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April 20, 2024 at 12:40 AM

Pilots suspended after allowing passenger in cockpit mid-flight

Two United Airlines pilots have been suspended after the captain let an MLB baseball coach sit in the captain’s seat while the plane was mid-flight, the airline said.
April 20, 2024 at 12:40 AM
Pilots suspended after allowing passenger in cockpit mid-flight
April 19, 2024 at 8:38 PM

FAA investigating after it says a flight told to cross a runway where another was starting takeoff

The Federal Aviation Administration says it will investigate after a flight at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport was instructed to cross a runway where another flight was starting its takeoff
April 19, 2024 at 8:38 PM
FAA investigating flight told to cross a runway where another was starting takeoff
April 19, 2024 at 3:59 PM

Another close call at a major airport

Authorities say two passenger jets came within 400 feet of each other on the tarmac at Washington’s Reagan National Airport. ABC News’ Andrew Dymburt reports.
April 19, 2024 at 3:59 PM
Another close call at a major airport
April 18, 2024 at 11:33 PM

Two passenger jets narrowly miss colliding at Reagan National Airport

A JetBlue flight to Boston's Logan Airport aborted takeoff in Washington, D.C., due to a runway encroachment by a Southwest Airlines plane.
April 18, 2024 at 11:33 PM
Two passenger jets narrowly miss colliding at Reagan National Airport
April 17, 2024 at 4:20 PM

Alaska Airlines flights grounded nationwide

In a statement, Alaska Airlines said it experienced an issue while performing an upgrade to the system that calculates weight and balance.
April 17, 2024 at 4:20 PM
Alaska Airlines flights grounded nationwide
April 16, 2024 at 1:11 PM

American Airlines pilots warn of 'significant spike' in safety issues

The pilots union says the airline is conducting fewer inspections, has ended overnight maintenance checks and is running shorter test flights on planes returning from major maintenance.
April 16, 2024 at 1:11 PM
American Airlines pilots warn of 'significant spike' in safety issues
April 10, 2024 at 9:42 PM

Delta Air Lines posts a narrow Q1 profit and says travel demand remains strong despite flight scares

Delta Air Lines has reported a small first-quarter profit and says travel demand is strong heading into summer
April 10, 2024 at 9:42 PM
April 10, 2024 at 2:19 PM

FAA investigates new Boeing whistleblower claims

Engineer Sam Salehpour alleges there are engineering issues with 787 Dreamliners that he claims could cause planes to break apart after decades of use. Boeing called the claims inaccurate.
April 10, 2024 at 2:19 PM
FAA investigates new Boeing whistleblower claims
April 10, 2024 at 1:20 AM

Engine cover of Southwest plane detaches after takeoff

The FAA says it's investigating after the engine cover on a Southwest flight from Denver to Houston detached minutes after takeoff.
April 10, 2024 at 1:20 AM
Engine cover of Southwest plane detaches after takeoff
April 8, 2024 at 2:54 PM

Spirit to defer Airbus plane deliveries, furlough 260 pilots this year

Discount carrier Spirit Airlines said it is deferring all aircraft on order from Airbus that were scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2025 through the end of 2026
April 8, 2024 at 2:54 PM
April 8, 2024 at 12:08 PM

Engine cover detaches during takeoff on Southwest plane, FAA says

The Boeing 737-800 aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in Denver shortly after takeoff. ABC News' Rhiannon Ally has the details.
April 8, 2024 at 12:08 PM
Engine cover detaches during takeoff on Southwest plane, FAA says
April 8, 2024 at 1:26 AM

Southwest flight makes emergency landing after engine cover detachment

The FAA said the Boeing 737-800 aircraft's engine cover detached during takeoff.
April 8, 2024 at 1:26 AM
Southwest flight makes emergency landing after engine cover detachment
April 8, 2024 at 12:03 AM

A scare aboard Southwest Airlines flight

Footage showed the engine cover of a Southwest airplane tear off amidst take off.
April 8, 2024 at 12:03 AM
A scare aboard Southwest Airlines flight
April 7, 2024 at 8:46 PM

Southwest flight from Denver makes emergency landing after 'mechanical issue,' airline says

A Southwest Airlines flight from Denver to Houston had to make an emergency landing Sunday morning after the engine cover detached during takeoff, according to the FAA.
April 7, 2024 at 8:46 PM
Southwest flight makes emergency landing after 'mechanical issue,' airline says
April 7, 2024 at 2:43 PM

Commercial flights, passengers gearing up for flights to view the eclipse

As millions of Americans will be watching the celestial event from the ground, some eclipse chaser will get the view of the lifetime by watching the eclipse in the sky.
April 7, 2024 at 2:43 PM
Commercial flights, passengers gearing up for flights to view the eclipse
April 6, 2024 at 7:33 PM

Report finds hundreds of people bypassed parts of airport security last year

The TSA told The Washington Post that 300 people attempted to bypass airport security checkpoints in the past year.
April 6, 2024 at 7:33 PM
Report finds hundreds of people bypassed parts of airport security last year
April 4, 2024 at 9:03 PM

Boeing paid Alaska Airlines $160M in compensation after door plug incident, airline says

Boeing has paid Alaska Air Group approximately $160 million in compensation following the door plug incident on Alaska Flight 1282, according to an SEC filing.
April 4, 2024 at 9:03 PM
Boeing paid Alaska Airlines $160M compensation after door plug incident, airline says
April 4, 2024 at 4:12 AM

JetBlue to try dynamic pricing for checked luggage during peak travel times

JetBlue is raising baggage fees, charging $50 for the first checked bag and $70 for the second during peak times.
April 4, 2024 at 4:12 AM
JetBlue to try dynamic pricing for checked luggage during peak travel times
April 3, 2024 at 3:34 PM

What to know about JetBlue checked bag pricing, increased fees for Trusted Traveler Programs

New pricing structure is in effect for JetBlue customers on checked bags and Customs Border Patrol will implement higher fees this fall on Trusted Traveler Programs.
April 3, 2024 at 3:34 PM
JetBlue starts peak, off-peak bag pricing, plus Trusted Traveler Program fee increase
April 3, 2024 at 2:56 PM

JetBlue to try dynamic pricing for checked luggage during peak travel times

The airline will charge an extra $5 for the first checked bag and another $10 for a second bag on flights within the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America.
April 3, 2024 at 2:56 PM
JetBlue to try dynamic pricing for checked luggage during peak travel times
April 2, 2024 at 2:38 PM

United asks some pilots to take unpaid leave with fewer new planes to fly

The airline is asking pilots to take unpaid time off because it won’t have as many planes as it was expecting due to Boeing scaling back production as it faces FAA scrutiny over its safety standards.
April 2, 2024 at 2:38 PM
United asks some pilots to take unpaid leave with fewer new planes to fly
April 1, 2024 at 7:50 PM

Southwest red-eye flights still in pipeline, don't bank on overnight travel this year

After recent headlines of Southwest piloting red eye flights, the airline confirmed overnight routes have long been in the business plan.
April 1, 2024 at 7:50 PM
No, you won't be jet setting overnight with Southwest this year
April 1, 2024 at 2:51 PM

Airlines facing record-breaking travel

Many people are flying for Easter, spring break and the upcoming eclipse, with air traffic on par with days leading up to Christmas and Thanksgiving.
April 1, 2024 at 2:51 PM
Airlines facing record-breaking travel
March 31, 2024 at 1:10 AM

United Airlines jet hits severe turbulence

Several were injured and more treated for motion sickness as a flight from Tel Aviv was diverted due to heavy turbulence as it tried to land at Newark airport.
March 31, 2024 at 1:10 AM
United Airlines jet hits severe turbulence
March 29, 2024 at 2:12 PM

Delta planes clip wings on Minnesota tarmac

The FAA is investigating after two Airbus A320 planes clipped wings on the taxiway at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Thursday.
March 29, 2024 at 2:12 PM
Delta planes clip wings on Minnesota tarmac
March 29, 2024 at 1:06 AM

Strong odor forces passenger jet to evacuate

Passengers aboard a Frontier Airlines flight bound for Orlando were forced to evacuate moments after boarding in Charlotte due to a mysterious odor, officials said.
March 29, 2024 at 1:06 AM
Strong odor forces passenger jet to evacuate
March 28, 2024 at 2:50 PM

FAA braces for more than 50,000 flights

Airports across the country are preparing for what is expected to be one of the busiest travel days on record this spring break season.
March 28, 2024 at 2:50 PM
FAA braces for more than 50,000 flights
March 26, 2024 at 8:38 AM

Stowaway passenger allegedly boarded a Delta flight without a ticket

Authorities said a video appears to show how the man allegedly did it.
March 26, 2024 at 8:38 AM
Stowaway passenger allegedly boarded a Delta flight without a ticket
1 month ago

United Airlines under renewed scrutiny from FAA

After several recent mishaps, the FAA confirms its increased oversight of United Airlines to identify and ensure safety.
1 month ago
United Airlines under renewed scrutiny from FAA
1 month ago

Man arrested after boarding Delta plane without a ticket

The man was seen taking photos of other passengers’ boarding passes, then using one of the photos to board the plane himself.
1 month ago
Man arrested after boarding Delta plane without a ticket
1 month ago

Man arrested for allegedly boarding plane without ticket

The suspect allegedly took a photo of another passenger's airline ticket and then used that photo on his phone to board a flight in Salt Lake City, investigators said.
1 month ago
Man arrested for allegedly boarding plane without ticket
1 month ago

United Airlines CEO addresses recent dangerous incidents

United CEO Scott Kirby reassured passengers that the company is working to keep them safe in light of recent incidents involving plane malfunctions.
1 month ago
United Airlines CEO addresses recent dangerous incidents
1 month ago

United Airlines CEO announces safety review following string of incidents

In a letter to customers, CEO Scott Kirby said "safety is our highest priority" after a number of high-profile incidents at the airline.
1 month ago
United Airlines CEO announces safety review following string of incidents
1 month ago

United Airlines CEO addresses safety concerns

Scott Kirby assured customers in a letter that "safety is our highest priority" after a number of high-profile incidents raised concerns.
1 month ago
United Airlines CEO addresses safety concerns
1 month ago

FAA investigating latest incident with United-operated Boeing plane

A missing external panel was discovered during a post-flight inspection after a flight from San Franciso to Portland.
1 month ago
FAA investigating latest incident with United-operated Boeing plane
1 month ago

Boeing calls for inspection of switches on pilot seats

Boeing is advising airlines to inspect switches on pilot seats after a report of what might have caused a jet's sudden dive earlier this week.
1 month ago
Boeing calls for inspection of switches on pilot seats
1 month ago

Student pilot charged with attempting to enter cockpit: Police

A student pilot attempted to enter the cockpit of an Alaska Airlines flight on March 3, according to investigators.
1 month ago
Student pilot charged with attempting to enter cockpit: Police
1 month ago

Student pilot allegedly tried to enter cockpit of Alaska Airlines flight multiple times

A student pilot is facing a federal charge after allegedly attempting to enter the cockpit of an Alaska Airlines flight multiple times, according to court documents.
1 month ago
Student pilot allegedly tried to enter cockpit of Alaska flight multiple times
1 month ago

NTSB to hold investigative hearing on Alaska Airlines door plug incident

This summer, the National Transportation Safety Board will hold a two-day investigative hearing on the Alaska Airlines door plug incident, the agency announced Tuesday.
1 month ago
NTSB to hold investigative hearing on Alaska Airlines door plug incident
1 month ago

Boeing whistleblower found dead

A longtime former Boeing employee was found dead days after he was deposed, according to his attorney.
1 month ago
Boeing whistleblower found dead
1 month ago

Flight attendant captures passengers’ attention with epic lip sync

As a flight attendant of nine years, Stefan Peters found that lip syncing the safety announcement engages more passengers.
1 month ago
Flight attendant captures passengers’ attention with epic lip sync
1 month ago

Plane plunges during flight

Australian officials are investigating an incident with a LATAM Airlines Group plane that had "a strong shake" after departing from Sydney.
1 month ago
Plane plunges during flight
1 month ago

Turbulent week of airline incidents

ABC News' Gio Benitez discusses separate incidents, including an airliner taxiing off the runway into grass and a flaming engine forcing an airliner to make a quick landing.
1 month ago
Turbulent week of airline incidents
1 month ago

United Airlines plane rolls into grass after landing

A United plane rolled onto the grass at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston after turning on the taxiway, according to the FAA.
1 month ago
United Airlines plane rolls into grass after landing
1 month ago

United Airlines plane loses tire after takeoff

The FAA is investigating how a tire fell of a Boeing 777 shortly after takeoff from San Francisco International Airport, falling into an airport employee parking lot below.
1 month ago
United Airlines plane loses tire after takeoff
1 month ago

Southwest defends new seat redesign after social media backlash

Southwest Airlines responded to travelers complaining of the new seat redesign, saying, "We have our customers' back -- even when they give us flak."
1 month ago
Southwest defends new seat redesign after social media backlash
1 month ago

'Thought we were going to die': United Airlines jet makes emergency landing after flames break out in engine

An investigation was underway Thursday into what sparked an engine to bust into flames on a United Airlines flight forced to make an emergency this week.
1 month ago
Flaming engine forces United jet to make emergency landing
1 month ago

The controversy over Southwest Airlines’ new seats

The company recently debuted a new look for its cabins and seats, but travelers said online that there seemed to be a lack of legroom in the design.
1 month ago
The controversy over Southwest Airlines’ new seats
1 month ago

United Airlines plane makes emergency landing

A United Airlines plane en route to Fort Myers from Houston on Monday made an emergency landing after flames were seen coming out of one its engines.
1 month ago
United Airlines plane makes emergency landing
1 month ago

Mother dies after falling ill on flight

Stefanie Smith was seemingly in good health when she became ill on a flight after vacationing in the Dominican Republic, her family said.
1 month ago
Mother dies after falling ill on flight