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June 3, 2023, 4:23 PM

Passengers on Delta flight restrain man police say was threatening violence

A Delta jet flying overseas was diverted to Canada when the pilot declared an emergency as passengers jumped from their seats to help subdue a man on board.
June 3, 2023, 4:23 PM
Passengers on Delta flight restrain man police say was threatening violence
June 3, 2023, 1:24 AM

Flight to Detroit diverted because of unruly passenger

A Delta flight from Paris to Detroit had to be diverted to Canada because of an unruly passenger.
June 3, 2023, 1:24 AM
Flight to Detroit diverted because of unruly passenger
June 1, 2023, 9:32 PM

Technical issues cause delays for Spirit, Air Canada

Spirit Airlines and Air Canada have been dealing with technical issues that have delayed some of the airlines’ flights
June 1, 2023, 9:32 PM
May 31, 2023, 8:20 PM

'Skiplagging' may get you a cheaper flight, but be aware of the risks

What you should know about "skiplagging" and why it's risky.
May 31, 2023, 8:20 PM
Skiplagging: A 'risky bet' that could help you save on airfare
May 31, 2023, 6:17 PM

Redo of federal plane evacuation tests sought as passengers squeeze into smaller spaces

Congress is looking into just how quickly airline passengers can evacuate a plane during an emergency
May 31, 2023, 6:17 PM
Redo of federal plane evacuation tests sought as passengers squeeze into small spaces
May 31, 2023, 4:32 PM

Airline begins asking passengers to weigh in before flights for new study

An airline is asking passengers to weigh in before flights in a survey that will take place for nearly five weeks and involve more than 10,000 passengers.
May 31, 2023, 4:32 PM
Airline begins asking passengers to weigh in before flights for new study
May 31, 2023, 3:05 PM

SAS to soon start online booking for 2028 flights aboard electric-powered aircraft

Scandinavian Airlines says travelers will soon be able to book flights on the carrier’s first commercial flights that are due to start five years from now in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark aboard electric-powered aircraft
May 31, 2023, 3:05 PM
SAS to soon start online booking for 2028 flights aboard electric-powered aircraft
May 31, 2023, 3:00 PM

Travelers turn to ‘skiplagging’ to save money on flights

With summer travel underway, many are using the technique to get to their desired destination at a fraction of the cost of a regular ticket, but experts say there are risks.
May 31, 2023, 3:00 PM
Travelers turn to ‘skiplagging’ to save money on flights
May 31, 2023, 12:22 PM

Delta Air Lines hit with lawsuit over claims of carbon neutrality

A consumer class action lawsuit filed Tuesday claims Delta Air Lines inaccurately billed itself as the world’s “first carbon-neutral airline” and should pay damages
May 31, 2023, 12:22 PM
May 30, 2023, 11:07 PM

Passenger on Asiana flight speaks out

Lee Yoon-Joon helped flight attendants after a man seated next to him opened an emergency exit during his flight.
May 30, 2023, 11:07 PM
Passenger on Asiana flight speaks out
May 29, 2023, 3:13 PM

Warrant issued for passenger who opened door mid-flight

New details on the arrest of the passenger who opened an airplane emergency door mid-flight, and what the airline will do for future safety precautions.
May 29, 2023, 3:13 PM
Warrant issued for passenger who opened door mid-flight
May 29, 2023, 2:10 AM

South Korea's Asiana Airlines taking steps to keep passengers safe

This comes in light of a recent episode on board one of its jets when a passenger opened an exit door while the plane was descending.
May 29, 2023, 2:10 AM
South Korea's Asiana Airlines taking steps to keep passengers safe
May 28, 2023, 12:09 PM

EgyptAir flight from Cairo blows tire during landing in Saudi Arabia

Egypt's national airline says one of its jetliners has blown out a tire but made a safe landing at its destination in Saudi Arabia
May 28, 2023, 12:09 PM
EgyptAir flight from Cairo blows tire during landing in Saudi Arabia
May 28, 2023, 11:17 AM

EgyptAir flight from Cairo blows tire during landing in Saudi Arabia

Egypt's national airline says one of its jetliners has blown out a tire but made a safe landing at its destination in Saudi Arabia
May 28, 2023, 11:17 AM
May 27, 2023, 5:10 PM

Passenger opened door mid-flight

Investigators try to figure out why a passenger opened an emergency exit door while the plane was in the air over South Korea.
May 27, 2023, 5:10 PM
Passenger opened door mid-flight
May 26, 2023, 11:37 PM

Passenger opens plane door mid flight

A dozen people were hurt during the Asiana Airlines flight and the passenger was arrested.
May 26, 2023, 11:37 PM
Passenger opens plane door mid flight
May 26, 2023, 9:40 PM

Plane lands safely after passenger opens exit door during flight

A passenger opened an emergency exit door during a plane flight in South Korea, causing air to blast inside the cabin and slightly injure 12 people, officials say.
May 26, 2023, 9:40 PM
Plane lands safely after passenger opens exit door during flight
May 26, 2023, 7:01 PM

Passenger arrested after apparently opening plane door during descent

ABC News Producer Sam Sweeney explains how the emergency exit door of the Asiana Airlines was opened during the aircraft’s descent.
May 26, 2023, 7:01 PM
Passenger arrested after apparently opening plane door during descent
May 26, 2023, 2:09 PM

Passenger arrested for opening emergency exit 850 feet in the air

South Korean police said a 33-year-old passenger opened the door of the Asiana Airlines flight after the pilot made the routine announcement that the plane was about to land.
May 26, 2023, 2:09 PM
Passenger arrested for opening emergency exit 850 feet in the air
May 26, 2023, 1:42 PM

Flight cancellations, strikes raise fears of new summer travel chaos in Europe

British Airways has canceled dozens of flights due to computer problems in a rocky kickoff to Europe's summer travel season
May 26, 2023, 1:42 PM
BA cancels dozens of flights over computer problems ahead of busy holiday weekend
May 25, 2023, 6:06 PM

2 planes aborted landings in San Francisco when a Southwest jet taxied across their runways

Two airliners aborted their landings at San Francisco International Airport last week after pilots spotted a Southwest Airlines jet taxiing across the runways on which they were going to land
May 25, 2023, 6:06 PM
May 22, 2023, 4:01 PM

ABC News exclusive: FAA giving airports more than $100M to help prevent runway incursions

More than $100 million will go to airports across the country to reduce potential runway incursions, the FAA said Monday
May 22, 2023, 4:01 PM
ABC News exclusive: FAA giving airports more than $100M to prevent runway incursions
May 19, 2023, 12:36 PM

Canadian airline WestJet, pilots reach 11th-hour deal as strike averted

Canada’s second-largest airline WestJet and its pilots union say they have reached a last-minute deal to avert a strike on Friday before a holiday weekend in the country
May 19, 2023, 12:36 PM
May 14, 2023, 5:01 PM

Gatwick airport shuts runway after reports of nearby drone activity

London’s Gatwick Airport closed its runway for almost an hour.
May 14, 2023, 5:01 PM
May 13, 2023, 3:47 AM

Pilots at United picket for higher pay as pressure builds before summer travel season

The peak summer travel season is almost here, and pilots are stepping up their pressure on major airlines for new contracts that will include higher pay
May 13, 2023, 3:47 AM
1 month ago

US to propose new rules for airline cancellations, delays

Biden administration plans new rules to expand the rights of airline passengers.
1 month ago
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Unruly passenger punches flight attendant

An angry male passenger was seen on video striking a United Airlines employee while on a flight from San Francisco to Houston.
1 month ago
Unruly passenger punches flight attendant
1 month ago

American Airlines, seeking new contract, vote to OK strike

Pilots at American Airlines are voting to authorize a strike
1 month ago
1 month ago

4 planes forced to turn around after series of bird strikes over Texas

Four dramatic bird strikes over Texas, all within 24 hours, forced planes packed with passengers to turn around.
1 month ago
4 planes forced to turn around after series of bird strikes over Texas
1 month ago

Flight forced to turn around because of unruly passenger

The plane was three hours into its 10-hour trip to Tel Aviv, Israel, when it diverted back to Newark.
1 month ago
Flight forced to turn around because of unruly passenger
1 month ago

2 planes catch on fire in separate incidents

A bird strike caused an American Airlines plane's engine to catch on fire, the second incident on an American [Airlines?] plane in recent days.
1 month ago
2 planes catch on fire in separate incidents
1 month ago

Rapper Desiigner charged with indecent exposure on plane

The rapper Desiigner was charged Monday with one federal count of indecent exposure on an aircraft, after authorities say he exposed himself multiple times and masturbated on a flight from Tokyo to Minneapolis
1 month ago
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DOJ joins investigation of Southwest's holiday flight meltdown: Was schedule 'unrealistic'?

The Department of Justice has joined an investigation led by the Department of Transportation into Southwest Airlines' flight cancellation meltdown in December
1 month ago
DOJ joins probe of Southwest's holiday flight meltdown: Was schedule 'unrealistic'?
1 month ago

US passenger jets catch fire in close calls

Fiery incidents aboard two American Airlines flights days apart were captured on video by passengers. The airline says both incidents were due to mechanical issues and no one was hurt.
1 month ago
US passenger jets catch fire in close calls
1 month ago

Bird strike sparks plane engine fire shortly after takeoff

A bird strike sparked an engine fire on a plane shortly after takeoff from an Ohio airport, and the airliner returned safely with no injuries reported
1 month ago
Bird strike sparks plane engine fire shortly after takeoff
1 month ago

Two incidents involving American Airlines planes

American Airlines Flight was forced to return to airport shortly after takeoff due to a possible bird strike two days after another American Airlines plane caught fire while taxiing.
1 month ago
Two incidents involving American Airlines planes
1 month ago

Terrifying flight emergencies caught on camera

The FAA is investigating a pair of plane fires - one caused by an apparent "wildlife strike" and the other by a "mechanical issue".
1 month ago
Terrifying flight emergencies caught on camera
1 month ago

American Airlines plane returns to Ohio airport after possible bird strike, FAA says

An American Airlines flight returned to an airport in Ohio after a possible bird strike on Sunday morning, the Federal Aviation Administration told ABC News.
1 month ago
American Airlines plane returns to airport after possible bird strike in Ohio
1 month ago

Fiery scare on Dallas-bound American Airlines flight

An investigation is underway after a passenger filmed video of flames shooting from the right wing right before takeoff.
1 month ago
Fiery scare on Dallas-bound American Airlines flight
1 month ago

Plane makes emergency landing after pilot's window flies open

The incident occurred just after takeoff on an United Airlines flight last week.
1 month ago
Plane makes emergency landing after pilot's window flies open
1 month ago

Airport cargo worth millions stolen from Toronto's airport

Canadian police say a cargo container with gold and other items worth over $20 million Canadian (US$14.8 million) was stolen from Toronto’s Pearson International airport
1 month ago
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American Airlines employee dies after tarmac incident at Austin airport

An airline employee at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport was killed in a tarmac incident Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
1 month ago
American Airlines employee dies after tarmac incident at Austin airport
1 month ago

American Airlines employee dies after tarmac incident at Austin airport

An airline employee at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport was killed in a tarmac incident Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
1 month ago
American Airlines employee dies after tarmac incident at Austin airport
1 month ago

Guns found at airport checkpoints increased in 1st months of 2023, TSA says

TSA reported a more than 10% increase in recovered firearms for the first quarter of 2023 compared to the same time last year.
1 month ago
Guns found at airport checkpoints increased in 1st months of 2023, TSA says
1 month ago

Southwest passenger's outburst over crying baby caught on camera

A Southwest Airlines passenger started screaming after asking flight attendants to calm a crying baby.
1 month ago
Southwest passenger's outburst over crying baby caught on camera
1 month ago

Passenger on Southwest flight met by cops after complaining about crying baby

A Fort Lauderdale-bound flight was forced to land in Orlando after an adult passenger was seen losing his temper after a baby was crying for an extended period of time.
1 month ago
Passenger on Southwest flight met by cops after complaining about crying baby
2 months ago

Should parents clean up after kids on planes? Baseball star's tweet sparks debate

Anthony Bass tweeted that a flight attendant asked his wife to clean up after their child.
2 months ago
Should parents clean up after kids on planes? Baseball star's tweet sparks debate
2 months ago

Southwest passengers face delays after nationwide grounding

Southwest Airlines says planes are taking off again after departures were held up because of what the airline calls an intermittent technical problem
2 months ago
2 months ago

Southwest grounds flights after tech issue

More than 2,000 flights were delayed after "an intermittent technology issue" affected Southwest Airlines.
2 months ago
Southwest grounds flights after tech issue
2 months ago

Demand for summer flights soar

Delta Airlines said it's increased the number of international flights, with 75% of its seats already sold out.
2 months ago
Demand for summer flights soar