On Jan. 18, in a notice posted in the
Federal Register, the U.S. Department of Transportation officially
set peak-time operating capacity at New York City's John F. Kennedy
International Airport at 81 scheduled arrivals and departures per
hour. Peak time is defined as daily from 6 a.m. until 10:59 p.m.
The order will go into effect on March 30, and will expire on Oct.
24, 2009. In the past, no limit had been set.
Southwest Airlines will begin testing
inflight, high-speed Internet access on four of its aircraft this
summer. Providing the service will be Row 44, a specialist in
"airborne broadband communication." Passengers with a Wi-Fi-ready
device, such as a laptop computer, will be able to surf the web and
send e-mail using "the highest bandwidth available to commercial
airlines in the United States," according to a spokesperson.