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Travel rebound: 2 million people go through US airports

Jun. 12, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The airline industry’s recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Friday for the first time since early March 2020. The Transportation Security Administration...

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...

Countries eager to reopen to travel as pandemic recedes

May. 26, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

Countries reliant on tourism are racing to reopen borders and revive economies decimated by the pandemic. The World Travel & Tourism Council estimates that the sector lost nearly $4.5 trillion and 62 million jobs last year. Airlines alone lost $126 billion last year...

United Airlines, Nordson rise; Lordstown Motors, Dycom fall

May. 25, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Tuesday: Lordstown Motors Corp., down 72 cents to $8.95. The electric truck maker cut its production plans for 2021 and needs more capital as costs rise. ...

Consumer confidence ticks down in May, but remains strong

May. 25, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Consumer confidence ticked down slightly in May but remains nearly as high as its been since the pandemic began. The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index fell to 117.2 from April's 117.5 reading, the highest...

US airlines resuming flights to Israel after cease-fire

May. 21, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

United, Delta and American said Friday they are resuming flights to Tel Aviv after Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease-fire in violence that had included rockets fired at Ben Gurion International Airport. Delta Air Lines plans to operate its first flight from New York to...

The Latest: New Mexico adopts CDC guidance on facemasks

May. 14, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico has adopted guidance on facemasks from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that says fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks indoors or outside in most cases. Under revisions Friday to the state’s emergency public...

FAA approves Boeing fix for jets grounded by electrical flaw

May. 13, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have approved a Boeing procedure to fix about 100 jets that have been idled for the past month because of improper electrical grounding of some components, and some of the planes could be flying again in the next few days. A Boeing...

The 3 biggest US airlines are suspending flights to Israel

May. 12, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines have suspended flights to Israel amid rising violence in the conflict between Israel and Palestinians. Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza, and Palestinian militants in Gaza fired rockets at targets in Israel, including the...

JetBlue to offer flights from Milwaukee to East Coast

Apr. 24, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — JetBlue Airways is preparing to offer flights from Milwaukee to the East Coast next year. The airline plans to offer nonstop flights from Mitchell International Airport to Boston Logan International Airport and John F. Kennedy Airport in New York...