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A damaged business is seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Perdido Key, Fla. Rivers swollen by Hurricane Sally's rains threatened more misery for parts of the Florida Panhandle and south Alabama on Thursday, as the storm's remnants continued to dump heavy rains inland that spread the threat of flooding to Georgia and the Carolinas. (AP Photo/Angie Wang)

The Latest: Sally speeding up, still dumping heavy rain

Sep. 17, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

Here are the latest developments on tropical weather: MIAMI — Sally is moving a lot faster but it’s still dumping heavy rains in southeastern Virginia and eastern North Carolina, where forecasters also said there was a chance of tornadoes. The National Hurricane Center said Sally was traveling at...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020 photo, a ticketing agent for Delta Airlines hands a boarding pass to a passenger as he checks in for a flight in the main terminal of Denver International Airport in Denver. Delta Air Lines will use its frequent flyer program to back up $6.5 billion in funding as the pandemic continues to buffet air travel. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Delta latest airline to raise funds through loyalty program

Sep. 14, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Delta Air Lines will use its frequent flyer program to back up $6.5 billion in funding as the pandemic continues to buffet air travel. A sharp drop in travel has left the airlines with tens of thousands more employees than they need to operate the vastly reduced number of flights. This...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020, file photo, American Airlines jets sit idly at their gates as a jet arrives at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. American Airlines will let employees wear Black Lives Matter pins on their uniforms, calling it a matter of equality and not politics, the airline said Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

American Airlines OKs Black Lives Matter pins for employees

Sep. 8, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines will let employees wear Black Lives Matter pins on their uniforms, calling it a matter of equality and not politics. With the move, American joins Starbucks, Delta Air Lines and other major companies that let employees wear items supporting the movement that...

Several dozen mothballed Delta Air Lines jets are parked on a closed runway at Kansas City International Airport on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Kansas City, Mo. Delta Air Lines said Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 that it will drop the fee for domestic flights. Delta is following the example set by United Airlines and saying it will drop an unpopular $200 fee on customers who change a ticket for travel within the United States. The moves come as airlines are desperately trying to lure people back to flying. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Delta, American join United in dropping most US change fees

Aug. 31, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

This could be the final boarding call for the $200 ticket-change fee that has enraged so many U.S. airline travelers over the past decade. Delta Air Lines and American Airlines said Monday that they are dropping the fee on most tickets for domestic flights, copying United Airlines’ move one day earlier. ...

FILE - In this June 25, 2020, file photo, rows of United Airlines check-in counters at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago are unoccupied amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, United Airlines says it will be dropping an unpopular $200 fee for most people who change a ticket for travel within the United States. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)

United says it will drop widely scorned ticket-change fees

Aug. 30, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

United Airlines says it listened to customers and is dropping an unpopular $200 fee for most people who change a ticket for travel within the United States. “When we hear from customers about where we can improve, getting rid of fees is often the top request,” United CEO Scott Kirby said in a video...

FILE - In this May 28, 2020 file photo, travelers check in at the American Airlines terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles.  American Airlines says it will furlough or lay off 19,000 employees in October as it struggles with a sharp downturn in travel because of the pandemic.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File )

American Airlines plans 19,000 furloughs, layoffs in October

Aug. 25, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines said Tuesday it will cut more than 40,000 jobs, including 19,000 through furloughs and layoffs, in October as it struggles with a sharp downturn in travel because of the pandemic. American executives said the furloughs can only be avoided if the federal government gives...

Delta bans purported bin Laden killer for not wearing a mask

Aug. 20, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former Navy SEAL who has said he killed Osama bin Laden has been banned by Delta Air Lines after removing his face mask during a flight. Robert O’Neill tweeted about his ban on Thursday, and the airline confirmed the action. “Part of every customer’s commitment prior...

FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo, a passenger wears personal protective equipment on a Delta Airlines flight after landing at Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport, in Minneapolis. Airlines are trying to convince a frightened public that measures like mandatory face masks and hospital-grade air filters make sitting in a plane safer than many other indoor settings during the coronavirus pandemic, but it isn’t working. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Virus pandemic reshaping air travel as carriers struggle

Aug. 17, 2020 3:41 AM EDT

In a bid to survive, airlines are desperately trying to convince a wary public that measures like mandatory face masks and hospital-grade air filters make sitting in a plane safer than many other indoor settings during the coronavirus pandemic. It isn’t working. Surveys indicate that instead of growing...

FILE - In this June 16. 2011, file photo, Richard Branson, president of Virgin Atlantic Airways, attends a news conference in Miami Beach, Fla. Branson announced that Virgin was starting flights between London and Cancun, Mexico. Virgin Atlantic, the airline founded by British businessman Branson, filed Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, for relief from creditors as the virus pandemic hammers the airline industry. The airline made the filing in U.S. federal bankruptcy court in New York after a proceeding in the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Virgin Atlantic airline files for US bankruptcy protection

Aug. 5, 2020 1:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Virgin Atlantic, the airline founded by British businessman Richard Branson, filed Tuesday for protection in U.S. bankruptcy court as it tries to survive the virus pandemic that is hammering the airline industry. The airline made the Chapter 15 filing in U.S. federal bankruptcy court in New...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020 photo, a ticketing agent for Delta Airlines hands a boarding pass to a passenger as he checks in for a flight in the main terminal of Denver International Airport in Denver.  Unions are gaining support in Congress for another $32 billion in federal aid to protect airline workers from layoffs for another six months. Still, it's too early to say how the issue will turn out. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Airlines, unions pin hopes for more payroll cash on politics

Aug. 1, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

With tens of thousands of airline workers facing layoffs this fall, labor groups are pushing Congress for more federal money to keep them on the payroll until next spring. The unions have gained significant support among Democrats. They hope that the prospect of mass layoffs weeks before a pivotal election will...