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January 12, 2021, 9:21 AM

Passenger plane crashes minutes after takeoff in Indonesia

The Indonesian airline Boeing jet plunged 10,000 feet in 30 seconds. One official said 62 people were on board the fatal flight, including seven children and three babies.
January 12, 2021, 9:21 AM
Passenger plane crashes minutes after takeoff in Indonesia
January 6, 2021, 5:12 AM

American Airlines bans emotional support animals

The Department of Transportation issued new rules defining “service animals” as dogs trained to perform tasks for individuals who have a disability.
January 6, 2021, 5:12 AM
American Airlines bans emotional support animals
December 26, 2020, 1:21 PM

Montenegro's indebted state airline ceases operations

Montenegro Airlines has ceased operations after the small country’s new government refused to continue financing the indebted national carrier
December 26, 2020, 1:21 PM
Montenegro's indebted state airline ceases operations
1 month ago

Spirit Airlines plane slides off taxiway after safe landing

Spirit Airlines Flight 696 slid off the runway after landing at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport this morning, the carrier confirmed.
1 month ago
Spirit Airlines plane slides off taxiway
1 month ago

American Airlines' new testing strategy for passengers

The airline announced that it’s offering at-home COVID tests to passengers to help people feel as safe as possible if they fly during the holidays.
1 month ago
American Airlines' new testing strategy for passengers
2 months ago

Waiting for passengers, American puts Boeing Max in the air

American Airlines is taking members of the media on a Boeing 737 Max as it tries to convince travelers that the plane is safe
2 months ago
2 months ago

US tightens definition of service animals allowed on planes

Say goodbye to emotional-support animals in airplane cabins
2 months ago
2 months ago

State-owned Emirates posts $3.8 billion in half-year losses

Emirates Group, the owner of the Middle East’s biggest carrier, has reported it lost $3.8 billion in the first half of the year, its first net loss in over three decades after the coronavirus pandemic wiped out air travel
2 months ago
State-owned Emirates posts $3.8 billion in half-year losses
3 months ago

Dubai's budget carrier to start regular flights to Tel Aviv

Dubai’s budget carrier flydubai says it will start flying twice daily to Tel Aviv later this month
3 months ago
Dubai's budget carrier to start regular flights to Tel Aviv
3 months ago

'Digital health passport' to open international air travel

This pilot program could make travel safer and easier for airline passengers heading overseas.
3 months ago
'Digital health passport' to open international air travel
3 months ago

Finland's national carrier cuts over 10% of workforce

Finland’s national carrier says it will cut 700 jobs - or over 10% of its workforce - by the end of March next year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global travel
3 months ago
Finland's national carrier cuts over 10% of workforce
3 months ago

Air travel on the rise as TSA hits first record high in months

The TSA screened the most passengers since the pandemic began this past weekend and the CDC has new guidelines about traveling with facial coverings.
3 months ago
Air travel on the rise as TSA hits first record high in months
3 months ago

American plans flights with Boeing 737 Max by year-end

The Boeing 737 Max might be flying over the East Coast before year end
3 months ago
American plans flights with Boeing 737 Max by year-end
3 months ago

Woman coughs on passengers as she's escorted off plane for not wearing mask

Passenger video shows a woman shouting and coughing on others as she’s escorted off a plane.
3 months ago
Woman coughs on passengers as she's escorted off plane for not wearing mask
3 months ago

UK fines British Airways for failures in 2018 data hack

Britain’s information commissioner has fined British Airways 20 million pounds ($25 million) for failing to protect personal data for some 400,000 customers _ the largest fine the agency has ever issued
3 months ago
UK fines British Airways for failures in 2018 data hack
3 months ago

Southwest Airlines to expand in Houston and Chicago in 2021

Southwest Airlines is taking aim at competitors at big airports in Houston and Chicago
3 months ago
Southwest Airlines to expand in Houston, Chicago in 2021
3 months ago

Thai Airways ensures grounded flying fans can still take off

Have you imagined piloting a plane into world airports
3 months ago
Thai Airways ensures grounded flying fans can still take off
4 months ago

Diversifying the flight deck: Less than 1% of US pilots are Black women

"Sometimes they don't think women should be flying, let alone a woman of color."
4 months ago
Diversifying the flight deck: Less than 1% of US pilots are Black women
4 months ago

Alaska Airlines captain and flight attendant retire early to save their kids' jobs

An Alaska Airlines captain and flight attendant retired early to save their kids' jobs.
4 months ago
Alaska Airlines captain and flight attendant retire early to save their kids' jobs
4 months ago

Mask confrontation gets mom and 2-year-old kicked off flight

A mom and her son were removed from a flight after a confrontation about masks.
4 months ago
Mask confrontation gets mom and 2-year-old kicked off flight
4 months ago

Elderly passenger kicked off flight for arguing

The man reportedly told the flight attendant to put her mask on while giving the safety briefing and the passenger, who was wearinga mask, was accused of being disruptive, according to the airline.
4 months ago
Elderly passenger kicked off flight for arguing
5 months ago

Pilots report mysterious man with jetpack flying near planes

Pilots report man with jetpack flying close to planes on Sunday.
5 months ago
Pilots report mysterious man with jetpack flying near planes
5 months ago

Airline crews report jetpack flier near Los Angeles airport

Someone was flying in what appeared to be a jetpack as planes approached to land
5 months ago
5 months ago

Airplane pilots spot a person wearing a jetpack and flying at 3,000 feet

Pilots reported a person flying at 3,000 feet over Los Angeles with a jetpack and warned how dangerous it is for planes to share the sky.
5 months ago
Airplane pilots spot a person wearing a jetpack and flying at 3,000 feet
5 months ago

Several major airlines to eliminate change fees on domestic flights

Delta, United, and American Airlines have announced that they will permanently eliminate change fees on domestic flights in an effort to get Americans back in the skies.
5 months ago
Several major airlines to eliminate change fees on domestic flights
5 months ago

United says it will drop widely scorned ticket-change fees

Airline charges $200 fee to change a ticket for travel within the United States.
5 months ago
5 months ago

Mother, 6 children forced off flight because 2-year-old refused to wear mask

Hiyah Bruck said her 2-year-old daughter refused to wear a mask and a flight attendant told them to leave due to JetBlue's mask policy.
5 months ago
Mother, 6 children forced off flight because 2-year-old refused to wear mask
5 months ago

Mom traveling with 6 kids kicked off flight after 2-year-old refuses to wear mask

Mom traveling with 6 kids kicked off flight after 2-year-old refuses to wear mask
5 months ago
Mom traveling with 6 kids kicked off flight after 2-year-old refuses to wear mask
5 months ago

Air traffic is down, gun seizures up at US airports

Air travel is down sharply during the pandemic, but airport screeners are finding guns at a much higher rate
5 months ago
5 months ago

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways posts $758M in half-year losses

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways says core operating losses amounted to $758 million for the first half of the year, driven by a nearly 40% drop in revenue due in part to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic
5 months ago
Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways posts $758M in half-year losses
6 months ago

Dutch KLM group to cut 4,500-5,000 jobs due to pandemic

Dutch carrier KLM will cut between 4,500 and 5,000 jobs because of the coronavirus crisis
6 months ago
Dutch KLM group to cut 4,500-5,000 jobs due to pandemic
6 months ago

JetBlue to test UV cleaning inside its planes

JetBlue is the first major U.S. airline to test UV cleaning inside the cabin as airlines try to increase safety standards amid the coronavirus pandemic.
6 months ago
JetBlue to test UV cleaning inside its planes
6 months ago

Air travel expected to not recover before 2024

Air travel will take even longer than previously though to return to pre-virus levels
6 months ago
6 months ago

Plane makes emergency landing on California interstate

A pilot who reported mechanical issues while flying from Orange County to San Diego landed in traffic on Interstate 5 but no one was hurt.
6 months ago
Plane makes emergency landing on California interstate
6 months ago

Dispute aboard Spirit Airlines flight leads to airport brawl

The airline said two passengers who got in an argument before takeoff refused to exit the plane and after the pilot canceled the flight, the fight continued in the San Juan airport terminal.
6 months ago
Dispute aboard Spirit Airlines flight leads to airport brawl
6 months ago

Airbus moves to end 16 years of litigation, end US tariffs

European planemaker Airbus says it is taking the last step to end 16 years of litigation with the United States at the World Trade Organization
6 months ago
Airbus moves to end 16 years of litigation, end US tariffs
6 months ago

Qatar Airways sues, seeks $5B from boycotting countries

Long-haul carrier Qatar Airways says it has launched international arbitration seeking at least $5 billion from four boycotting Arab countries for blocking its flights from their airspace and their markets
6 months ago
Qatar Airways sues, seeks $5B from boycotting countries
6 months ago

Connecticut mayor sues Delta Airlines over dog bite

Bridgeport's mayor has gone to court over a dog bite he suffered on a flight.
6 months ago
6 months ago

Flight makes emergency landing after midair damage

A Delta flight from Palm Beach to LaGuardia reported problems with navigation and diverted to JFK airport after hail damaged the nose, wings and tail.
6 months ago
Flight makes emergency landing after midair damage
7 months ago

American and 4 other airlines reach loan agreements with US

Five airlines including American Airlines have reached tentative agreements for new loans from the government to help them survive the virus pandemic
7 months ago
American and 4 other airlines reach loan agreements with US
7 months ago

Airlines see busiest travel day since March

Air travel is still down significantly, with more travelers choosing to drive rather than fly -- in some areas, traffic is worse than before the pandemic.
7 months ago
Airlines see busiest travel day since March
7 months ago

Virus-hammered Air France announces 7,500 job cuts

Air France and regional subsidiary Hop have announced 7,500 job cuts after the virus pandemic grounded most flights and darkened prospects for future air travel
7 months ago
Virus-hammered Air France discussing thousands of job cuts
7 months ago

Airlines booking to capacity

At least two major airlines said they will book flights to full capacity.
7 months ago
Airlines booking to capacity
7 months ago

2 major airlines go back to full capacity flights

American Airlines and United told ABC News that all seats are up for sale as soon as July 1 as increased cleaning procedures, air filters and mask policies remain in place.
7 months ago
2 major airlines go back to full capacity flights
7 months ago

Airline bans passenger who refused to wear mask

American Airlines has now banned political activist Brandon Straka in the first reported ban since major U.S. airlines stepped up enforcement of face coverings.
7 months ago
Airline bans passenger who refused to wear mask
7 months ago

American Airlines bans activist who was kicked off plane for refusing to wear mask

American Airlines bans activist who was kicked off plane for refusing to wear a mask
7 months ago
American Airlines bans activist who was kicked off plane for refusing to wear mask
7 months ago

Airlines may ban passengers who refuse to wear masks

Airlines may ban passengers who refuse to wear masks
7 months ago
Airlines may ban passengers who refuse to wear masks
7 months ago

Airlines to enforce face masks

A new mandate from the airline industry is stepping up rules on face masks and multiple employees expressed wanting the federal government to step in.
7 months ago
Airlines to enforce face masks
8 months ago

Black flight attendant unknowingly has emotional discussion on race with white airline CEO

A black Southwest Airlines flight attendant was moved to tears during a discussion on race with one passenger who later identified himself as the American Airlines CEO.
8 months ago
Black flight attendant unknowingly has emotional discussion on race with airline CEO
8 months ago

Virus has been 'very devastating' for many African airlines

African airlines had been piling on debt long before the pandemic but government bailouts allowed them to limp on for years
8 months ago
Virus has been 'very devastating' for many African airlines