Delta upgrades interiors of some planes
Delta Air Lines plans to invest $770 million through 2016 to upgrade the interiors of various narrow-body aircraft. The airline’s Boeing 757-200, 737-800, Airbus A319 and A320 will get power at each seat, new seats with adjustable headrests, updated lavatories and other improvements. The work is part of Delta’s long-term investment in customer comfort.
You can smoke it, but you can’t fly with it
In Colorado, small amounts of recreational pot can be legally sold in specialty shops. But if you are leaving with a doggy bag of marijuana, be warned that you’ll be forced to give it up at Denver International Airport. The airport is installing signs that include marijuana among the list of prohibited items on airport property, said airport spokeswoman Stacey Stegman. But if you forgot to leave your pot at home, don’t stress. Airport police at Denver International will probably not arrest you for carrying small amounts of pot on your first offense, Stegman said, but if you want to get on the flight, you’ll have to toss it in the trash.
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Will we soon pony up for a quieter flight?
If a ban on cellphone calls on commercial planes is lifted, a majority of travelers said they would be willing to pay extra to sit in a chatter-free “quiet zone” on the planes, according to a poll of more than 3,400 fliers by the travel website Airfarewatchdog. Of those polled, 53 percent said they would pay to sit in an airplane’s “quiet zone.” It’s a relevant question because the Federal Communications Commission weighing a proposal to lift the 22-year-old ban on cellphone calls on commercial airlines. Three airlines, Delta, JetBlue and Southwest, all say they will not allow cellphone calls even if the ban is lifted. But the poll raises the question: Would airlines allow onboard cellphone calls just to charge passengers a fee to sit in a quiet zone?
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