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Oil prices jump as attack on Saudi plant jolts supply

Sep. 16, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

Global energy prices spiked more than 14% Monday after a weekend attack on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia caused the worst disruption to world supplies on record. It was an increase on par with the 1991 Gulf War and analysts said heightened tensions in the Middle East could keep prices elevated for the...

US stocks close lower as spike in crude oil rattles market

Sep. 16, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

Airlines, cruise lines and other companies in fuel-dependent industries dragged U.S. stocks lower Monday after an attack on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil processing facility sent crude prices soaring. The U.S. and international benchmarks for crude each vaulted more than 14% — that's comparable to the 14.5%...

Report says airlines' carbon emissions are growing fast

Sep. 12, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

U.S. airlines are increasing their emissions of climate-changing gases much faster than they are boosting fuel efficiency, according to an environmental group's report. The International Council on Clean Transportation said Thursday that carbon dioxide emissions and fuel burning rose 7% from 2016 to 2018,...

Emails: Albuquerque spent $1.6M on canceled Mexico flights

Sep. 10, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Albuquerque spent nearly $1.6 million to promote a Mexico-based airline that had promised — then canceled — regular international flights and city officials raced behind the scenes to unsuccessfully save the direct service amid uncertainty from the Mexican...

Travel boom: TSA says its 9 busiest days were this summer

Sep. 5, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says the nine busiest days in its history occurred this summer as travelers jammed airports. TSA acting deputy administrator Patricia Cogswell said Thursday that the agency screened 262 million people and 164 million checked bags from just before...

American Airlines vows to fix problems vexing its passengers

Sep. 4, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The past glories and present struggles at American Airlines were on display across the country Wednesday. American flew its last two dozen MD-80 planes into retirement in the New Mexico desert. Some still bore the sleek, polished aluminum livery created in 1967 by Italian designer Massimo...

Atlanta-based company execs survived California plane crash

Aug. 22, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eight executives of an Atlanta-based package company were among the 10 people who escaped when a plane burst into flames at a small Northern California airport, a company spokeswoman said Thursday. The twin-engine Cessna Citation jet aborted its takeoff, went off the runway and burst...

United adding new routes in push for high-fare passengers

Aug. 22, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines is adding several new routes to Europe, underscoring the pursuit by airlines of high-fare passengers. United said Thursday that it will add European flights from Newark, New Jersey; Chicago; Denver and San Francisco. It's adding destinations such as Nice, France, and Palermo,...

US airlines expect record crowds over Labor Day weekend

Aug. 20, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines expect record crowds over the week-long Labor Day period, continuing a rise in travel that has boosted the airlines' profits all year. The trade group Airlines for America forecast Tuesday that 17.5 million passengers will fly on U.S. carriers between Aug. 28 and Sept. 3. That would...

Russian pilot safely lands jetliner disabled by bird strike

Aug. 15, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian pilot whose passenger jet lost power in both engines after colliding with a flock of gulls shortly after takeoff Thursday managed to land in a cornfield smoothly enough that only one of the 233 people on board was hurt seriously enough to be hospitalized. The quick thinking of the...