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Pilots in line for big raises amid global travel disruptions

Jun. 24, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The largest pilots union has approved a contract that would boost the pay of pilots at United Airlines by more than 14% over the next 18 months, potentially clearing the way for similar wage hikes throughout the industry. The deal reflects the leverage currently held...

United cuts flights at Newark in effort to reduce delays

Jun. 23, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — United Airlines will cut about 50 flights a day out of Newark, New Jersey, to reduce long delays that the airline blames on airport construction and other issues. The cuts– about 12% of United flights in Newark -- will start July 1 and last the rest of the summer....

Delta hikes Q2 revenue outlook on sharply higher airfares

Jun. 01, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

To hear it from Delta Air Lines, happy days are here again, with travelers gladly paying sharply higher fares just to get on an airplane and go somewhere this summer. Delta said Wednesday that it expects second-quarter revenue will be back to pre-pandemic 2019 levels, even with fewer...

Pilots at United will vote on contract after tentative deal

May. 13, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines and its pilots' union said Friday they reached tentative agreement on the outline of a new contract, a notable deal while labor tension has increased in the airline industry. The leader of the United chapter of the Air Line Pilots Association, Michael...

Afraid to fly with unmasked passengers? Call your airline

Apr. 22, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines say they are offering options — including refunds in some cases — for people worried about flying now that other passengers aren’t required to wear face masks. However, the airlines aren’t providing many details. Customers could find themselves at the...

Boston urges masks as battle brews over transit rule

Apr. 21, 2022 22:11 PM EDT

Boston urged people to start wearing masks Thursday and the Biden administration weighed its next legal step in what is shaping up to be a high-stakes court fight over the abrupt end of the national mask mandate on airplanes and mass transit. The Boston Public Health Commission noted...

US airlines say they've reached a turning point in recovery

Apr. 21, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — U.S. airlines say they have hit a turning point: After a lousy first quarter, they expect to be profitable as Americans return to travel in the biggest numbers since the start of the pandemic. American Airlines is the latest carrier to give a rosy outlook for the rest...

Airlines want to bring back passengers banned over masks

Apr. 21, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Remember all those thousands of passengers that airlines banned for not wearing face masks? Now the airlines want them back — or at least, most of them. And leaders of unions that represent flight attendants are reacting with outrage. American,...

United Airlines loses $1.4B in 1Q, but expects profit in 2Q

Apr. 20, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines reported Wednesday that it lost $1.38 billion in the first quarter of 2022 but said it expects to return to profitability in the current three-month period as post-pandemic travel ramps back up. The Chicago-based airline posted revenue of $7.67...