Airlines (121 - 130 of 397 items)
Aviation Security: Long-Standing Problems Impair Airport Screeners' Performance
RCED-00-75: Published: Jun 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of screening checkpoints at airports, focusing on the: (1) causes of screeners' problems in detecting dangerous objects and the efforts of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to address these problems; and (2) screening practices of selected foreign countries and the potential for using these practices to help improve screen...
Essential Air Service: Changes in Passenger Traffic, Subsidy Levels, and Air Carrier Costs
T-RCED-00-185: Published: May 25, 2000. Publicly Released: May 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Essential Air Service (EAS) program, focusing on: (1) changes in the number of communities and passengers receiving subsidized service; (2) changes in the level of subsidies provided; and (3) reasons why the subsidy levels changed.GAO noted that: (1) between 1995 and 1999, the overall number of communities receiving EAS-subsidized service decr...
Essential Air Service: Changes in Subsidy Levels, Air Carrier Costs, and Passenger Traffic
RCED-00-34: Published: Apr 14, 2000. Publicly Released: May 10, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Essential Air Service (EAS) program, focusing on: (1) how DOT applied criteria to establish which communities would receive subsidized air service; (2) changes in the level of subsidies provided to EAS-eligible communities in fiscal year 1999 relative to that provided in 1995; (3) why the level of subsidies...
Aviation Security: Vulnerabilities Still Exist in the Aviation Security System
T-RCED/AIMD-00-142: Published: Apr 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the security of the nation's air transportation system, focusing on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to implement and improve security in two key areas: (1) air traffic control computer systems; and (2) airport passenger screening checkpoints.GAO noted that: (1) GAO's work has identified security problems in both the air traffic...
Aviation Security: Slow Progress in Addressing Long-Standing Screener Performance Problems
T-RCED-00-125: Published: Mar 16, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed airport screeners' role in enforcing aviation security, focusing on: (1) the causes of screener performance problems in detecting threat objects; (2) the status of efforts being made by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to address these causes; and (3) the screening practices in five other countries as compared with the United States.GAO n...
Airline Deregulation: Changes in Airfares and Service at Buffalo, New York
T-RCED-99-286: Published: Sep 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed changes in airfares and service quality at Buffalo Niagara International Airport since deregulation.GAO noted that: (1) most communities in the United States, including Buffalo, New York, have benefited from a decrease in average airfares since 1990; average airfares for passengers travelling to and from Buffalo are lower today than they were in 1...
Reagan National Airport: Capacity to Handle Additional Flights and Impact on Other Area Airports
RCED-99-234: Published: Sep 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1999.
GAO examined the impact of legislative proposals to increase the number of flights at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on two other area airports-Washington Dulles International (BWI) Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Airport, focusing on: (1) the most prominent proposals that would allow an increased number of takeoffs and landings at Reagan National and create exemptions to...
Aviation: Comparison of Airline 'Customer Service Commitment' With Contracts of Carriage and Federal Law
RCED-99-281R: Published: Sep 10, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared airlines' contracts of carriage with the Air Transport Association's (ATA) Customer Service Commitment.GAO noted that: (1) ATA's Customer Service Commitment extends the airlines' commitment beyond the contracts of carriage by either adding new provisions or augmenting existing terms; (2) the Customer Service Commitment includes new provisions conce...
Aviation: Issues Associated With the Theft of Stock Used to Create Airline Tickets
RCED-99-219: Published: Jul 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on issues associated with the theft of stock used to create airline tickets, focusing on: (1) the number and value of the airline ticket stock stolen annually; (2) financial implications associated with the use of stolen ticket stock; (3) issues that are potentially associated with the use of stolen ticket stock; and (4) technological i...
Aviation Competition: Information on the Department of Transportation's Proposed Policy
RCED-99-225: Published: Jul 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Transportation's (DOT) proposed policy concerning aviation competition, focusing on: (1) why DOT developed the proposed policy; (2) what process DOT used to develop the proposed policy; and (3) whether the proposed policy addresses the specific problems that led DOT to issue it.GAO noted that: (1) DOT decided to dev...