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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...

US lays out enforcement priorities for animals on planes

Aug. 8, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

The government is telling airlines and passengers how it will enforce rules governing animals that people bring on planes. The Transportation Department said Thursday that airline employees can bar any animal they consider a safety threat. Airlines, however, can be punished if they ban an entire dog or cat breed,...

United to begin flights from Denver to Hobbs, New Mexico

Aug. 5, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — United Airlines has announced it will begin direct flights to Denver from a southeastern New Mexico county airport in the heart of New Mexico's booming oil region. The Hobbs News-Sun reports the airline and Lea County officials say the flights from Hobbs will start Oct. 27. The...

Newport News airport seeks grant to subsidize Dulles route

Aug. 4, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Newport News/Williamsburg Airport is hoping to add a flight connecting it to Dulles International Airport. The Newport News airport currently has flights to and from Atlanta, Philadelphia and Charlotte, which connect the airport to hubs for Delta and American airlines. A flight to...

Grounding of Boeing jet complicates United's 2020 planning

Jul. 17, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The grounding of Boeing 737 Max airplanes is making it harder for United Airlines to plan for next year. United Chief Financial Officer Gerry Laderman told analysts on a conference call Wednesday that they can assume that United won't get all the Max jets it was expecting from Boeing through...

Despite grounding of Boeing plane, United 2Q profit rises

Jul. 16, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

United Airlines glided through the first part of summer, as strong travel demand pushed average fares higher, but the grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets will become a bigger challenge in the months ahead. United said Tuesday that its second-quarter profit soared 54%, to $1.05 billion. The results beat expectations,...

6 minutes: Man haunted by family's final moments on 737 Max

Jul. 16, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

When Paul Njoroge gets on an airplane, he becomes fixated on the first few minutes after takeoff. "I have to look at my watch and see when I reach the 6-minute mark," Njoroge says. That is the length of time that a Boeing 737 Max carrying his wife, three young children and mother-in-law was airborne before...

Boeing jet trouble leads to cuts at Europe's busiest airline

Jul. 16, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Europe's biggest airline, budget carrier Ryanair, will cut flights and close some of its bases beginning this winter because of the delay to deliveries of the Boeing 737 Max plane, which has been grounded globally after two fatal crashes. The airline also warned Tuesday that its growth in...

Asian shares mixed in lackluster trading, Nikkei falls 0.6%

Jul. 16, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were little changed and mixed in quiet trading Tuesday amid a lack of fresh market-moving news as investors looked ahead to earnings season. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.6% in early trading to 21,549.68. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 edged 0.1% higher to 6,657.20. South...

Stocks edge lower as bank losses offset technology gains

Jul. 15, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged lower in early trading Monday on Wall Street as a decline in banks offset solid gains in technology companies. The losses follow record high finishes for every major stock index last week. The S&P 500 index also pushed above 3,000 for the first time. Citi led banks lower,...