15.4-inch widescreen flat-panel monitor with an on-demand digital video and music system and a seat that can recline into a flat...

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