LITHIUM BATTERY CONCERNS
 

Safety concerns over lithium batteries continue to grow. The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a safety alert urging cargo and commercial airlines “to conduct a safety risk assessment to manage the risks associated with transporting lithium batteries as cargo.”

 

Feb 01 2016 Aviation Bytes — News to Start the Week BY admin TAGS

 

PreCheck starts at SGF February 17. That word comes from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

If you’re approved for PreCheck you’ll be able to use a dedicated lane at the security check point and receive “expedited screening.” That’s jargon that means you won’t have to remove your shoes, belt, or “light jacket.” And you don’t have to take liquids and computers out of the bag.

Aug 11 2015 Fares Are Down, Say What?! BY admin TAGS

 

Here’s something you haven’t heard about …

In Springfield, and Northwest Arkansas, the airlines are charging less; fares are going down.

Yes, you read that right. Fares are down. They've been going down for the past two years. They’re not down much, but they are down. Take a look at the numbers. The cost of fare is shown as “one-way” because that’s how the industry tracks fare data:

 

May 22 2014 A Bigger Plane, Fares Down, Passenger Numbers Up ... BY admin TAGS

 

Lots of good news to share today ... let's begin with the Boeing 717.

Delta Air Lines begins Boeing 717 service here on September 2. The plane will serve the Springfield-Atlanta route. Right now we have five daily Atlanta flights on 50-seat regional jets. In September a 717 will serve one of those flights. That means four Atlanta flights a day on 50-seaters, and one on a 717, which has 110 seats.