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February 27, 2024 at 2:57 AM

By The Numbers: Baggage fees

A look at the numbers behind increasing airline baggage fees.
February 27, 2024 at 2:57 AM
By The Numbers: Baggage fees
February 26, 2024 at 10:58 AM

China's homegrown C919 jet in spotlight at Singapore air show, but not quite ready to compete

China’s C919 single-aisle jet made its international debut at the Singapore Airshow, attracting masses of visitors and hundreds of orders, but analysts say it still has a long way to go before it can compete with aircraft from market leaders Boeing and...
February 26, 2024 at 10:58 AM
China's homegrown C919 jet in spotlight at Singapore air show
February 25, 2024 at 4:46 PM

Airline price changes ahead of spring break

ABC News correspondent Alexis Christoforous breaks down the changes for flying over the spring break.
February 25, 2024 at 4:46 PM
Airline price changes ahead of spring break
February 23, 2024 at 11:46 PM

Taking another look at plane etiquette

As more Americans resume regular air travel post-pandemic, the debate about whether it is ok to recline your seat on a plane rages on.
February 23, 2024 at 11:46 PM
Taking another look at plane etiquette
February 22, 2024 at 3:55 PM

Air Canada says its AI chatbot went rogue

Air Canada says an AI chatbot has gone rogue, misleading customers.
February 22, 2024 at 3:55 PM
Air Canada says its AI chatbot went rogue
February 22, 2024 at 2:59 PM

United plane diverted due to alleged bomb threat

The FBI is investigating after an United Airlines flight from Newark to Los Angeles was diverted to Chicago. A source told ABC News the threat was found in one of the plane’s bathrooms.
February 22, 2024 at 2:59 PM
United plane diverted due to alleged bomb threat
February 22, 2024 at 6:44 AM

2 flights diverted in less than 24 hours

A flight was diverted to Chicago after a possible bomb threat and flight from Albuquerque was forced to return after a passenger allegedly tried to open a door in-flight.
February 22, 2024 at 6:44 AM
2 flights diverted in less than 24 hours
February 22, 2024 at 12:31 AM

Multiple mid-air incidents change flights

ABC News' Faith Abubey has the latest as multiple mid-air scares alter flights.
February 22, 2024 at 12:31 AM
Multiple mid-air incidents change flights
February 21, 2024 at 4:43 PM

Unruly passenger tries to open plane door mid-flight

The FAA and FBI are looking into why a man allegedly tried to open the door of a plane mid-flight, forcing the pilot to return the Chicago-bound plane back to Albuquerque shortly after takeoff.
February 21, 2024 at 4:43 PM
Unruly passenger tries to open plane door mid-flight
February 21, 2024 at 5:10 AM

United flight from San Francisco to Boston diverted due to damage to one of its wings

United Airlines says a flight heading from San Francisco to Boston had to be diverted after the plane suffered damage to one of its wings
February 21, 2024 at 5:10 AM
United flight from San Francisco to Boston diverted due to damage to one of its wings
February 21, 2024 at 2:39 AM

Flight makes emergency landing after wing suffered damage

A United Flight from San Francisco to Boston was diverted to Denver after the crew reported damage to one of its wing flaps.
February 21, 2024 at 2:39 AM
Flight makes emergency landing after wing suffered damage
February 21, 2024 at 12:56 AM

American Airlines increases baggage fees

American Airlines announced it will raise prices for checked bags for domestic flights from $30 to $35 for passengers who book in advance and $40 for those who make the choice at the airport.
February 21, 2024 at 12:56 AM
American Airlines increases baggage fees
February 21, 2024 at 12:51 AM

Delta offering special flight to view total solar eclipse along the path of totality in April

Delta says passengers will have "premium viewing" due to the A200-300 aircraft’s extra-large windows.
February 21, 2024 at 12:51 AM
Delta offering special flight to view total solar eclipse in April
February 20, 2024 at 8:22 PM

What to know about American Airlines' new policy changes: Checked bag fees, luggage size, earning loyalty points and miles

American Airlines is pushing travelers to purchase flights directly through the airline to earn loyalty points and has raised the cost of checked baggage.
February 20, 2024 at 8:22 PM
All the changes coming to American Airlines: Bag fees, loyalty points earning policy
February 20, 2024 at 3:51 AM

Flight attendant helps save flamingo eggs

A quick thinking Alaska Airlines flight attendant came to the rescue for six flamingo eggs after a portable incubator failed mid-flight.
February 20, 2024 at 3:51 AM
Flight attendant helps save flamingo eggs
February 20, 2024 at 2:34 AM

2 flights record 800 mph speeds

Near record winds helped a Virgin Atlantic flight from Washington D.C. to London fly more than 800 miles per hour. A United flight from Newark to Lisbon also reached 838 miles per hour.
February 20, 2024 at 2:34 AM
2 flights record 800 mph speeds
February 13, 2024 at 9:01 PM

Flight attendants join 'Day of Action' to demand better pay

The association of professional flight attendants worldwide held a demonstration Tuesday to end "legacy sexism" and increase pay.
February 13, 2024 at 9:01 PM
Flight attendants join 'Day of Action' to demand better pay
February 13, 2024 at 6:59 PM

Plane lands safely after door falls off midflight

A small plane carrying two people has landed safely after losing a door midflight over a public park, according to police.
February 13, 2024 at 6:59 PM
Plane lands safely after door falls off midflight
February 13, 2024 at 4:42 PM

Thousands of flight attendants to protest at major airports

Unions representing over 100,000 flight attendants from airlines including American, Alaska, Frontier, Southwest and United are demanding better pay, retirement benefits and more flexible schedules.
February 13, 2024 at 4:42 PM
Thousands of flight attendants to protest at major airports
February 9, 2024 at 3:06 PM

JetBlue planes clip wings at Boston Logan Airport

The left winglet of a JetBlue plane bound for Las Vegas clipped another JetBlue plane while de-icing on the runway early Thursday morning. Both jets were damaged but there were no reported injuries.
February 9, 2024 at 3:06 PM
JetBlue planes clip wings at Boston Logan Airport
February 8, 2024 at 5:24 PM

2 JetBlue planes clip each other at Boston Logan International Airport

The incident happened around 6:40 a.m. on adjacent lanes of a deicing pad.
February 8, 2024 at 5:24 PM
2 JetBlue planes clip each other at Boston Logan International Airport
February 8, 2024 at 4:45 PM

Finnair weighs passengers before boarding

The Finnish airline says the goal is to collect “anonymous data on average weight of passengers with their hand luggage ... that are needed for the safe operation of flights.”
February 8, 2024 at 4:45 PM
Finnair weighs passengers before boarding
February 8, 2024 at 1:08 AM

Airline to offer weigh-ins for passengers

Finland's flagship airline Finnair announced it's begun inviting passengers to hop on a scale with their bags before their flight.
February 8, 2024 at 1:08 AM
Airline to offer weigh-ins for passengers
February 7, 2024 at 3:00 PM

4 bolts missing from Alaska Airlines door plug before blowout: NTSB report

Federal investigators say all four bolts designed to hold a door plug in place on the Alaska Airlines 737 Max 9 were never there ahead of the Jan. 5 incident.
February 7, 2024 at 3:00 PM
4 bolts missing from Alaska Airlines door plug before blowout: NTSB report
February 7, 2024 at 12:51 PM

4 bolts missing from Alaska Airlines door plug before blow-out: NTSB report

Four bolts designed to prevent the door plug from falling off the plane were missing before the plug blew off during an Alaska Airlines flight last month, the NTSB said.
February 7, 2024 at 12:51 PM
4 bolts missing from Alaska Airlines door plug before blow-out: NTSB report
February 7, 2024 at 1:51 AM

4 critical bolts blew off Alaska Airlines door plug: NTSB

Four bolts, designed to prevent the door plug from falling off, were missing before the plug blew off during last month's Alaska Airlines flight, the National Transportation Safety Board said.
February 7, 2024 at 1:51 AM
4 critical bolts blew off Alaska Airlines door plug: NTSB
February 6, 2024 at 9:01 PM

4 bolts missing from Alaska Airlines MAX 737: NTSB report

ABC News’ Sam Sweeney has the details on a new report that shows that bolts were missing from the plug door of the Alaska Airlines flight that had a mid-air blowout.
February 6, 2024 at 9:01 PM
4 bolts missing from Alaska Airlines MAX 737: NTSB report
February 5, 2024 at 3:21 PM

New potential issue for Boeing 737 planes still being built

Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Stan Deal wrote to employees that "a supplier notified us of a non-conformance in some 737 fuselages."
February 5, 2024 at 3:21 PM
New potential issue for Boeing 737 planes still being built
February 5, 2024 at 1:05 PM

Boeing finds 'non-conformance' in some undelivered 737 fuselages, company says

Some fuselage holes on about 50 plances "may not have been drilled exactly to our requirements," CEO Stan Deal said in an email to employees.
February 5, 2024 at 1:05 PM
Boeing finds 'non-conformance' in some undelivered 737 fuselages, company says
1 month ago

Unruly passenger restrained on JetBlue flight

The passenger was allegedly drunk and aggressive on a flight from London to New York.
1 month ago
Unruly passenger restrained on JetBlue flight
1 month ago

'We caused the problem': Boeing CEO takes accountability for Alaska Airlines door plug incident

Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun took responsibility for a door plug getting blown out of an Alaska Airlines flight earlier this month in a fourth quarter earnings call.
1 month ago
'We caused the problem': Boeing CEO takes accountability for Alaska Airlines incident
1 month ago

Boeing faces new safety concerns over quality control

The jet-maker is now withdrawing a request for a safety exemption for a new version of the plane, the Max 7.
1 month ago
Boeing faces new safety concerns over quality control
1 month ago

Boeing withdraws request for safety exemption of new Max 7

Boeing now says it is going to find an engineering solution that will be incorporated into the planes by the time the FAA finishes the full certification process of the planes.
1 month ago
Boeing withdraws request for safety exemption of new Max 7
1 month ago

Boeing MAX 737 9 jets return to the skies

ABC News’ Sam Sweeney has the details on the FAA’s inspections for the Boeing 737 MAX 9 jets, which are returning to the skies.
1 month ago
Boeing MAX 737 9 jets return to the skies
1 month ago

Some Boeing 737 Max 9 jets resume flight

The FAA lays out inspection plans for 737 Max 9 planes following their grounding after the Alaska Airlines door plug loss.
1 month ago
Some Boeing 737 Max 9 jets resume flight
1 month ago

Alaska Airlines resumes flying Boeing 737 Max 9 plane after door plug blowout

Alaska Flight 1146 departed from Seattle Friday afternoon, bound for San Diego.
1 month ago
Alaska Airlines resumes flying Boeing 737 Max 9 plane after door plug blowout
1 month ago

Alaska Airlines resumes flying Boeing 737 Max 9 plane after door plug blowout

Alaska Airlines resumed flying Boeing 737 Max 9 plane following fleet inspections for the first time after a door plug fell off one of its planes mid-air on Jan. 5
1 month ago
Alaska Airlines resumes flying Boeing 737 Max 9 plane after door plug blowout
1 month ago

Viral post sparks debate about personal space on an airplane

"GMA" discusses etiquette to follow when flying after a viral post showing one passenger’s socked foot invading someone’s personal space.
1 month ago
Viral post sparks debate about personal space on an airplane
1 month ago

Alaska Airlines' Max 9 planes to go back in the sky

ABC News transportation reporter Sam Sweeney discusses the latest on Boeing's Max 9 fleet of planes returning to service three weeks after the terrifying moment when a door plug flew off a plane.
1 month ago
Alaska Airlines' Max 9 planes to go back in the sky
1 month ago

Why a Boeing 737 Max filter on Kayak spiked in usage for airplane selection

Online travel booking site Kayak created a filter to allow users to avoid certain Boeing 737 Max planes after the Alaska Airlines door plug blowout.
1 month ago
Boeing 737 Max filter on Kayak allows travelers to avoid certain airplane models
1 month ago

How much legroom should travelers have on airplanes? Experts weigh in on viral Reddit post

A viral Reddit post showing a foot in another person's space on an airplane has sparked new questions about common courtesy.
1 month ago
The great legroom debate: Expert tips for airplane travel after viral Reddit post
1 month ago

Alaska Airlines returns Boeing Max 9 planes to the air

The airline put some of its 737 Max 9 jets back in service three weeks after a door plug on one of its planes blew out mid-air.
1 month ago
Alaska Airlines returns Boeing Max 9 planes to the air
1 month ago

Family flying American Airlines claims they were asked to pay $30K after airline changed their flight to another country

Sam Taussig who was traveling with his family, a party of nine, spoke exclusively to ABC News about the incident with American Airlines.
1 month ago
Family claims they were asked to pay $30K after airline changed their flight
1 month ago

FAA sets instructions for airlines to inspect Boeing 737 Max 9 jets

The FAA's enhanced maintenance process will require "an inspection of specific bolts, guide tracks and fittings” and “detailed visual inspections of left and right mid-cabin exit door plugs.”
1 month ago
FAA sets instructions for airlines to inspect Boeing 737 Max 9 jets
1 month ago

FAA releases instructions for airlines to begin inspecting Boeing 737 Max 9 planes

Upon completion of the tests, airlines can return the planes to service.
1 month ago
FAA instructs airlines on inspecting Boeing 737 Max 9 planes
1 month ago

Boeing CEO speaks on Capitol Hill

David Calhoun reassured lawmakers that the company has “100 percent confidence” in the planes they fly.
1 month ago
Boeing CEO speaks on Capitol Hill
1 month ago

Boeing under fire after wheel falls off Delta flight before takeoff

The FAA said it will investigate after a tire under the front nose of a Delta Boeing 757 fell off and rolled down a nearby embankment on Saturday.
1 month ago
Boeing under fire after wheel falls off Delta flight before takeoff
1 month ago

FAA expands Boeing probe

The Federal Aviation Administration is now recommending the door plugs on nearly 400 Boeing 737 900-ER jets be inspected.
1 month ago
FAA expands Boeing probe
1 month ago

FAA recommends airlines inspect door plugs on another Boeing model

Weeks after a mid-cabin door plug fell off during the ascent of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9, the FAA is recommending flight operators check another model.
1 month ago
FAA recommends airlines inspect door plugs on another Boeing model
1 month ago

FAA recommends Boeing door plugs inspections after Alaska Airlines incident

The Federal Aviation Administration is recommending carriers operating the Boeing 737-900ER model "visually inspect mid-exit door plugs to ensure the door is properly secured."
1 month ago
FAA recommends Boeing door plugs inspections after Alaska Airlines incident