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EU OKs $419M German loan for Thomas Cook airline Condor

Oct. 14, 2019 6:45 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government says the European Union has approved its decision to grant airline Condor, a subsidiary of collapsed tour operator Thomas Cook, a 380 million-euro ($419 million) bridging loan to keep it in the air. The Economy Ministry said the EU's executive Commission gave its...

Orlando-bound JetBlue flight makes emergency landing at JFK

Oct. 13, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say a JetBlue Airways flight bound for Orlando has safely landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport after the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and declared an emergency. The Federal Aviation Administration says JetBlue flight 227, an Airbus A320, had departed Newark...

Typhoon may bring 30 inches of rain, strong winds to Tokyo

Oct. 11, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon is forecast to bring up to 80 centimeters (30 inches) of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area and Japan's Pacific coast this weekend, and the government is warning residents to stockpile necessities and leave high-risk places before it's too dangerous. Rugby World Cup...

Alaska Airlines scales back miles partnership with American

Oct. 10, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Airlines and American Airlines will scale back their mileage plan partnership early next year. Alaska Airlines mileage plan members will not be able to earn miles on American Airlines international flights beginning March 1, the Alaska Journal of Commerce reported Wednesday....

Record passenger traffic over the summer boosts Delta profit

Oct. 10, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines set records for passengers and revenue over the summer and benefitted from cheaper jet fuel, boosting its third-quarter profit 13% to $1.5 billion. However, Delta offered a cautious fourth-quarter forecast that fell short of Wall Street expectations, and the airline's shares...

Rugby World Cup cancels 2 games ahead of expected typhoon

Oct. 10, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Well before a potentially devastating typhoon was expected to hit Japan, it ruined Italy's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal ambitions and the hopes of one of the sport's longest-serving veterans. It was still bright and sunny in Tokyo on Thursday when tournament organizers took the unprecedented...

Southwest pilots' union sues Boeing over grounding of plane

Oct. 7, 2019 7:48 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The union representing Southwest Airlines pilots is suing Boeing, saying its pilots are losing money because the company rushed an unsafe plane into service only to have the 737 Max grounded after two deadly crashes. The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association said in the lawsuit filed Monday...

US gives limited approval to Hawaiian-Japan Airlines venture

Oct. 4, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration rejected a bid by Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines for antitrust immunity to let them expand a partnership. The Transportation Department said Thursday it plans to let the airlines sell each other’s flights and coordinate marketing and frequent-flyer...

New Mexico relaxes basic requirements for driver's licenses

Oct. 1, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is making it easier for residents to obtain a basic driver's license that is recognized by state agencies and private businesses but will not be valid for commercial airline travel starting in October 2020, taxation and motor vehicle officials announced Tuesday....

UPS gets government approval to become a drone airline

Oct. 1, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — UPS has won government approval to operate a nationwide fleet of drones, which will let the company expand deliveries on hospital campuses and move it one step closer to making deliveries to consumers. Many regulatory obstacles remain, however, before UPS — or other operators who are...