Feb 01 2016 Aviation Bytes — News to Start the Week BY sgf-admin TAGS


PreCheck starts at SGF February 17. That word comes from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

If you’re approved for PreCheck you’ll be able to use a dedicated lane at the security check point and receive “expedited screening.” That’s jargon that means you won’t have to remove your shoes, belt, or “light jacket.” And you don’t have to take liquids and computers out of the bag.

Apr 25 2012 A Merger of American and US Airways? BY sgf-admin TAGS


We’ve received several questions about US Airways’ apparent interest in merging with American Airlines…first some background.

Last November American filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. American provides our airport with service to Dallas and Chicago. The question we’re being asked: if US Air and American merge, what will that mean for Springfield’s service to Dallas and Chicago?


AMR logoThis morning's news about American Airlines is almost anti-climatic — the airline's parent company, AMR, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. In the past ten years AMR has made a profit only twice. It has lost money for the past three years in a row.