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  • Three international airlines getting tough with unruly passengers
  • Travel taxes spent on sports venues, police, education
  • DOT reports on-time arrival rate for top U.S. carriers

    November 6, 1998
    Web posted at: 12:34 p.m. EDT (1234 GMT)
    Unruly passengers

    Three international airlines getting tough with unruly passengers

    (CNN) -- Unruly behavior by passengers has been increasing, and some airlines aren't going to take it anymore. Air France estimates the number of incidents involving unruly passengers has doubled in the past year alone. The airline, along with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, plans to take tougher legal action against passengers who become violent, abusive or refuse to obey non-smoking regulations. The three airlines also plan to provide better training for flight personnel on handling difficult passengers.




    Travel taxes spent on sports venues, police, education

    (CNN) -- Ever wondered how cities spend the hotel and car rental taxes you pay when you're traveling? The Travel Industry Association of America (TIA) reports that the more than $70 billion spent in the United States on travel-related taxes is used for everything from sports venues to police and educational services. TIA found that only 36 percent of hotel taxes are funneled back into tourism projects such as convention facilities and visitors bureaus.




    DOT reports on-time arrival rate for top U.S. carriers

    (CNN) -- If you think your plane is always late, you may be wrong. The Department of Transportation reports the top 10 U.S. carriers posted an on-time arrival rate of almost 79 percent for the month of September. That is almost 2 percent higher than the August rate.


    Based on a report from CNN's Business and Travel and Beyond. The segment appears weekdays on Early Edition at 7 AM (ET) and on Morning News at 10 AM (ET).


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