Stories tagged: air travel
Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 12:35 p.m.
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, 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 …
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 2:56 p.m.
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, 5 p.m.
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, 1:40 p.m.
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, 12:58 p.m.
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, 11 p.m.
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, 3:48 p.m.
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, 10:50 a.m.
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, 10:25 a.m.
American Airlines Group Inc. is about to give coach passengers even less legroom.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 11:42 a.m.
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, 6:01 p.m.
Southwest Airlines announced on Thursday that is offering a new daily flight beween Spokane and Sacramento
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:47 p.m.
United Airlines will add new flights from Spokane to San Francisco and Chicago this summer.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 3 p.m.
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, 6:19 p.m.
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, 5:02 p.m.
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, 8:56 a.m.
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, 7:44 a.m.
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, 1 a.m.
Airport security officers want people with medical issues to know they can get through security without embarrassment
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
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, 1:32 p.m.
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, 5:46 p.m.
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, 7:37 a.m.
JUNEAU, Alaska — Delta Air Lines will extend year-round service from both Juneau and Fairbanks to Seattle.
Wed., June 4, 2014, 1:13 p.m.
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. …
Tue., Feb. 12, 2013, 8:34 a.m.
SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines is adding daily, nonstop flights this summer between Fairbanks and Portland. Service starts June 9 and continues through Sept. 2.
Sun., Oct. 21, 2012
1. Book early. Chances are you will have better flight options, seat selection and lower prices if you commit soon. It can be difficult to travel light during the holidays. …
Fri., Oct. 19, 2012, 12:05 a.m.
CHICAGO (AP) — In a modest milestone for President Barack Obama’s high-speed rail vision, test runs will start zooming along a small section of the Amtrak line between Chicago and …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2012, 11:02 a.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline passengers can expect fewer carriers to choose from, fewer flights to smaller cities and more baggage and other fees as the industry continues to grapple with …