Airline blues and boo boos Airlines are examining their policies after the Jet Blue debacle -- cancellations and cooped-up passengers after an ice storm. Now politicians and airlines are trying to figure out how to require and deliver better service.9:06 a.m.
Scott McCartney: Writes the Middle Seat column for the Wall Street Journal. His column appears every Tuesday.
Dean Headley: Associate professor of marketing at Wichita State University and co-author of the airline quality rating. The next rating comes out in April.
Saudi Arabia looks ahead Faced with the threat of chaos in neighboring Iraq, and the specter of an emboldened Iran, Saudi Arabia is taking steps to reclaim a leading role in the Middle East. Midmorning talks with a Saudi Arabia expert about the prospects for the kingdom, and its relationship with the U.S.10:06 a.m.
Rachel Bronson: Vice president of programs and studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She's the author of "Thicker Than Oil: America's Uneasy Relationship with Saudi Arabia."