Stories tagged: airline
UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019
Recent crashes have caused an uptick in airline fatalities in 2018 and 2019 after a long trend of safer flying.
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019
Delta tops annual study that ranks U.S. airlines by on-time arrivals, complaint rates and other statistical measurements.
Sun., Feb. 24, 2019
The price of a domestic airline ticket has hit a record low, but airlines are still collecting strong profits thanks to passenger fees and other charges.
Fri., Aug. 31, 2018
A can of pepper spray went off inside a plane headed from Oakland, California, to Maui on Friday, requiring emergency help for several people aboard, Hawaiian Airlines said.
Mon., June 18, 2018
After a decade of industry consolidation, David Neeleman, one of aviation’s famed entrepreneurs, sees room for a new low-cost U.S. airline focused on reducing travel hassles by using smaller airports, …
Tue., May 8, 2018
The good times for the nation’s airlines continued last year, with the country’s largest carriers reporting a combined profit of $15.5 billion, including $4.6 billion from baggage fees.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017
Travelers who check at least one bag when flying domestically are paying more overall than they did before airlines began unbundling fares in 2008 and charging separately for checked baggage, …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017
More than 1 in 5 travelers knowingly or unknowingly carried prohibited items onto aircraft, survey finds
A survey of airline passengers found that more than 20 percent had knowingly or unknowingly smuggled prohibited items past Transportation Security Administration checkpoints onto the aircraft, including at least 6 …
Tue., July 25, 2017
Paine Field in Everett is receiving a $12 million federal infrastructure grant.
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017
Three U.S. airlines have agreed to each pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines to resolve government claims that they violated rules aimed at protecting consumers.
Thu., July 20, 2017
A Florida man who fought with flight attendants and other passengers when he tried to open the exit door of a Delta Air Lines flight bound from Seattle to China …
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017
The Florida man accused of assaulting a flight attendant on a Delta Airlines flight from Seattle to Beijing on Thursday night is scheduled to appear in federal court on Friday, …
Mon., June 26, 2017
Alaska Airlines is offering a charter flight over the Pacific Ocean this Aug. 21 that will allow select passengers to view the astronomical event from the sky.
UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017
Sea-Tac Airport has decided that longtime tenant Ivar’s Fish Bar will no longer have a place at its central terminal – and Ivar’s is not keeping clam about it.
Tue., June 6, 2017
A classical musician has accused a United Airlines supervisor of barring her from boarding a plane with her centuries-old violin, sparking a scuffle that caused her to miss her flight …
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017
United Airlines will not fire employees involved in the recent dragging of a passenger from his seat, an incident CEO Oscar Munoz on Tuesday called “a system failure.”
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017
The passenger dragged from a United flight lost two front teeth and suffered a broken nose and a concussion, one of his lawyers said Thursday, accusing the airline industry of …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017
Several minutes after a passenger recorded a video watched around the world that showed security officers dragging another passenger off an overbooked United Express flight at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, …
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017
Low-cost airline Norwegian will open a nonstop Seattle-London route from September with one-way economy class fares – including taxes but excluding fees for checking baggage and meals – starting at …
Thu., March 30, 2017
An American Airlines pilot died after becoming ill just before his plane landed in Albuquerque.
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017
Delta Air Lines employees in the Puget Sound region on Tuesday will be paid annual payments from the airline’s profit-sharing plan averaging about $13,000 each pretax.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017
Bomb-sniffing dogs are checking an American Airlines plane that was diverted to Lambert Airport in St. Louis.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 5, 2017
In the MFE, the customer is seen as an enemy to be defeated by extortion, psychological abuse or brutal marketing.
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017
An Oregon man admitted to groping a 13-year-old girl on a flight from Dallas to Portland. Chad Camp pleaded guilty Thursday to assault and making an indecent sexual proposal to …
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016
Colombian aviation authorities say a preliminary investigation has found that the plane that crashed with a Brazilian soccer team aboard had run out of fuel.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016
Airbus and Iran Air finalized Thursday a deal for 100 planes worth more than $18 billion dollars at list prices – a contract that’s potentially a big boost for Iran’s …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016
Camas County commissioners have approved an ordinance that will allow the construction of a private airport owned by actor Bruce Willis to resume.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016
An American Airlines flight from Dallas to Indianapolis had to make an emergency landing in Arkansas after a passenger’s electronic cigarette “malfunctioned” and started a small fire, airline officials said.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016
The leader of North Carolina’s NAACP is suing American Airlines, saying he was removed from a flight because he is black.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016
If airlines allow passengers to make in-flight cellphone calls, the carrier must notify passengers in advance, under a rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Transportation.