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  • Delta to add flights from New Orleans to Boston in 2018

    July 8, 2017 1:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Delta Airlines has announced plans to add seasonal, non-stop routes between New Orleans and Boston. Flights are slated to depart on Saturdays and Sundays between Feb. 10 and April 1, 2018. According to a news release, the goal is to meet "strong leisure... more »
  • At least 10 people hurt when United flight hits turbulence

    June 20, 2017 11:09 PM

    HOUSTON - At least 10 people aboard a United Airlines jet were injured Tuesday when the plane hit turbulence during a flight from Panama to Houston. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says the Boeing 737 encountered turbulence about 80 miles east of Cancun, Mexico. Weather satellite images showed... more »
  • American Airlines jet out of the mud at San Antonio airport

    June 4, 2017 1:14 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - Crews have removed an American Airlines plane from the mud after it veered off a runway at San Antonio International Airport. American spokeswoman Alexis Aran Coello said Sunday that investigators are trying to determine what prompted the pilot of Flight 2214 to abort takeoff and slide off... more »
  • Senator says flyers often treated like 'self-loading cargo'

    May 4, 2017 11:42 AM

    WASHINGTON - A senator says he thinks the airline industry has become anti-competitive and is hurting the flying public. Florida Sen. Bill Nelson says air travelers often tell him they "feel like they're being treated as self-loading cargo rather than as valued consumers." Nelson is the top Democrat on the... more »
  • United CEO faces questions as Congress examines air travel

    May 2, 2017 7:58 AM

    WASHINGTON - United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz will be the star witness as Congress examines customer service by U.S. airlines and how air travel can be improved. The hearing by the House Transportation Committee comes amid worldwide outrage sparked when a passenger was dragged off a United flight after refusing... more »
  • Southwest Airlines to end practice of overbooking flights

    April 27, 2017 2:07 PM

    Southwest Airlines says it plans to stop overbooking flights - an industry practice implicated in an ugly incident on a United Airlines flight that has damaged United's reputation with the flying public. Last year Southwest bumped 15,000 passengers off flights, more than any other U.S. airline. Carriers say they sometimes... more »
  • United raising limit on payments to bumped flyers to $10,000 Play Video

    April 27, 2017 8:05 AM

    DALLAS - United Airlines says it will raise the limit - to $10,000 - on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights. It's also increasing training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger being violently dragged from his seat. United is... more »
  • United changes policy, crew can't displace seated passengers

    April 16, 2017 2:48 PM

    CHICAGO - United Airlines is changing a company policy and will no longer allow crew members to displace customers already onboard an airplane. The change comes after a passenger, Dr. David Dao, was dragged from a fully-booked United Express flight in Chicago because he refused to give up his seat... more »
  • Lawyer: Dragged passenger 'poster child' for airline abuses Play Video

    April 14, 2017 7:59 AM

    CHICAGO - A lawyer for a man who suffered a concussion and lost two teeth when he was dragged off a United Express flight hopes the 69-year-old becomes "a poster child" for the mistreatment passengers suffer at the hands of the airline industry. Attorney Thomas Demetrio indicated Thursday Dr. David... more »
  • Man dragged off plane has concussion, lost teeth; United issues another apology Play Video

    April 13, 2017 7:51 AM

    CHICAGO - A lawyer for a man dragged off a United Express flight says he suffered a concussion and broken nose and lost two front teeth. Attorney Thomas Demetrio said at a news conference Thursday that Dr. David Dao has been discharged from a hospital but will need reconstructive surgery.... more »
  • New report gives US airlines better grades across the board

    April 10, 2017 7:53 AM

    DALLAS - The airlines are getting better at sticking to their schedules and are losing fewer bags. Their customers seem to be complaining less often. Those are the findings of an annual report on airline quality being released Monday by researchers at Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The... more »
  • United responds to critics after barring 2 teens for leggings

    March 27, 2017 5:02 PM

    DENVER - United Airlines responded to criticism it received on Sunday after it barred two teenage girls from boarding a flight because they were wearing leggings. The incident sent a number of social media users into an uproar, with some calling the policy sexist and discriminatory against women. ... more »
  • United adding nonstops from New Orleans to San Francisco

    March 4, 2017 11:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - United Airlines is expanding its seasonal nonstop flights from New Orleans to San Francisco to a daily, year-round service starting in early June. United Airlines previously did not offer nonstop flights between New Orleans and San Francisco in the summer months. The company, in a news release,... more »
  • Trump 'positive' on air traffic control change

    February 9, 2017 1:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - A top airline industry lobbyist says President Donald Trump was "extraordinarily positive" when airline executives urged him to support privatizing America's air traffic control system. Nick Calio is president and CEO of Airlines for America, a trade association. Calio spoke after a White House meeting Thursday between Trump... more »
  • Hawaiian, Delta top on-time ratings for US airlines

    January 17, 2017 12:34 PM

    Here are the government's rankings of the leading U.S. airlines and their on-time performance for November. The federal government counts a flight as on time if it arrives within 14 minutes of schedule. 1. Hawaiian Airlines, 91.5 percent 2. Delta Air Lines, 91.4 percent 3. Alaska Airlines, 88.0 percent 4.... more »
  • Gov't proposes letting airline passengers make phone calls

    December 8, 2016 6:59 PM

    WASHINGTON - The government is proposing that airlines be allowed to permit their passengers to make phone calls during flights using Wi-Fi despite complaints from flight attendants and others that the calls could be disruptive. The Department of Transportation's proposal leaves it up to airlines whether to allow the calls.... more »
  • Southwest says technology outage fixed but more flights cut

    July 21, 2016 12:54 PM

    DALLAS - Southwest says it has fixed computer problems that caused hundreds of flights to be canceled, but it is telling passengers to get to the airport early because there could be long lines. The airline has already canceled more than 220 flights on Thursday. Several of the airline's technology... more »
  • Passenger gets entire plane to himself on flight

    June 24, 2016 6:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A lucky Delta Airlines passenger got on a flight and had the entire plane to himself. Steven Schneider was flying home to Atlanta on Tuesday, June 21 when he arrived to an empty gate area for his flight at the Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans.... more »
  • Drone collision with jet highlights growing aviation danger

    April 18, 2016 12:12 PM

    LONDON - A collision between a British Airways passenger jet and a drone over London has left the plane undamaged but the aviation industry deeply shaken. British police and air accident authorities were investigating Sunday's incident, in which an Airbus A320 carrying 137 people struck an object believed to... more »
  • Airlines dodge legislation aimed at curbing excessive fees

    March 16, 2016 4:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - A Senate panel has approved an aviation policy bill after a partisan fight over whether airlines are unfairly gouging consumers with fees for basic services like checked bags, seat assignments and ticket changes. The Senate commerce committee approved by a voice vote a bill to continue the Federal... more »
  • US bans use of e-cigarettes on airline flights

    March 2, 2016 3:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Department of Transportation says it has issued final regulations prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes on any domestic or foreign airline flying to, from or within the United States. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says the rule will protect passengers from unwanted exposure to aerosol fumes in the... more »
  • DOT launches process to award new flights between U.S. and Cuba

    February 16, 2016 11:19 AM

    HAVANA - The U.S. Department of Transportation signed an arrangement Tuesday morning that provides for the re-establishment of scheduled air services between the United States and Cuba. Following the signing, the DOT invited U.S. air carriers to apply for an allocation to provide scheduled passenger and cargo flights between... more »
  • UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

    February 8, 2016 5:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - A U.N. panel says it is proposing greenhouse gas emissions standards for planes that fly internationally beginning in 2020 for new aircraft designs and three years later for designs already in production. The International Civil Aviation Organization said the agreement reached by 170 international experts sets a... more »
  • Major East Coast airports try to resume service

    January 24, 2016 2:41 PM

    NEW YORK - East Coast airports are gearing up to resume service after the big winter storm brought transportation to a standstill. But it will take some time to recover from the cancellation of more than 11,000 flights during the four-day period from Friday to Monday. The Port Authority of... more »
  • Louis Armstrong airport says 2015 was record year

    January 23, 2016 3:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport says last year saw a record number of passengers going through the airport. The airport says it served about 10.6 million passengers in 2015, which was 9.1 percent more than the previous year. The airport says the best year on... more »
  • Snowstorm socks US East: A look at the effects by state

    January 23, 2016 3:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - A massive winter storm buried much of the U.S. East Coast in a foot or more of snow by Saturday, shutting down transit in major cities, stranding drivers on snowbound highways, knocking out power to tens of thousands of people. A look at some of the impacts by... more »
  • Canceled flights pile up as major storm threatens Eastern US

    January 22, 2016 3:32 PM

    NEW YORK - Airlines are canceling 2,800 flights Friday to, from or within the U.S., as a blizzard swings up the East Coast, according to flight tracking service FlightAware. The bulk of Friday's cancelations are in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina. Another 3,200 flights were canceled for Saturday. Those cancelations... more »
  • Airlines prep for holiday crush: More flights, bigger planes Play Video

    December 23, 2015 6:18 PM

    DALLAS - Airlines are shifting the timing of thousands of flights, even adding dozens of redeyes, as they try to avoid delays while hauling millions of passengers from now through the Christmas weekend. Success or failure could all depend on the weather and Mother Nature isn't making it easy... more »
  • Airlines prep for holiday crush: More flights, bigger planes

    December 23, 2015 11:43 AM

    DALLAS - Airlines are shifting the timing of thousands of flights, even adding dozens of redeyes, as they try to avoid delays while hauling millions of passengers from now through the Christmas weekend. Success or failure could all depend on the weather and Mother Nature isn't making it easy on... more »
  • Delta, American and United ban hoverboards as a fire danger

    December 11, 2015 8:07 AM

    DALLAS, TX.- The three largest U.S. airlines are banning hoverboards because of the potential fire danger from the lithium-ion batteries that power the devices. Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines said Thursday they are banning hoverboards in checked or carry-on luggage. JetBlue Airways has already prohibited them. Hoverboards... more »
  • Stuck waiting: ground delays at US airports on the rise

    November 23, 2015 12:10 PM

    NEW YORK - An Associated Press analysis finds airplanes spent an average of 23 minutes, 32 seconds taxiing between gates and runways during the first nine months of this year. That's the longest it's been since the Bureau of Transportation Statistics started tracking taxi times in 1995. It's a... more »
  • Feds bans e-cigarettes in airline passengers' checked bags

    October 26, 2015 5:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - A new federal rule forbids airline passengers from packing electronic cigarettes or other battery-operated electronic smoking devices in their checked bags to protect against in-flight fires. The rule still allows e-cigarettes in carry-on bags, but passengers cannot recharge the devices while on the plane. The Department... more »
  • Justice Department investigating potential airline collusion

    July 1, 2015 1:59 PM

    WASHINGTON - A document obtained by The Associated Press shows the Justice Department is investigating whether airlines are colluding to grow at a slower pace as part of an effort to keep airfares high. The government has requested information from airlines as part of the antitrust investigation. Justice Department spokeswoman... more »
  • Airlines bring in more money from bag, reservations fees

    May 4, 2015 3:08 PM

    UNDATED - U.S. airlines are earning billions, and they're collecting more in fees on checked bags and reservation changes. Whether airlines are making more or less money than before depends on which figures you use. The Department of Transportation said Monday that airline net income fell to $7.5 billion last... more »
  • Southwest grounding 128 planes over missed inspections

    February 25, 2015 1:47 AM

    DALLAS, TX - Southwest Airlines says it has grounded 128 planes after failing to inspect backup hydraulic systems used to control the rudder if the main system fails. Southwest says it has canceled 90 flights so far. The grounding covers about one-fifth of its fleet. The airline said Tuesday night... more »
  • SkyMall files for bankruptcy

    January 23, 2015 4:09 PM

    NEW YORK - Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy. The quirky in-flight shopping catalog has been a mainstay on airlines for more than three decades. Passengers with nowhere to go would pull it from the seatback and... more »
  • Feeling crowded in the air up there

    January 15, 2015 7:57 PM

    WASHINGTON- Don't expect many empty seats the next time you fly. The government says the average passenger load is nearing record levels with flights more than 83 percent full. Five of the top 10 all-time months for almost full planes were last year. The strong demand for tickets... more »
  • Airline stocks tumble on fresh Ebola fears

    October 15, 2014 12:01 PM

    Airline stocks are tumbling after news that the second health worker to be diagnosed with Ebola flew on a commercial flight the night before reporting a fever. Shares of the major U.S. airlines were down between 4 percent and 6 percent in midday trading Wednesday. Frontier Airlines announced that public-health... more »
  • Dow drops 200 points on lackluster economic news

    October 1, 2014 12:11 PM

    NEW YORK - Stocks are slumping in early afternoon trading, putting the market on course for its third straight day of losses. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 203 points, or 1.2 percent, to 16,839 as of 12:54 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 18... more »
  • More belongings found at Ukraine disaster site

    August 3, 2014 12:37 PM

    AMSTERDAM - The head of a team of international investigators says more personal belongings of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in eastern Ukraine have been found, but no human remains. Speaking from the Ukrainian capital Kiev, Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said 88 experts Sunday searched an area of six... more »
  • Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site Play Video

    July 28, 2014 5:21 AM

    SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine - An international police team has failed to reach the crash site of a Malaysian Airlines plane for a second day running as clashes rage in a town on the road to the area. A delegation of Australian and Dutch police and forensic experts stopped Monday in Shakhtarsk,... more »
  • Putin: Russia will facilitate plane investigation Play Video

    July 22, 2014 4:06 AM

    MOSCOW, Russia - President Vladimir Putin says Russia will do "everything in its power" to facilitate an investigation into the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crash, but accused Kiev and the West of escalating the conflict in the region. During a meeting with Russia's Security Council on Tuesday, Putin said Russia... more »
  • Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

    July 21, 2014 4:22 AM

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Relatives of Dutch victims killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are meeting with their king, queen and prime minister amid growing anger at the treatment of their loved ones' bodies by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine. Before the meeting Monday afternoon, Prime Minister Mark... more »
  • Rebels to give MH17 black boxes to aviation group

    July 20, 2014 12:39 PM

    HRABOVE, Ukraine - A separatist leader in eastern Ukraine says rebels have recovered the black boxes for the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Alexander Borodai said Sunday that the devices would be handed over to the International Civil Aviation Organization. He also said the bodies recovered from the crash site... more »
  • Australian PM lashes out at Russia over shot plane Play Video

    July 18, 2014 2:52 AM

    CANBERRA, Australia - An angry Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is demanding an independent inquiry into the downing of a Malaysian jetliner and says Russia's response is "deeply, deeply unsatisfactory." Abbott criticized Russia's Ambassador to Australia Vladimir Morozov, who met earlier Friday with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. According to Abbott,... more »

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