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Why booking directly with airlines can be more expensive

Nov. 23, 2022 09:23 AM EST

Early in the pandemic, many travelers experienced headaches while trying to rebook air travel purchased through third parties such as Orbitz and Kayak. Overloaded customer service centers and constantly changing airline policies resulted in a big mess at these agencies, prompting many travelers to...

Dubai airport chief says passengers top pre-pandemic level

Nov. 22, 2022 08:14 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai International Airport passenger numbers surpassed pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels in the third quarter of 2022, the airport’s chief executive said, causing the airport to revise its annual forecast by another 1 million passengers. Paul...

US bid to kill American-JetBlue partnership goes to judge

Nov. 18, 2022 14:08 PM EST

Airline lawyers and the Justice Department delivered starkly contrasting views of an alliance between American Airlines and JetBlue during closing arguments Friday in a case that will test the Biden administration’s aggressive enforcement of antitrust laws. The partnership lets...

The busiest days to fly during the winter holidays

Nov. 16, 2022 09:49 AM EST

Most weeks of the year, Fridays are the busiest days to fly, and Tuesdays are the least busy. But during the holidays, that trend doesn’t necessarily hold true. In most years, the Sunday after Thanksgiving is actually the busiest travel day for U.S. airports, according to the...

Flying home for the holidays will cost you more this year

Nov. 14, 2022 00:04 AM EST

People still looking to book trips home to visit family or take a vacation during the holidays need to act fast and prepare for sticker shock. Airline executives say that based on bookings, they expect huge demand for flights over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. Travel...

S Korea leader criticized for banning broadcaster from plane

Nov. 10, 2022 04:07 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Journalist organizations say South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol attacked press freedoms when his office banned a TV broadcaster's crew from the media pool on his presidential plane this week for alleged bias in reporting. Yoon earlier accused MBC of...

Poyer's trip to next Bills game shorter after drive to KC

Oct. 27, 2022 06:07 AM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Even though he’s cleared for air travel, safety Jordan Poyer’s commute to the Buffalo Bills’ next game will thankfully be much shorter. Rather than spending 17 hours sitting in the back of a rented van on the way to Kansas City two weeks ago,...

Boeing posts $3.3B loss on costs tied to defense programs

Oct. 26, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

Boeing reported a surprising $3.3 billion loss for the third quarter Wednesday, as revenue fell short of expectations and it took huge losses for fixed-cost government programs including new Air Force One presidential jets. The company blamed higher manufacturing and supply-chain...

Tentative deal would boost pay for 8,000 Southwest workers

Oct. 24, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — More than 8,000 customer-service workers at Southwest Airlines would get raises of 16% to 25% over four years under a tentative contract, a sign of cost pressures facing airlines in a tight labor market. The agreement announced Monday faces a ratification vote,...

The best airlines for holiday travel on points

Oct. 24, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

If you’re seeing Halloween decorations at the store, you should take that as a sign the holiday travel season is just around the corner. Cue the expensive flights! If you’re relying on points and miles to cover the cost, you might want to consider whether booking award flights for the holidays...