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  • Delta OKs offers of up to $9,950 to flyers who give up seats

    April 14, 2017 2:36 PM

    ATLANTA - Delta is giving airport employees permission to offer passengers up to almost $10,000 in compensation to give up their seats on overbooked flights. Delta's move comes as United Airlines struggles to recover from images of a passenger's forced removal from a sold-out flight. In an internal memo obtained... more »
  • A slice for the stranded: Delta buys pizza for passengers

    April 6, 2017 12:12 PM

    ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines bought pizza for stranded passengers after canceling about 300 flights in the Southeast because of severe weather. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Atlanta-based airline ordered more than 450 pies for passengers in states including Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Florida after storms on Wednesday... more »
  • Passengers survive after vehicle flips, lands upside down in Covington crash

    December 5, 2016 6:00 PM

    COVINGTON – The passengers of a vehicle involved in a horrifying single car crash made it out alive on Sunday in Covington. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office and the St. Tammany Fire Department responded to the scene of a crash where a vehicle flipped and landed upside down... more »
  • 115 dead as train derails in north India; some still trapped

    November 20, 2016 11:28 AM

    PUKHRAYAN, India - At least 115 people were killed when an overnight passenger train rolled off the track in northern India early Sunday, with rescuers working into the night to pull people out of the mangled coaches, police said. The death toll was expected to rise further because rescue... more »
  • Gold Star family of slain California soldier booed on flight

    November 19, 2016 9:31 PM

    STOCKTON, Calif. - The father of a California soldier recently killed in Afghanistan says he felt disrespected and hurt by passengers who booed him and his family when they were on a flight to meet his son's remains. Stewart Perry said he and his wife and daughter were flying on... 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 »
  • Passengers no longer stuck on Sky Tower at SeaWorld Orlando

    December 21, 2015 3:52 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Guests who got stuck on the Sky Tower at SeaWorld Orlando have made it safely to the ground. Local media outlets report that maintenance crews were able to lower the ride Monday afternoon after it malfunctioned more than two hours earlier. The park previously announced... more »
  • Flight diverted because of 'unruly' passengers

    November 22, 2015 1:41 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Authorities say a Southwest Airlines flight headed from Indianapolis to Los Angeles has been diverted to Kansas City International airport because several passengers were being "unruly." FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said Sunday that three people were detained for questioning after Flight 5929 landed around 7:50 a.m.... more »
  • Few clues so far on cause of German plane crash

    March 24, 2015 10:13 AM

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France - Authorities so far have few clues as to what brought down a German jetliner carrying 150 people in a remote section of the French Alps today. All of those aboard are assumed to have been killed in the crash -- which took place after the plane descended... 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 »
  • Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

    July 24, 2014 6:11 AM

    ALGIERS, Algeria - Officials say heavy rain has been reported in the area where a plane carrying 116 people disappeared from radar today over the African country of Mali. The Air Algerie flight was on its way from neighboring Burkina Faso to Algeria. France's transport minister says the crew's last... more »

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