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August 11, 2022, 5:15 PM

Heathrow airport says passenger cap has eased travel chaos

Heathrow Airport in London says its limit on the number of passengers is easing a travel crunch that has led to flight cancellations and lost luggage
August 11, 2022, 5:15 PM
Heathrow airport says passenger cap has eased travel chaos
August 10, 2022, 12:33 PM

Mother-daughter pilot duo make history with Southwest Airlines

Capt. Holly Petitt and First Officer Keely Petitt became the first mother-daughter team to pilot a flight for the airline in July.
August 10, 2022, 12:33 PM
Mother-daughter pilot duo make history with Southwest Airlines
August 10, 2022, 12:35 AM

Airfare to drop 40% in the fall: Hopper

International airfare will drop about 19%, which is good news for travelers taking advantage of the CDC dropping COVID-19 restrictions for international travel.
August 10, 2022, 12:35 AM
Airfare to drop 40% in the fall: Hopper
August 9, 2022, 2:11 AM

Southwest attendant suffers broken back in hard landing

A Southwest Airlines flight attendant suffered a compression fracture in her back during a hard landing last month in California
August 9, 2022, 2:11 AM
August 8, 2022, 11:01 PM

FAA clears Boeing to resume deliveries of 787 Dreamliner

Federal safety officials have confirmed they will let Boeing resume deliveries.
August 8, 2022, 11:01 PM
August 6, 2022, 1:31 PM

Thousands of flights canceled or delayed due to severe weather

The weather conditions from coast to coast are leaving many passengers stranded.
August 6, 2022, 1:31 PM
Thousands of flights canceled or delayed due to severe weather
August 5, 2022, 10:42 PM

Storms ground US air travelers as airlines cancel flights

Thunderstorms on the East Coast are causing travel headaches.
August 5, 2022, 10:42 PM
Storms ground US air travelers as airlines cancel flights
August 5, 2022, 10:42 PM

Storms ground US air travelers as airlines cancel flights

Thunderstorms on the East Coast are causing travel headaches for tens of thousands of airline passengers
August 5, 2022, 10:42 PM
Storms ground US air travelers as airlines cancel flights
August 4, 2022, 4:13 PM

DOT proposes new rules for airline refunds

The Department of Transportation would require a refund if a domestic flight is delayed by at least three hours.
August 4, 2022, 4:13 PM
DOT proposes new rules for airline refunds
August 4, 2022, 3:18 PM

DOT rule would require airlines to issue refunds for domestic flights delayed by 3 hours

The proposed rule would also define a "significant" change and cancellation for the first time.
August 4, 2022, 3:18 PM
Airlines would have to issue refunds for delayed flights under new DOT rule
August 3, 2022, 2:19 AM

Passenger fined $1,846 for bringing McMuffins to Australia

Australia has strict policies on the importation of food products in its effort to keep foot and mouth disease out of the country.
August 3, 2022, 2:19 AM
Airline passenger fined hefty fee for bringing McMuffins to destination
August 3, 2022, 1:06 AM

Mother-daughter pilot duo takes flight

Captain Holly Petitt and her daughter and co-pilot, Keely Petitt, made history as the first-ever mother-daughter pair to pilot a Southwest plane together.
August 3, 2022, 1:06 AM
Mother-daughter pilot duo takes flight
August 2, 2022, 11:20 PM

Passenger fined $1,846 for bringing McMuffins to Australia

Australia has strict policies on the importation of food products in its effort to keep foot and mouth disease out of the country.
August 2, 2022, 11:20 PM
Passenger fined $1,846 for bringing McMuffins to Australia
August 2, 2022, 6:51 PM

Southwest’s first ever mother-daughter pilot duo takes to the skies

“You have this little baby, you’re holding her in your arms, and in a blink of an eye, there she is sitting on the flight deck next to you,” Holly Petitt told “GMA.”
August 2, 2022, 6:51 PM
Southwest’s first ever mother-daughter pilot duo takes to the skies
August 2, 2022, 2:40 PM

British Airways pauses short-haul flight sales from Heathrow

British Airways says it’s suspending sales of short-haul flights from London’s Heathrow Airport for about a week
August 2, 2022, 2:40 PM
British Airways pauses short-haul flight sales from Heathrow
July 31, 2022, 2:40 PM

Pilots with Germany's Lufthansa back possible strike action

A union says pilots with the German airline have voted in favor of a strike.
July 31, 2022, 2:40 PM
July 30, 2022, 5:40 PM

Airlines look to attract more diverse pilots amid shortage

Some airlines are making efforts to attract the next generation of pilots who have been historically excluded from the industry -- women and people of color.
July 30, 2022, 5:40 PM
Airlines look to diversify the flight deck
July 30, 2022, 4:05 PM

JetBlue strikes deal to acquire Spirit airlines

What the acquisition may mean for ticket prices and when it may happen.
July 30, 2022, 4:05 PM
JetBlue strikes deal to acquire Spirit airlines
July 30, 2022, 3:43 PM

Diversifying the flight deck

Airlines are seeking to attract more women and minorities for pilot positions.
July 30, 2022, 3:43 PM
Diversifying the flight deck
July 30, 2022, 3:24 PM

What the potential JetBlue and Spirit merger could mean for consumers

As JetBlue prepares to begin its takeover of Spirit Airlines in a $3.8 billion deal, many are left wondering what the future holds for customers.
July 30, 2022, 3:24 PM
What the potential JetBlue and Spirit merger could mean for consumers
July 28, 2022, 2:08 PM

Airline ticket prices expected to drop as fall approaches

The cost of air travel skyrocketed this summer, but prices are expected to dip again as autumn approaches.
July 28, 2022, 2:08 PM
Airline ticket prices expected to drop as fall approaches
July 27, 2022, 10:39 PM

Whistleblowers hit Southwest, FAA for lax safety practices

Federal officials say Southwest Airlines and its pilots union have resisted some investigations into accidents and other incidents, and have pushed to close the matters quickly
July 27, 2022, 10:39 PM
July 27, 2022, 1:01 PM

How to find a deal as airfare prices start to fall

After a surge in spring and summer travel, flights are expected to cost less in the fall.
July 27, 2022, 1:01 PM
How to find a deal as airfare prices start to fall
July 25, 2022, 11:38 PM

Budget airline Allegiant cuts profit outlook on rising costs

Shares of Allegiant Air’s parent company are falling after the company cut its prediction for second-quarter profit
July 25, 2022, 11:38 PM
1 month ago

Delta continues plane-buying spree, orders 12 Airbus jets

Delta Air Lines is on a jet-buying spree
1 month ago
Delta continues plane-buying spree, orders 12 Airbus jets
1 month ago

Delta places order for 100 Boeing 737 aircraft

Delta is ordering 100 737 Max 10 airplanes, the largest of the line produced by Boeing, potentially giving the manufacturer additional momentum after a troubled rollout of its most advanced aircraft
1 month ago
Delta places order for 100 Boeing 737 aircraft
1 month ago

San Francisco airport terminal evacuated due to bomb threat

Authorities found a potentially incendiary device. One person is in custody.
1 month ago
San Francisco airport terminal evacuated due to bomb threat
1 month ago

US approves American Airlines flights to more cities in Cuba

The U.S. government is giving American Airlines permission to resume flights to five cities in Cuba outside the capital of Havana
1 month ago
1 month ago

Family flying American Airlines claims they were asked to pay $30K after airline changed their flight to another country

Sam Taussig who was traveling with his family, a party of nine, spoke exclusively to ABC News about the incident with American Airlines.
1 month ago
Family claims they were asked to pay $30K after airline changed their flight
1 month ago

Passenger claims airline changed party's flight to another country without consent

A family has filed a complaint against American Airlines, alleging that the airline changed their return flight to depart from Saint Vincent to Saint Lucia.
1 month ago
Passenger claims airline changed party's flight to another country without consent
1 month ago

Travel chaos reaches London’s Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport in London has told Airlines to stop selling tickets until mid-September and has set the daily limit of 100,000 passengers to try to cope with the surge in volume.
1 month ago
Travel chaos reaches London’s Heathrow Airport
1 month ago

American Airlines says it will report a pretax profit for 2Q

American Airlines says it will earn a pretax profit for the second quarter, and its stock is soaring
1 month ago
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Frontier Airlines says it lacks the votes for Spirit merger

It's asking for another potential delay in the vote.
1 month ago
1 month ago

Spirit Airlines flight briefly catches fire at Atlanta airport, no injuries reported

Atlanta Fire Rescue put out the fire after one of the brakes in the landing gear overheated.
1 month ago
Spirit Airlines plane briefly catches fire on runway after landing
1 month ago

Spirit Airlines flight briefly catches fire at Atlanta airport

Smoke was seen coming from the landing gear of the airplane, visible to passengers.
1 month ago
Spirit Airlines flight briefly catches fire at Atlanta airport
1 month ago

Spirit airline plane briefly catches fire at Atlanta airport

The landing gear brakes of Spirit Flight 383 from Tampa, Florida, overheated Sunday morning at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport upon landing, the airline said.
1 month ago
Spirit airline plane briefly catches fire at Atlanta airport
1 month ago

Mom says airline allowed unaccompanied daughter to exit plane alone after flight

Monica Gilliam is speaking out after her 12-year-old daughter exited an American Airlines flight by herself while traveling as an unaccompanied minor.
1 month ago
Mom says airline allowed unaccompanied daughter to exit plane alone after flight
1 month ago

Video shows man stealing passenger plane in 2018

In a 2018 incident, a baggage handler stole a passenger plane from Seattle-Tacoma Airport that he then intentionally crashed, the newly released footage shows.
1 month ago
Video shows man stealing passenger plane in 2018
1 month ago

Airline unveils bunk beds for economy passengers

Air New Zealand plans to roll out its "Skynest" pods, which are lie-flat bunk beds where passengers can get sleep on long haul flights, starting in 2024.
1 month ago
Airline unveils bunk beds for economy passengers
1 month ago

More than 3,000 flights delayed, canceled after holiday weekend

Over the course of five days, airlines have canceled more than 10,000 flights and the TSA said that it screened more than 11 million people over the long weekend.
1 month ago
More than 3,000 flights delayed, canceled after holiday weekend
1 month ago

British Airways cancels hundreds more summer flights

British Airways says it will cancel hundreds more summer flights after previously announced cuts in scheduled flights proved insufficient to ease travel disruptions
1 month ago
British Airways cancels hundreds more summer flights
1 month ago

Carrier SAS files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in US

Scandinavian Airlines has filed for bankruptcy in the United States, warning the announcement of a strike by 1,000 pilots a day earlier had put the future of the carrier at risk
1 month ago
Carrier SAS files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in US
1 month ago

Guinness World Records recognizes 86-year-old woman as oldest flight attendant

Bette Nash was recognized by the Guinness World Records as the longest-serving and oldest flight attendant in the world.
1 month ago
Guinness World Records recognizes 86-year-old woman as oldest flight attendant
1 month ago

American airports brace for huge crowds this weekend

ive from San Francisco International Airport, KGO-TV reporter Ryan Curry talks about the impact high gas prices are having on California travelers.
1 month ago
American airports brace for huge crowds this weekend
1 month ago

Tips to save on summer travel

"GMA" sponsor T-Mobile teamed up with Good Housekeeping’s style director Lori Bergamotto to share some easy ways to save on gas, flights and hotels for your next trip.
1 month ago
Tips to save on summer travel
2 months ago

Airline captain wrote letter to the tooth fairy after girl lost tooth on the plane

“Captain Josh” saved the day when 5-year-old Lena thought she lost her tooth forever on the plane.
2 months ago
Airline captain wrote letter to the tooth fairy after girl lost tooth on the plane
2 months ago

High court declines to take up fight over airline crew rest

The Supreme Court is letting states set standards for meal and rest breaks.
2 months ago
High court declines to take up fight over airline crew rest
2 months ago

KLM pays back last of Dutch government pandemic loans

Dutch flag carrier KLM says it is repaying the last portion of loans it got from the Netherlands government and banks to help it survive when the COVID-19 pandemic threw global aviation into a tailspin
2 months ago
KLM pays back last of Dutch government pandemic loans
2 months ago

Merger vote at Spirit could reshape discount airline market

Shareholders of Spirit Airlines will vote next month on a proposed merger with Frontier Airlines
2 months ago
Merger vote at Spirit could reshape discount airline market
2 months ago

If your flight is canceled, are you entitled to a refund?

During the busy summer season, many travelers are left wondering what their rights are during extreme flight delays and cancellations.
2 months ago
If your flight is canceled, are you entitled to a refund?