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Nevada airport faces flight delays from jet fuel shortage

Jul. 24, 2021 22:45 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The airport serving Nevada’s second largest metro area faces a shortage of jet fuel that could force the cancellation of cargo and passenger fights, potentially restricting the flow of tourists and essential goods into the northern part of the state. ...

UK's summer getaway takes off but nothing like pre-COVID

Jul. 24, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — With all British schools now closed for the summer, airports and airlines were looking a tad more normal on Saturday, although the number of families heading off for warmer climes remains way down from before the coronavirus pandemic. This weekend...

Southwest, American post 2Q profits as air travel picks up

Jul. 22, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and Southwest Airlines both posted second-quarter profits on Thursday thanks to generous federal pandemic relief that covers most of their labor costs. The reports on Thursday underscored the progress that airlines are making in...

American Airlines turns small profit with taxpayers' help

Jul. 22, 2021 08:13 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines eked out a second-quarter profit of $19 million, its first since the pandemic started, thanks to nearly $1.5 billion in federal relief. The report on Thursday underscored the progress airlines are making in rebuilding after the...

American recalling flight attendants to handle travel crowds

Jul. 15, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is canceling extended leaves for about 3,300 flight attendants and telling them to come back to work in time for the holiday season. And American plans to hire 800 new flight attendants by next March, according to an airline...

NY AG: Workers to get repaid for uniform cleaning costs

Jul. 09, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Airline service company Eulen has agreed to provide $590,000 in reimbursement to employees who were forced to pay for the cost of laundering uniforms they were required to wear, New York's attorney general said Friday. Attorney General Letitia James said...

The Latest: Dominican Republic urges world action on Haiti

Jul. 08, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

The latest developments in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse: UNITED NATIONS — The Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, is urging the international community to put a high priority on dealing with the political crisis...

Earnings boom is expected a year after pandemic-driven skid

Jul. 08, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wall Street is gearing up for a slew of blockbuster earnings over the next few weeks as companies issue their results for the April-June quarter. The heightened expectations reflect companies’ improving fortunes this year versus the second quarter...

American Airlines saw big jump in travel over July 4 weekend

Jul. 07, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines says it carried nearly three times as many passengers over the July 4 weekend than it did over the holiday last year, the latest sign that travel — at least within the United States — is continuing to rebound from pandemic lows of 2020. ...

Southwest, American delays hint at hard summer for travelers

Jul. 05, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

This summer is already shaping up to be a difficult one for air travelers. Southwest Airlines customers have struggled with thousands of delays and hundreds of canceled flights in the past three weeks because of computer problems, staffing shortages and bad weather. ...