Germany's Lufthansa airline hopes to put the brakes on the practice of "hidden city" ticketing, saying a passenger owes it more than $2,000 because he didn't use part of his round-trip route.
Prabhu Ramamoorthy assaulted a sleeping woman on an overnight flight from Las Vegas to Detroit on Jan. 3. The 35-year-old man was sentenced to nine years in prison on Friday.
The U.S. Senate passed a bill Wednesday to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, including provisions that require the FAA to set a minimum size for commercial airplane seats.
Prabhu Ramamoorthy, 35, was convicted on Thursday of sexually assaulting a sleeping passenger aboard a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Detroit. He could face life in prison.
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The Federal Aviation Administration is refusing to regulate the size of airline seats, saying it sees no evidence that filling smaller seats with bigger passengers slows emergency evacuations.
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Three major U.S. airlines have announced new restrictions on "smart luggage" because of the fire hazard posed by lithium-ion batteries in cargo holds. The airlines say any such batteries need to be removable.
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