Latest Passenger airlines News

Southwest still struggling with flight delays, cancellations

Jun. 16, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Passengers on Southwest Airlines had to deal with canceled flights and delays for a third day on Wednesday, as the airline tried to recover from technology problems that started earlier this week. By late afternoon Central time, Southwest had canceled...

US seeks to fine Air Canada $25.5 million over slow refunds

Jun. 15, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Transportation Department said Tuesday it is seeking to fine Air Canada about $25.5 million for what it termed extreme delays in giving refunds to thousands of passengers whose flights across the U.S.-Canada border were canceled or rescheduled. ...

Emirates Air posts $5.5B loss as virus disrupts travel

Jun. 15, 2021 05:56 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates, announced on Tuesday a net loss of $5.5 billion over the past year as revenue fell by more than 66% due to global travel restrictions sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. It marks the first...

End of an era: American will drop its in-flight magazine

Jun. 11, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — After more than half a century in airplane seatback pockets, the American Airlines in-flight magazine American Way is going away. An airline spokeswoman said Friday that American will retire the magazine and its online version at the end of...

Another jump in prices tightens the squeeze on US consumers

Jun. 10, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers absorbed another surge in prices in May — a 0.6% increase over April and 5% over the past year, the biggest 12-month inflation spike since 2008. The May rise in consumer prices that the Labor Department reported Thursday reflected...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 04, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Claim about...

United Airlines sees a supersonic future

Jun. 03, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

United Airlines aims to bring back supersonic travel before the decade is over with a plane that is currently just an artist's drawing — even the prototype hasn't flown yet. The airline said Thursday that it plans to buy 15 jets from Boom Supersonic with an option for...

Albuquerque Sunport restoring some flights nixed by pandemic

Jun. 03, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With more people getting COVID-19 vaccines, the Albuquerque International Sunport is restoring some flights to its operation. City officials announced Thursday that several flight routes will be added back at the Albuquerque airport and other...

Airlines urge the G7 nations to help international travel

Jun. 02, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

The airline industry is ratcheting up its campaign to ease border restrictions and allow more international travel — even by people who aren’t vaccinated against coronavirus — despite high infection rates in many countries. The industry’s trade group, the...

Buttigieg urges travelers to respect mask mandates on planes

May. 30, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday urged travelers to respect flight attendants and other crew members who enforce federal mask mandates on planes, pledging strict federal enforcement against such abuse at a time of increasingly unruly behavior by...