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An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

Larry Magid: In-Flight Wi-Fi Getting Faster

There is new hope for frequent fliers who complain about slow Wi-Fi connections. In-flight wireless internet provider Gogo said it will start offering satellite connections, which will significantly boost streaming speeds.

09/11/2013

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Airline Offers ‘All-You-Can-Fly’ Service Between San Carlos And Burbank

Surf Air, a Santa Monica-based company and the first airline to offer all-you-can-fly service, launched Wednesday offering flights between San Carlos and Burbank.

06/12/2013

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Virgin America Launches Service Out Of San Jose

The first passengers on the L.A. to San Jose flight were greeted at Mineta San Jose International Airport on Wednesday by Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin America – which is based in Burlingame.

05/01/2013

San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

Bay Area Airports Report Few Delays Amid FAA Furlough

Regional air traffic moved smoothly with minimal delays at the three Bay Area international airports Wednesday, despite the Federal Aviation Administration’s imposed furlough on the nation’s air traffic controllers.

04/24/2013

These unexplained lights were spotted above the Mission District early Sunday (Enrique B)

Unexplained Light Formation Spotted Above San Francisco’s Mission Dist.

A viewer told CBS 5 about some surprising video captured early Sunday morning in San Francisco’s Mission District. In the video, a series of lights fly in formation above the city before appearing to take a diamond shape and eventually disappearing.

12/10/2012

US Airways pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger III holds up an American flag that was presented to him during a celebration in his honor on Jan. 24, 2009, in Danville. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

‘Sully’ Sullenberger Riding With Blue Angels Over San Francisco For Fleet Week

Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the Danville pilot known for safely landing a disabled US Airways jet in the Hudson River in 2009, will be riding along with the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels Wednesday.

10/03/2012

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North Bay Pilot Accused Of Drunken Flying Faces New Charge

A pilot accused of buzzing cars by drunkenly flying low over state Highway 37 on Jan. 3 was charged Tuesday in Sonoma County Superior Court with reckless flying in another incident 25 days later.

04/03/2012

Southwest Jets lined up at an airport terminal (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Makeover On Southwest Planes Concerns Some Passengers

Southwest Airlines has unveiled changes coming to much of their aircraft, concerning some frequent fliers.

01/18/2012

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Sonoma County Pilot Accused Of Flying While Intoxicated

A pilot was arrested in Sonoma County on suspicion of flying while intoxicated Tuesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

01/03/2012

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ConsumerWatch: Outsmarting The Airlines

Labor Day may be the unofficial end of summer, but it’s also the very beginning of the cheapest time of the year to fly.

09/05/2011

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