It will not become clear which services will disappear from the schedule until a new international timetable is released to come into effect in December, but one in 12 is expected to be axed. At least 80 jobs will go, too.
Two daily trains to the French capital, out of a usual 21, and one to the Belgian capital, out of 10 daily, are likely to be cancelled.
Airline travelers will learn a lot more about which carriers are the most punctual, which mishandle the most luggage and which damage the most wheelchairs, under final rules that the Transportation Department unveiled Tuesday.
The reporting rules are final, but take effect Jan. 1, 2018, to give airlines time to comply.
In addition, a new rule will require online travel agents to disclose if they have any bias favoring one airline over another when travelers shop for tickets. The rule goes into effect 30 days after it is published in the Federal Register.
“The goal is to have a more robust consumer marketplace and create a more competitive environment and better outcomes for fliers,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said. “Today’s actions are a win for travelers.”
An investigation into an emergency landing by a British Airways flight in January revealed this week that the pilot of the plane asked frightened passengers not to “rock the plane” due to the possibility that it could tip over.
According to The Telegraph, British Airways Flight BA 295 had taken off from Heathrow Airport en route to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport when the captain reported a problem with the plane’s landing gear and called for an emergency landing back at Heathrow.
The British Airways Boeing 747 managed to make a safe landing in London on just three of its five wheels, but the aircraft traveled the entire length of the runway due to a lack of breaking power. Before the 293 passengers onboard were led off the plane, the pilot told everyone to exit slowly in order to avoid tipping the aircraft over due to the landing gear malfunction.