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Air China jet returns to Dulles after engine fire reported

Sep. 17, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say an Air China jet bound for Beijing made an emergency return Tuesday to Dulles International Airport after reporting an engine fire. In a statement, the Federal Aviation Administration says that the Air China flight landed safely Tuesday in Washington after reporting an...

Airline customer-service agents report abusive customers

Sep. 17, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airline customer-service agents say they often get verbal threats from passengers, and sometimes they turn into physical confrontations. The agents say alcohol, airline fees and long lines can anger passengers. The Government Accountability Office reported Tuesday that more than half the 104...

US economy could shrug off oil prices if disruption is brief

Sep. 17, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The price of gasoline crept higher after a weekend attack devastated Saudi Arabian oil output, but if the disruption to global supplies is short-lived, the impact on the U.S. economy will probably be modest. Prices spiked Monday by more than 14%, their biggest single-day jump in years, but...

Asian shares weaker after spike in crude oil rattles market

Sep. 17, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday after an attack on Saudi Arabia's biggest oil processing plant caused crude prices to soar, prompting selling of airlines and other fuel-dependent industries. The U.S. and international benchmarks for crude fell back slightly after vaulting more...

Oil prices jump as attack on Saudi plant jolts supply

Sep. 16, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

Global energy prices spiked more than 14% Monday after a weekend attack on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia caused the worst disruption to world supplies on record. It was an increase on par with the 1991 Gulf War and analysts said heightened tensions in the Middle East could keep prices elevated for the...

Report says airlines' carbon emissions are growing fast

Sep. 12, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

U.S. airlines are increasing their emissions of climate-changing gases much faster than they are boosting fuel efficiency, according to an environmental group's report. The International Council on Clean Transportation said Thursday that carbon dioxide emissions and fuel burning rose 7% from 2016 to 2018,...

FAA: American flight aborts takeoff from Phoenix airport

Sep. 12, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Officials say two tires on an American Airlines jet flattened as the 737 braked while aborting its takeoff from Phoenix due to what the airline called a "mechanical issue." Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said Flight 711 to Las Vegas aborted its takeoff Thursday "due to...

California Editorial Rdp

Sep. 11, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

Sept. 11 The Los Angeles Times on college athletes getting paid: College athletes are required by their schools and leagues to be amateurs, which makes them the only ones not earning money off the vast number of hours they put into honing their craft. In fact, a multi-billion-dollar industry has grown up around...

Emails: Albuquerque spent $1.6M on canceled Mexico flights

Sep. 10, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Albuquerque spent nearly $1.6 million to promote a Mexico-based airline that had promised — then canceled — regular international flights and city officials raced behind the scenes to unsuccessfully save the direct service amid uncertainty from the Mexican...

Travel boom: TSA says its 9 busiest days were this summer

Sep. 5, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says the nine busiest days in its history occurred this summer as travelers jammed airports. TSA acting deputy administrator Patricia Cogswell said Thursday that the agency screened 262 million people and 164 million checked bags from just before...