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December 5, 2022, 7:13 PM

Airplane crash in Gulf of Mexico leaves 2 dead, 1 missing

Authorities are searching for the pilot of a small airplane that crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast over the weekend, with two people confirmed dead
December 5, 2022, 7:13 PM
Airplane crash in Gulf of Mexico leaves 2 dead, 1 missing
December 4, 2022, 4:39 PM

Delta and pilots union reach tentative agreement

The tentative contract deal comes just as the holiday travel season reaches peak demand in an industry dealing with pilot shortages.
December 4, 2022, 4:39 PM
Delta and pilots union reach tentative agreement
December 3, 2022, 3:54 PM

Alaska Airlines new way to skip the line

What you need to know about Alaska Airlines baggage tags to speed up holiday travel.
December 3, 2022, 3:54 PM
Alaska Airlines new way to skip the line
December 1, 2022, 1:56 PM

Lufthansa settles dispute with excluded Jewish passengers

German airline Lufthansa said Thursday that it has reached a settlement with most members of a group of Orthodox Jewish passengers who weren’t allowed to board a flight in Frankfurt earlier this year after some had refused to wear masks
December 1, 2022, 1:56 PM
Lufthansa settles dispute with excluded Jewish passengers
November 28, 2022, 1:16 AM

Scare aboard JetBlue flight out of JFK

A Utah man, 41-year-old Merrill Darrell Fackrell, faces federal charges after allegedly threatening another passenger with a knife or razor blade.
November 28, 2022, 1:16 AM
Scare aboard JetBlue flight out of JFK
November 26, 2022, 7:38 PM

Airports prepare for busiest travel day of the year

Millions of Americans are getting ready to travel home after the Thanksgiving holiday with Sunday traditionally being the busiest travel day of the year.
November 26, 2022, 7:38 PM
Airports prepare for busiest travel day of the year
November 26, 2022, 4:58 PM

JetBlue passenger arrested for allegedly holding razor blade to woman's neck

A passenger allegedly held a small knife to the throat of another passenger on a JetBlue flight from New York’s JFK Airport to Salt Lake City.
November 26, 2022, 4:58 PM
JetBlue passenger arrested for allegedly holding razor blade to woman's neck
November 23, 2022, 1:18 AM

Bird strike forces emergency landing of US Air Force plane

A bird strike forced the emergency landing of a U.S. Air Force plane, which was carrying the Chief of the National Guard.
November 23, 2022, 1:18 AM
Bird strike forces emergency landing of US Air Force plane
November 22, 2022, 11:07 PM

Tips for taking the to skies this holiday season

Clint Henderson, managing editor for The Points Guy, gives travel tips ahead of the busy holiday travel season.
November 22, 2022, 11:07 PM
Tips for taking the to skies this holiday season
November 22, 2022, 2:44 PM

China Eastern Airlines flight crashes with 132 on board

A Boeing 737 operated by China Eastern Airlines with 132 people on board crashed on Monday in Guangxi, China.
November 22, 2022, 2:44 PM
China Eastern Airlines flight crashes with 132 on board
November 22, 2022, 2:17 PM

Probe widens into mysterious plane crash in southern China

Officials say they are not ruling out any possible scenario in their investigation into the Boeing 737 crash that killed 132 people.
November 22, 2022, 2:17 PM
Probe widens into mysterious plane crash in southern China
November 22, 2022, 1:56 PM

US airline CEOs call on Biden to lift mask mandate on travel

The group also called for the president to do away with international pre-departure testing requirements.
November 22, 2022, 1:56 PM
Airline CEOs urge Biden to lift mask mandate on travel
November 22, 2022, 1:47 PM

Search goes on for 2nd black box in China Eastern Airlines crash

The passenger jet that crashed Monday in southern China plunged into a mountainside with such force it created a 66-foot deep crater and shattered into pieces.
November 22, 2022, 1:47 PM
2nd black box still missing as 183 pieces of crashed plane found
November 18, 2022, 7:53 PM

US bid to kill American-JetBlue partnership goes to judge

The government and two major airlines are giving starkly contrasting views about the impact of an alliance between the airlines
November 18, 2022, 7:53 PM
November 18, 2022, 1:48 AM

3 men convicted for shooting down Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine 8 years ago

Three men have been convicted for shooting down a Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine eight years ago, murdering 298 people.
November 18, 2022, 1:48 AM
3 men convicted for shooting down Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine 8 years ago
November 17, 2022, 3:43 PM

3 get life sentences for 2014 downing of jet over Ukraine

A Dutch court has convicted two Russians and a Ukrainian of 298 murders.
November 17, 2022, 3:43 PM
MH17 verdicts: 2 Russians, 1 Ukrainian convicted of murders
November 16, 2022, 2:51 AM

Plane filled with rescue dogs crashes, none seriously injured

A plane filled with 56 rescue dogs traveling from New Orleans to Wisconsin crashed on Tuesday. No canines were seriously injured.
November 16, 2022, 2:51 AM
Plane filled with rescue dogs crashes, none seriously injured
November 15, 2022, 1:01 AM

Flight makes emergency landing after passenger found with box cutters

A passenger on a Frontier Airlines flight, who allegedly boarded the plane with two box cutters, was taken into custody after an emergency landing Friday night.
November 15, 2022, 1:01 AM
Flight makes emergency landing after passenger found with box cutters
November 14, 2022, 12:57 PM

Passenger allegedly threatens fellow travelers with box cutters

A TSA security breach led to a passenger boarding a Frontier flight with two box cutters and allegedly threatening other people onboard.
November 14, 2022, 12:57 PM
Passenger allegedly threatens fellow travelers with box cutters
November 14, 2022, 1:31 AM

Box cutter flight scare

The TSA said it's sending some agents back into training for remediation after a man boarded a flight with two box cutters.
November 14, 2022, 1:31 AM
Box cutter flight scare
November 13, 2022, 4:38 PM

Passenger with box cutters on Frontier Airlines flight prompts emergency landing: TSA

A passenger on a Frontier Airlines flight was taken into custody for possessing a box cutter after the plane made an emergency landing, according to the airline.
November 13, 2022, 4:38 PM
Passenger on flight with box cutters forces emergency landing: TSA
November 12, 2022, 5:13 PM

Emergency landing for Frontier flight

A Frontier Airlines flight was diverted after passenger had a boxcutter onboard.
November 12, 2022, 5:13 PM
Emergency landing for Frontier flight
1 month ago

Possible pilots strikes at United, Delta ahead of holiday travel

United pilots announced they will start picketing soon after rejecting a tentative agreement, while nearly all Delta pilots voted to authorize a strike.
1 month ago
Possible pilots strikes at United, Delta ahead of holiday travel
1 month ago

Plane engine catches fire

Passengers aboard a flight taking off from India reported hearing a loud bang, which was the engine catching on fire. All people aboard are safe.
1 month ago
Plane engine catches fire
1 month ago

Are airplane seats too small?

The FAA wants to hear from you to voice your opinion by the deadline this Tuesday.
1 month ago
Are airplane seats too small?
1 month ago

New images and video show passenger jet damaged by storm

The Latam Airlines A320, departing from Chile and bound for Paraguay, flew directly into a violent thunderstorm on Wednesday night. The pilots eventually made an emergency landing in Asuncion, Paraguay.
1 month ago
New images and video show passenger jet damaged by storm
1 month ago

Frontier Airlines announces ‘Go Wild’ unlimited pass

The airline pass, which will roll out next spring, offers an unlimited number of flights with access to all of Frontier's destinations for more than 300 days of the year at “wildly discounted rates.”
1 month ago
Frontier Airlines announces ‘Go Wild’ unlimited pass
1 month ago

Plane damaged after flight through severe weather

Paraguay's aviation authority said it's investigating a LATAM Airline's emergency landing that took place after the plane's nose was destroyed during a severe storm.
1 month ago
Plane damaged after flight through severe weather
1 month ago

Airline offers prizes in 'middle seat lottery'

Virgin Australia is giving away $150,000 worth of prizes to passengers who get sandwiched between others, such as free flights, a pub crawl and even a bungee jump.
1 month ago
Airline offers prizes in 'middle seat lottery'
1 month ago

FAA warns about safety concerns due to 5G technology

The FAA administrator warned regulators it "would be forced to take immediate steps to ensure the safety of the traveling public" if action isn't taken to control transmissions, according to Reuters.
1 month ago
FAA warns about safety concerns due to 5G technology
1 month ago

Korean Air plane overruns Philippine runway, 173 people safe

Photos showed the front underbelly of the plane partly ripped away.
1 month ago
2 months ago

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.
2 months ago
Why potential JetBlue and Spirit merger could mean 'bad news' for travelers
2 months ago

JetBlue Airways set to merge with Spirit Airlines

Some experts think the merger could mean higher prices for consumers.
2 months ago
JetBlue Airways set to merge with Spirit Airlines
2 months ago

Spirit Airlines shareholders approve $3.8B sale to JetBlue

Spirit Airlines shareholders are approving a $3.8 billion sale of the company to JetBlue Airways
2 months ago
Spirit Airlines shareholders approve $3.8B sale to JetBlue
2 months ago

United Airlines pilot makes emergency landing

A bird strike forced the pilot to declare an emergency for a flight from Chicago to Miami.
2 months ago
United Airlines pilot makes emergency landing
2 months ago

Where to find deals amid rising airfare prices

With prices expected to keep climbing, travelers are considering subscription services from low-cost carriers like Frontier or Alaska.
2 months ago
Where to find deals amid rising airfare prices
2 months ago

Flight forced to make emergency landing after 5 crew members became sick

An American Airlines flight from Miami to Barbados was forced to make an emergency landing after five crew members were sickened by what turned out to be nail polish in a passenger’s carry-on bag.
2 months ago
Flight forced to make emergency landing after 5 crew members became sick
2 months ago

Airline passengers cheer on cancer survivor

A woman who was on a Southwest flight to Hawaii after beating late stage breast cancer got a surprise shoutout from pilots and cheers from passengers before takeoff.
2 months ago
Airline passengers cheer on cancer survivor
2 months ago

Families seek truth as Airbus, Air France face crash trial

The families of the 228 people killed in 2009 when their storm-tossed Air France flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris slammed into the Atlantic finally have a chance at justice
2 months ago
Families seek truth as Airbus, Air France face crash trial
2 months ago

JetBlue bid for Spirit wins support from 2 advisory firms

JetBlue’s $3.8 billion bid to buy Spirit Airlines is getting a boost
2 months ago
2 months ago

Fall travel deals

ABC News’ Janine Elliot spoke with Expedia travel expert Courtney Scott about why now is the perfect time to book your next getaway.
2 months ago
Fall travel deals
2 months ago

Scare aboard packed flight in Albuquerque

Plus, a historic photo of four female justices now serving on the Supreme Court.
2 months ago
Scare aboard packed flight in Albuquerque
2 months ago

Spirit Airlines flight makes emergency landing after apparent engine fire

A Spirit Airlines flight made an emergency landing after experiencing a mechanical issue, the company said.
2 months ago
Spirit Airlines flight makes emergency landing after apparent engine fire
2 months ago

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.”
2 months ago
Southwest’s first ever mother-daughter pilot duo takes to the skies
2 months ago

By the Numbers: Airfare transparency

A look at the Biden administration’s new initiative pushing airlines and travel search sites to disclose details of airline fees as travelers return to the skies.
2 months ago
By the Numbers: Airfare transparency
2 months ago

President Biden proposes new travel rules for airlines

In an effort to crack down on hidden fees, Biden wants to require airlines and third-party travel websites to show additional fees up front in the booking process.
2 months ago
President Biden proposes new travel rules for airlines
2 months ago

Biden to propose new rule requiring airlines to disclose extra fees upfront

President Joe Biden on Monday is proposing a new rule requiring airlines to disclose extra fees upfront.
2 months ago
Biden to propose new rule requiring airlines to disclose extra fees upfront
2 months ago

Airline passenger arrested for punching flight attendant

A man was arrested on an American Airlines flight after he was seen punching a flight attendant on a flight from Mexico to Los Angeles.
2 months ago
Airline passenger arrested for punching flight attendant
2 months ago

Flight attendant allegedly punched in head

American Airlines said it banned an unruly passenger who was filmed punching a flight attendant in the back of the head during a flight.
2 months ago
Flight attendant allegedly punched in head
2 months ago

Plane makes emergency landing after takeoff

A plane had to make an emergency landing at Newark International Airport shortly after takeoff after sparks shot out from the aircraft following takeoff.
2 months ago
Plane makes emergency landing after takeoff