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Chile violence continues despite gov't retreat on fare hike

Oct. 20, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Protests and violence in Chile spilled over into a new day and raged into Sunday night despite the president cancelling a subway fare hike that has prompted violent demonstrations. Officials in the Santiago region said three people died in fires at two looted supermarkets early...

Sea-Tac increases security in anticipation of protest

Oct. 20, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities at Sea-Tac International Airport increased security in anticipation of a protest Saturday but disruptions to passengers didn't materialize. KOMO-television reports a group called Emerald City Antifa announced members would protest at the United Airlines ticket because of the...

The Latest: City plans to remove plane from site Saturday

Oct. 19, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

UNALASKA, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a plane that went off the runway while landing at an Aleutian Islands community (all times local): 4:46 p.m. The city of Unalaska said in a statement Friday evening that it plans to remove on Saturday the PenAir airplane from the scene of a crash The state Department...

Hong Kong's Cathay says September passenger traffic slumps

Oct. 18, 2019 7:12 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific says passenger traffic slumped last month on plummeting demand from mainland Chinese travelers. The carrier's September traffic figures released Friday are the latest sign that mainland visitors are staying away from the semiautonomous Chinese city as...

FAA to test whether packed planes affect evacuation time

Oct. 17, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The size of your seat and how much legroom you'll get on a future flight could be decided by 720 Oklahomans taking part in a first-of-its-kind test to determine if jam-packed planes slow emergency evacuations. Frequent flyers on U.S. airlines are all too aware that cramped economy...

Choosing among airports? Don't let price be your only guide

Oct. 17, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

When booking a flight to a city with more than one airport, how do you know which one to choose? If you're like a majority of Americans, you're guided in part by your wallet. More than 7 in 10 U.S. airline passengers (72 say ticket price is a key deciding factor when choosing an airport to fly into or from,...

Senate confirms former ambassador as new Air Force leader

Oct. 16, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed a former ambassador and senior official at the Federal Aviation Administration as civilian leader of the Air Force. Wednesday's 85-7 vote makes Barbara Barrett the third consecutive woman to lead the Air Force, following Heather Wilson and Deborah James. Wilson...

Worried about flying on a 737 Max? Your options may be few

Oct. 16, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — At some point early next year, air travelers will need to decide if they're willing to take a flight on a Boeing 737 Max. If they're not, they'll need to find out what their travel options are. There will be no government-ordered compensation in North America or Europe for travelers who are...

United Airlines posts $1 billion profit on summer travel

Oct. 15, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Cheaper jet fuel and slightly higher fares helped United Airlines boost third-quarter profit 23% to $1 billion. The results released Tuesday were better than Wall Street expected, and United raised its forecast of full-year profit. United indicated that demand for leisure and business travel...

EU OKs $419M German loan for Thomas Cook airline Condor

Oct. 14, 2019 6:45 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government says the European Union has approved its decision to grant airline Condor, a subsidiary of collapsed tour operator Thomas Cook, a 380 million-euro ($419 million) bridging loan to keep it in the air. The Economy Ministry said the EU's executive Commission gave its...