Stories tagged: airlines
UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 10:34 p.m.
The head of Spokane International Airport appealed to a congressional committee Tuesday to allow airports like Spokane’s to raise fees on passengers to fund development projects.
UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 10:57 a.m.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection aims to utilize facial recognition at 20 major international airports on 16,300 flights per week by 2021. The technology is already being used at 17 …
Fri., March 1, 2019, 9:08 a.m.
Southwest is suing its mechanics’ union over what it claims is an illegal work slowdown that is grounding planes and disrupting flights.
Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 12:37 p.m.
Newer seat-back entertainment systems on some airplanes operated by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Singapore Airlines have cameras, and it’s likely they are also on planes used …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 7:44 p.m.
The Transportation Security Administration has begun approving private explosive-detection canine firms to screen cargo flying from U.S. airports under a new program finalized last month. The change offers freight haulers …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
Flyers who want roomier seats, better meals, larger entertainment screens and more personalized service without an extravagant price tag, the options are starting to grow.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 5:53 p.m.
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.
Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 12:45 p.m.
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.
Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 2:37 p.m.
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 …
Sun., June 17, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
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 …
Sun., May 27, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. airlines started the year showing a slight improvement in keeping flights on time.
Fri., March 16, 2018, 5 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
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.
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 …
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017
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 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.
Get ready for bigger airport crowds over Thanksgiving this year.
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
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 surged Tuesday after United and American slightly sweetened their outlook for third-quarter revenue.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
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.”
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
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.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
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.
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.
Fri., July 28, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
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 …