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Rep. Eric Swalwell spends the day as a Southwest baggage handler, Starbucks barista
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., isn't giving up his day job, but he did take a stab Saturday as a Southwest Airlines baggage handler and Starbucks barista as part of the #InYourShoes initiative. Working with Transport Workers Union of America members at Oakland International Airport, Swalwell loaded
Hawaiian, Delta and Alaska top on-time ratings for airlines
Here are the government's rankings of the leading U.S. airlines and their on-time performance for May. The federal government counts a flight as on time if it arrives no more than 14 minutes behind schedule. 1. Hawaiian Airlines, 89.7 percent 2. Delta Air Lines , 82.8 percent 3. Alaska Airlines,
Passenger fight disrupts Texas-to-Chicago Southwest flight
Southwest Airlines says a flight en route to Chicago was forced to return to Austin after a fight broke out between two passengers
Tales from patients that stand to lose a lot from GOP health bill
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Kentucky, has decided to postpone a vote on Republicans' legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act , also known as Obamacare, after concluding he does not have the votes to pass the bill this week before the chamber goes on recess for the
Flying with peanut allergies: How airlines react
Shortly after boarding a flight, Sydney Silverman, 13, equipped with her own disinfecting wipes, takes a moment to vigilantly wipe down her seat and the seats next to her. Every stitch, tray table, pocket and armrest must be tended to. Sydney has practiced this routine for years, taking over her
Video shows altercation between 2 Southwest Airlines passengers in Burbank, California
Cellphone video taken on a Southwest Airlines flight on Sunday shows the moment two passengers got into a violent altercation after the plane landed in Burbank, California. Flight 2530 originated in Dallas and was on a stopover in Burbank before it headed to Oakland, according to the Burbank Police
United CEO Oscar Munoz promises DC lawmakers, 'We will do better'
United CEO Oscar Munoz appeared at a Capitol Hill hearing this morning, telling the House Transportation Committee that his airline “will do better” as federal lawmakers examine recent dust-ups between U.S. airlines and their customers. Apologizing for last month’s incident that left a passenger
United Airlines settles with passenger dragged from flight
United did not disclose the terms of its settlement with Dr. David Dao, the passenger who was seen on video being violently removed from a flight.
United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger who was dragged off plane
The airline announces new policies, including payment of up to $10,000 to passengers who are overbooked.
Stricter dress codes for employees' guests not uncommon among airlines
United Airlines is under fire for barring two teenage girls from their flight because they were wearing leggings -- but the policy United is citing is not uncommon among airlines. In a statement on its website , the airline said that when employees and their guests utilize the benefit of free or