Airlines and Airports: Mergers, Rule Changes, and Upgrades


Guest: Scott McCartney and Sarah Nelson

There’s been a lot of news this holiday season about the airline industry and airports. U.S. Airways and American Airlines are in the midst of a merger; United Continental Holdings is seeing profits rise as a result of its merger; the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a proposal that would allow passengers to use cell phones in-flight; and several airports are upgrading amenities for travelers. In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll talk about all of this and more with SCOTT MCCARTNEY, travel editor for the Wall Street Journal. He will tell us about perks available for passengers in the air and on the ground, frequent flyer miles, and how to navigation the holiday travel season. We’ll also hear from SARAH NELSON, International Vice President of the Association of Flight Attendants, on the group’s reaction to FCC’s cell phone proposal.

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