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May 19, 2022, 9:41 PM

Frontier Airlines passenger gives birth mid-flight

Crew members on a Frontier Airlines flight from Colorado to Florida helped a passenger deliver a baby mid-flight. The newborn's middle name is Sky, the airline said.
May 19, 2022, 9:41 PM
Frontier Airlines passenger gives birth mid-flight
May 16, 2022, 8:57 PM

Rebuffed by Spirit, JetBlue goes hostile in takeover bid

It is asking Spirit shareholders to reject a $2.9B acquisition by Frontier.
May 16, 2022, 8:57 PM
JetBlue goes hostile in its bid for Spirit Airlines
May 12, 2022, 1:14 AM

European flights drop mask mandate for air travelers

The new rule will take effect on May 16, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said Wednesday.
May 12, 2022, 1:14 AM
European flights drop mask mandate for air travelers
May 11, 2022, 4:03 PM

Southwest invests in faster internet, outlets, overhead bins

Southwest Airlines says it will spend more than $2 billion on changes to make flying on its planes more comfortable
May 11, 2022, 4:03 PM
Southwest invests in faster internet, outlets, overhead bins
May 11, 2022, 2:21 AM

Passenger lands plane after pilot goes ‘incoherent’

Two people onboard a 12-seat single-engine Cessna plane helped land a plane near West Palm Beach after the pilot suffered some kind of medical emergency.
May 11, 2022, 2:21 AM
Passenger lands plane after pilot goes ‘incoherent’
May 8, 2022, 10:50 PM

NTSB: Pilot didn't clear ice before 2019 crash that killed 9

Federal investigators confirmed that the buildup of ice on the wings and other parts of the plane was a key factor in a 2019 crash that killed nine of 12 members of an Idaho family on board an overloaded small plane
May 8, 2022, 10:50 PM
May 4, 2022, 2:50 PM

Man who assaulted flight attendants, was duct taped on Frontier flight, sentenced to jail

Man who assaulted flight attendants, was duct taped on Frontier flight, sentenced to jail.
May 4, 2022, 2:50 PM
Man who assaulted flight attendants, duct taped on Frontier flight, sentenced to jail
May 2, 2022, 8:37 PM

Spirit still prefers bid from Frontier Airlines over JetBlue

Spirit Airlines’ board still supports Frontier Airlines’ $2.9 billion takeover bid for the airline, saying it determined JetBlue’s competing $3.6 billion offer isn’t a superior proposal
May 2, 2022, 8:37 PM
Spirit still prefers bid from Frontier Airlines over JetBlue
April 29, 2022, 9:32 PM

Flight attendant union leader gives update ahead of summer travel season

Sara Nelson, the international president of the Association of Flight Attendants -CWA, discusses the mask mandate lift and upcoming summer travel.
April 29, 2022, 9:32 PM
Flight attendant union leader gives update ahead of summer travel season
April 27, 2022, 10:24 AM

By the Numbers: Increase in travel bookings leads to a spike in airfare prices

Here is a look at how the prices of airfare for the summer have increased due to a higher demand post-pandemic and the lifting of travel restrictions across the world.
April 27, 2022, 10:24 AM
By the Numbers: Increase in travel bookings leads to a spike in airfare prices
April 27, 2022, 3:34 AM

JetBlue sees return to profitability delayed by flight woes

JetBlue is further dialing back its growth plans after struggling with a high number of canceled flights
April 27, 2022, 3:34 AM
1 month ago

Many flights canceled at Amsterdam's airport due to strike

Dozens of flights have been canceled or delayed at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport due to a strike by a group of KLM baggage handlers
1 month ago
Many flights canceled at Amsterdam's airport due to strike
1 month ago

Planes fueled by trash could be the future of green aviation

Airlines have asked Congress for a tax credit for cleaner fuels.
1 month ago
Planes fueled by trash could be future of green aviation
1 month ago

The airline pilot shortage is real and will cost all of us

More than half of America's pilots are set to retire in the next 15 years and there aren't enough new pilots to replace them.
1 month ago
The airline pilot shortage is real and will cost all of us
1 month ago

Authorities investigate former boxer Mike Tyson for airplane incident

Witnesses said the passenger appeared to be harassing Tyson before the fight broke out on the plane and authorities say the passenger refused to cooperate with the police. No charges have been filed.
1 month ago
Authorities investigate former boxer Mike Tyson for airplane incident
1 month ago

Why flights are so expensive right now

Melanie Lieberman, managing editor for global features at The Points Guy, explains what's driving the price increase in flights.
1 month ago
Why flights are so expensive right now
1 month ago

US airlines say they've reached a turning point in recovery

U.S. airlines say they have hit a turning point: After a lousy first quarter, they expect to be profitable as Americans return to travel in the biggest numbers since the start of the pandemic
1 month ago
US airlines say they've reached a turning point in recovery
1 month ago

American Airlines loses $1.6 billion but sees better outlook

American Airlines says the first quarter was difficult, with another large loss, but it expects to turn a profit in the second quarter as more people return to travel
1 month ago
American Airlines loses $1.6 billion but sees better outlook
1 month ago

Millions travel as airports face employee shortage

JetBlue is cutting back flights by 10% while United expects to see 70% more passengers than this time last year.
1 month ago
Millions travel as airports face employee shortage
1 month ago

Flight attendants settle Frontier discrimination suit

Frontier Airlines has settled a discrimination suit brought by a group of flight attendants who claimed the carrier discriminated against them during pregnancy and while breastfeeding
1 month ago
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Southwest pilots' union says fatigue is a safety problem

Pilots at Southwest Airlines say fatigue from poor scheduling is a growing problem and is raising safety concerns
1 month ago
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American Airlines sees revenue recovery but higher costs too

At American Airlines, revenue is higher than expected but so are costs
1 month ago
American Airlines sees revenue recovery but higher costs too
1 month ago

Airline mask mandate extension 'on the table' as traveler numbers soar

The travel mask mandate is set to end next week, but the Biden administration said extending it is "still on the table."
1 month ago
Airline mask mandate extension 'on the table' as traveler numbers soar
1 month ago

Some airlines cutting flights this summer to limit airport chaos

JetBlue has cut at least 8 to 10% of flights during the busy summer travel period and Alaska Airlines has cut back about 2%, in part because of pilot shortages.
1 month ago
Some airlines cutting flights this summer to limit airport chaos
1 month ago

FAA seeks biggest fines yet against 2 unruly passengers

The price is going up for disrupting airline flights
1 month ago
FAA seeks biggest fines yet against 2 unruly passengers
1 month ago

UK airport warns COVID-related delays could last months

 A major British airport is warning passengers to expect the delays plaguing travel to continue for months
1 month ago
UK airport warns COVID-related delays could last months
1 month ago

California man pleads guilty to interfering with flight crew

Federal prosecutors say a Los Angeles man has pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight attendant, causing a California-based flight to be diverted to Oklahoma City
1 month ago
2 months ago

France opens safety probe of 'serious' NY-Paris flight issue

France’s bureau that investigates air crashes and aviation safety says it is looking into a “serious incident” involving an Air France flight from New York’s JFK airport that suffered flight control problems on approach to landing in Paris
2 months ago
France opens safety probe of 'serious' NY-Paris flight issue
2 months ago

Domestic airfare up 40% from start of the year: Hopper

Domestic airfare is up 40% from the start of the year and is expected to climb another 10% next month, according to online booking platform Hopper.
2 months ago
Domestic airfare up 40% from start of the year: Hopper
2 months ago

Airlines cancel more than 3,500 US flights over weekend

Airlines have canceled more than 3,500 U.S. flights this weekend and delayed thousands more, citing bad weather in Florida and other issues
2 months ago
Airlines cancel more than 3,300 US flights over weekend
2 months ago

Delta pilots land jet safely after cockpit windshield cracks

The pilots on a Delta flight from Salt Lake City to Washington, D
2 months ago
Delta pilots land jet safely after cockpit windshield cracks
2 months ago

New Zealand airline plans to raise $1.5 billion to rebuild

New Zealand’s flagship airline has announced a plan to raise $1.5 billion to hire more staff, buy new planes and expand its routes as it seeks to rebuild from deep losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic
2 months ago
New Zealand airline plans to raise $1.5 billion to rebuild
2 months ago

2nd black box from plane that crashed in China found

The passenger plane crashed March 21 after taking off from Kunming, the capital of China's Yunnan province, according to officials.
2 months ago
2nd black box from plane that crashed in China found
2 months ago

US will give airlines a break on takeoff rights in NYC, DC

Federal officials are extending pandemic relief to help major airlines keep their coveted takeoff and landing rights at big airports in New York and Washington this summer
2 months ago
US will give airlines a break on takeoff rights in NYC, DC
2 months ago

Search goes on for 2nd black box in China Eastern Airlines crash

The passenger jet that crashed Monday in southern China plunged into a mountainside with such force it created a 66-foot deep crater and shattered into pieces.
2 months ago
2nd black box still missing as 183 pieces of crashed plane found
2 months ago

Search continues for 2nd black box in China commercial jet crash

The passenger jet that crashed Monday in southern China, plunged into a mountain with such force, it created a 66-foot-deep crater.
2 months ago
Search continues for 2nd black box in China commercial jet crash
2 months ago

Airline CEOs urge lifting of mask mandate

The group said current restrictions are "no longer aligned with the realities of the current epidemiological environment."
2 months ago
Airline CEOs urge lifting of mask mandate
2 months ago

US airline CEOs call on Biden to lift mask mandate on travel

The group also called for the president to do away with international pre-departure testing requirements.
2 months ago
Airline CEOs urge Biden to lift mask mandate on travel
2 months ago

Crews recover black box from China plane crash

Teams searching the wreckage of the mysterious plane crash in China uncovered one of the flight's black boxes.
2 months ago
Crews recover black box from China plane crash
2 months ago

Airline offers 17-hour flights from New York to New Zealand

New Zealand’s flagship airline says it has started selling tickets for direct flights to and from New York
2 months ago
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EXPLAINER: What are the latest clues in China's plane crash?

Add rain to the challenges facing Chinese investigators as they try to determine why a jetliner with 132 people aboard crashed in remote mountains
2 months ago
EXPLAINER: What are the latest clues in China's plane crash?
2 months ago

Officials investigate cause of Boeing 737 crash in China

Investigators have a long road ahead in their probe of a passenger airline crash that killed all 132 people on board.
2 months ago
Officials investigate cause of Boeing 737 crash in China
2 months ago

Probe widens into mysterious plane crash in southern China

Officials say they are not ruling out any possible scenario in their investigation into the Boeing 737 crash that killed 132 people.
2 months ago
Probe widens into mysterious plane crash in southern China
2 months ago

Search and rescue underway in deadly China airplane crash

The NTSB has joined Chinese investigators to find out why the Boeing 737 carrying 132 people crashed into the mountains of southern China on Monday.
2 months ago
Search and rescue underway in deadly China airplane crash
2 months ago

Dubai's busy airport to shut one runway for overhaul

Dubai’s main airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, says it will overhaul one of its two runways for 45 days, starting in May
2 months ago
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Deadly Boeing 737 crash in mountainous region of China

China Eastern Airlines grounded its entire fleet of Boeing 737-800s after a plane carrying 132 people crashed. There are no signs of survivors.
2 months ago
Deadly Boeing 737 crash in mountainous region of China
2 months ago

China Eastern Airlines flight crashes with 132 on board

A Boeing 737 operated by China Eastern Airlines with 132 people on board crashed on Monday in Guangxi, China.
2 months ago
China Eastern Airlines flight crashes with 132 on board
2 months ago

Start-up airline Breeze plots major expansion this summer

The new discount carrier says it will add 35 routes from 10 more cities.
2 months ago
Start-up airline Breeze plots major expansion this summer
3 months ago

JetBlue pilot fails breathalyzer test before takeoff

Airport officials say a TSA worker noticed that a pilot was acting strangely as he passed through a checkpoint and contacted police, suspecting that he might be intoxicated.
3 months ago
JetBlue pilot fails breathalyzer test before takeoff
3 months ago

JetBlue pilot pulled off plane before takeoff after failing breathalyzer, authorities say

A 52-year-old JetBlue pilot was pulled off a plane in Buffalo after blowing a blood alcohol content that was four times the legal limit for pilots.
3 months ago
JetBlue pilot pulled off plane after allegedly failing breathalyzer