Latest Passenger airlines News

On the road again: Travelers emerge in time for Thanksgiving

Nov. 24, 2021 21:55 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Determined to reclaim Thanksgiving traditions that were put on pause last year by the pandemic, millions of Americans will be loading up their cars or piling onto planes to gather again with friends and family. The number of air travelers this week is...

Justice Dept. to prioritize prosecuting violence on flights

Nov. 24, 2021 18:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland directed U.S. attorneys across the country to swiftly prioritize prosecution of federal crimes that happen on commercial flights as federal officials face a historic number of investigations into passenger behavior. ...

FAA proposes fines for alcohol-related incidents on planes

Nov. 22, 2021 15:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials said Monday they are seeking more than $160,000 in fines from eight airline passengers over incidents involving alcohol. The Federal Aviation Administration said the biggest single proposed fine, topping $40,000, involves a passenger...

How to be a 5-star traveler this holiday season

Nov. 19, 2021 08:56 AM EST

If you skipped holiday travel last year (or haven’t traveled at all during the pandemic), your travel skills might be rusty. Plus, some travel etiquette has changed. Recent history indicates that this holiday travel season will be challenging, as evidenced by chaos seen...

Thanksgiving air travel to rebound to 2019 levels, TSA says

Nov. 17, 2021 08:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of airline passengers traveling for Thanksgiving this year is expected to rebound to pre-coronavirus pandemic levels, but the Transportation Security Administration says it is ready to handle the surge. Administrator David Pekoske said...

Biden choice for Justice antitrust post wins Senate approval

Nov. 16, 2021 19:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s choice to lead enforcement of competition laws at the Justice Department has won Senate approval as his administration pursues action against outsized market power it has condemned in several industries, including Big Tech, health care, airlines and...

Flight makes emergency landing at Twin Cities airport

Nov. 15, 2021 09:03 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Spirit Airlines flight that took off from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport made an emergency landing after a pilot reported a possible engine fire. The flight took off about 7:30 p.m. Sunday and was headed for Orlando, but within minutes...

Dubai Air Show opens to industry on the mend amid COVID-19

Nov. 14, 2021 11:32 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's biennial Air Show opened Sunday to a world still reeling from the pandemic and an aviation industry hard-hit by the coronavirus, but on the mend. Boeing and Airbus have traditionally been the stars of the aviation trade show,...

United Airlines to end service at NE Louisiana airport

Nov. 11, 2021 13:30 PM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — Monroe Regional Airport is losing one of its three major carriers. United Airlines announced that it will end service from the airport early in 2022, the City of Monroe confirmed in a news release. “United Airlines said the...

Efforts to cut car, plane and ship emissions get small boost

Nov. 10, 2021 15:06 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Several countries and companies announced plans Wednesday to stop selling cars that run on gasoline or diesel over the next two decades, as part of efforts to clamp down on a significant source of planet-warming emissions. But the impact of the...