Texting, talking at 30,000 feet may be an option soon

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Texting and talking on cellphones, long forbidden on U.S. airlines, will soon be an option for airlines and their passengers on domestic flights.

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BREAKING: FAA grounds all Boeing 787s over safety concerns

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The Federal Aviation Administration grounded all Boeing 787 planes, also known as the “Dreamliner,” until the aircraft are proven to be safe to fly.

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FCC urges FAA to rethink electronic-devices-on-planes rule

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Air travelers who dread the moment when they have to turn off their smartphones and tablets on planes appear to have a powerful ally in the quest to change the rules: the government.

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Sold! Airlines begin auctioning seat upgrades

There’s a new trend developing among many international airlines that appears to be gaining traction.

Upgrading a coach ticket into business or first class generally requires a traveler to redeem miles or spend a fixed amount of cash determined by the airline. Elite frequent flyers also receive upgrades for free or by using certificates bestowed on them for their loyalty.

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