Alaska Airlines will add six weekly
flights this fall on existing routes to some of Mexico's more
popular resort destinations. Starting Oct. 29, the airline will
increase the number of weekly flights connecting Los Angeles and
Loreto from three to four, Manzanillo from four to six, and
Mazatlan from seven to eight. Alaska Airlines also will increase
the number of weekly flights between San Francisco and
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo from two to four.
Even while rising gas prices are
causing airfares to go up, Denver International Airport had its
busiest month ever in June, handling 4,394,473 passengers. This was
an increase of more than 100,000 people over the previous busiest
month, July 2005.
On Monday, the U.S. Department of
Transportation announced that British Airways would be assessed a
$50,000 fine for denying transport to four passengers with
mobility-related disabilities on flights departing from the United
States. Under the Air Carrier Access Act, carriers can not require
disabled passengers to be accompanied by an attendant unless the
passengers' lack of mobility is severe enough that he or she would
be unable to assist in his or her own evacuation, an evaluation
that British Airways did not attempt to make, according to the
DOT's Aviation Enforcement Office.