Latest Passenger 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 16:46 PM 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...

Tronox, Best Buy fall; Wynn Resorts, PG&E rise

Sep. 26, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Monday: Wynn Resorts Ltd., up $7.15 to $66.80. The casino operator gained ground on reports that the gambling haven of Macao will ease some travel restrictions starting in November. ...

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...

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...

2 House chairs seek probe into airlines' use of federal aid

Sep. 09, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

Two leading House Democrats are asking for a federal investigation into whether airlines used any of the $54 billion they received in government pandemic relief to pay employees to quit. The lawmakers said Friday that buyouts to employees made a pilot shortage worse and contributed...

Syrian airport to resume work days after Israeli strike

Sep. 09, 2022 04:54 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's international airport in Aleppo is to resume business on Friday after the facility was put out of commission by an Israeli missile attack, the country's transport ministry said. The ministry said in a statement carried by state media that the damage has been...