The Direct Air Nightmare Continues March 21, 2012 Dear Courtney, We’re sorry to say it’s been a very bad week for customers of Direct Air. Even if stranded passengers get full refunds, many have been stuck paying high last-minute fares on other carriers just to get home. Callers to our hotline at 1 (877) FLYERS6… Read More

TransportationU.S. Department of Office of the Secretary of Transportation Transportation Facts Information for Consumers Regarding the Cessation of Operations by Southern Sky Air Tours d/b/a Myrtle Beach Direct Air and Tours (as of March 16, 2012) On or about March 13, 2012, Southern Sky Air Tours, d/b/a Myrtle Beach Direct Air and Tours (Direct Air)… Read More

Police DroneCrashes into Police The Montgomery County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office had a big day planned. Afterbecoming the first department in the country with its own aerial drone($300,000!), they were ready for a nice photo op. And then the drone crashedinto a SWAT team.TheExaminer reports a painfully contrived police action-athon:As the sheriff’s SWAT team suited up… Read More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2012CONTACT:Amie Stepanovich202.483.1140 x 120EPIC, COALITION LAUNCH PETITION TO ADDRESS PRIVACY THREAT POSED BY DRONES IN USAIRSPACEWASHINGTON, D.C. – EPIC, joined by more than 100 organizations, experts, andmembers of the public, has sent a petition to the Federal AviationAdministration, urging the agency to address the privacy threats associatedwith the increased use… Read More