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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

JetBlue founder says his new startup will cut fares, add legroom

Serial airline entrepreneur David Neeleman is determined to make his next carrier stand out in a market where rivals large and small shoehorn budget-minded travelers into cramped cabins.


Delta joins airlines in era of $30 bag fee

Delta Air Lines raised its fee for a first checked bag to $30, following in competitors’ footsteps as U.S. carriers expand efforts to offset stubbornly higher fuel prices.


Lawmakers ask 11 major airlines to justify ‘fee gouging’

The news that JetBlue and United Airlines have raised fees for checked bags and some flight cancellations has provoked two U.S. senators and a congressman who are calling for “relief …


Troublesome advanced engines for Boeing, Airbus jets have disrupted airlines and shaken travelers

A slew of technical problems with the three latest-technology jet engines is widely disrupting operations at airlines, bleeding cash from the engine makers and grounding significant numbers of Airbus and …


Pilot-hungry airlines are raiding flight schools – creating a shortage of instructors to train the next generation

Airlines’ insatiable demand for pilots threatens to sabotage flight schools’ ability to train new ones. Carriers are raising wages and hoarding every available pilot – including the instructors schools rely …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

Airlines prepare for an expected record number of summer passengers

A record 246.1 million passengers are expected to fly during the season, a 3.7 percent increase over a record set last year, according to Airlines for America, a trade group …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 5:08 p.m.

Pets-on-planes crackdown by airlines gets boost from U.S. agency

Regulators are making it easier for U.S. airlines to limit the growing number of dogs and other animals being brought onto flights by passengers saying they are for emotional or …


UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018, 2:43 p.m.

Report: Airlines getting better in key areas except delays

U.S. airlines are getting better at many things except getting you to your destination on time. That’s the upshot of a report issued by academics who analyze numbers compiled by …


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 12:33 p.m.

Airlines post better on-time record in latest U.S. report

U.S. airlines started the year showing a slight improvement in keeping flights on time.


Surge in airline hiring boosts interest in aspiring pilots

Major U.S. airlines are hiring pilots at a rate not seen since before 9/11, and that is encouraging more young people to consider a career in the cockpit.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 5:38 p.m.

Airlines protest Trump budget proposal to raise passenger fees

A trade group that represents those same U.S. airlines is protesting a proposal from the Trump administration to raise fees on airline tickets to collect nearly $3 billion.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 6:28 p.m.

Airline ‘bumping’ of passengers falls to lowest rate ever

Airlines bumped passengers off flights at the lowest rate on record last year after United Airlines was pilloried when a passenger was dragged off a full plane.


Russia to resume flights to Egypt, halted after 2015 bombing

Russia and Egypt signed a deal Friday to resume flights between Moscow and the Egyptian capital of Cairo starting from February after more than a two-year break, officials announced on …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 4:02 p.m.

DOT drops proposal to force airlines to disclose bag fees

An Obama administration proposal that would have required airlines disclose checked and carry-on bag fees at the start of a ticket purchase rather than later is being dropped by the …


Travelers love airline flash sales but the ultra-cheap fares are becoming less common

Airline flash sales are on the decline, industry experts say, partly because the airline industry has become more consolidated through mergers and acquisitions, which has diminished competition and reduced the …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 1:47 p.m.

Airlines bump fewer passengers off oversold flights

Airlines are bumping fewer passengers off oversold planes after taking to heart the public anger over a man being violently dragged from his seat earlier this year.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 1:10 p.m.

Airlines see Thanksgiving travel rising 3 percent

Get ready for bigger airport crowds over Thanksgiving this year.


The fat years for US airlines come to an end as costs increase

While summertime profits were fine, and travel demand remains robust, a number of airlines are facing higher bills from a variety of factors: labor contracts, significant airport renovation projects, technology …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 2:53 p.m.

Airline stocks jump as American, United hike 3Q forecasts

Airline stocks surged Tuesday after United and American slightly sweetened their outlook for third-quarter revenue.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 11:39 a.m.

Flights delayed around globe as booking system fails

Airlines worldwide were forced to delay flights Thursday as a global flight-bookings system operated by Amadeus IT Group suffered what the company called a “network issue.”


Boeing raises 20-year China plane forecast on travel boom

Boeing raised its 20-year forecast for aircraft demand in China as economic growth and an expanding middle class spur travel in the world’s most-populous nation.


As Hurricane Harvey bears down on Texas, here’s what air travelers need to know

As Hurricane Harvey continued to intensify Friday, airlines have announced they will waive change fees for travelers whose plans may have included stops in and around cities in Texas. According …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 8:57 p.m.

Alaska volcano sends up ash cloud; aircraft warning issued

The Alaska Volcano Observatory reports the latest eruption of a volcano in the Aleutian Islands sent up an ash cloud that could affect jet traffic.


‘Incredible shrinking airline seat’ gets U.S. court rebuke

Aviation regulators were ordered by a federal appeals court on Friday to consider setting minimum standards for the space airlines give passengers as carriers have steadily shrunk the width of …


TSA expands new procedure for inspecting large electronics

Passengers at all U.S. airports will soon face new measures for screening electronic devices bigger than a cellphone.


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 3:43 p.m.

Boeing beats 2Q profit forecasts

Boeing is reporting second-quarter net income of $1.76 billion, after suffering a loss a year earlier.


Britain set to break flight record amid summer getaway

Britain is poised to handle a record number of flights in its increasingly crowded skies as most schools break up for the summer and families head off for sunnier climes.


U.S. ends airline laptop ban as new security measures make the electronics OK to carry on

New security measures added at international airports now allow laptop computers, tablets and other large electronic devices in the cabins of flights to the United States, the Department of Homeland …


Mexico announces new laptop, tablet security on U.S. flights

Laptops and tablets on U.S.-bound flights from Mexico will be subjected to heightened carry-on security measures beginning Wednesday at the request of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Mexican authorities …


Lighting should have alerted pilots of potential disaster

Investigators looking into the frighteningly close call involving an airliner that nearly hit planes on the ground at San Francisco International Airport will try to determine why the pilots made …