U.S. airline passengers buy tickets from carriers such as Continental Airlines without realizing their flight may be aboard regional partners that are being scrutinized for safety practices, a safety board was told.
The U.S. air-traffic control chief’s resignation may be the first among many steps needed to fix an agency battered by reports of workers who were sleeping instead of guiding planes safely to their destination.
AirTran Airways paid a U.S. fine for promoting $39 fares that cost $44. Delta Air Lines was penalized for not disclosing fees in fare ads. Continental Airlines gave money for underreporting complaints from disabled passengers.
The U.S. warned Americans traveling in Europe to be vigilant following weeks of discussion within the Obama administration about threats of an attack by an al- Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group, officials said.