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July 27, 2021, 10:35 AM

Airlines cite concerns about fuel shortages at some airports

The fuel needle is moving closer to “empty” at some U.S. airports
July 27, 2021, 10:35 AM
July 25, 2021, 10:32 PM

Airports in the US West dealing with shortage of jet fuel

An urgent demand from firefighting aircraft is adding to the problem.
July 25, 2021, 10:32 PM
July 22, 2021, 9:02 PM

Southwest sees milestone after booking unaided June profit

Southwest Airlines says that it turned a profit in June without assistance from the government, a result the company is calling a milestone in its recovery from the pandemic
July 22, 2021, 9:02 PM
July 21, 2021, 9:59 PM

Airlines keep losing and damaging wheelchairs at an alarming rate

U.S. airlines are losing and damaging wheelchairs at an alarming rate.
July 21, 2021, 9:59 PM
Airlines keep losing and damaging wheelchairs at an alarming rate
July 21, 2021, 1:23 PM

Mask disputes fuel spike in air rage incidents

More than 85 TSA officers have been assaulted this year amid an air rage spike.
July 21, 2021, 1:23 PM
Mask disputes fuel spike in air rage incidents
July 21, 2021, 12:49 PM

FAA shares new numbers of attacks on planes and on the ground

The federal agency released new data detailing bad behavior on board planes, as travel numbers shatter records.
July 21, 2021, 12:49 PM
FAA shares new numbers of attacks on planes and on the ground
July 16, 2021, 5:31 AM

American recalling flight attendants to handle travel crowds

American Airlines is telling some flight attendants to cut short their leaves of absence and come back to work
July 16, 2021, 5:31 AM
July 15, 2021, 1:00 AM

Man charged with causing disturbance on LA-Miami flight

A California man is facing a federal charge following a disturbance on a flight from Los Angeles to Miami last week
July 15, 2021, 1:00 AM
July 14, 2021, 1:55 PM

With taxpayers' help, Delta posts $652 million profit in 2Q

Delta Air Lines is reporting profits of $652 million for the second quarter thanks to an increase in leisure travel and $1.5 billion in federal pandemic relief
July 14, 2021, 1:55 PM
July 14, 2021, 1:20 PM

One trick to traveling cheaply: flexibility

To fly for the lowest price on your next trip, search without a specific date.
July 14, 2021, 1:20 PM
July 14, 2021, 12:27 PM

FAA sees largest weekly surge in unruly air passengers this summer

Of this year's incidents, 75% involve passengers who refuse to wear a mask.
July 14, 2021, 12:27 PM
FAA sees largest weekly surge in unruly air passengers this summer
July 14, 2021, 12:06 PM

Spike in violent incidents on planes

About 75%, of new in-flight fights have stemmed from people who refuse to wear their mask.
July 14, 2021, 12:06 PM
Spike in violent incidents on planes
July 14, 2021, 4:27 AM

Number of unruly passengers skyrocketing: FAA

The FAA reported that the number of unruly passengers increased by almost 150 over the last week.
July 14, 2021, 4:27 AM
Number of unruly passengers skyrocketing: FAA
July 10, 2021, 5:05 PM

Confusion over travel credits

The founder and CEO of "The Points Guy" Brian Kelly navigates those airline policies on refunds and vouchers.
July 10, 2021, 5:05 PM
Confusion over travel credits
July 7, 2021, 4:24 AM

Unruly teenagers refused federal mask mandate on flight

An American Airlines flight to the Bahamas was canceled on Monday after witnesses said a group of about 30 high school students from Boston staged a mask rebellion.
July 7, 2021, 4:24 AM
Unruly teenagers refused federal mask mandate on flight
July 5, 2021, 4:34 PM

Southwest, American delays hint at hard summer for travelers

If you're planning to fly this summer, bring plenty of patience
July 5, 2021, 4:34 PM
July 3, 2021, 6:36 PM

Flight delay turned impromptu concert

In what's become a viral video, little girl Trinity decided to sing the Backstreet Boys hit "I Want It That Way" to help lift the spirits of passengers who were grounded at the San Diego airport.
July 3, 2021, 6:36 PM
Flight delay turned impromptu concert
1 month ago

Southwest Airlines canceled 2,600 flights in June; crews say they're exhausted

Southwest vows to do better as cancellations and delays plague its network.
1 month ago
Southwest Airlines canceled 2,600 flights in June; crews say they're exhausted
1 month ago

US plans to make airlines refund fees if bags are delayed

The Biden administration is planning to require that airlines refund fees on checked baggage if the bags get seriously delayed
1 month ago
1 month ago

Airlines struggle to keep up with travel demands ahead of July 4th

As millions prepare to take to the skies for the 4th of July weekend, airlines are struggling to keep up with the rebound in demand, canceling hundreds of flights in recent weeks.
1 month ago
Airlines struggle to keep up with travel demands ahead of July 4th
1 month ago

Man jumps from moving plane at Los Angeles airport

Authorities say a passenger was taken to the hospital after he jumped.
1 month ago
1 month ago

TSA to resume self-defense training for flight crew members

The Transportation Security Administration will resume crew member self-defense training in early July.
1 month ago
TSA to resume self-defense training amid increase in unruly airline passengers
1 month ago

Longtime Southwest Airlines CEO will step down next year

Change is coming in the leadership of Southwest Airlines
1 month ago
1 month ago

Unruly airline passengers rack up potential fines

The FAA reported about 3,100 incidents that involved unruly passengers since the start of the year. The incidents add up to $550,000 in proposed fines.
1 month ago
Unruly airline passengers rack up potential fines
1 month ago

Frontier Airlines making passengers pay 'Covid Recovery' surcharge

The fee offsets costs like cleaning aircraft and PPE for Frontier's employees.
1 month ago
Frontier Airlines making passengers pay 'Covid Recovery' surcharge
1 month ago

As passengers return to air travel, bad behavior skyrockets

As much as passengers are eager to return to the skies, they likely don’t miss all the frustrations that come with airplane travel
1 month ago
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What are your rights if your flight is canceled or changed?

What are your rights if your flight is canceled, changed?
1 month ago
What are your rights if your flight is canceled or changed?
1 month ago

Flight attendants have become ‘punching bags’ for public

Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants, discusses summer air travel across the U.S. and the pandemic's effect on airline workers and passengers.
1 month ago
Flight attendants have become ‘punching bags’ for public
1 month ago

American Airlines cutting flights as summer season starts

American Airlines is cutting flights to protect its network from getting overloaded as summer travel season arrives
1 month ago
1 month ago

Groups call on DOJ to prosecute unruly passengers

A coalition of airline lobbying groups and unions are calling for the DOJ to prosecute unruly passengers "to the fullest extent of the law" following a spike in incidents.
1 month ago
Groups call on DOJ to prosecute unruly passengers
1 month ago

Groups call for DOJ to prosecute unruly passengers to 'fullest extent of the law'

A coalition of airline lobbying groups and unions are calling for the DOJ to prosecute unruly passengers "to the fullest extent of the law" following a spike in incidents
1 month ago
Groups call for DOJ to prosecute unruly passengers to 'fullest extent of the law'
1 month ago

American Airlines faces major staffing and maintenance issues

American Airlines canceled about 400 flights over the weekend and nearly 140 flights were canceled on Monday. The airline said it will have to cancel up to 80 flights per day for the next month.
1 month ago
American Airlines faces major staffing and maintenance issues
1 month ago

Navigating travel troubles amid flight cancellations

The Points Guy Brian Kelly discusses what to do if your flight is canceled, and summer travel tips for flying to the E.U. as travel restrictions are lifted for Americans.
1 month ago
Navigating travel troubles amid flight cancellations
1 month ago

American Airlines cancels hundreds of flights amid staffing, maintenance issues

Hundreds of American Airlines flights have been canceled this weekend and Monday because of significant staffing and maintenance issues.
1 month ago
American Airlines cancels hundreds of flights amid staffing, maintenance issues
1 month ago

American Airlines cancels nearly 400 flights

The airline issued hundreds of cancelations over the weekend due to major staffing and maintenance issues and says it expects to cancel between 50 to 80 flights per day over the next month.
1 month ago
American Airlines cancels nearly 400 flights
1 month ago

Alarming rise in unruly behavior as air travel returns

The Federal Aviation Administration has received over 3,000 reports of unruly passengers on planes. Many incidents have arisen from the federal mask requirement on air travel.
1 month ago
Alarming rise in unruly behavior as air travel returns
1 month ago

Southwest still struggling with flight delays, cancellations

Southwest Airlines is seeing higher numbers of canceled and delayed flights for a third day as it tries to recover from technology glitches earlier this week
1 month ago
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Southwest suffers technology problem for second straight day

Southwest Airlines is dealing with technology problems that have delayed and canceled flights for two straight days
1 month ago
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American Airlines pilot gives lifesaving advice mid flight

The engine on the Cessna Aircraft failed mid-flight on Friday right over a busy interstate. With the help of an American Airlines pilot over the radio, the plane was able to land safely.
1 month ago
American Airlines pilot gives lifesaving advice mid flight
1 month ago

US seeks to fine Air Canada $25.5 million over slow refunds

It says refunds have been slow for canceled flights during the pandemic.
1 month ago
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FBI investigating in-flight confrontation with off-duty Delta flight attendant

Federal officers are looking into the incident where Stephon Jamar Duncan, 34, had to be restrained by passengers and crew after allegedly threatening to take down the plane.
1 month ago
FBI investigating in-flight confrontation with off-duty Delta flight attendant
1 month ago
Delta CEO says safety of passengers, crew is 'of paramount concern'
1 month ago

Delta CEO speaks on rising reports of unruly passengers

Ed Bastian discusses how the rise of unruly passengers has affected Delta crews and what the company is doing to keep passengers safe.
1 month ago
Delta CEO speaks on rising reports of unruly passengers
1 month ago

3,000 unruly passengers so far this year -- 2,300 cases over mask wearing: FAA

Airlines have now reported 3,000 cases of disruptive passengers to the FAA this year, and the vast majority -- 2,300 -- involve people who refused to wear a mask.
1 month ago
3,000 unruly passengers so far this year -- 2,300 cases over mask wearing: FAA
1 month ago

Passengers subdue off-duty flight attendant making threats near cockpit

A cross-country Delta flight was diverted after Stephon Jamar Duncan, 34, an inactive flight attendant, allegedly made terroristic threats and assaulted two flight attendants, according to police.
1 month ago
Passengers subdue off-duty flight attendant making threats near cockpit
2 months ago

Passengers overpower man allegedly attempting overtake plane

The Delta flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta was forced to make an emergency landing.
2 months ago
Passengers overpower man allegedly attempting overtake plane
2 months ago

Passenger attempts to break into plane cockpit: Authorities

A Delta Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing after a passenger allegedly attempted to force their way into the cockpit.
2 months ago
Passenger attempts to break into plane cockpit: Authorities
2 months ago

Flight crew, passengers subdue man who allegedly tried to storm cockpit

A dramatic video shows passengers and crew subduing a man who allegedly attempted to break into the cockpit of a Delta flight.
2 months ago
Flight crew, passengers subdue man who allegedly tried to storm cockpit
2 months ago

Need to reach an airline? Prepare to wait on hold for hours

As US air carriers see record pandemic-era travel, customers are taking to social media to vent their frustration over hours-long wait times to reach a reservation agent.
2 months ago
Need to reach an airline? Prepare to wait on hold for hours
2 months ago

America takes to the skies

Nearly 5 and a half million people million people were screened by the TSA which broke a pandemic record on air travel.
2 months ago
America takes to the skies