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February 1, 2023, 1:29 AM

2 travelers say their wheelchairs were lost on same United Airlines flight

Two travelers said United Airlines lost their wheelchairs after taking a flight with the carrier earlier this week.
February 1, 2023, 1:29 AM
2 travelers say their wheelchairs were lost on same United Airlines flight
January 31, 2023, 11:38 PM

Lawmakers aim to raise penalties for US airline disruptions

Congress is going to look at legislation covering airline passenger rights.
January 31, 2023, 11:38 PM
January 28, 2023, 12:23 PM

Flights canceled as UK airline Flybe sinks into bankruptcy

Struggling U.K. airline Flybe has collapsed for the second time in less than three years
January 28, 2023, 12:23 PM
Flights canceled as UK airline Flybe sinks into bankruptcy
January 26, 2023, 3:10 PM

Southwest Airlines under investigation by Department of Transportation

The DOT released a statement saying it will investigate “whether Southwest executives engaged in unrealistic scheduling of flights” in December.
January 26, 2023, 3:10 PM
Southwest Airlines under investigation by Department of Transportation
January 26, 2023, 2:53 AM

US investigating December flight cancellations at Southwest

The federal government is investigating whether Southwest Airlines knowingly scheduling more flights than it could handle in December, when it ended up canceling nearly 17,000 flights
January 26, 2023, 2:53 AM
January 24, 2023, 4:53 PM

US board says Boeing Max likely hit a bird before 2019 crash

U.S. accident investigators disagree with Ethiopian authorities over the crash.
January 24, 2023, 4:53 PM
January 19, 2023, 1:58 AM

2 American citizens killed in Nepal plane crash

Two U.S. citizens and two permanent U.S. residents were among those killed in the plane crash in Nepal.
January 19, 2023, 1:58 AM
2 American citizens killed in Nepal plane crash
January 19, 2023, 1:08 AM

Jet hits plane parked at JFK Airport

A JetBlue plane bumped into an empty parked plane on a JFK Airport runway, just days after two flights nearly collided at the same airport.
January 19, 2023, 1:08 AM
Jet hits plane parked at JFK Airport
January 19, 2023, 1:07 AM

2 Americans killed in Nepal plane crash

The State Department announced that two American citizens and two permanent U.S. residents were among those killed in the plane crash in Nepal earlier this week.
January 19, 2023, 1:07 AM
2 Americans killed in Nepal plane crash
January 18, 2023, 1:27 PM

Relatives protest slow autopsy of Nepal plane crash victims

"It has been four days, but no one is listening to us," a family member said.
January 18, 2023, 1:27 PM
January 18, 2023, 8:08 AM

Qantas plane lands safely after mayday call over Pacific

A Qantas flight traveling from New Zealand to Sydney has landed safely on a single engine after it issued a mayday call over the Pacific Ocean
January 18, 2023, 8:08 AM
January 18, 2023, 3:30 AM

Investigators looking into cause of deadly Nepal plane crash

Yeti Airlines flight 691 banked sharply to the left and crashed into a nearly 1,000-foot gorge in central Nepal on Sunday, killing all 72 people on board.
January 18, 2023, 3:30 AM
Investigators looking into cause of deadly Nepal plane crash
January 18, 2023, 1:26 AM

At least 68 dead as Yeti Airlines plane carrying 72 crashes in Nepal

At least 68 people were killed when a Yeti Airlines plane crashed on Sunday morning in Nepal, officials said.
January 18, 2023, 1:26 AM
Plane with 72 on board crashes in Nepal; at least 68 dead
January 18, 2023, 12:00 AM

What is the FAA's NOTAM computer system that led to widespread problems?

A computer issue with a critical flight system caused thousands of delays and a temporary grounding of the nation’s airspace Wednesday.
January 18, 2023, 12:00 AM
What is the FAA's NOTAM computer system that led to widespread problems ?
January 17, 2023, 12:46 PM

FAA investigation after 2 planes nearly collide on JFK runway

A Delta 737 was preparing for takeoff when an American Airlines 777 crossed the wrong runway right in front of it on Friday night.
January 17, 2023, 12:46 PM
FAA investigation after 2 planes nearly collide on JFK runway
January 17, 2023, 2:50 AM

FAA investigating near collision at JFK Airport

A Delta airline pilot slammed the brakes as the jet sped down the runway after an American Airlines plane crossed its path.
January 17, 2023, 2:50 AM
FAA investigating near collision at JFK Airport
January 17, 2023, 2:47 AM

Nepal plane crash black boxes recovered

Investigators said they have recovered the flight recorders from the airplane that crashed in Nepal.
January 17, 2023, 2:47 AM
Nepal plane crash black boxes recovered
January 16, 2023, 1:08 PM

New details after close call between 2 passenger jets at NYC airport

The Delta pilots slammed on the breaks during takeoff when air traffic controllers saw an American Airlines plane crossing the wrong runway at John F. Kennedy Airport.
January 16, 2023, 1:08 PM
New details after close call between 2 passenger jets at NYC airport
January 16, 2023, 12:57 PM

FAA investigating how Delta, American Airlines planes nearly collided at JFK

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a near-collision between a Delta and American Airlines aircraft at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
January 16, 2023, 12:57 PM
FAA investigating how 2 planes nearly collided at JFK
January 16, 2023, 4:32 AM

2 planes nearly collided at New York's JFK airport

The FAA and NTSB plan to investigate the causes of passenger planes, American Airlines flight 777 and Delta flight 737, coming within 1,000 feet of each other at JFK airport.
January 16, 2023, 4:32 AM
2 planes nearly collided at New York's JFK airport
January 16, 2023, 4:31 AM

Yeti Airlines passenger plane crashes in Nepal

The plane was flying from the capital of Kathmandu to Pokhara, a city in central Nepal, the country's minister said.
January 16, 2023, 4:31 AM
Yeti Airlines passenger plane crashes in Nepal
January 16, 2023, 4:06 AM

At least 68 people were killed in deadly plane crash in Nepal

A Nepalese plane carrying 72 people crashed into the tourist town of Pokhara, killing 68 passengers. Nepalese government set to investigate the cause of the crash.
January 16, 2023, 4:06 AM
At least 68 people were killed in deadly plane crash in Nepal
January 15, 2023, 4:42 PM

At least 68 killed in plane crash in Nepal

The plane, flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara, a city in central Nepal, was carrying 72 passengers, officials said.
January 15, 2023, 4:42 PM
At least 68 killed in plane crash in Nepal
January 13, 2023, 11:41 AM

US flights grounded because engineer accidentally 'replaced one file with another': Official

The FAA is monitoring its systems at 'high level' after its NOTAM failure grounded all planes, a senior official told ABC News.
January 13, 2023, 11:41 AM
US flights grounded because engineer accidentally 'replaced one file with another'
January 13, 2023, 2:08 AM

US air travel returns to normal after technology breakdown

U.S. air travel has returned mostly to normal, a day after a computer system that sends safety information to pilots broke down and grounded traffic from coast to coast
January 13, 2023, 2:08 AM
Minimal airline delays, cancellations a day after US outage
January 12, 2023, 9:12 PM

FAA computer failure explained

The FAA’s Notice To Air Missions system failed overnight on Jan. 10 causing a nationwide ground stop on the morning of Jan. 11.
January 12, 2023, 9:12 PM
FAA computer failure explained
January 12, 2023, 5:01 PM

FAA system failure caused by 'damaged database file'

Travelers are experiencing the ripple effects of the FAA’s ground stoppage with thousands of delays and cancellations still occurring across the country.
January 12, 2023, 5:01 PM
FAA system failure caused by 'damaged database file'
January 12, 2023, 1:03 AM

Software maintenance mistake at center of major FAA computer meltdown: Official

The FAA has ordered a temporary nationwide pause on all domestic flights until 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning following a computer failure impacted flights.
January 12, 2023, 1:03 AM
Software maintenance mistake at center of major FAA computer meltdown: Official
January 12, 2023, 12:31 AM

Airports in chaos as computer glitch shuts flights down

The FAA ordered a temporary nationwide pause on all domestic departures following a computer failure that impacted flights around the country.
January 12, 2023, 12:31 AM
Airports in chaos as computer glitch shuts flights down
January 11, 2023, 9:31 PM

FAA computer issue triggers travel nightmare nationwide

ABC News' Morgan Norwood, Sam Sweeney and former pilot John Nance break down the FAA computer issue triggering thousands of delayed flights, and the potential national security implications.
January 11, 2023, 9:31 PM
FAA computer issue triggers travel nightmare nationwide
January 11, 2023, 6:31 PM

Normal operations resume after FAA computer outage paused flights

Issues with the FAA’s “Notice to Air Missions” system caused a nationwide ground stop causing major travel disruptions.
January 11, 2023, 6:31 PM
Normal operations resume after FAA computer outage paused flights
January 11, 2023, 4:46 PM

FAA lifts group stop after major computer failure

The FAA’s “Notice to Air Missions” system encountered a problem causing major delays and cancellations across the country.
January 11, 2023, 4:46 PM
FAA lifts group stop after major computer failure
January 11, 2023, 4:46 PM

Flights resume following major FAA computer issues

Group stop lifted as the FAA works to resolve the issues with its “Notice to Air Missions” system.
January 11, 2023, 4:46 PM
Flights resume following major FAA computer issues
January 11, 2023, 2:16 PM

China preparing to expand airline service to United States

Chinese state TV says Beijing is preparing to allow airlines to fly more routes between China and the United States following the end of anti-virus travel restrictions
January 11, 2023, 2:16 PM
China preparing to expand airline service to United States
January 10, 2023, 2:38 AM

Promotions, not job cuts, follow Southwest's holiday chaos

Southwest Airlines is making a number of executive promotions, but nobody is getting fired after thousands of flights were canceled in late December
January 10, 2023, 2:38 AM
January 8, 2023, 12:38 PM

Indian held for unruly behavior with woman on airline flight

A woman on an Air India flight from New York said he urinated on her.
January 8, 2023, 12:38 PM
Man held for unruly behavior with woman on flight
January 7, 2023, 4:53 AM

Delta says free Wi-Fi coming to many US flights next month

Delta Air Lines says it will start providing free Wi-Fi for all passengers on most of its U.S. flights starting next month
January 7, 2023, 4:53 AM
January 7, 2023, 2:24 AM

Southwest Airlines meltdown to cost $825 million

Southwest Airlines canceled more than 16,000 flights over 11 days, a government filing said.
January 7, 2023, 2:24 AM
Southwest Airlines meltdown to cost $825 million
1 month ago

Southwest Airlines holiday meltdown will cost company up to $825 million

Southwest Airlines canceled more than 16,000 flights over 11 days, a government filing said.
1 month ago
Southwest Airlines holiday meltdown will cost company up to $825 million
1 month ago

OSHA: American retaliated against workers who reported fumes

Federal officials say American Airlines retaliated against flight attendants who complained about jet fuel fumes seeping into airplane cabins
1 month ago
1 month ago

Airport worker killed by plane engine

An airline ground crew employee died at an Alabama airport after the worker was "sucked into the engine" of a plane, federal officials said.
1 month ago
Airport worker killed by plane engine
1 month ago

Southwest apologizes, gives customers frequent-flyer points

Southwest Airlines is trying to fix its relationship with travelers who got stuck by canceled flights over the holidays
1 month ago
1 month ago

American Airlines ground crew employee killed in accident at Alabama airport

An American Airlines ground crew employee was killed in an accident at the Montgomery Regional Airport in Alabama on Saturday, airport officials said.
1 month ago
Airline ground crew employee killed in accident at Alabama airport
1 month ago

NTSB: Airline worker pulled into engine in fatal accident

Authorities say an airline ground crew worker was pulled into the engine of a plane during a fatal accident at an Alabama airport
1 month ago
NTSB: Airline worker pulled into engine in fatal accident
1 month ago

Southwest CEO promises reimbursements

After Southwest Airlines canceled nearly 16-thousand flights in recent days, CEO Bob Jordan offered his apologies.
1 month ago
Southwest CEO promises reimbursements
1 month ago

Southwest Airlines CEO speaks out after week-long meltdown

Bob Jordan speaks exclusively to “GMA” after the turmoil that left passengers stranded, flight crews unaccounted for and baggage in chaos.
1 month ago
Southwest Airlines CEO speaks out after week-long meltdown
1 month ago

Southwest CEO apologizes to customers, employees: 'There will be a lot of lessons learned'

After more than 15,000 flights were canceled over the Christmas holiday, leaving thousands of travelers in a lurch, Southwest Airlines says it's finally catching up.
1 month ago
Southwest CEO apologizes: 'There will be a lot of lessons learned'
1 month ago

Southwest getting back on track

The airline now says it will honor reasonable requests for reimbursement for meals, hotels and alternate transportation after canceling thousands of flights earlier in the week.
1 month ago
Southwest getting back on track
1 month ago

Southwest Airlines announces plan to return to ‘normal operations’ by Friday

Southwest Airlines said it plans to return to "normal operations with minimal disruptions", after days of chaos that saw the company cancel thousands of its flights.
1 month ago
Southwest says it will return to normal operations by Friday
1 month ago

Southwest Airlines says they expect to return to normal operations

The airline accounted for 95% of the flights cancelled across the country.
1 month ago
Southwest Airlines says they expect to return to normal operations