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Dubai throws Emirates Air a cash lifeline as travel grounded

Dubai's government says it will inject equity into Emirates airlines as the Middle East's largest carrier has grounded nearly all of its flights at its hub due to coronavirus restrictions on travel
March 31, 2020, 2:37 PM
Dubai throws Emirates Air a cash lifeline as travel grounded

Plane carrying medical supplies goes down in Philippines

The plane went down shortly after taking off from Manila, killing all eight passengers on board.
March 30, 2020, 12:12 AM
Plane carrying medical supplies goes down in Philippines

Dubai's Emirates cuts passenger flights to 13 destinations

Long-haul carrier Emirates says it has dramatically cut its passenger flight destinations from 145 locations to just 13 countries
March 23, 2020, 10:11 AM
Dubai's Emirates cuts passenger flights to 13 destinations

Airline execs seeking $58 billion warn Congress 'time is running out'

U.S. airlines made one last plea to House and Senate leaders on Saturday.
March 22, 2020, 10:04 PM
Airline execs seeking $58 billion warn Congress 'time is running out'

Airlines slash flights, freeze hiring as virus cuts travel

Airlines are slashing flights and freezing hiring as they experience a sharp drop in bookings and a rise in cancellations in the face of the spreading coronavirus
March 14, 2020, 11:44 PM

Ethiopia report blames jet crash mostly on Boeing software

Ethiopian investigators are mostly blaming Boeing for last year’s crash of a 737 Max jet shortly after takeoff, saying in an interim report that there were design failures and inadequate training for pilots
1 month ago
Ethiopia jet crash report likely to blame Boeing and pilots

Flight diverted after 'unruly passenger' attempts to open exit door mid-flight: Witnesses

An American Airlines flight bound for Dallas from Chicago was forced to make an emergency landing after a passenger tried to open the emergency exit door mid-flight.
1 month ago
Flight diverted after passenger attempts to open exit door mid-flight: Witnesses

Airline mechanic sentenced for sabotaging plane in Miami

He admitted to damaging the American Airlines jet that was carrying 150 people on board so he could get overtime pay to fix it.
1 month ago
Airline mechanic sentenced for sabotaging plane in Miami

Passenger tries to open plane door mid-flight: Witnesses

American Airlines had to divert the Dallas-bound flight to St. Louis, where the unidentified man was detained and removed.
1 month ago
Passenger tries to open plane door mid-flight: Witnesses

External battery fire forces emergency flight landing

The United plane, on its way to Nassau, Bahamas, from New Jersey, landed in Ohio after the crew put out the smoke and fire from the lithium ion batteries.
1 month ago
External battery fire forces emergency flight landing

Deadly plane crash in Texas

Three people were killed in a plane crash Thursday in Coleman County, Texas, Department of Public Safety spokesman Sgt. Fred Biddle said.
1 month ago
Deadly plane crash in Texas

Plane trailed by flames skids down runway at Daytona airport

Video recorded Thursday by a witness shows a plane at Daytona Beach International Airport skidding on its belly down a runway as bright orange flames trail behind it.
1 month ago
Plane trailed by flames skids down runway at Daytona airport

Woman who filmed fellow passenger threatens to sue

Wendi Williams, a teacher from Virginia, said she tried to get the cabin crew’s attention when an unidentified man repeatedly hit the back of her seat and then filmed him on her phone.
2 months ago
Woman who filmed fellow passenger threatens to sue

Plane struggles to land amid powerful winds at London airport

An Etihad Airways plane fought against powerful winds over the weekend as it attempted to touch down at London's Heathrow Airport.
2 months ago
Plane struggles to land amid powerful winds at London airport

Reclining airplane seat prompts debate after viral video

A woman filmed a man punching the back of her seat on an American Airlines flight and is now pressing charges.
2 months ago
Reclining airplane seat prompts debate after viral video

This airport is the first to have coat check for travelers heading to warm destinations

Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport offers a coat check
2 months ago
This airport is first to have coat check for travelers heading to warm destinations

Scandinavian Airlines pulls ad after online criticism

Scandinavian Airlines has temporarily removed an online ad after criticism on social media, particularly from anti-immigration parties, that the video detracts the region's culture and history
2 months ago
Airlines pulls ad after online criticism

British Airways flight breaks transatlantic speed record

A flight from New York to London made history Sunday with the fastest subsonic speed record.
2 months ago
Flight breaks transatlantic speed record

Flight attendants' leader says employees at breaking point

Airline workers, especially at small regional carriers, are struggling to get by
2 months ago

Plane rolls down embankment and breaks into pieces

At least three were killed and 179 passengers injured when a Turkish jetliner slid off the runway.
2 months ago
Plane rolls down embankment and breaks into pieces

Dubai airport remains world's No. 1 for international travel

Dubai International Airport says it has maintained its title as the world's busiest airport for international travel
2 months ago
Dubai airport remains world's No. 1 for international travel

Hawaiian Airlines celebrates its 90th anniversary with a flight back in time

The footage of the original flight is incredible.
2 months ago
Hawaiian Airlines celebrates its 90th anniversary with a flight back in time

US fines Delta $50,000 for booting off 3 Muslim passengers

Delta Air Lines is being fined $50,000 for ordering three Muslim passengers off planes after the airline's own security officials cleared them to fly
2 months ago
US fines Delta $50,000 for booting off 3 Muslim passengers

American Airlines profit rises 27% on strong travel demand

American Airlines says profit is rising because strong demand is leaving fewer empty seats on planes
2 months ago
American Airlines profit rises 27% on strong travel demand

New rule allows airlines to ban some support animals

Service animals would be limited to trained dogs only and just for passengers with disabilities or psychiatric disorders
2 months ago
New rule allows airlines to ban some support animals

New rules could bump emotional-support animals from planes

The days of passengers bringing rabbits, turtles and birds on planes as emotional-support animals could be ending
2 months ago

Woman criticizes airline's handling of groping on flight

A Michigan woman who says she was groped by a male passenger on a Spirit Airlines flight says airline staff asked her to move to another seat after she reported the assault, rather than moving the man
2 months ago

Flames apparently shooting from engine force jet to return to Newark

A cross-country flight was forced to return to Newark Airport minutes after takeoff due to a mechanical problem that appeared to result in flames shooting from an engine.
3 months ago
Flames apparently shooting from engine force jet to return to Newark

Unruly passenger attacks flight attendant, injured 6 police officers: Authorities

Matthew Dingley, 28, allegedly attacked an attendant on a CommutAir flight from Washington to Newark.
3 months ago
Passenger attacks flight attendant, injures 6 officers: Authorities

Chaos in the cockpit at JFK Airport

A departing Delta Airlines flight narrowly avoided colliding with another 757 jet landing on the same runway.
3 months ago
Chaos in the cockpit at JFK Airport

Parent company of British Airways, Iberia to get new CEO

The parent company of British Airways and Iberia says its longtime CEO Willie Walsh is retiring
3 months ago
Parent company of British Airways, Iberia to get new CEO

Boeing 737-800 carrying at least 170 crashes in Iran after takeoff with no survivors

A Boeing 737 passenger plane with at least 170 passengers and crew members aboard crashed in Iran shortly after takeoff, according to Iranian news agencies.
3 months ago
Questions remain over plane crash in Iran hours after missile barrage

Canadian citizens were on board Ukrainian flight that crashed

All 176 people aboard were killed shortly after the plane took off from Tehran.
3 months ago
Canadian citizens were on board Ukrainian flight that crashed

Commercial airlines reroute flights amid US-Iran tensions

Longer routes mean that aircraft will have to carry fewer passengers.
3 months ago
Some commercial airlines reroute flights amid Mideast risks

Ukrainian jet crash kills 176, sets off mourning in Canada

The crash of a Ukrainian jetliner that killed 176 people in Iran has touched off mourning in both Ukraine and Canada _ where many of the victims were from or were headed _ and raised a host of questions about what went wrong
3 months ago
Ukrainian airplane crashes near Tehran: Iran state TV

Wheel falls off passenger plane upon take-off

Wheel falls off passenger plane upon take-off
3 months ago
Wheel falls off passenger plane upon take-off

Plane loses tire during takeoff

Right after departure on an Air Canada flight, a passenger captured on video the moment a tire detached from the landing gear.
3 months ago
Plane loses tire during takeoff

Delta plane slides off taxiway at Green Bay airport

A Delta Air Lines plane has slid off a taxiway amid icy conditions.
3 months ago

Kansas basketball team's plane makes emergency landing after engine fails midflight

The Kansas Jayhawks are ranked No. 5 in the nation.
3 months ago
Basketball team's plane makes emergency landing after engine failure

Eurowings cancels more than 170 flights due to 3-day strike

The flight attendants' union called the strike in dispute over part-time work.
3 months ago

12 dead after plane carrying 98 people crashes seconds after takeoff from Kazakhstan airport

Twelve people were killed early Friday morning when a commercial airplane carrying 98 people crashed seconds after takeoff from an airport in Kazakhstan.
3 months ago
12 dead after plane crashes seconds after takeoff from Kazakhstan airport

Plane crashes during takeoff from Kazakhstan airport

At least 14 people were killed after a plane carrying 98 people crashed during takeoff in Kazakhstan, authorities say.
3 months ago
Plane crashes during takeoff from Kazakhstan airport

Court: Airline's workers can't sue as class in pay dispute

A federal appeals court has ruled American Airlines workers at Newark's airport who claim they've been shorted on overtime pay can't sue as a class
3 months ago
Airline's workers can't sue as class in pay dispute: Court

Airlines are trading watch towers for virtual screens to control taxiway traffic

Ramp control towers may soon be traded for virtual towers, where operators in a screen-filled airport room away from the tarmac can direct traffic on the taxiway.
3 months ago
Airlines are trading watch towers for virtual screens to control taxiway traffic

Airlines are trading watch towers for virtual screens to control taxiway traffic

In Houston, United Airlines has launched its own virtual ramp control tower to quickly move passengers aboard their planes to and from the taxiway.
3 months ago
Airlines are trading watch towers for virtual screens to control taxiway traffic

Police: Elderly passenger dies aboard Atlanta-bound flight

Police say an elderly passenger died aboard a Spirit Airlines flight traveling from Las Vegas to Atlanta on Christmas Eve
3 months ago
Police: Elderly passenger dies aboard Atlanta-bound flight

American Airlines now offering non-binary booking options for passengers

American Airlines is now the second U.S. carrier to offer non-binary gender options to passengers during the booking process.
3 months ago
American Airlines now offering non-binary booking options for passengers

Class action lawsuit claims Frontier Airlines mishandled cases of in-flight sexual assault

Class action lawsuit filed against Frontier Airlines for mishandling cases of in-flight sexual assault.
4 months ago
Lawsuit claims Frontier Airlines mishandled in-flight sexual assault

Qantas aircraft evacuated in Sydney after smoke fills cabin

Passengers on a Qantas flight from Sydney to Perth have used slides to evacuate the Airbus A330 after it was forced to return as the cabin filled with smoke
4 months ago

How an ugly holiday sweater can get passengers priority boarding on this airline

Alaska Airlines announced it will give travelers wearing a holiday sweater priority boarding on Dec. 20 for one day only.
4 months ago
How an ugly holiday sweater can get passengers priority boarding