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Winter already? Snow, deep freeze from Rockies to East Coast

Nov. 11, 2019 9:19 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An arctic air mass that brought snow and ice to an area stretching from the Rocky Mountains to northern New England on Monday was poised to give way to record-breaking cold temperatures. In mid-Michigan, three people were killed in a two-vehicle crash that the Eaton County sheriff's...

The Latest: About 1,200 flights cancelled at O'Hare airport

Nov. 11, 2019 9:18 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm in the Midwest (all times local): 8 p.m. Between 2 and 6 inches of snow fell in northern Illinois, forcing the cancellation of about 1,200 flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The National Weather Service said Monday night that snowfall has ended...

Albuquerque police investigate a suspicious item at airport

Nov. 11, 2019 9:03 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say the terminal at Albuquerque International Sunport has been reopened after they investigated a suspicious item found at the airport. Airport staff announced the closure of the terminal about 5 p.m. Monday and police announced it was being reopened two hours later. Police...

Southwest pushes back return of troubled Boeing Max, again

Nov. 8, 2019 3:21 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines has again pushed back the return of its Boeing 737 Max jets as Boeing tries to fix the aircraft following two deadly crashes. Southwest said Friday that it will keep its Max out of its schedule until March 6, about a month longer than previously planned , citing continued...

German airline Lufthansa's crews on strike for 2nd day

Nov. 8, 2019 2:38 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's flagship airline, Lufthansa, has canceled hundreds of flights as a strike by cabin crews enters its second day. Some 600 flights, primarily from the Frankfurt and Munich hubs, were canceled Friday, the dpa news agency reported. On the first day of the 48-hour strike, 700 flights...

American Airlines CEO upbeat about return of Boeing Max jets

Nov. 6, 2019 1:11 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines CEO Doug Parker says his airline is feeling more confident that its grounded Boeing 737 Max jets will soon be approved to fly again. Boeing expects the Federal Aviation Administration to approve the plane's return to service by year-end, and Parker says that sounds like a...

Germany's Lufthansa cancels 1,300 flights because of strike

Nov. 6, 2019 7:57 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa is canceling around 1,300 flights on Thursday and Friday because of a planned strike by a union representing cabin crew in Germany. The UFO union has called members out on a 48-hour strike starting at midnight. It is part of a bitter dispute with Germany's biggest airline about pay...

Qantas grounds 3 Boeing 737s due to hairline cracks

Nov. 1, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian airline Qantas Airways said Friday that it grounded three of its Boeing 737s over hairline cracks in wing structures but expects the planes to be repaired and flying again before the end of the year. The airline has been inspecting its aircraft following calls this...

Snowfall forces flight cancellations at Chicago airports

Oct. 31, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Snow has forced the cancellation of more than 300 flights at Chicago's international airports on Halloween. Chicago's Department of Aviation reports that Midway cancelled 126 flights Thursday morning and delays of 18 minutes. O'Hare cancelled 208 and reported average flight delays of 54...

Qantas rejects calls to ground Boeing 737s on crack reports

Oct. 31, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian airline Qantas on Thursday rejected calls to ground its Boeing 737s after claims that a second aircraft in its fleet was found with a crack in its wing structure. The airline has been inspecting its aircraft following calls this month from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration...