Stories tagged: air travel
Thu., Feb. 20, 2020
The airline industry expects the first annual decline in global passenger demand in 17 years, after tallying up the initial impact of the thousands of flights canceled because of the …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020
Airlines might soon be able to turn away cats, rabbits and all animals other than dogs that passengers try to bring with them in the cabin.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020
Commercial airlines are rerouting flights throughout the Middle East to avoid potential danger during heightened tensions between the United States and Iran.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019
International travelers in Spokane will soon have an opportunity to sign up for the Global Entry program at the Spokane International Airport.
Tue., Oct. 15, 2019
For decades, travelers have stoically endured jet lag as an unavoidable menace on long journeys. Now, as airlines push for record-breaking non-stop flights halfway around the planet, efforts to counter …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
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 …
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017
An American Airlines flight lurched violently over the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, sending drinks and people flying – and putting 10 in the hospital after landing in Philadelphia.
Wed., June 14, 2017
The rate of canceled flights nearly doubled to 1.6 percent in April compared to the same month in 2016. Delta Air Lines accounted for nearly half the cancellations – it …
Sat., June 3, 2017
It seems intuitive that the more passengers airlines cram into an aircraft, the more aggressive those passengers become. But there’s also some science that suggests that’s the case.
Fri., June 2, 2017
Five new nonstop flights between Spokane International Airport and cities across the country take off this summer, beginning Sunday when Southwest Airlines launches daily service to San Diego. The seasonal …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017
A proposal to turn air traffic control over to the private sector would put Spokane International Airport at risk of reduced staffing and higher fees, airport CEO Larry Krauter said …
Tue., May 16, 2017
People in Washington likely won’t have to worry next year about the identification they take to the airport after Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure Tuesday seeking to make the …
Tue., May 16, 2017
Delta Air Lines scored the best for on-time flights in the latest government rankings, and United and American weren’t far behind.
Wed., May 3, 2017
American Airlines Group Inc. is about to give coach passengers even less legroom.
Thu., April 27, 2017
United Airlines says it will raise the limit – to $10,000 – on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees as …
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017
Southwest Airlines announced on Thursday that is offering a new daily flight beween Spokane and Sacramento
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017
United Airlines will add new flights from Spokane to San Francisco and Chicago this summer.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017
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: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017
Delta Air Lines, recovering from a weekend technology outage, cancelled more flights Monday but said that the issue has been resolved.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017
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 …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016
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.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016
Boutique Air announced plans to offer daily flights between Pendleton and Portland, restoring commercial air service to the city in Eastern Oregon.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016
Airport security officers want people with medical issues to know they can get through security without embarrassment
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016
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 …
Thu., July 7, 2016
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 …
Mon., June 6, 2016
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.
Wed., Jan. 28, 2015
JUNEAU, Alaska — Delta Air Lines will extend year-round service from both Juneau and Fairbanks to Seattle.
Wed., June 4, 2014
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.
Mon., March 3, 2014
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 …
Thu., April 11, 2013
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. …