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June 21, 2024 at 11:16 PM

FAA probes Southwest flight, American Airlines flight attendants consider strike

The FAA is investigating a Southwest flight that suddenly dropped over 500 feet from the ground while en route to its destination. Also, more on American Airlines failed agreement with union workers.
June 21, 2024 at 11:16 PM
VIDEO: FAA probes faulty Southwest flight, American Airlines flight attendants consider strike
June 21, 2024 at 1:56 PM

Southwest plane drops 500 feet as it approaches airport

The FAA is investigating after a Boeing 737 dropped to roughly 525 feet while making its approach into Oklahoma City Airport just after midnight on Wednesday.
June 21, 2024 at 1:56 PM
VIDEO: Southwest plane drops 500 feet as it approaches airport
June 21, 2024 at 11:20 AM

Federal officials are investigating a Southwest Airlines low flight over Oklahoma City suburbs

Federal officials are investigating a Southwest Airlines flight that swooped low enough to trigger a low-altitude alert while it was still nine miles away from the airport in Oklahoma City
June 21, 2024 at 11:20 AM
June 21, 2024 at 12:03 AM

FAA investigating an incident on a Southwest Airlines flight

The FAA is investigating another incident concerning a Southwest Airlines flight. The plane dropped to roughly 525 feet as it approached Oklahoma City.
June 21, 2024 at 12:03 AM
VIDEO: FAA investigating an incident on a Southwest Airlines flight
June 20, 2024 at 3:38 PM

JetBlue will soon offer free carry-on bags for Blue Basic fares

JetBlue announces it will no longer charge for carry-on bags at any fare type.
June 20, 2024 at 3:38 PM
A JetBlue passenger puts his carry-on luggage into an overhead compartment January 28, 2022 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.
June 19, 2024 at 12:27 AM

Southwest Airlines is celebrating 53 years in the air with $53 one-way fares

Bargain fares are available on select dates and flights, including international destinations, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii. Book by Thursday at midnight and check the airline's website for details.
June 19, 2024 at 12:27 AM
VIDEO: Southwest Airlines is celebrating 53 years in the air with $53 one-way fares
June 18, 2024 at 10:20 AM

Judge grants request to share confidential docs in 2019 Boeing MAX crash with DOJ

A federal magistrate judge on Monday granted a request from families of victims of the 2019 Ethiopian Air Boeing 737 MAX crash to provide the DOJ confidential documents.
June 18, 2024 at 10:20 AM
Family members of victims from the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash hold photographs during a vigil outside the Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C., Sept., 10, 2019.
June 18, 2024 at 12:09 AM

Virgin flight makes emergency landing in New Zealand after possible bird strike

A Virgin Australia flight had to make an emergency landing in New Zealand due to a "possible bird strike," according to a statement from the airline.
June 18, 2024 at 12:09 AM
VIDEO: Virgin Australia flight makes emergency landing in New Zealand after possible bird strike
June 17, 2024 at 3:08 PM

Virgin Australia flight makes emergency landing after 'possible' bird strike

Flight VA 148 from Queenstown to Melbourne was diverted, the airline said on Monday.
June 17, 2024 at 3:08 PM
In this file photo, a Virgin Australia Airlines Boeing 737 plane flies as a storm approaches at Sydney International Airport on June 7, 2024.
June 17, 2024 at 3:05 PM

FAA investigate 2 Southwest mid-air scares

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating two serious incidents that involve Boeing 737 Max planes.
June 17, 2024 at 3:05 PM
VIDEO: FAA investigate 2 Southwest mid-air scares
June 17, 2024 at 9:49 AM

Passenger plane lands safely in New Zealand after a fire shuts down an engine

New Zealand's fire service says a passenger plane landed safely after a fire shut down one engine shortly after takeoff from Queenstown on the South Island
June 17, 2024 at 9:49 AM
June 15, 2024 at 2:38 PM

FAA investigates Southwest jet plunge

The April flight came within 400 feet of plunging into the Pacific Ocean.
June 15, 2024 at 2:38 PM
VIDEO: FAA investigates Southwest jet plunge
June 15, 2024 at 1:01 AM

Southwest plane came within 400 feet of the ocean near Hawaii as it descended

The FAA is investigating a Southwest plane that came within 400 feet of crashing into the ocean off the coast of Hawaii due to "inclement weather," causing an aborted landing attempt at Lihue Airport.
June 15, 2024 at 1:01 AM
VIDEO: Southwest plane came within 400 feet of the ocean near Hawaii as it descended
June 14, 2024 at 11:10 PM

A Southwest Airlines plane that did a 'Dutch roll' suffered structural damage, investigators say

Investigators say a Southwest Airlines plane suffered damage to parts of the structure after it went into a “Dutch roll” during a flight last month
June 14, 2024 at 11:10 PM
FILE - The logo for Boeing appears on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, July 13, 2021. Federal officials said on Thursday, June 13, 2024, they are investigating an unusual rolling motion on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max that might have been caused by a damaged backup power-control unit. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)
June 14, 2024 at 2:00 AM

8-year-old girl dies after medical emergency aboard flight to Chicago: Coroner

An 8-year-old girl became unresponsive while on a flight headed to Chicago, which made an emergency landing in Peoria, Illinois on Thursday.
June 14, 2024 at 2:00 AM
PHOTO: An ambulance responds to an emergency call in an undated stock photo.
June 10, 2024 at 11:58 PM

Hailstorm damages Austrian Airlines plane nose, cockpit windows

An Austrian Airlines flight hit a "thunderstorm cell” and the plane suffered significant damage from hail, which took off part of the airplane's nose, the airline said.
June 10, 2024 at 11:58 PM
VIDEO: Hailstorm damages Austrian Airlines plane nose, cockpit windows
June 10, 2024 at 8:54 PM

An investment firm has taken a $1.9 billion stake in Southwest Airlines and wants to oust the CEO

Activist shareholder Elliott Investment Management has taken a $1.9 billion stake in Southwest Airlines and wants to get rid of the CEO
June 10, 2024 at 8:54 PM
FILE - A Southwest Airlines jetliner waits on a runway for departure from Denver International Airport Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, in Denver. Activist shareholder Elliott Investment Management has taken a $1.9 billion stake in Southwest Airlines. The investment firm said Monday, June 10, 2024, that Southwest failed to keep up with other airlines and suffers from outdated technology and operations. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 10, 2024 at 6:26 PM

Hailstorm causes major damage to Austrian Airlines plane

The pilots reportedly did not know how severe the weather was while landing the Austrian Airlines plane in Vienna.
June 10, 2024 at 6:26 PM
VIDEO: Hailstorm causes major damage to Austrian Airlines plane
June 10, 2024 at 11:24 AM

Hailstorm damages nose, cockpit windows of Austrian Airlines plane

An Austrian Airlines flight suffered significant damage from hail, which took off part of the airplane's nose on Sunday, the company said.
June 10, 2024 at 11:24 AM
An Austrian Airlines flight suffered significant damage from hail, which took off part of the airplane's nose on Sunday, the company said.
June 10, 2024 at 10:39 AM

Hailstorm damages nose, cockpit windows of Austrian Airlines plane

An Austrian Airlines flight suffered significant damage from hail, which took off part of the airplane's nose on Sunday, the company said.
June 10, 2024 at 10:39 AM
Damage is seen on an Austrian Airlines airplane in Vienna (PHOTO: @emm.ely/Instagram)
June 5, 2024 at 12:07 AM

Distractions, multitasking led to 2023 near-collision at JFK Airport: NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board provided an update on its investigation of a near miss between two jets at JFK Airport in 2023.
June 5, 2024 at 12:07 AM
A Delta Airlines passenger jet taxis at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Sept. 24, 2017.
June 4, 2024 at 3:08 PM

Airfare prices could be on the rise

Brian Kelly from The Points Guy details what travelers should know after The Associated Press reported industry leaders are saying fares will go up globally.
June 4, 2024 at 3:08 PM
VIDEO: Airfare prices could be on the rise
June 4, 2024 at 2:44 PM

With airfare prices expected to rise, travel expert shares best savings tips

Aviation industry leaders predicted at the International Air Transport Association meeting that airfare prices will continue to rise.
June 4, 2024 at 2:44 PM
An Emirates Airbus A380-861 with the new livery is taking off from Barcelona-El Prat Airport, April 12, 2024, in Barcelona, Spain.
June 4, 2024 at 2:39 PM

Flight fares predicted to increase

What travelers can do to find the best travel prices this year.
June 4, 2024 at 2:39 PM
VIDEO: Flight fares predicted to increase
May 30, 2024 at 2:38 PM

Passenger jets have close call at Washington, DC airport

An American Airlines flight was barreling down the runway, about to takeoff, just as a King Air flight was coming to land on an intersecting runway at Reagan National Airport.
May 30, 2024 at 2:38 PM
VIDEO: Passenger jets have close call at Washington, DC airport
May 30, 2024 at 2:45 AM

Close call on runway at Washington, D.C. airport

An American Airlines passenger jet was forced to abort takeoff at 110 mph.
May 30, 2024 at 2:45 AM
VIDEO: Close call on runway at Washington, D.C. airport
1 month ago

A scare aboard Spirit Airlines flight

Passengers traveling from Jamaica to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, aboard a Spirit Airlines flight were instructed to prepare for an emergency water landing.
1 month ago
VIDEO: A scare aboard Spirit Airlines flight
1 month ago

Air turbulence leaves nearly a dozen passengers injured

Nearly a dozen passengers were injured during a flight from Qatar to Dublin, while eight were taken to nearby hospitals for medical treatment.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Air turbulence leaves nearly a dozen passengers injured
1 month ago

Longest-serving flight attendant dies at 88

The world's longest-serving flight attendant, Bette Nash, dies at 88-years-old.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Longest-serving flight attendant dies at 88
1 month ago

World's longest-serving flight attendant dies at 88 years old

Bette Nash served as an American Airlines flight attendant for nearly 67 years.
1 month ago
Bette Nash served as an American Airlines flight attendant for nearly 67 years.
1 month ago

First Black woman to fly in the US Air Force takes final flight

For over 40 years, Captain Theresa Claiborne has been flying military and commercial planes, breaking barriers along the way. She made her final landing at Newark Liberty International Thursday.
1 month ago
VIDEO: First Black woman to fly in the US Air Force takes final flight
1 month ago

American Airlines backtracks on filing that blamed child for being filmed in bathroom

"We do not believe this child is at fault," the airline said Wednesday.
1 month ago
American Airlines arriving at London Heathrow Airport Aug. 25, 2022.
1 month ago

Video shows Delta baggage handlers tossing college team’s golf clubs

The airline has apologized after video from the East Tennessee State golf team went viral shows baggage handlers tossing the team’s equipment onto the tarmac while unloading the plane.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Video shows Delta baggage handlers tossing college team’s golf clubs
1 month ago

American family aboard Singapore Airlines flight hit by deadly turbulence speak out

Drew Kessler was hospitalized with a broken neck and his wife, Vicky, has a broken back after traveling with their two boys on the flight from London to Singapore that experienced severe turbulence.
1 month ago
VIDEO: American family aboard Singapore Airlines flight hit by deadly turbulence speak out
1 month ago

New details on deadly turbulence aboard Singapore Airlines flight

The NTSB is investigating a turbulence incident on a London to Singapore flight that killed one passenger and hospitalized at least 71 others.
1 month ago
VIDEO: New details on deadly turbulence aboard Singapore Airlines flight
1 month ago

New details on deadly turbulence aboard Singapore Airlines flight

The NTSB is heading to Southeast Asia to investigate the turbulence incident on a flight from London to Singapore that killed one passenger and hospitalized at least 71 others.
1 month ago
VIDEO: New details on deadly turbulence aboard Singapore Airlines flight
1 month ago

20 in ICUs after deadly turbulence on Singapore Airlines flight, officials say

Twenty passengers were being treated Wednesday in the intensive care units at two Bangkok hospitals after a Singapore Airlines flight encountered severe turbulence.
1 month ago
Officials enter the Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER airplane parked on the tarmac at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok on May 22, 2024.
1 month ago

1 dead amid 'severe' turbulence on Singapore Airlines flight, carrier says

One person died and dozens of others were left injured after a Singapore Airlines flight encountered "severe" turbulence, the airline said in a social media post.
1 month ago
A Singapore Airlines aircraft is seen on tarmac after requesting an emergency landing at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Thailand, May 21, 2024.
1 month ago

Severe turbulence on Singapore Airlines flight recounted by passengers

A person died, and many were injured when a Singapore Airlines flight from London to Singapore hit sudden extreme turbulence.
1 month ago
VIDEO:  Severe turbulence on Singapore Airlines flight recounted by passengers
1 month ago

1 killed, 6 seriously injured after Singapore Airlines flight hits severe turbulence

One person has died, and over three dozen were injured on board a Singapore Airlines plane that encountered severe turbulence during a flight from London to Singapore.
1 month ago
VIDEO: 1 killed, 6 seriously injured after Singapore Airlines flight hits severe turbulence
1 month ago

New video showing the aftermath of Singapore Airlines flight that left 1 dead

The flight experienced extreme turbulence and six passengers were critically injured.
1 month ago
VIDEO: New video showing the aftermath of Singapore Airlines flight that left 1 dead
1 month ago

1 killed, several injured after Singapore Airlines flight hits severe turbulence

At least one person has died and several others injured when a Boeing 777 from London to Singapore hit severe turbulence over the Andaman Sea.
1 month ago
VIDEO: 1 killed, several injured after Singapore Airlines flight hits severe turbulence
1 month ago

1 dead, several injured after severe turbulence on Singapore Airlines flight

The plane diverted to Bangkok for an emergency landing after it hit a patch of severe turbulence.
1 month ago
VIDEO: One dead, several injured after severe turbulence on Singapore Airlines flight
1 month ago

Frontier Airlines eliminates change fees and introduces 4 new fare classes

Frontier Airlines has announced that it is eliminating change fees on some tickets.
1 month ago
In this June 8, 2023, file photo, a Frontier Airlines plane lands at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco.
1 month ago

Major airlines sue Department of Transportation

ABC News’ Gio Benitez reports on airlines suing the Department of Transportation after the agency mandated that airlines disclose fees for baggage, changes or cancellations at the time of booking.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Major airlines sue Department of Transportation
1 month ago

4 seriously injured after plane skids off runway and catches fire

A Boeing 737 airplane operated by Transair crashed during takeoff at Senegal's Blaise Diagne International Airport. Eleven people were injured, officials said.
1 month ago
VIDEO: 4 seriously injured after plane skids off runway and catches fire
2 months ago

American Eagle flight makes emergency landing in Baltimore due to bird strike

An American Eagle flight from Washinton D.C., to Key West made an emergency landing in Baltimore after a possible bird strike forced the plane to land safely at Reagan National Airport.
2 months ago
VIDEO: American Eagle flight makes emergency landing in Baltimore due to bird strike
2 months ago

Southwest Airlines pulling out of 4 airports

Southwest Airlines posted some big losses in the first quarter of this year and now it's cutting flights.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Southwest Airlines pulling out of 4 airports
2 months ago

Emergency slide falls off Delta flight in midair

The Federal Aviation Administration said it's investigating the incident that took place on a flight from JFK Airport to LAX.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Emergency slide falls off Delta flight in midair
2 months ago

Delta plane's emergency slide falls off during flight

An emergency slide separated from a Delta plane not long after takeoff from New York City, forcing the pilots to return to the airport, officials said.
2 months ago
A Boeing 767 passenger aircraft of Delta airlines arrives at JFK International Airport in New York, Feb. 7, 2024.