April 26, 2013
Public Feeling Pain of Delays, House Passes Bill to End Furloughs at the FAA
To address air traffic slowdowns and passenger frustration over flight delays and cancellations due to sequester-induced staff shortages, the House of Representatives passed a bill to end furloughs at the Federal Aviation Administration. Margaret Warner talks with Alan Levin of Bloomberg News.
April 16, 2013
News Wrap: Bipartisan Immigration Reform Bill Makes Quiet Debut in Congress
In other news Tuesday, a group of Senators from both sides of the aisle introduced a sweeping immigration reform bill, following months of negotiations. It includes a new farm worker program and visas for high-tech workers. Also, American Airlines had to ground its entire fleet after its reservation system went down.
Feb. 22, 2013
Transportation Secretary Warns Sequestration Would Disrupt Air Travel
With sequestration due to take effect in a week, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned that automatic spending cuts would disrupt air travel and cause a myriad of problems. Lisa Rein of the Washington Post joins Ray Suarez to discuss about what's reality, what's hype, and the Republican response to the imposing cuts.
Feb. 14, 2013
What Does the $11 Billion Dollar Airline Merger Mean for the 'Friendly Skies'?
American Airlines and US Airways announced Thursday the two companies will merge, creating the world's largest airline. The price tag for the deal is $11 billion. Holly Hegeman, airline industry analyst, and Charlie Leocha, director of the Consumer Travel Alliance join Jeffrey Brown to discuss the merger in-depth.
Feb. 14, 2013
American Airlines and US Airways Merge to Become World's Largest Airline
American Airlines and US Airways announced Thursday that the two companies will merge, creating the world's largest airline. The $11 billion deal will affect some 187 million passengers who fly the two airlines annually. Jeffrey Brown has the latest on the new alliance.
Jan. 15, 2013
Straight Talk From California's Jerry Brown
California Gov. Jerry Brown is riding high. The 74-year-old Democrat has achieved a kind of political miracle: He has balanced the state's budget for the first time in 15 years.
Jan. 11, 2013
Electrical Problems Cause Bumpy Ride for Boeing's 787
The FAA announcement on the Dreamliner investigation largely focused on Boeing electrical circuit issues, and prompted in part when a landed plane's battery caught fire. Margaret Warner talks to The Wall Street Journal's Andy Pasztor about the FAA's 787 review announcement and what's at stake for Boeing.
Jan. 11, 2013
Boeing 787 Dreamline Incidents Prompt FAA to Make Comprehensive Review
Fourteen months after revealing its sophisticated 787 jet, Boeing's "Dreamliner" faces a comprehensive review by the Federal Aviation Administration. Incidents such as electrical generators failing mid-flight and its lithium batteries self-igniting have led the FAA to review the safety of the planes. Margaret Warner reports.