Stories tagged: airlines
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 10:48 A.M.
American mimics United with fare barring use of overhead bin
American Airlines followed United Continental in announcing no-frills tickets that limit carry-on bags to those that fit under a seat, bolstering efforts to compete with fast-growing fare discounters.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 11:45 A.M.
Jet-buying binge nears end as Boeing, Airbus brace for slowdown
The unprecedented jetliner shopping spree that’s spanned more than a decade is drawing to a close.
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 10:43 A.M.
For 2nd day, Alaska volcano eruption sparks aviation alert
For the second straight day, the Alaska Volcano Observatory issued its highest alert level for aviation when a volcano erupted with a towering ash cloud in the Aleutian Islands.
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.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 9:09 A.M.
Airlines project ‘soft landing’ in 2017 after record profits
The world’s leading association of airlines is lowering its projection for record industry net profit this year, while predicting a 16 percent drop next year due to rising oil prices.
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 7:42 A.M.
Dozens of flights at Sea-Tac canceled due to icy conditions
SEATTLE – Dozens of flights have been canceled at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport because of winter weather conditions. Alaska Airlines canceled about 35 flights from morning until about noon Tuesday as …
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 1:24 P.M.
United Airlines settles with SEC for reviving route that benefited public official
United Airlines’ parent company has agreed to pay a $2.4 million penalty for reinstating a money-losing route that gave a public official easier access to his vacation home.
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 12:21 P.M.
Doyle Owens, founder of unclaimed baggage store, dies at 85
The Alabama businessman who started a one-of-a-kind store selling the contents of unclaimed airline baggage has died.
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 12:09 P.M.
Flights canceled as forecast calls for more snow
Alaska Airlines canceled about two dozen flights into and out of Sea-Tac Airport as snow was in the forecast throughout the Seattle area.
SUNDAY, DEC. 4, 2016, 10:53 A.M.
Airlines swim in cash but leave airport workers high and dry
After losing more than $50 billion in the decade following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, U.S. airlines have been enjoying some financially robust times of late.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 2:41 P.M.
United Airlines will pay $2.4 million to settle with SEC
The parent company of United Airlines will pay $2.4 million to settle civil charges by securities regulators over flights that were started to help an official who oversaw one of …
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 12:06 P.M.
FAA orders Boeing 787 safety fix: Reboot power once in a while
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing a rule requiring urgent attention by operators of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner to avoid the possibility all three computer modules that manage the jet’s …
MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2016, 2:43 P.M.
Southwest Airlines pilots OK contract that boosts pay almost 30 percent
Southwest Airlines pilots approved a new contract that will boost pay almost 30 percent over its term and improve retirement benefits while falling short of recent raises proposed at some …
SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2016, 10:37 A.M.
Colombia’s largest airline cancels flights to Caracas
Colombia’s largest airline has cancelled all flights to Caracas after what it said was a security breach involving one of its aircraft and Venezuela’s air force.
TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016, 4:39 P.M.
Hurricane Matthew: Airlines offering travel waivers because of storm
Airlines are canceling some flights to the Caribbean and even the mainland U.S. as Hurricane Matthew is expected to spin toward Florida later this week.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2016, 1 P.M.
United fails to renew liquor license; 2 dry days at Newark
On Wednesday and Thursday the two United Clubs in Terminal C of Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey couldn’t serve any beer, wine or spirits until a forgotten liquor …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 7:03 P.M.
World’s airlines on pace to pocket record $39 billion in profits
Alexandre de Juniac, director-general of the International Air Transport Association, told a gathering in Singapore on Thursday that the $39.4 billion in net profit for 2016 represents the second year …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016, 1:46 P.M.
Boeing curtails OT pay for 80,000 workers in latest cost-cutting move
In another move to cut costs, Boeing told white-collar, salaried employees across the company on Tuesday that starting next month overtime pay will be severely limited.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016, 4:12 P.M.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 too dangerous to use, U.S. agency says
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones should turn them off and stop using them because of the risk that their batteries can …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 4, 2016, 7:30 A.M.
Boeing’s struggle with 777 assembly robots adds to Everett production snarl
Production of Boeing’s large 777 twinjet in Everett is significantly backed up, with incomplete jobs on each aircraft forcing catch-up work, some of which is being finished only after the …
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016, 5:11 P.M.
Travelers can now apply for TSA PreCheck at Sea-Tac airport
The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is now one of 47 airports where travelers can apply for a program aimed at speeding up security lines.
MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016, 10:11 A.M.
EPA moves to regulate climate-warming airliner pollution
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that it will use its authority under the Clean Air Act to impose limits on aircraft emissions.
THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016, 1:31 P.M.
Airlines boost on-time performance from last year
U.S. airlines posted a better on-time rate for May, and complaints dropped compared with the same month last year. The Department of Transportation said Thursday that 83.4 percent of domestic …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 9:03 A.M.
United Airlines writes off $412 million after losing Newark bulwark
Losing near-monopoly control over Newark Liberty International Airport is going to cost United Airlines $412 million, or $264 million after taxes.
FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016, 12:57 P.M.
U.S. airlines to start scheduled flights to Cuba
Six airlines won permission Friday to resume scheduled commercial air service from the U.S. to Cuba for the first time in more than five decades, another milestone in President Barack …
THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016, 12:44 P.M.
United CEO pitches plan to win back fliers in first major public appearance in post
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz aims to win loyal fliers back, starting with a new business class product that he personally unveiled Thursday at his first major public appearance since …
SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016, 10:06 A.M.
‘Technical issue’ cripples much of Swedish air traffic
Swedish officials say “a technical problem” is affecting air traffic control operations in Sweden – the second such issue in two weeks to hit the Scandinavian nation.
FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016, 12:40 P.M.
Holiday air travelers get a break from long security lines
Travelers who were dreading long airport security lines Friday ahead of the Memorial Day weekend instead reported moving quickly through checkpoints after authorities opened extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016, 5:44 P.M.
Hawaiian Airlines pilots picket, say contract talks slowed
Dozens of Hawaiian Airlines pilots picketed Wednesday for a new collective bargaining agreement a week after voting to allow union representatives to call for a strike if necessary.
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016, 2:30 P.M.
Fares are cheap; airlines don’t want them to stay that way
Enjoy lower airfares while you can. Airlines are taking steps to push prices higher by next year.