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The best carry-on luggage in 2021, including hard-sided, soft-sided, lightweight, and aluminum options

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A durable and reliable carry-on suitcase is a must-have for any traveler. Hard-side vs. soft-side luggage and budget is a personal preference, so we've included options. Our top hard-side carry-on is from Samsonite and our top soft-side carry-on is from Travelpro. Waiting in a long line when running late for a flight, having to pay hefty baggage fees, and your shoulder hurting from carting around a heavy duffle bag are all hassles that make quality carry...
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After 9 Years and $10M, Georgia Spaceport Nears FAA Approval

A coastal community in southeast Georgia hopes to soon find out whether the federal government will allow it to build a launch site for commercial rockets.
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James Duncan Harrell, 24, Identified As Pilot Killed In Small Plane Crash Near Truckee

TRUCKEE (CBS13) — The pilot killed in a small crash near Truckee earlier this week has been identified. Placer County deputies and Cal Fire responded to the crash in the Martis Valley a little before 11 a.m. Tuesday. At the scene along Snowshoe Thompson Circle, deputies found that a Cirrus SR20 with two people had crashed shortly after taking off from Truckee-Tahoe Airport. The plane’s emergency parachute deployed in the incident. Exactly what led up to the crash is unclear. On Thursday, the she...
Tags: News, Local, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Faa, Ntsb, Placer County, Truckee, Truckee Tahoe Airport, Truckee News, Martis Valley, Snowshoe Thompson Circle, James Duncan Harrell


FAA Mandates Boeing 737 MAX Inspections for Key Automated Flight System

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday issued a directive for Boeing requiring operators of 737 MAX&...
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SpaceX could reportedly delay its first Starship orbit mission because the FAA wants to know the launch won't harm nearby wildlife

SpaceX's Starship SN15 rocket successfully landed in May. SpaceX; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images SpaceX may have to delay its mission to test its Starship rocket in orbit, a source told CNN. SpaceX wanted to launch Starship in July, but environmental reviews could push it back, the source said. The reviews should ensure SpaceX isn't harming wildlife around its South Texas launch pad. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX may have to delay its first Starship roc...
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Land transferred to Native Hawaiians, Delta coronavirus variant detected, Hanabusa rail contract may be illegal, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland Interior secretary lauds land transfer to Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. The federal government is transferring 80 acres on Oahu, with the potential to provide homesteads for 200 to 400 Native Hawaiian families, to the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Biden administration executives announced Monday. Star-Advertiser. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. Panel To Examine Audit Of Agribusiness Development Corp. The appointed House committee members wil...
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1 Dead, 1 Hurt After Small Plane Crash In Martis Valley Near Truckee

TRUCKEE (CBS13) — Authorities are investigating after a small plane crash left one person dead and another person hurt near Truckee late Tuesday morning. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says their deputies and Cal Fire responded to a report of a plane crash in the Martis Valley a little before 11 a.m. Today, at 10:45 AM, #PCSO deputies & CalFire responded to a report of a plane crash in Martis Valley. Deputies located the downed plane w/two occupants, one deceased & one injured. We will be a...
Tags: News, Local, Syndicated Local, Plane Crash, CAL FIRE, CalFire, Faa, Ntsb, Placer County, Truckee, Truckee Fire Protection District, FAA NTSB, Truckee Tahoe Airport, Placer County Sheriff 's Office, Truckee News, Martis Valley


FAA proposes $10,300 fine for accused unruly passenger on flight to L.A.

The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a $10,300 fine against a suspected unruly passenger on a Feb. 3 flight from Boise, Idaho, to Los Angeles, it was announced Monday, June 14. The passenger on the Alaska Airlines flight smoked an e-cigarette in the airplane lavatory, which activated a smoke detector, authorties say. According to the FAA, the passenger also walked through the cabin without his face mask over his mouth and nose, and repeatedly ignored flight attendants’ instructions t...
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COVID: Delta variant cases ‘doubling every two weeks’ in U.S.

By Madeline Holcombe and Holly Yan, CNN (CNN) — The Delta variant is on its way to becoming the dominant strain of coronavirus in the US, raising concerns that outbreaks could hit unvaccinated people this fall. And a new study shows the Delta variant is associated with almost double the risk of hospitalization compared to the Alpha variant. The Alpha (B.1.1.7) variant, which is “stickier” and more contagious than the original strain of novel coronavirus, became the dominant strain in the US thi...
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3,000 unruly airplane passengers reported this year, FAA says

Authorities have received more than 3,000 reports of unruly airplane passengers this year, and the majority of those involve face mask rules, the Federal Aviation Administration told CNN on Monday.
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Some airlines still aren't selling alcohol aboard flights, and it's one of the changes flight attendants hope will stay in place as travel rebounds

Alcohol has been involved in some violence attacks against flight attendants. Matthew DeBord/BI Some flight attendants told Insider they favor limiting alcohol sales on flights due to recent violent outbreaks. Airlines like Southwest, United, and American have delayed bringing back in-flight alcohol service. Flight attendants previously told Insider the pandemic made passengers more aggressive. See more stories on Insider's business page. For one Los Angeles-based flight attendant, not...
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Delta passengers, crew subdue off-duty flight attendant on LA to Atlanta flight

By Alta Spells, Elizabeth Joseph and Ray Sanchez | CNN An off-duty Delta Air Lines flight attendant apparently commandeered the intercom on an Atlanta-bound flight Friday night, leading to a scuffle that forced the plane to land in Oklahoma City, an airline spokesman said. Crew members and passengers of Delta Flight 1730 subdued the man after he assaulted two flight attendants and, according to Oklahoma City police, said he was “going to take the plane down.” A passenger said other travelers des...
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FAA's new cleaning methods at air traffic towers aim to curb flight delays

A new cleaning regimen is cutting back on flight delays as the skies grow busier this summer. But the new procedures aren't for planes or even airport terminals — they're for air traffic control towers.
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Airlines say passengers and their baggage are getting heavier, and they're responding with new safety plans

American Airlines has said it has updated its average passenger weight estimates. Photo by Alex Wong: Getty Images Airlines say passenger weights have increased between 5% and 10% since past estimates, the WSJ reports. American Airlines told The Journal that its new average passenger weight was 182 pounds in summer, up 8 pounds. Higher average passenger weights require updated safety protocols, and could mean fewer people on flights. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Fe...
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Unconfirmed report suggests Branson may try to beat Bezos into space - and Virgin Galactic didn't deny it

Jeff Bezos (left) and Richard Branson (right) may be in a very tight space race. Alex Wong/Getty Images; Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson may try to beat Jeff Bezos to space next month, an industry blog suggests. Virgin Galactic did not deny the claim when asked by Insider, saying that Branson is expected to fly in the summer. An outside expert says the rumored July 4 weekend launch date is "very doable." See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Transportation, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Spaceshiptwo, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Faa, Rocket Launch, Branson, Billionaire, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Elon


Joby Aviation eyes Asia and Europe as early markets alongside North America

While electric vertical take-off and landing passenger aircraft startup Joby Aviation is targeting North America for its initial commercial launch, founder and CEO JoeBen Bevirt expects the company to have an early presence in Asia and Europe as well. Bevirt, who joined the TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 on June 9, didn’t give away the first location; although recent announcements suggest it is narrowed down to Los Angeles, Miami, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. But he did weigh in on what ...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Asia, Europe, Linkedin, Tech, Zynga, Toyota, North America, Faa, San Francisco Bay Area, SPAC, Joby, Los Angeles Miami New York, Bevirt, Evtol


German eVTOL maker Lilium partners with Honeywell for flight control and avionics systems

German electric air mobility company Lilium has partnered with aerospace manufacturer Honeywell to develop the electronics and mechanical systems for the 7-seater Lilium Jet, the company’s debut eVTOL. Honeywell will supply its compact fly-by-wire system, a flight control component that will be responsible for controlling all of the Jet’s moving parts, and the aircraft’s avionics system. eVTOL company Vertical Aerospace is also using Honeywell’s compact fly-by-wire system in its aircraft, but th...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Faa, Honeywell, SPAC, EASA, U S Federal Aviation Administration, Electric Aircraft, Lilium, Evtol, Urban Air Mobility, Vertical Aerospace, European Union Aviation Safety Agency EASA, Lilium Jet Honeywell, Qell Acquisiton Corp


Ryanair Says First 737 MAX Delivery Delayed by FAA Certification

By Conor Humphries and Laurence FrostDUBLIN (Reuters) -Ryanair may decline to accept delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX jet until after the...
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Rocket Lab gains FAA approval for 'swift' resumption of launches

Rocket Lab says it has gained US Federal Aviation Administration Approval to resume launches. The Kiwi-American company did not put a date on its next mission, but said it "anticipates a swift return to flight". Read More ... [Author: [email protected]]
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Walmart's loosened mask policy is dividing employees, with some saying they're excited to see their coworkers' faces, while others worry about unvaccinated shoppers breaking the rules

Workers sanitize items in the parking lot in front of a Walmart. AP Photo/David Zalubowski 7 Walmart workers shared their reactions to the retailer's new mask policy for vaccinated people. Several Walmart workers interviewed said they worry unvaccinated shoppers will stop wearing masks. A Walmart spokesperson said the retailer would update signage in stores to reflect the policy. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Walmart cashier of 10 years says the company's recen...
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U.S. FAA's Top Safety Official Stepping Down Effective June 30

By David ShepardsonWASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) top safety official said Wednesday he will step down effective...
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NAR Window to the Law: New Rules Expand Options for Drone Photography

Updated FAA rules expand the legal operational capabilities of drones and provide flexibility for operators who use them in their businesses, including real estate professionals. Learn about these new rules and get tips for contracting with a drone photographer in this video from the National Association of REALTORS YouTube channel.
Tags: Real Estate, Law, Drone, Radio, Drones, Faa, NAR, National Association of Realtors, General Interest, National Association of REALTORS YouTube


Rocket Lab cleared by the FAA to resume launches after mission failure last month

Rocket Lab has already received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to resume its launch activities, following a failure during the second stage burn of its 20th Electron rocket mission that resulted in the loss of the payload. That’s a testament to Rocket Lab’s safety systems design, and everything working as intended when it encountered an anomaly, meaning that while the mission failed, it did so safely and without any risk to ground crew, the general population or other or...
Tags: TC, Space, Tech, Commercial Spaceflight, Rockets, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Electron, Rocket Lab, Peter Beck


Flight attendants have become 'punching bags' over mask rules and some are being assaulted by passengers, a union said. Authorities fined one passenger $52,000 for multiple violations.

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky Passengers have to wear masks on flights - but some are refusing to comply. The FAA has received about 1,900 reports of "unruly" passenger behavior related to masks since January 1. A union leader said attendants had become "punching bags for the public." See more stories on Insider's business page. More than a year into the pandemic, some Americans are still refusing to follow mask rules on public transit, leading to an uptick in "unruly behavior" on flights inc...
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American, Southwest Airlines Extend Alcohol Suspensions After ‘Disturbing’ Incidents

Nationwide, there has been a significant rise in unruly passenger behavior, the FAA said.
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Video shows the moment a Southwest Airlines passenger punched a flight attendant in the face, knocking 2 of her teeth out

A video shows Vyvianna Quinonez, 28, punching a flight attendant on a Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento to San Diego on May 23, 2021. CBS News/Twitter A new video emerged showing the moment a Southwest Airlines passenger assaulted a flight attendant. The flight attendant, seen bleeding in the video, lost two teeth as a result of the altercation. The FAA said it's been seeing a spike of aggressive behavior on airlines in recent months. See more stories on Insider's business...
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FAA Questions Lead to New Halt in Deliveries of Boeing Plane

Federal regulators are asking more questions about production flaws on Boeing jets, and that's causing a new halt in deliveries of the 787 model, which Boeing calls the Dreamliner.
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First Amendment questions and California arbitration battles

This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, the scope of the First Amendment — specifically, whether a law forbidding clandestine recordings is overbroad and whether a state may require individuals to carry identification cards labeled “SEX OFFENDER.” Next, we explore the bounds of the Federal Arbitration Act, with a pair of petitions arguing that California’s efforts to restrict arbitration agreements undermine federal law. Two petitions...
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FAA Confirms Boeing Halts 787 Dreamliner Deliveries

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that Boeing had temporarily halted deliveries of 787 Dreamliners as the...
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Boeing Working With FAA in New Snag to Dreamliner Deliveries

By Sanjana Shivdas and Tim Hepher(Reuters) -Boeing Co said on Friday it was providing the U.S Federal Aviation Administration with more information...
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