Latest Airlines News

White House: New rule will show 'true cost' of plane tickets

Sep. 26, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will announce a new initiative Monday that would eventually allow consumers to see a more complete price on airline tickets — including baggage and change fees — before they buy, as the White House continues to search for ways to lower costs for Americans...

US case against American Airlines and JetBlue heads to court

Sep. 26, 2022 09:38 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The government's antitrust lawsuit against American Airlines and JetBlue begins Tuesday and the outcome could determine how closely the Biden administration examines other airline deals, including JetBlue's pending attempt to buy Spirit Airlines. The Justice...

Passenger arrested after seen punching a flight attendant

Sep. 22, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man who was apparently caught on video slugging a flight attendant in the back of the head during an American Airlines flight was arrested after the plane landed in Los Angeles. Authorities charged Alexander Tung Cuu Le on Thursday with interfering with a...

Cyberattack steals passenger data from Portuguese airline

Sep. 22, 2022 05:16 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s national airline TAP Air Portugal says hackers obtained the personal data of some of its customers and have published the information on the dark web. No payment data was taken in the cyberattack, the flag carrier said in a statement late...

United Airlines grounds 25 planes after missed inspections

Sep. 20, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines canceled about 18 flights this week when it realized that some of its Boeing 777-200 planes had not undergone required inspections of the front edges of the wings. The airline canceled flights Monday night and Tuesday morning, and said it's trying to...

FAA rejects airline request to hire less-experienced pilots

Sep. 19, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

Federal officials have rejected a request by a regional airline facing a pilot shortage to hire co-pilots with half the usual minimum amount of flying experience, saying it would reduce safety. Republic Airways asked for permission to hire pilots with at least 750 hours of flying...

Southwest forecasts a slower recovery in business travel

Sep. 15, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines said Thursday that corporate travel is recovering more slowly than the airline had expected, although that is offset by continuing strong demand from leisure travelers even after the end of the traditional summer vacation season. Southwest said...

Service sector remains strong despite inflation's grip

Sep. 15, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The largest part of the U.S. economy is holding up against the hottest inflation in four decades and the threat of a potential recession. Hotels, restaurants and other businesses that provide services have managed to keep gaining ground through the summer, according...

French court awards damages for 2009 Yemenia plane crash

Sep. 14, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French court on Wednesday ordered a Yemeni airline that operated a passenger plane that crashed into the Indian Ocean in 2009 to pay damages to the flight's lone survivor and the families of 65 French citizens who died. The Yemenia flight departed from Paris, picked...

Ryanair cancels Hungary routes over windfall tax dispute

Sep. 13, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Budget airline Ryanair announced Tuesday that it will cancel several routes through Hungary and cut flights on several more following a months-long dispute with the country's government over a special windfall tax placed on airlines. The Ireland-based...