The TSA approach to security

The TSA approach to security — search everyone in long lines, keep weapons out (even though weapons make it through quite often) is the wrong approach to air security. This incident of an attempted strangling of a flight attendant with shoelaces shows that almost anything can be used as a weapon. Air marshalls aren’t the answer. Why exactly don’t we want to arm pilots?

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United Airlines is

United Airlines is set to announce Glenn Tilton, the Vice Chairman of ChevronTexaco, as its new CEO. When interim CEO Jack Creighton steps down, it is expected that United’s President Rono Dutta and COO Andy Studdert will resign.

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My prediction looks about right.

My prediction looks about right. USAirways acknowledges that if other airlines don’t match its policy of eliminating the value of unused nonrefundable tickets, they will likely back off. However, American Airlines has said they will begin to match — and they will charge $100 to standy for alternate flights on nonrefundable tickets.

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