Latest Airlines News

Union-backed aircraft mechanics win big pay raises in deal

Aug. 15, 2018 12:13 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A union representing UPS aircraft mechanics says it has won big pay raises, protected health benefits and improved retirement security in a tentative contract deal with the shipping company. The union said Tuesday that the proposal sets "a new bar" for aircraft mechanics in the U.S....

Seattle airplane theft prompts review of security measures

Aug. 13, 2018 8:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The spectacular theft of a 76-seat plane from the Seattle airport by a ground crew employee is prompting an industrywide review of how to thwart such insider security threats, though it remains unclear what steps airlines might take. "This is too big a deal. It's not going to go away," said...

Officials: Man who stole plane, died in crash not a pilot

Aug. 12, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Investigators are piecing together how an airline ground agent stole an empty commercial airplane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets that were quickly scrambled to intercept the aircraft....

The Latest: Family: Man who took plane was warm, gentle

Aug. 11, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a plane stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state (all times local): 7:55 p.m. The family of a man who authorities say stole an airplane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and later crashed it called him a faithful husband, loving son and good...

Sea-Tac Airport officials say an airline employee conducted an unauthorized takeoff in Washington state and crashed

Aug. 11, 2018 12:43 AM EDT
SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Sea-Tac Airport officials say an airline employee conducted an unauthorized takeoff in Washington state and crashed.

Ryanair pilots strike in Germany, 4 other countries

Aug. 10, 2018 6:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Ryanair pilots in several European countries staged a strike over work conditions on Friday that prompted the budget carrier to cancel 400 flights. Walkouts called by German and Belgian unions accounted for many of the cancelations, with strikes also called in Sweden and Ireland. The airline...

German pilots join Friday's strike at budget airline Ryanair

Aug. 8, 2018 8:51 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Budget airline Ryanair said Wednesday it is cancelling 400 of over 2,400 flights on Friday due to a strike by pilots in Ireland, Sweden, Belgium and Germany at the height of the vacation travel season. The airline says 85 percent of its Friday flights would operate and that...

Airlines, consumer groups ready for fight over proposed bill

Aug. 7, 2018 9:25 AM EDT

As summer vacationers start to pack up and head home, Congress is considering a sweeping tally of proposals that could affect travelers, from dictating seat size and legroom to rolling back rules that require airlines to advertise the full price of a ticket. The current law authorizing operations of the Federal...

Airlines, consumer groups ready for fight over proposed bill

Aug. 7, 2018 6:11 AM EDT

As summer vacationers start to pack up and head home, Congress is considering a sweeping tally of proposals that could affect travelers, from dictating seat size and legroom to rolling back rules that require airlines to advertise the full price of a ticket. The Senate might call up its version of a major...

Russia: 18 killed in Siberian oil worker helicopter crash

Aug. 4, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff Saturday in Siberia, killing all 18 people aboard, mostly oil workers, authorities said. The Interstate Aviation Committee, which oversees civil aviation in much of the former Soviet Union, said the Mi-8 helicopter collided with the load...