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United posts $646 million loss, omicron casts shadow over 1Q

Jan. 19, 2022 18:26 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines lost $646 million in the fourth quarter and said Wednesday that the current spike in COVID-19 cases will hurt its results in the March quarter. The airline said it expects its first-quarter revenue will be down 20% to 25% from the same period in 2019....

Asian shares skid, tracking Wall Street retreat

Jan. 13, 2022 22:53 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares slipped Friday after a retreat on Wall Street that left the Nasdaq composite down 2.5%. Tokyo fell nearly 2% and Hong Kong, Shanghai and Seoul also were lower. China reported its global trade surplus surged nearly 30% in 2021 to $676.4...

After wave of cancellations, Delta sees recovery in 2022

Jan. 13, 2022 12:55 PM EST

Delta Air Lines lost $408 million in the final quarter of 2021, dragged down by a COVID-19 surge that rocked the airline in December, and the carrier predicted Thursday that it will suffer one more quarterly loss before travel perks up in spring and summer. CEO Ed Bastian said 8,000...

Delta extends life of expiring travel vouchers from pandemic

Jan. 12, 2022 20:37 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines said Wednesday it will extend through 2023 the window for customers to rebook credits earned when they purchased but then canceled flights during the pandemic. Before the announcement, Delta flight credits were set to expire at the end of 2022. The...

US airlines say China is forcing them to cancel some flights

Jan. 11, 2022 19:47 PM EST

U.S. airlines say China has blocked more than a dozen recent and future flights from entering the country, which has been tightening already-strict COVID-19 travel restrictions. China ordered the cancellations after some passengers tested positive for COVID-19 on flights that arrived...

Companies keep mum as vaccine mandate goes to Supreme Court

Jan. 07, 2022 18:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Companies that would be affected by a Biden administration vaccine-or-testing requirement for workers have largely remained on the sidelines while the Supreme Court considers whether the rule can be enforced. The requirement, which would apply to companies with 100...

Thousands of flights canceled, delayed at start of workweek

Jan. 03, 2022 19:27 PM EST

A winter storm that hit the mid-Atlantic on Monday combined with pandemic-caused shortages of airline workers to push flight cancellations to a holiday-season high, creating more frustration for travelers just trying to get home. More than 3,000 U.S. flights and about 4,800 worldwide...

New year brings more canceled flights for air travelers

Jan. 01, 2022 18:18 PM EST

For air travelers, the new year picked up where the old one left off – with lots of frustration. By late Saturday afternoon on the East Coast, more than 2,600 U.S. flights and nearly 4,600 worldwide had been canceled, according to tracking service FlightAware. That...

Wave of canceled flights from omicron closes out 2021

Dec. 31, 2021 19:06 PM EST

More canceled flights frustrated air travelers on the final day of 2021 and appeared all but certain to inconvenience hundreds of thousands more over the New Year's holiday weekend. Airlines blamed many of the cancellations on crew shortages related to the spike in COVID-19...

Asian shares mostly slip amid lingering omicron worries

Dec. 28, 2021 23:23 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares mostly slipped Wednesday, as worries lingered about the coronavirus omicron variant's potential damage to the regional economy following mixed cues from Wall Street. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.9% in morning trading to 28,809.86. South Korea's...