WASHINGTON (AP) — Pilots are complaining that their airline bosses, desperate to cut costs, are forcing them to fly uncomfortably low on fuel.
Safety for passengers and crews could be compromised, they say.
The situation got bad enough three years ago, even before the latest surge in fuel prices, that NASA sent a safety alert to federal aviation officials.
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Sunday, August 10, 2008
Another Reason to Take the Bus
When I traveled to Montana this summer I took the bus. Kinda smelly. A little pressure on the rear end for the 48 hour ride from northeast Tennessee. But it is cheap, you get to meet folks, see the countryside, and despite needing to dodge the occasional cannibal, the bus is a good way to go. Especially, in light of this news: