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Kansas lawmakers want to end TSA’s bad touch

Some lawmakers in Kansas want a state law that would make it “illegal for Transportation Security Administration screeners to touch an airline passenger’s private parts as they conduct a pat-down,” according to the Kansas City Star newspaper. “Air travelers are subjected to aggressive, humiliating pat-downs, many of which would land the average stranger off the street in jail,” the newspaper quoted state Rep. Brett Hildabrand, a Republican from Shawnee, as saying. “But because the federal

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Baggage fees are confusing and here to stay, study finds

Airlines worldwide claimed $36.1 billion in revenue in 2012 from various fees, a roughly 11 percent increase from 2011. But, the fees airlines charge are becoming more complex and less transparent, potentially confusing travelers, a new study suggests. A study from TravelNerd found that airlines made a total of 52 changes to their fees during the past year. Of those changes, 36 were because of a fee increase while the remaining 16 changes came about

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Feds allow Boeing to conduct 787 ‘test flights’

As part of an ongoing investigation, federal authorities this week said Boeing could conduct test flights of the beleaguered 787 aircraft to gather additional data. “As with all test flights, these will be subject to a number of restrictions, including extensive pre-flight testing and inspections and in-flight monitoring in order to ensure the highest levels of safety,” the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said. “The flights will be conducted in defined airspace over unpopulated areas.” The