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Alaska Airlines to begin direct flights next year from Spokane to Los Angeles, San Francisco

Alaska Airlines will fly direct from Spokane to Los Angeles and San Francisco beginning early next year, the Seattle-based airline has announced.


Grounded MAX jets could contribute to higher summer fares

The grounding of Boeing 737 MAX jets likely means that fare increases this summer will be larger than already expected and airlines will struggle to handle disruptions such as storms …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018

Frontier nonstop service between Spokane and Las Vegas starts Monday

Frontier Airlines starts nonstop service between Spokane to Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport on Monday afternoon with a flight to the Nevada city.


Bookings for Southwest fall after fatal accident

Inspections of jet engines at Southwest Airlines turned up one cracked fan blade last year but no others since last week’s deadly accident that investigators believe started when a weakened …


Southwest Airlines direct flights from Spokane to San Jose begin

Frequent flyers to San Jose got a leg up this week, with Southwest Airlines beginning its daily, nonstop service between Spokane and the Bay Area city.


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018

Airlines post better on-time record in latest U.S. report

U.S. airlines started the year showing a slight improvement in keeping flights on time.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018

Latest Midwest snow wave delays flights, makes driving tough

A winter storm that moved across the Upper Midwest over the weekend ended Sunday after delivering a ninth consecutive day of snowfall in Chicago, and snow and freezing rain in …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018

U.S. orders extra air cargo screening for flights from Mideast

U.S. authorities issued an emergency order Monday requiring additional screening of cargo on flights departing for the United States from five Mideast countries, citing a threat of terrorism.


Russia to resume flights to Egypt, halted after 2015 bombing

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 …


Pilots say they will staff all scheduled American Airlines flights for holiday season

American Airlines pilots have agreed with the carrier to staff every scheduled flight during the holiday season, avoiding cancellations that were threatened by a computer error.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017

American says it has found pilots for most Christmas flights

American Airlines said Thursday that only a few hundred of its late-December flights remain without pilots scheduled to fly the plane and the airline has not canceled any holiday-season flights.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017

Union: Many AA flights in December lack scheduled pilots

A scheduling glitch has left American Airlines scrambling to find pilots to operate thousands of flights over the busy Christmas holiday period.


New screenings begin for passengers on U.S.-bound flights

New security screenings for all passengers on U.S.-bound flights began on Thursday, with airlines worldwide questioning flyers about their trip and their luggage in the latest Trump administration decision affecting …


FAA investigating lasers flashed at Seattle-Tacoma pilots

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating two separate incidences of lasers being flashed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport pilots.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017

Flights into Seattle delayed due to wildfire smoke

Flights arriving at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport are being delayed because of low visibility caused by wildfire smoke in the area, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.


UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017

DHS officials announce enhanced security measures for all flights to the U.S.

U.S. officials on Wednesday announced enhanced security and screening measures for all commercial flights to the United States, but backed away from a proposal to expand a ban on laptops …


UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017

Southwest Airlines cutting service to two Cuban cities

DALLAS – Southwest Airlines, pulling back on its service to Cuba, plans to end flights to two cities on the island in September after determining the routes aren’t sustainable, the …


London flight chaos lingers as British Airways revives computers

British Airways said many of its computer systems are running again as the carrier pushed to recover from a massive technology failure that disrupted hundreds of flights and stranded thousands …


Ban aimed at electronics in cabins of some U.S.-bound flights

The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and most other electronics in carry-on luggage starting Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017

Washington spends thousands on special flights for prisoners, report says

Washington state’s corrections department has been shuttling prisoners back to the state on airplanes routinely used by Gov. Jay Inslee. The King Air trips have cost taxpayers tens of thousands …


‘Miracle on the Hudson’ legacy: 70,000 slain birds

Birds took the blame for bringing down the jetliner that “Sully” Sullenberger landed on the Hudson River eight years ago this weekend. They have been paying for it with their …


Weather forces delay in flight arrivals at Spokane airport

Closure of Spokane International Airport runways because of weather conditions has delayed several flights scheduled to arrive late Sunday night, according to the airport’s website. Southwest Flight 3518 from Oakland, …


Lufthansa scraps almost 2,000 flights as pilot strike extended

Strikes at Deutsche Lufthansa will wipe out almost 2,000 flights after a failed bid to have a pilot walkout over pay declared illegal led a union to extend it by …


Spokane airport sees flights drop in 2013; planes stay full

Spokane International Airport saw a small decrease in the number of passengers flying out of the city last year, but the decline may be due to cutbacks by airlines. Aircraft …


Do your homework before booking vacation

It’s May. Memorial Day and the end of the school year are in sight. Suddenly, you’re thinking about a summer vacation. A little advance planning – and some insider tips …


Allegiant suspending nonstop Hawaii flights

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. …


Alaska Airlines starting Fairbanks-Portland flight

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines is adding daily, nonstop flights this summer between Fairbanks and Portland. Service starts June 9 and continues through Sept. 2.


Airlines serve up new fancy drinks

NEW YORK – Airlines have found a way to take the edge off the stress of flying and make a few extra bucks along the way: fancy new cocktails, craft …


Nine tips to snag seats together on holiday flights

Flying this Thanksgiving and worried that you won’t be able to sit with family? You’re not alone. Nearly 24 million people are expected to fly during the 12 days surrounding …


If your winter plans include air travel, it’s time to review options

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. …