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Buttigieg warns airlines to help travelers or face new rules

Aug. 19, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has warned airlines that his department could draft new rules around passenger rights if the carriers don’t give more help to travelers trapped by flight cancellations and delays. Buttigieg is asking airline CEOs to, at a minimum, provide...

Unions push airlines to promise they'll avoid stock buybacks

Aug. 18, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Labor unions are pressuring U.S. airlines not to buy back their own stock but instead spend the money on hiring more workers and fixing problems that caused widespread flight delays and cancellations this summer. The unions said Thursday that the four largest U.S....

Dubai sees air travel surge, expects FIFA World Cup boost

Aug. 17, 2022 06:06 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai International Airport saw a surge in passengers over the first half of 2022 as pandemic restrictions eased and the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar will further boost traffic to the city-state’s second airfield, its chief executive said Wednesday. ...

American Airlines places deposit on 20 supersonic planes

Aug. 16, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines has agreed to buy up to 20 supersonic jets and put down a non-refundable deposit on the planes that are still on the drawing board and years away from flying. Neither American nor the manufacturer Boom Supersonic would provide financial details...

FAA warns that staffing shortage will delay flights in NYC

Aug. 15, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that it was reducing flights in the area around New York City because of lack of staffing. Departing and arriving flights could be delayed up to two hours at John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia and Newark (New Jersey) Liberty...

Lower prices offer Americans slight reprieve from inflation

Aug. 10, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Falling prices for gas, airline tickets and clothes gave Americans a little bit of relief last month, though overall inflation is still running at close to its highest level in four decades. Consumer prices jumped 8.5% in July compared with a year earlier, the...

Cathay Pacific losses narrow as COVID-19 restrictions ease

Aug. 10, 2022 03:57 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways said Wednesday that losses in the first half of the year narrowed as a relaxation in quarantine rules boosted passenger numbers. But it cautioned that quarantine restrictions on its crew were limiting the airline's ability...

Southwest attendant suffers broken back in hard landing

Aug. 09, 2022 09:53 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Southwest Airlines flight attendant suffered a compression fracture to a vertebra in her upper back during a hard landing last month in California, according to federal safety investigators. The National Transportation Safety Board said the impact of landing was so...

Hungary fines Ryanair over raising prices to cope with tax

Aug. 08, 2022 06:58 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary accused Ryanair of consumer protection violations and fined it more than three-quarters of a million euros after the budget carrier raised ticket prices to cope with a tax on what the government calls “extra profits" of industries ranging from airlines to banks....

Storms ground US air travelers as airlines cancel flights

Aug. 05, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of flyers had their travel plans upended Friday after airlines canceled about 1,400 U.S. flights as thunderstorms hit the East Coast. Another 6,300 flights had been delayed by early evening, according to tracking service FlightAware. ...