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United tells pilots no alcohol for 12 hours before flights

Aug. 13, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines is setting an earlier cutoff time for when pilots must stop drinking alcohol before flights. The airline is telling pilots they must abstain from alcohol for 12 hours before flights, up from the previous eight hours. The change in the rule — it's called...

Ryanair sees flight cuts, job losses from 737 Max grounding

Jul. 29, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

European budget airline Ryanair is looking at flight cuts, slower growth and job losses if deliveries of Boeing 737 Max jets keep being delayed. The airline was supposed to get 58 Maxes by next summer, but it now expects 30 before the peak summer travel season, CEO Michael O'Leary said on an earnings conference...

Southwest Airlines ready to resume Hawaii flight expansion

Jul. 26, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Southwest Airlines is preparing to resume expansion of its service to Hawaii, officials said. The carrier's expansion plans were delayed due to a lack of available aircraft, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday. Southwest expects to "provide details of the next phases of Hawaii...

Asian shares fall ahead of US-China trade talks

Jul. 25, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares are lower Friday as investors continued to watch the brewing trade conflict between China and the U.S., and any signs of what's in store from central banks. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slid 0.6% to 21,637.21 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.4% to 6,792.20....

Grounded Boeing plane takes a bigger bite out of airlines

Jul. 25, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines are tallying up the damage and talking to Boeing about compensation for the grounding of the troubled 737 Max jet. On Thursday, two of the three large U.S. airlines that own Max jets updated their estimates of how the plane is hurting their bottom lines. American Airlines said its...

Southwest pulling out of Newark airport, groundings cited

Jul. 25, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Southwest Airlines is pulling out of New Jersey's Newark airport at a time when the carrier has canceled dozens of flights around the country each day because of the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max. It will cease operations at Newark Liberty International Airport and consolidate them at...

Profit flat as Southwest takes $175 million hit from Max jet

Jul. 25, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines doesn't expect to use Boeing 737 Max jets until January, and it is talking to Boeing about compensation for the grounding, which the airline says cost it $175 million in the second quarter. The loss of about 5% of its fleet is causing Southwest to take the unusual step of...

Leader of American Airlines pilots wants candor from Boeing

Jul. 22, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The new president of the American Airlines pilots' union says his group will help assure the public that the Boeing 737 Max is safe when it is cleared to fly again. But Eric Ferguson also says Boeing needs to fully explain how the Max differs from previous versions of the 737...

Southwest planes collide on Nashville airport tarmac

Jul. 21, 2019 2:16 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Southwest Airlines planes have collided on the tarmac of Nashville International Airport. Airline officials say no injuries were reported in Saturday night's collision. An emailed statement from Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Michelle Agnew says the winglet of the St....

Southwest planes collide on Nashville airport tarmac

Jul. 21, 2019 1:57 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Southwest Airlines planes have collided on the tarmac of Nashville International Airport. Airline officials say no injuries were reported in Saturday night's collision. An emailed statement from Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Michelle Agnew says the winglet of the St....