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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 …

Nigerian woman kicked off United flight after white man complained she was ‘pungent,’ suit says

An African woman and her children were kicked off a United Airlines flight after a fellow passenger complained that she had a “pungent” odor, according to a racial discrimination lawsuit …

United mistakenly flies Kansas-bound dog to Japan

United Airlines says it’s investigating after mistakenly flying a Kansas family’s dog to Japan.

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: 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.

Delta tops in on-time flights, Spirit worst for complaints

Delta Air Lines scored the best for on-time flights in the latest government rankings, and United and American weren’t far behind.

Senate bill would expand protections for air travelers, require study of airline overbooking

Legislation set to be introduced in the Senate on Wednesday would bar airlines from involuntarily removing passengers once they’ve boarded a flight and eliminate the caps on the compensation they …

UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

United changes policy, crew can’t displace seated passengers

United Airlines is changing a company policy and will no longer allow crew members to displace customers already onboard an airplane.

UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 3:58 p.m.

Lawyer: United will save evidence in dragged passenger case

The lawyer for a man dragged off a United flight says the airline and Chicago officials have agreed to preserve evidence of the incident.

UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 5:50 p.m.

Delta hikes payouts for overbooked fliers after United furor

Delta Air Lines Inc. increased the payouts its airport agents can offer passengers on overbooked flights, moving to prevent a public relations nightmare similar to the one plaguing United Continental …

UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 6:43 p.m.

Once the queen of the skies, the 747 will soon be just a flying truck

The wide-bodied Boeing 747 was once known as the queen of the skies, an instantly recognizable behemoth revered for its luxury and spaciousness. Now the 747’s days as a passenger …

Germany ‘repulsed’ by Hitler salutes at U.S. far-right event

The German government expressed revulsion Wednesday at Nazi-style salutes such as those performed at a recent far-right event in Washington, but said it was confident the United States can tackle …