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A Lufthansa aircraft rolls to the parking position at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Lufthansa to try out pre-flight corona tests on routes to US

Sep. 24, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German airline Lufthansa says it will test the practice of offering on-the-spot coronavirus tests before boarding intercontinental flights in an attempt to find a way to get long-haul passengers flying again. The airline said Thursday it was working with partners in the...

A Lufthansa aircraft rolls to the parking position at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Lufthansa pulls more big jets, issues gloomy outlook

Sep. 21, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

German airline Lufthansa, already bailed out by the government, says it will have to make more staff cuts and mothball more jumbo jets than originally planned because the outlook for air travel is worse than the company first predicted. The company said Monday it would have to drop more than the already...

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tyler Anderson (31) reacts to comments from the Seattle Mariners dugout after he hit Kyle Seager with a pitch during the second inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

Giants beat Mariners again in road game playing at home

Sep. 17, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nomadic Mariners are taking their bats from the Bay Area to Southern California for three more “home games” on the road. Wilmer Flores hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the seventh inning of the Giants' 6-4 win Thursday that sent Seattle to a second home defeat played...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020 photo, a ticketing agent for Delta Airlines hands a boarding pass to a passenger as he checks in for a flight in the main terminal of Denver International Airport in Denver. Delta Air Lines will use its frequent flyer program to back up $6.5 billion in funding as the pandemic continues to buffet air travel. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Delta latest airline to raise funds through loyalty program

Sep. 14, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Delta Air Lines will use its frequent flyer program to back up $6.5 billion in funding as the pandemic continues to buffet air travel. A sharp drop in travel has left the airlines with tens of thousands more employees than they need to operate the vastly reduced number of flights. This...

A health worker takes a nasal swab sample to test for COVID-19 in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. India's coronavirus cases are now the second-highest in the world and only behind the United States. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

Asia Today: India cases climb to 4.75M as recovery improves

Sep. 13, 2020 7:12 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has registered a single-day spike of 94,372 new coronavirus cases, driving the country’s overall tally to 4.75 million. The Health Ministry on Sunday also reported 1,114 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking total fatalities up to 78,586. Even as infections are growing faster in...

An elderly couple wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus walks at a public park in Beijing, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Even as China has largely controlled the outbreak, the coronavirus is still surging across other parts of the world. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Domestic air travel recovers in Wuhan, China

Sep. 12, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

BEIJING — Domestic air travel in Wuhan, the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak, has returned to pre-pandemic levels, authorities say. The virus was first detected in Wuhan late last year and the city underwent a draconian 76-day lockdown as its hospitals struggled to deal with a tidal wave of...

FILE - In this June 26, 2017, file photo, a sign for International Arrivals is displayed at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Beginning next week, the federal government plans to end the current system of temperature checks and travelers vouching for the health. Instead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they will focus on other measures including stronger reporting of illness at airports. The enhanced screening currently applies to people who have recently been in China, Iran, most European countries, the U.K., Ireland and Brazil. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

US will end current health screening of some travelers

Sep. 10, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States plans to end enhanced health screening of travelers from certain countries next week, and those visitors will no longer be funneled through 15 large U.S. airports. Those requirements were imposed in January to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease...

FILE - In this May 24, 2020 file photo, a Southwest Airlines flight attendant prepares a plane bound for Orlando, Fla. for takeoff at Kansas City International airport in Kansas City, Mo. Airline workers are making a last-ditch push for $25 billion in federal money to avoid furloughs for six more months. But critics including some lawmakers say the airlines need to shrink because fewer people are traveling.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Airlines, unions running out of time to get more federal aid

Sep. 10, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

A couple hundred flight attendants and pilots rallied this week on Capitol Hill and tweeted at lawmakers, asking them for $25 billion in additional federal funds to prevent airline furloughs next month. More than half of Congress is on record as supporting the request by airlines and their unions, and President...

Singapore Airlines to cut 4,300 jobs due to pandemic

Sep. 10, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Airlines Group said Thursday it will eliminate 4,300 jobs due to the “long road to recovery" for the global aviation industry battered by the coronavirus pandemic. The group said in a statement it will cut the positions across Singapore Airlines, regional arm SilkAir and...

FILE - In this June 12, 2017, file photo, a Boeing 787 airplane being built for Norwegian Air Shuttle is shown at Boeing Co.'s assembly facility, in Everett, Wash. Boeing is dealing with a new production problem involving its 787 jet, in which inspections have found flaws in the way that sections of the rear of the plane were joined together. Boeing said Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, it's not an immediate safety risk but could cause the planes to age prematurely. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Boeing finds new problem with 787 that will delay deliveries

Sep. 8, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

Boeing has recorded its first orders of the year for the grounded 737 Max, but a new flaw has surfaced in another of its planes, compounding the company's struggle to recover during a pandemic that has undercut demand for new jetliners. Boeing said Tuesday it is inspecting part of the tail of the two-aisle 787...