Tag Results for air traffic control (17)

  1. Airlines are running out of gas. Literally.

    High fuel prices are hammering the airline industry. I know that, and that all these annoying surcharges recently announcedâ''for luggage, for drinksâ''are attempts to somehow make up for the extra fuel costs. What I didnâ''t know until yesterday was that airlines are also saving money on fuel by simply not filling up the tanks as high as they ought to. The FAA requires that an aircraft carry enough fuel to reach its destination and its most distant alternate airport, plus 45 minutes worth. Itâ''s not to the airlineâ''s advantage …

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