Air, Land & Sea (Transportation)

Star-Telegram transportation reporters Andrea Ahles and Gordon Dickson talk about United Airlines' forcibly removing a passenger from an oversold flight and how the incident has spiraled into a public relations disaster for the Chicago-based airline.

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 12:17pm CDT

Fort Worth Star-Telegram transportation reporters Gordon Dickson and Andrea Ahles talk about the latest AAA study on distracted driving (88 percent of 19-24-year-olds text and drive!) and how labor unions at American Airlines didn't send any valentines to the Fort Worth-based carrier's management, picketing instead.

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporters Andrea Ahles and Gordon Dickson make their bold predictions for 2017, including some guesses about how Trump's presidency might affect mobility.

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 9:16pm CDT

Star-Telegram transportation reporter Gordon Dickson and aviation reporter Andrea Ahles talk about holiday travel and the millions of Texans that are taking to the roads and skies for Christmas. They also revisit their January 2016 forecast to see if the hot topics they were watching ended up being newsmakers or not this year.

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 9:18pm CDT

On the roads and in the skies, it's time for Thanksgiving travel. Icy, wintry weather can't be far behind. Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporters Andrea Ahles and Gordon Dickson talk about how the changing season affects the transportation world.

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 9:20pm CDT

Star-Telegram transportation reporter Gordon Dickson and aviation reporter Andrea Ahles talk about NTTA's proposal to name a south Arlington tollway, Texas Ranger Tollway. They also discuss Bell Helicopter's 65th anniversary in Fort Worth and the prematurely reported death of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 1:42pm CDT

Star-Telegram reporters Andrea Ahles and Gordon Dickson discuss the airline industry's computer problems this summer and why technology systems built in the 1960s sometimes fail. They also discuss a Texas judge putting up his own personal no parking signs near TCU. And since it's summer vacation time, they talk about whales at SeaWorld San Antonio.

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 2:02pm CDT

Star-Telegram aviation reporter Andrea Ahles and transportation reporter Gordon Dickson talk about Texas highway signs that were hijacked to display an anti-Trump message. They also discuss changes to American Airlines' frequent flier program that were announced earlier this month.

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 10:36pm CDT

Star-Telegram transportation reporter Gordon Dickson and aviation reporter Andrea Ahles talk about a new distracted driving ad campaign from local funeral homes and American Airlines turning 90 on tax day. They also discuss the upcoming UFO festival in Aurora, Texas.

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 4:06pm CDT

The Star-Telegram's aviation reporter Andrea Ahles and transportation reporter Gordon Dickson talk about how cheap gas is having good and bad effects on the Texas economy. For airlines, it means big profits but for government agencies, it translates to less money to build more roads. They also chat about new flights to Cuba and faster customs processing at DFW Airport.

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 3:30pm CDT

Star-Telegram transportation reporter Gordon Dickson and aviation reporter Andrea Ahles talk about the busy upcoming holiday travel season. Over 100 million Americans are expected to travel by plane or car during Christmas and New Year's. And in case you're looking for a sea adventure, they talk about last minute cruise deals out of Galveston.

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 4:40pm CDT

Fort Worth Star-Telegram transportation reporters Andrea Ahles and Gordon Dickson talk about the new Pickup app and the start of Southwest Airline's international service out of Houston. The reporters also talk about Virgin America's new Las Vegas routes out of Dallas.

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 3:23pm CDT

Star-Telegram writers Andrea Ahles and Gordon Dickson talk about people with incredibly long drives to work, an airline CEO who got the boot and an aircraft accidentally flown over the ocean.

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 9:45pm CDT

Star-Telegram aviation writer Andrea Ahles and transportation reporter Gordon Dickson talk about FAA restrictions on flying drones near airports and how easy it is to get out of a speeding ticket in Texas. The pair also discuss the latest findings in the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 2:22pm CDT

Star-Telegram reporters Andrea Ahles and Gordon Dickson chat about summer travel by air and by road in Texas. They also discuss the latest Down Under route announced by American Airlines and falling gas prices.

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 11:44am CDT

Special guest Bill Meadows talks about high-speed rail, DFW Airport and Texas floods. During the past three decades, Meadows has served on decision-making boards for highways, toll roads and water -- and now he's focusing on the Texas high-speed rail commission and DFW Airport board of directors. Reporters Gordon Dickson and Andrea Ahles spend a morning picking his brain on all things transportation.

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 10:32am CDT

Roving reporters Andrea Ahles and Gordon Dickson do their best to keep you up to speed on all things transportation -- and sometimes beyond. In this episode, American Airlines pilots approve a new contract, France's national railway company shows interest in Texas high-speed rail and customers say goodbye to a retail giant in North Texas and the nation.
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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 4:10pm CDT

Star-Telegram reporters Gordon Dickson and Andrea Ahles talk about American Airlines' new Dreamliner, the road improvements at Ranger Hill and how falling oil prices are not impacting drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 5:40pm CDT

Star-Telegram transportation reporter Gordon Dickson and aviation reporter Andrea Ahles talk about the new North Tarrant Express lanes that opened up last week. And with the Airbus A380 now regularly flying in to DFW Airport, they discuss how much it costs to take a shower at 35,000 feet on Emirates aircraft. ($22,000 to be exact).

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 9:28pm CDT

Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporters Andrea Ahles and Gordon Dickson give their opinions on Southwest Airlines' new "Heart" livery and discuss the growing mountain of road debt in Texas. The aviation and transportation writers also talk about relief flights from Cabo San Lucas and Scotland's recent indepedence vote.

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 9:43pm CDT

Andrea Ahles takes an enchanting trip on American Airlines' first flight to Hong Kong, and Gordon Dickson explores why Texans still text and drive. 

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 7:38pm CDT

Star-Telegram transportation reporters Andrea Ahles and Gordon Dickson talk about the busy summer travel season. For road trips, gas costs will be about the same as 2013 while flights will continue to be full with 210 million passengers expected to travel by air this summer. And if crusing is more your style, they discuss your options out of Galveston.

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 8:28pm CDT

Fort Worth Star-Telegram transportation reporters Andrea Ahles and Gordon Dickson talk about the battle over Dallas Love Field gates between Southwest Airlines and Virgin America, as well as the completion of one toll road project in Fort Worth - and the start of another. They also chime in on the mystery of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 3:10pm CDT

Star-Telegram transportation and airline reporters Gordon Dickson and Andrea Ahles talk about Emirates' A380 coming to DFW in October, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly talking about high speed rail, the new head of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority and Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 6:38pm CDT

Star-Telegram reporters Andrea Ahles and Gordon Dickson talk about the latest transportation news in North Texas. The flight attendants unions at the new American have agreed to join together and to start talking about a new contract with the carrier. High-speed rail may also be making progress as a new two-year study has been commissioned to look at a rail corridor between Dallas and Houston.

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 4:47pm CDT

It's the start of 2014 and since everyone loves a good list, Star-Telegram aviation reporter Andrea Ahles and transportation writer Gordon Dickson talk about the top 5 issues in transportation in North Texas for the new year. The Wright Amendment restrictions will be lifted by the end of the year allowing Texas travelers to fly anywhere in the U.S. from Dallas Love Field while local drivers will have the new Chisholm Trail Parkway to get them from Fort Worth to Cleburne.

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 12:14pm CDT

Icemageddon strikes North Texas, but even with the region caked in a three-inch layer of packed, frozen rain, Fort Worth Star-Telegram aviation writer Andrea Ahles stays warm enough to cover the final steps of the American Airlines/US Airways merger. Then she and Gordon Dickson, the Star-Telegram's surface transportation expert, talk about the impact of the ice storm on area roads.

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 10:47am CDT

Star-Telegram aviation reporter Andrea Ahles and transportation reporter Gordon Dickson sit down for the inaugural Air, Land & Sea podcast. This week's focuses: DFW's new service to China; discussion on a high-speed rail in Texas that could connect Houston, Dallas and maybe even Fort Worth; and what the Panama Canal's expansion means for the Lone Star State. 


Producer: Gordon Dickson

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Category:Transportation -- posted at: 1:39pm CDT

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