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September 23, 2022, 12:16 PM

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.
September 23, 2022, 12:16 PM
Airline passenger arrested for punching flight attendant
September 23, 2022, 12:24 AM

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.
September 23, 2022, 12:24 AM
Flight attendant allegedly punched in head
September 23, 2022, 12:24 AM

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.
September 23, 2022, 12:24 AM
Plane makes emergency landing after takeoff
September 22, 2022, 8:09 PM

Passenger arrested after seen punching a flight attendant

A man has been arrested after allegedly punching a flight attendant during a flight from Mexico to Los Angeles
September 22, 2022, 8:09 PM
September 21, 2022, 2:35 PM

Security breach at American Airlines

The company says hackers obtained personal customer data and employee information.
September 21, 2022, 2:35 PM
Security breach at American Airlines
September 11, 2022, 8:33 PM

New York woman gets prison term for altercation aboard plane

She interfered with crew on a flight from Dallas to Los Angeles in February 2021
September 11, 2022, 8:33 PM
September 9, 2022, 9:35 PM

2 House chairs seek probe into airlines' use of federal aid

Two key lawmakers want the government to investigate whether airlines used federal pandemic-relief money to encourage employees to quit
September 9, 2022, 9:35 PM
September 9, 2022, 2:25 AM

Pilot aboard flight to London tells passengers of Queen Elizabeth's death

Passengers and crew members received news of Queen Elizabeth II's death from their pilot aboard a flight from New York City before landing in London.
September 9, 2022, 2:25 AM
Pilot aboard flight to London tells passengers of Queen Elizabeth's death
September 6, 2022, 5:17 PM

Holiday air travel tops pre-pandemic levels for the 1st time

For the first time since COVID-19 brought air travel to a standstill, the number of people streaming through U.S. airport-security checkpoints over a holiday weekend exceeded pre-pandemic levels
September 6, 2022, 5:17 PM
Holiday air travel tops pre-pandemic levels for the 1st time
September 6, 2022, 10:30 AM

Airlines count on business travelers to keep recovery going

The summer vacation season is winding down, and for airlines that means the return of business travelers is very important
September 6, 2022, 10:30 AM
Airlines count on business travelers to keep recovery going
September 3, 2022, 8:07 PM

British airline passenger faces charges in Greece

He was charged with offenses after his flight from London to Cyprus was diverted
September 3, 2022, 8:07 PM
September 2, 2022, 4:52 AM

Close-call between two planes at Orlando International Airport

Video obtained exclusively by ABC News shows a Delta 757 and a single-engine Cessna plane within a hundred of feet from each other in a close call above Orlando International Airport.
September 2, 2022, 4:52 AM
Close-call between two planes at Orlando International Airport
1 month ago

Airline pilots plan to walk picket lines ahead of Labor Day weekend

Off-duty pilots plan to protest across the U.S. on Thursday to call on management to fix the problems that have made for travel chaos.
1 month ago
Airline pilots plan to walk picket lines ahead of Labor Day weekend
1 month ago

Pilots disciplined over mid-flight scuffle

Air France said it suspended two pilots after they engaged in a fight in mid-air during a June flight. The flight landed safely.
1 month ago
Pilots disciplined over mid-flight scuffle
1 month ago

2 Air France pilots suspended after fighting in cockpit

Air France pilots are under scrutiny after recent incidents that have prompted French investigators to call for tougher safety protocols
1 month ago
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Complaints surge amidst airline travel chaos

Department of Transportation officials said consumer complaints are up as airlines struggle with cancellations and delays due to labor shortages and severe weather.
1 month ago
Complaints surge amidst airline travel chaos
1 month ago

Air travel complaints up 35% in June, DOT report shows

The data showed that 3.1% of airlines' domestic flights were canceled which is almost double the 1.6% of flights canceled in June of 2021.
1 month ago
Air travel complaints soar as Buttigieg tells airlines to shape up
1 month ago

Flight forced to turn around in midair after engine catches fire

A flight from Mexico to L.A. made an emergency landing 10 minutes after takeoff after one of the plane's engines caught fire but no one was injured.
1 month ago
Flight forced to turn around in midair after engine catches fire
1 month ago

Fall flight cuts reflect new normal for passengers

As airlines announce thousands of fewer flights this fall, industry experts say customers will have to be flexible when booking.
1 month ago
Fall flight cuts reflect new normal for passengers
1 month ago

Nearly 1,500 flights canceled nationwide due to weather, staffing issues

ABC News Transportation Correspondent Gio Benitez reports from Newark Airport after airline chaos left thousands stranded across the country on Monday.
1 month ago
Nearly 1,500 flights canceled nationwide due to weather, staffing issues
1 month ago

Airlines announce they are cutting tens of thousands of fall flights

Airlines said they're cutting tens of thousands of flights scheduled this fall after a summer of travel chaos. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg warned they have to improve operations.
1 month ago
Airlines announce they are cutting tens of thousands of fall flights
1 month ago

Airline features all-Black female crew in historic flight honoring aviation pioneer Bessie Coleman

An all-Black female crew with American Airlines honored aviation pioneer Bessie Coleman, who in 1921 became the first Black woman to earn a pilot's license.
1 month ago
Airline features all-Black female crew in historic flight honoring Bessie Coleman
1 month ago

All-Black female crew operates flight from Dallas to Phoenix

The crew paid tribute to trailblazer Bessie Coleman, who was the first Black woman to earn a pilot's license back in 1921.
1 month ago
All-Black female crew operates flight from Dallas to Phoenix
1 month ago

DOT Secretary Buttigieg warns airlines to improve operations

Department of Transportation Secretary Buttigieg warned airlines improve operations, including a direct request for airlines to provide vouchers and accommodations for botched travel.
1 month ago
DOT Secretary Buttigieg warns airlines to improve operations
1 month ago

Recent flight disruptions are ‘unacceptable,’ Buttigieg says as he calls on airlines to improve service

The secretary called disruptions seen over the past few months “unacceptable.”
1 month ago
Buttigieg warns airlines to help passengers or face new rules
1 month ago

US says SkyWest employee subjected to sexual harassment

Federal officials are suing SkyWest Airlines on behalf of a former employee who says she was subjected to sexual harassment by co-workers, included asking her for sex and making explicit comments about rape in her presence
1 month ago
US says SkyWest employee subjected to sexual harassment
1 month ago

American Airlines announced plans to buy supersonic jets

American Airlines announced it plans to buy as many as 20 supersonic jets, which are planes that travel faster than the speed of sound.
1 month ago
American Airlines announced plans to buy supersonic jets
1 month ago

Supersonic commercial flights may return soon

American Airlines ordered 20 high-speed jets from Boom Supersonic and said it hopes to have the aircraft ready for passengers by 2029.
1 month ago
Supersonic commercial flights may return soon
1 month ago

Airfare will jump 20% this Labor Day, experts say

Holiday air travel is expected to be the most expensive of the last five years.
1 month ago
Airfare will jump 20% this Labor Day, experts say
1 month ago

Airfare will jump 20% this Labor Day, experts say

Holiday air travel is expected to be the most expensive of the last five years, Hopper said.
1 month ago
Labor day, holiday season flights to be more expensive this year
1 month ago

American Airlines places deposit on 20 supersonic planes

The aircraft are still on the drawing board and years away from flying.
1 month ago
American Airlines places deposit on 20 supersonic planes
1 month ago

Airplane part falls from sky, nearly hits man in Maine

Officials say a metal object believed to have fallen from a trans-Atlantic jet came crashing down outside the Maine State House
1 month ago
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FAA warns that staffing shortage will delay flights in NYC

The Federal Aviation Administration says it is reducing flights in the area around New York City because of lack of staffing
1 month ago
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Heathrow airport says passenger cap has eased travel chaos

Heathrow Airport in London says its limit on the number of passengers is easing a travel crunch that has led to flight cancellations and lost luggage
1 month ago
Heathrow airport says passenger cap has eased travel chaos
2 months ago

Mother-daughter pilot duo make history with Southwest Airlines

Capt. Holly Petitt and First Officer Keely Petitt became the first mother-daughter team to pilot a flight for the airline in July.
2 months ago
Mother-daughter pilot duo make history with Southwest Airlines
2 months ago

Airfare to drop 40% in the fall: Hopper

International airfare will drop about 19%, which is good news for travelers taking advantage of the CDC dropping COVID-19 restrictions for international travel.
2 months ago
Airfare to drop 40% in the fall: Hopper
2 months ago

Southwest attendant suffers broken back in hard landing

A Southwest Airlines flight attendant suffered a compression fracture in her back during a hard landing last month in California
2 months ago
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FAA clears Boeing to resume deliveries of 787 Dreamliner

Federal safety officials have confirmed they will let Boeing resume deliveries.
2 months ago
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Thousands of flights canceled or delayed due to severe weather

The weather conditions from coast to coast are leaving many passengers stranded.
2 months ago
Thousands of flights canceled or delayed due to severe weather
2 months ago

Storms ground US air travelers as airlines cancel flights

Thunderstorms on the East Coast are causing travel headaches.
2 months ago
Storms ground US air travelers as airlines cancel flights
2 months ago

Storms ground US air travelers as airlines cancel flights

Thunderstorms on the East Coast are causing travel headaches for tens of thousands of airline passengers
2 months ago
Storms ground US air travelers as airlines cancel flights
2 months ago

DOT proposes new rules for airline refunds

The Department of Transportation would require a refund if a domestic flight is delayed by at least three hours.
2 months ago
DOT proposes new rules for airline refunds
2 months ago

DOT rule would require airlines to issue refunds for domestic flights delayed by 3 hours

The proposed rule would also define a "significant" change and cancellation for the first time.
2 months ago
Airlines would have to issue refunds for delayed flights under new DOT rule
2 months ago

Passenger fined $1,846 for bringing McMuffins to Australia

Australia has strict policies on the importation of food products in its effort to keep foot and mouth disease out of the country.
2 months ago
Airline passenger fined hefty fee for bringing McMuffins to destination
2 months ago

Mother-daughter pilot duo takes flight

Captain Holly Petitt and her daughter and co-pilot, Keely Petitt, made history as the first-ever mother-daughter pair to pilot a Southwest plane together.
2 months ago
Mother-daughter pilot duo takes flight
2 months ago

Passenger fined $1,846 for bringing McMuffins to Australia

Australia has strict policies on the importation of food products in its effort to keep foot and mouth disease out of the country.
2 months ago
Passenger fined $1,846 for bringing McMuffins to Australia
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

British Airways pauses short-haul flight sales from Heathrow

British Airways says it’s suspending sales of short-haul flights from London’s Heathrow Airport for about a week
2 months ago
British Airways pauses short-haul flight sales from Heathrow
2 months ago

Pilots with Germany's Lufthansa back possible strike action

A union says pilots with the German airline have voted in favor of a strike.
2 months ago
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Airlines look to attract more diverse pilots amid shortage

Some airlines are making efforts to attract the next generation of pilots who have been historically excluded from the industry -- women and people of color.
2 months ago
Airlines look to diversify the flight deck