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Some passengers will have to prove that their electronics work

The latest round of security measures meant to thwart attacks on commercial aviation may have some passengers wondering what will be next. Now, passengers will have to show that the electronics they intend to bring on board can actually function.

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U.S. judge rules that government no-fly list violates rights

The U.S. government's secret list of passengers banned from flying on commercial airlines over U.S. airspace has fueled a contentious debate over the need for privacy versus security. A Federal judge has ruled that the way passengers find out and are allowed to take action to be removed from this list violates their right to due process.

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Your car has GPS, so why not your luggage?

Following the news from an airline industry group that airlines have done a much better job at reuniting passengers with their luggage over the last year, both airlines and passengers are using technology to improve the odds of even better outcomes.

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Passengers with allergies will breathe easier flying this airline

Relief for allergy suffers does not only come in the shape of a pill; it could also be shaped like an airplane. A European airline is looking to become the world's first allergy-friendly airline, ridding its cabins of many common irritants, nuisance passengers notwithstanding.

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Trend shows more passengers flying, fewer bags misplaced

More people flew in 2013 than in any previous year so it makes sense for passengers to expect that more luggage was misplaced or lost, right? Not really.

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EU wants to make it easier for passengers to get compensation

There are rules on the books to protect European travelers from some of the headaches of air travel. The problem is that when it comes to compensating passengers, many airlines find ways to take advantage of some ambiguities to deny payments to them. European lawmakers are taking more steps to change that.

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Global pilot shortage first being felt in the largest markets

It was predicted in 2012 that the ensuing years for aviation would likely be long on profits and passengers numbers, but short on the pilots that help make it happen. A global pilot shortage is emerging. Who is impacted most?

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Airlines are quick to calm flyers' angst over phone calls in flight.

Once airline passengers caught wind of the plans by the U.S. Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to reconsider its ban on cell phone calls in flight, the debate over annoying passenger phone calls was reignited. In the end, it may be up to the airlines to decide if passengers get to use mobile air time while up in the air and some are quite willing to make that decision early.

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Add bag tagging to the list of things you can do with your smartphone

There are many things to dislike about checking luggage: the cost, the long wait and not knowing if your bag will even arrive with you. Soon, the smartest thing you can have when checking luggage could be your phone.

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Airlines improve storm preparations but passengers should always be on alert

While many of us think of preparing for storms by stocking up on necessities and securing our property, the way airlines prepare for storms that will impact operations are similar in one specific way... anticipation.

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