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What to Do When an Airline Damages Your Wheelchair or Scooter
Lifehacker.com

Flying’s difficult as it is, and it can be doubly bad for passengers who use wheelchairs and scooters. Read more... more…

How to Save on Airline Baggage Fees
Lifehacker.com

Remember the days when you could board a flight without long security lines and exorbitant bag fees? Believe it or not, there was a time when airports didn’t feel like a nightmare you couldn’t wake up from. Read more... more…

Change Your March Southwest Flights For Free, Even if There's a Fare Difference
Lifehacker.com

It may have taken the FAA to convince Southwest to take its 737 Max 8’s out of the air, but the airline is making up for it (sort of) with a March promotion that allows you to change your flight for free, even if there’s a difference in the price of the ticke… more…

Instagram is the latest hotbed for conspiracy theories
Engadget

You might open Instagram to see what your friends are doing, look at a cute puppy or like pretty pictures of other people's food -- but there's something much darker under the surface. While other platforms are working to eradicate hate speech and stop the sp… more…

Boeing sold essential safety features as extras on 737 Max
Engadget

Boeing charged airlines extra for two safety features that may have been able to detect in advance issues with the 737 Max planes involved in fatal crashes, according to the New York Times. The additional sensors provided checks on data collected by sensors o… more…

Tech platforms should fight Islamophobia the way they fought ISIS
The Verge

Facebook and YouTube have helped quash terrorism before, and they can do it again more…

Report: Ethiopian Transport Official Says 737 Max 8 Jet Crash Has 'Close Similarities' to 2018 Crash
Gizmodo.com

Ethiopian Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges said that black box data shows the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 jet shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on March 10, 2019, killing 157 people, bears close resemblances to the crash of another B… more…

Boeing Charged Extra Money for 'Vital' Safety Features on 737 Max
Gizmodo.com

Boeing makes a lot of money selling planes around the world. But if you want all the bells and whistles that help ensure those planes don’t fall out of the sky, that sometimes costs extra. Read more... more…

Boeing May Be About to Lose a $5 Billion Order for Its 737 Max Planes
Gizmodo.com

An airline in Indonesia just became the first in the world to try and cancel its order for Boeing’s Max planes in the wake of the two deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia within the past five months. And the move has the potential to cost Boeing billions … more…

Ethiopian Airlines Installed Max 8 Simulator, but Pilot on Doomed Flight Didn’t Get Training
The New York Times

While Ethiopian Airlines was among the first to install the Boeing 737 Max 8 simulator, the captain of Flight 302 had not trained on the simulator. more…

White House Nominates Former Airline Executive as F.A.A. Chief
The New York Times

Stephen Dickson was nominated as the permanent head of the Federal Aviation Administration, an agency currently facing scrutiny following two deadly crashes. more…

United Airlines just made booking easier for trans and non-binary customers
Mashable

Something as simple as booking a flight can be painful if you identify as trans. On Tuesday, United Airlines announced that they would be changing their booking options to be more trans-inclusive. Instead of forcing their customers to choose between male or f… more…

New Zealand, Ethiopian Airlines, German Banks: Your Monday Briefing
The New York Times

Mourners in Christchurch, New Zealand, where dozens of people were fatally shot on Friday. more…

New Zealand, Ethiopian Airlines, Huawei: Your Monday Briefing
The New York Times

Mourners in front of Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, where dozens of people were fatally shot by a gunman on Friday. more…

Ethiopians Say Flight Data from Doomed Jet Shows Similarities to Indonesian Flight That Crashed
The New York Times

Information from the recorders from an Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed last weekend show similarities to an earlier crash of the same type of Boeing plane, Ethiopia’s transport ministry said. more…

Indonesia’s National Airline Seeks to Cancel Order of Boeing Max 8s
The New York Times

The request from the carrier, Garuda Indonesia, is the first publicly confirmed attempt to cancel a Max 8 order since the deadly crash in Ethiopia this month. more…

Think You Know This Photograph? Take Another Look
The New York Times

The Swiss artists Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger recreate famous historical photos in their studio, to remind us we shouldn’t always believe what we see. more…

Boeing’s C.E.O. Speaks: ‘Our Hearts Are Heavy’
The New York Times

Dennis A. Muilenburg, Boeing’s chief executive. “Our hearts are heavy,” he said in a statement on Monday, “and we continue to extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of the passengers and crew on board” the two flights that crashed. more…

A scandal in the Amazon - where pilots are forced to lie
BBC News

Few landing strips in the Amazon have been registered, so pilots have to file fake flight plans - making it hard to find them if they go missing. more…

Trump names new FAA boss with Boeing grounding as backdrop
CNN

President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated a former Delta Airlines executive to become the new administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration as the country's airlines continue coping with the grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets. more…