Happy New Year! It's 2014, and here's a couple of things we read over the holidays that we think you should check out.
-In his latest column for USA Today, travel advocate Christopher Elliott wonders if the decades-old ban on allowing foreign carriers to fly domestic routes should be eliminated. "Once other air travelers have experienced the impressive service some foreign airlines offer, they often wonder: Why can't they do business in the USA?"
-The FCC is getting an earful from consumers who don't want to hear cell phones ring on a plane. According to this Cleveland Plain Dealer article, the government agency is receiving hundreds of comments on its proposal to lift the cell phone call ban on flights. "Human nature being what it is – rudeness, foul language and incessant loud talking will invade the cell phone user's immediate vicinity," one commenter wrote.
-And in case you missed it, here is the latest podcast of Air, Land & Sea where Star-Telegram reporter Gordon Dickson and I talk about all things aviation and transportation in North Texas.