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  1. C.E. Meyer Jr., 89, Dies; as T.W.A. Chief Fought a Takeover Obits, Today

    Mr. Meyer tried unsuccessfully to thwart the corporate raider Carl Icahn’s bid to take over the troubled airline in 1985.

  2. A Guide to (Somewhat) Painless Thanksgiving Travel Travel, November 21

    Here’s what you need to know to avoid the crowds and have as painless a trip as possible via this nation’s roads and airports this Thanksgiving.

  3. Letter of Recommendation: In-Flight Movies Magazine, November 21

    There’s more than one ritual that provides cover for public weeping.

  4. Instead of That $5 Water Bottle at Airports, Filling Stations Business, November 20

    A growing number of airports are looking for ways to manage crowds, the empty plastic bottles they leave behind and improve the amenities.

  5. As Mexico Builds Green Airport of the Future, Age-Old Mistakes Loom Foreign, November 18

    An enormous new airport outside Mexico’s capital will be a “global reference” for sustainability, the government vows. Others worry environmental errors of the past are being repeated.

  6. How Clear Can Speed Up the Airport Screening Process Travel, November 17

    Clear uses biometric technology (fingerprints, iris scans) to help passengers get through security. Here’s how the program works.

  7. Michael O’Leary’s Letter to Ryanair Pilots Interactive, November 16

    The chief executive of the biggest budget airline is Europe issued an impassioned plea to pilots, who are demanding more secure contracts.

  8. Jet Pilot Might Not Seem Like a ‘Gig,’ but at Ryanair, It Is Sunday Business, November 16

    The biggest European budget airline employs many of its pilots as contract workers — many of whom are pushing back after a recent flight cancellation episode erupted into a clash.

  9. Swapa Letter to Ryanair Interactive, November 16

    The president of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association expressed support for Ryanair pilots.

  10. Flights of Fancy: Photographing the World’s Plane Watchers , November 14

    Mindaugas Kavaliauskas has traveled to more than a dozen cities around the world to photograph airplane spotters who gather around airports.

  11. The Future of Flying? You Can See It Now Special Sections, November 13

    Virtual reality is being used to test new airline cabins, and one airline is using facial recognition for boarding passengers on a flight.

  12. On Airplanes, Considering Fighting Cameras With Cameras Special Sections, November 13

    After cellphone videos began to emerge of clashes between passengers and airline employees, some companies are trying to protect their workers.

  13. 1956 Version of Landing an Airplane on Water Metro, November 8

    Pan Am Flight 6 from Honolulu to San Francisco developed engine trouble. Too late to turn back, the airliner landed in the ocean and all 31 aboard survived.

  14. Air Travelers Resisting the ‘Incredible Shrinking Airline Seat’ Business, November 6

    Thinner, smaller airline seats have allowed carriers to squeeze in more passengers. But travelers have begun to rebel against reduced legroom, citing safety.

  15. From Utah, Secretive Help for a Russian Oligarch and His Jet Investigative, November 6

    Records leaked from an offshore law firm show how the wealthy elite sidestep prohibitions on foreigners registering private planes in the United States.

  16. Airbus Says It Misled State Department on Arms Sales Business, October 31

    The aircraft manufacturer’s disclosure suggests that a bribery scandal in Europe could spread to the United States.

  17. Seeing Danger in a Face Op Ed, October 27

    I was interrogated without explanation, in a country that often confuses racial profiling with improving national security.