Stories tagged: air travel
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 4:47 P.M.
United Airlines to add Spokane service to Chicago, San Francisco
United Airlines will add new flights from Spokane to San Francisco and Chicago this summer.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 3 P.M.
Frequent fliers without PreCheck will be moving to slow lane, TSA says
The Transportation Security Administration this month plans to significantly reduce the number of frequent fliers who go through faster airport security lines for free, even though they haven’t signed up …
UPDATED: MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 6:19 P.M.
Delta operations recovering; Trump blames airline for delays
Delta Air Lines, recovering from a weekend technology outage, cancelled more flights Monday but said that the issue has been resolved.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017, 5:02 P.M.
Travel through Spokane Airport rises 3.2 percent in 2016
Travelers stepped on and off commercial planes 3.2 million times at Spokane International Airport last year, which was a 3.2 percent increase over 2015, year-end numbers show. That also was …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 8:56 A.M.
Alaska-Virgin America merger joins very different airlines: Like ‘bacon on a donut’?
Alaska Air Group on Wednesday is completing its $4 billion acquisition of San Francisco-based Virgin America to become the fifth-largest U.S. airline.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 7:44 A.M.
Boutique Air to start Portland-Pendleton service Dec. 19
Boutique Air announced plans to offer daily flights between Pendleton and Portland, restoring commercial air service to the city in Eastern Oregon.
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 1 A.M.
Getting There: TSA is ready to help those with medical issues get to their planes
Airport security officers want people with medical issues to know they can get through security without embarrassment
THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016, 4:30 P.M.
Delta posts a profit despite lower airfare, rising expenses
NEW YORK – Lower airfares and rising salaries are putting a squeeze on Delta Air Lines. Luckily for the airline, the price of jet fuel remains cheap and the Atlanta-based …
THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016, 1:32 P.M.
U.S. gives tentative OK to flights to Cuba from 10 American cities
WASHINGTON – The U.S. government on Thursday tentatively approved scheduled commercial airline service to Havana from 10 American cities, further bridging the gulf between countries as close as an hour …
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016, 5:46 P.M.
American Airlines will reward fliers based on dollars, not miles
American Airlines is following other airlines by basing perks like free flights on how much passengers spend on tickets, not how many miles they fly.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28, 2015, 7:37 A.M.
Delta extends Alaska-Seattle service
JUNEAU, Alaska — Delta Air Lines will extend year-round service from both Juneau and Fairbanks to Seattle.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014, 1:13 P.M.
FBI cracking down on lasers pointed at planes
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest of anyone who aims a laser at an aircraft.
MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
Getting There: TSA boss touts PreCheck screening program
The head of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration visited his officers at Spokane International Airport on Wednesday and used the occasion to promote the agency’s PreCheck program for passengers wanting …
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
Allegiant suspending nonstop Hawaii flights
Allegiant Air said it will temporarily halt flights to Hawaii from Spokane and several other U.S. cities, including Boise and Eugene. The last Spokane flight to Honolulu will leave Aug. …
TUESDAY, FEB. 12, 2013, 8:34 A.M.
Alaska Airlines starting Fairbanks-Portland flight
SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines is adding daily, nonstop flights this summer between Fairbanks and Portland. Service starts June 9 and continues through Sept. 2.
SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2012
If your winter plans include air travel, it’s time to review options
1. Book early. Chances are you will have better flight options, seat selection and lower prices if you commit soon. It can be difficult to travel light during the holidays. …
FRIDAY, OCT. 19, 2012, 12:05 A.M.
Ill. Amtrak train set to hit 110 mph in test run
CHICAGO (AP) — In a modest milestone for President Barack Obama’s high-speed rail vision, test runs will start zooming along a small section of the Amtrak line between Chicago and …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 25, 2012, 11:02 A.M.
Report: More fees, less choice for air travelers
WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline passengers can expect fewer carriers to choose from, fewer flights to smaller cities and more baggage and other fees as the industry continues to grapple with …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012, 7:02 A.M.
Problems dogging new high-tech air traffic system
WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-tech overhaul to the nation’s air traffic control system is mostly on track to completion, but has yet to produce the benefits that airlines and passengers …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2012, 12:34 P.M.
Alaska Airlines retiring meal tray prayer cards
SEATTLE — After 30 years of giving passengers spiritual words to reflect on while they eat their meals, Alaska Airlines is retiring the prayer cards from their meal trays.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2011, 9:40 A.M.
Holiday flying to fall slightly, trade group says
Fewer people will fly this holiday season, but flights will still be packed. That’s according to a forecast released today by the main trade group representing U.S. airlines.
SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2011
Las Vegas makes pitch as international gateway
LAS VEGAS – Never mind “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” Perhaps the new slogan for America’s gambling capital should be “Stop over for a quickie in Sin City.” …
SATURDAY, JAN. 17, 2009
Bird-plane strikes common, rising
CHICAGO – Collisions between airplanes and birds are common and the hazard is increasing across the U.S. despite sophisticated efforts to control wildlife near airports and track their movements to …