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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Search for missing Malaysian plane shifts south

    June 26, 2014 2:05 AM

    SYDNEY, Australia - Australian officials say the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane will shift farther south of the most recent suspected crash site in a remote stretch of Indian Ocean. Transport Minister Warren Truss told reporters in Canberra on Thursday that the new search area is based on... more »
  • Searchers: Missing jet isn't in most likely zone

    May 29, 2014 2:10 AM

    CANBERRA, Australia - An Australian agency says investigators have concluded that the missing Malaysian jet is not within an area thought to be its most likely resting place after an unmanned submersible found no sign of the plane. The Joint Agency Coordination Center said Thursday the U.S. Navy's Bluefin 21... more »
  • Australia says planes checking new search area check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 28, 2014 6:11 AM

    PERTH, Australia - Australia says four planes are now searching in a new area in the Indian Ocean for possible signs of the Malaysian airliner that went missing three weeks ago. John Young, manager of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority's emergency response division, said Friday that four planes were in... more »
  • Satellite spots 122 possible objects in search

    March 26, 2014 5:56 AM

    PERTH, Australia - Malaysia says a satellite has captured images of 122 objects in the Indian Ocean that might be from the missing plane. Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein says the objects were seen close to where three other satellites previously detected objects. He said Wednesday the sightings together are "the... more »
  • Delta bumps passengers for UF men's basketball team

    December 3, 2013 8:39 AM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla.- On one of the busiest flying days of the year, Delta Air Lines canceled an Atlanta-bound commercial flight from Gainesville Regional Airport to accommodate the University of Florida men's basketball team. The team's charter plane was grounded Sunday afternoon by maintenance issues. The team was heading to Storrs,... more »
  • NTSB: 787 battery approval should be reconsidered

    February 7, 2013 11:03 AM

    WASHINGTON- A top federal safety official says the government should reconsider its approval of the kind of batteries used in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner because they can explode into fires, a specter that manufacturer testing did not pick up. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Hersman says Thursday that Boeing's safety... more »
  • Alaska Airlines: Pilot who fainted had stomach bug

    February 1, 2013 3:00 PM

    SEATTLE- An Alaska Airlines spokesman says a pilot who lost consciousness while flying from Los Angeles to Seattle was suffering from food poisoning or a stomach virus. The co-pilot safely landed the Boeing 737 with 121 passengers and crew on board in Portland, Ore., Thursday night after declaring an emergency.... more »
  • United says failed generator forced 787 landing

    December 5, 2012 4:39 PM

    CHICAGO - United Airlines says a failed electrical generator is the reason one of its new Boeing 787s made an emergency landing in New Orleans. The flight from Houston to Newark diverted to New Orleans shortly after takeoff on Tuesday. No one was hurt. United says one of the plane's... more »
  • Frontier adds direct flight from NO to NJ

    November 16, 2012 9:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Frontier Airlines says it's adding a direct flight to Trenton-Mercer Airport in New Jersey from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport starting Feb. 1. An Airbus A319, which features seating for up to 156 passengers, will fly to and from New Orleans on weekdays. Frontier also... more »
  • Judge tosses woman's "too fat to fly" lawsuit

    October 31, 2012 3:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Southwest Airlines by a New Orleans woman who claims a gate agent told her she was "too fat to fly" and couldn't board a flight last year without buying two tickets. In her order Wednesday, U.S. District Judge... more »
  • Thousands of flights cancelled as Sandy approaches Northeast

    October 28, 2012 9:00 PM

    NEW YORK- Airlines are continuing to cancel flights in the Northeast as Hurricane Sandy moves up the coast. The massive storm threatens to bring a near halt to air travel for at least two days in a key region for both domestic and international flights. Major carriers such as American... more »
  • AA says it knows why seats came loose on planes

    October 4, 2012 5:42 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines has canceled dozens of flights as it scrambles to fix seats that could pop loose during flight. The airline said Thursday that it has come up with a fix, and it began pulling planes out of service to make repairs. Airline officials say the... more »
  • American says installation job caused seat snafu

    October 2, 2012 4:11 PM

    DALLAS - American Airlines says improperly installed clamps caused seats to come loose on some planes, and it's expanding an inspection to cover dozens of jets. In the past week, rows of seats have come loose on three separate flights, two of which made emergency landings. American said Tuesday the... more »
  • Restroom oxygen

    June 25, 2012 7:33 PM

    The FAA is about to order airlines to put oxygen systems back in restrooms. It will reverse a decision made over fears terrorists could use them to start a fire during flight. The FAA says its doing an about-face to "eliminate a hazard that could jeopardize flight safety." The rule... more »
  • Passenger jet makes emergency landing

    May 9, 2012 2:51 PM

    DENVER - A United Airlines flight from Toronto to San Francisco has made an emergency landing at Denver International Airport. Airport spokeswoman Jenny Schiavone said Wednesday that United Airlines flight 867 landed safely, and there were no injuries. United Airlines spokesman Rahsaan Johnson says the captain diverted the flight to... more »
  • Airline will charge $100 for carry on bags

    May 2, 2012 4:15 PM

    NEW YORK - Putting a bag in the overhead bin will soon cost some Spirit Airlines passengers $100 more than they paid for their tickets. The Miramar, Fla., airline currently charges $45 for a carry-on bag. As of November 6th, customers who pay the fee at the boarding gate... more »
  • Unruly passenger sentenced

    March 27, 2012 12:57 PM

    ST. LOUIS - An Illinois man has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for trying to open a passenger jet door in mid-flight. 34-year-old Reynel Alcaide of Burbank, Illinois plead guilty to interference with flight crew members and attendents. He was also sentence to three years of supervised release... more »
  • How to get the most for your travel dollar

    March 8, 2012 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE-- With gas prices expected to soar, News 2 goes in search of answers on how to get the most for your travel dollar this summer. It will cost you more to fly to your vacation destination. Airlines increased ticket prices due to higher fuel costs. But you can... more »
  • Box cutter found, flight cancelled

    March 5, 2012 2:58 PM

    DALLAS - A Southwest Airlines flight from Houston to Dallas was canceled today after a passenger spotted a box cutter in the plane's overhead bin. The captain alerted airport security. All 97 passengers were taken off the plane and re-screened. The plane was searched but no other... more »
  • American Airlines seeks 20 percent cut in labor costs

    February 1, 2012 2:35 PM

    DALLAS - American Airlines wants to cut labor costs by 20 percent, a move likely to include the loss of thousands of jobs at the nation's third-biggest airline. American is expected to say later Wednesday how many jobs it wants to eliminate, but a 20 percent cut in labor costs... more »
  • Alec Baldwin apologizes to himself on 'SNL'

    December 11, 2011 10:20 AM

    NEW YORK- Posing as the airline pilot of the flight he was kicked off of, Alec Baldwin apologized to himself on "Saturday Night Live." The actor appeared on the sketch program's "Weekend Update" on Saturday night to lampoon Tuesday's incident, in which he was kicked off an American Airlines flight... more »
  • Vision Airline to offer non-stop service to Destin

    January 17, 2011 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Starting in April, Vision Airline will offer non-stop service from Baton Rouge to Destin, Fla. The airline will fly on Monday, Friday and Saturday at set times. They hope to expand non-stop service from Baton Rouge to Orlando if the Destin-Baton Rouge route does well enough.... more »

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