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Smoother flying for passengers in 2009

Airline passengers complained less about flying last year, but less people flew as people spent less, according to a new study. The study, sponsored...

Ban Lifted: Pilots Can Take Antidepressants on Job

The government is lifting a 70-year-old ban on letting pilots fly while on antidepressants, citing improvements in the drugs and an unforeseen side effect of the restriction: Depressed pilots kept flying but just kept their conditions secret.

Raised Security Lifts Many Stocks

The recent foiled terrorist attempt to blow up a Northwest Airlines Detroit-bound jet on Christmas Day quickly led to new travel restrictions and heightened security measures. While airline stock prices immediately dropped on the news, shares of companies that make airport security devices such as OSI Systems (OSIS) and ICx Technologies (ICXT) enjoyed a rally on Monday and Tuesday.