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United Airlines, Abbott rise; Walmart, Fluor fall

May. 17, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Tuesday: Walmart Inc., down $16.86 to $131.35. The nation's largest retailer trimmed its profit forecast for the year as it grapples with surging inflation. United Airlines...

FAA to let United use jets grounded after engine failure

May. 17, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

Federal safety regulators have approved a path for United Airlines to resume using dozens of Boeing 777 jets that have been grounded since the engine on one plane blew apart over Denver last year. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed Tuesday that it has approved steps...

Pilots at United will vote on contract after tentative deal

May. 13, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines and its pilots' union said Friday they reached tentative agreement on the outline of a new contract, a notable deal while labor tension has increased in the airline industry. The leader of the United chapter of the Air Line Pilots Association, Michael...

United plots big expansion of flights between US and Europe

Apr. 26, 2022 08:05 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines plans to offer more flights across the Atlantic this summer than it did in 2019, a wager that international travel will bounce back strongly despite the persistent pandemic. United said Tuesday that it will boost transatlantic passenger-carrying...

From slaughter to the skies: Beef fat converted to jet fuel

Apr. 23, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

GYPSUM, Colo. (AP) — It’s incongruous to attach a hose to the gleaming wing of the futuristic, $2 million Cirrus Vision Jet, under the fast-clearing skies of another gorgeous high-plateau day at Eagle County Regional Airport, and then stuff the aircraft with the liquid byproducts of McRibs and...

Afraid to fly with unmasked passengers? Call your airline

Apr. 22, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines say they are offering options — including refunds in some cases — for people worried about flying now that other passengers aren’t required to wear face masks. However, the airlines aren’t providing many details. Customers could find themselves at the...

US airlines say they've reached a turning point in recovery

Apr. 21, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — U.S. airlines say they have hit a turning point: After a lousy first quarter, they expect to be profitable as Americans return to travel in the biggest numbers since the start of the pandemic. American Airlines is the latest carrier to give a rosy outlook for the rest...

American Airlines loses $1.6 billion but sees better outlook

Apr. 21, 2022 08:21 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines lost $1.64 billion in the first quarter, a wider loss than a year ago, but said Thursday that it expects to turn profitable in the spring as travel demand strengthens. The airline’s shares soared more than 10% higher in early trading before the...

United Airlines loses $1.4B in 1Q, but expects profit in 2Q

Apr. 20, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines reported Wednesday that it lost $1.38 billion in the first quarter of 2022 but said it expects to return to profitability in the current three-month period as post-pandemic travel ramps back up. The Chicago-based airline posted revenue of $7.67...

Court ruling creates mishmash of transportation mask rules

Apr. 19, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

A decision by a federal judge in Florida to throw out a national mask mandate for public transportation across the U.S. created a confusing patchwork of rules for passengers as they navigate airports and transit systems. The ruling gives airports, mass transit systems, airlines and...