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ConsumerWatch: FAA Deal Revokes Flight Tax Break

There is some bad news for consumers who thought they were going to catch a break after they paid airfare ticket taxes before the July 23rd partial Federal Aviation Administration shutdown and flew on or after that date.

KPIX 5–08/08/2011

Artist rendering of the Oakland Control Tower (Oakland International airport website)

Oakland Airport Project Off To Slow Start After FAA Reopens

Construction of a new air traffic control tower at Oakland International Airport will take some time to resume even after President Barack Obama signed a bill reauthorizing funding for the Federal Aviation Administration.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/05/2011

San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

Bay Area Airports Cheer Compromises To Reopen FAA

The three major airports in the Bay area all have projects that have been impacted by the FAA partial shutdown. So word of a bipartisan agreement to end the stalemate is very welcome news.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/04/2011

Artist rendering of the Oakland Control Tower (Oakland International airport website)

Oakland Airport Construction Halts After Congress Fails To Reauthorize FAA Spending

A $31 million construction project at Oakland International Airport was brought to a halt this week and thousands are being lost each day due to Congress’ inaction to reauthorize funding for the FAA.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/30/2011

A United Airlines 757 in flight after takeoff from San Francisco International Airport. (AP file photo)

Flying Public Caught In Push And Pull Between Airlines, IRS

Airlines have been reluctant to refund the federal taxes collected illegally after the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/29/2011

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ConsumerWatch: Jobs Requiring Jobs, Airline Taxes

A review of popular job websites like Monster.com, Careerbuilder.com, and Craigslist.org found hundreds of employers specifically seeking applicants who are “currently employed” or recently employed.

KPIX 5–07/28/2011

Artist rendering of the Oakland Control Tower (Oakland International airport website)

Oakland Airport Project Put On Hold

Plans to modernize the airport’s air traffic control tower have been halted with the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/25/2011

US Federal Aviation Administration logo over Air traffic controller radar screen (AP)

Technological Advances Keep Complex Bay Area Airports Safe

Oakland International Airport showed off the latest technology being used to keep the skies safe Thursday to mark the 75th anniversary of the Federal Aviation Administration.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/21/2011

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Feds Allege Violations At Hayward Flight School

A Hayward flight school faces a possible fine after federal regulators alleged the company’s instructors didn’t complete required training.

CBS San Francisco–11/29/2010

A frame from a YouTube video shows 747-400 flying near the Golden Gate Bridge. (YouTube)

FAA: Fleet Week Jet No Danger To Golden Gate Bridge

The Federal Aviation Administration says a United Airlines jet that appears to buzz the Golden Gate Bridge on videos circulating on the Internet posed no danger to the span.

CBS San Francisco–10/19/2010

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