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Flying soon? That middle seat might be occupied

Nov 3, 2020
More airlines are starting to sell middle seats to increase capacity on their flights.
Passengers board a flight in Lima, Peru, in July. Southwest Airlines said keeping its middle seats open cost the company $20 million in September alone.
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Boeing will halt production of the 737 Max

Dec 16, 2019
The aircraft maker has continued to pump out the beleaguered planes, even though it can't deliver them.
Will the 737 Max fly again?
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No, you aren't crazy, airline seats are getting smaller

Sep 5, 2017
Justin Bachman, who wrote about "The Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat" for Bloomberg, stopped by to talk to Kai Ryssdal.
The screens  offered on many flights are one way to keep you content in a tiny space for several hours.
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How to solve a plane crash

Sep 28, 2016
Christine Negroni's new book, "The Crash Detectives" details how investigations work and what they find.
The Joint Investigation Team presents the first results of its criminal probe into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.  

 
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Can you hear me now? I'm 10,000 feet above the ground

Nov 22, 2013
The Federal Communications Commission is moving toward lifting a long-standing ban on cell phone calls in-flight. It would permit calls once a plane reaches 10,000 feet.

Hands off that iPad, flyers. For just a bit longer.

Nov 1, 2013
The FAA needs to give airline-by-airline approval before you can play "Angry Birds" during takeoff.

If an empty 787 Dreamliner catches fire, does Boeing stock get pounded?

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Jul 12, 2013
An Ethiopian Airlines 787 Dreamliner was sitting empty on the tarmac at Heathrow Airport in London, minding its own business, when it caught fire.

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90 seconds: The technology and investment behind plane evacuations

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Jul 8, 2013
Over the years airlines and aircraft manufacturers have invested in technology to improve crash survivability.

Battery problems old news for Dreamliner

Jan 30, 2013
Boeing has apparently been aware of the problems with the troublesome lithium ion batteries on its 787 Dreamliner for some time.

Grounded Dreamliner could be Boeing's nightmare

Jan 17, 2013
Foreign regulators will follow the FAA's lead before letting new Boeing Dreamliners fly again.