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JetBlue, Southwest spar over slots in antitrust trial

Sep. 28, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

Senior executives of JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines argued in court Wednesday over JetBlue's controversial partnership with American Airlines that the Biden administration is seeking the thwart. JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes told a federal court in Boston the partnership will help...

JetBlue CEO first witness in US lawsuit against 2 airlines

Sep. 27, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

Government lawyers used airline executives' own words in trying Tuesday to persuade a federal judge to kill a partnership between American Airlines and JetBlue Airways. The government argued that the deal is, in effect, a merger that will cost consumers $700 million a year in higher...

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...

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...

Southwest forecasts a slower recovery in business travel

Sep. 15, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines said Thursday that corporate travel is recovering more slowly than the airline had expected, although that is offset by continuing strong demand from leisure travelers even after the end of the traditional summer vacation season. Southwest said...

Schiphol Airport chief quits after summer of travel chaos

Sep. 15, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The CEO of Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport has quit after a summer that descended into chaos and flight cancellations amid staff shortages in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’ve done my very best, but we’re not there yet. I do hope it gets better...

King Charles III leaves Parliament to head to a British air force base to board a plane to travel to Scotland

Sep. 12, 2022 05:46 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — King Charles III leaves Parliament to head to a British air force base to board a plane to travel to Scotland.

Airlines count on business travelers to keep recovery going

Sep. 06, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — With summer vacations winding down, airlines are counting on the return of more business travelers to keep their pandemic recovery going into the fall. Air travel in the United States, bolstered by huge numbers of tourists, has nearly recovered to pre-pandemic levels...

Holiday air travel tops pre-pandemic levels for the 1st time

Sep. 06, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

For the first time since COVID-19 brought air travel to a standstill, the number of people streaming through U.S. airport-security checkpoints over a holiday weekend exceeded pre-pandemic levels. The summer travel season ended on a busy note as more than 8.7 million people passed...

New online dashboard helps flyers with delays, cancellations

Sep. 01, 2022 06:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid months of mass flight cancellations and delays, the Department of Transportation has launched a customer service dashboard to help vacationers ahead of the travel-heavy Labor Day weekend. Starting Thursday, travelers will be able to check the dashboard and...