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Southwest reveals plans to offer interisland Hawaii flights

Aug. 18, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Southwest Airlines has announced plans to offer interisland flights across Hawaii, officials said. Southwest announced Thursday it will begin offering flights from Hilo as early as next year, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Friday. Two different flights are expected to travel four...

Members of Congress push for more comfortable airplane seats

Aug. 18, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Members of Rhode Island's congressional delegation are calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to make air travel more comfortable by setting a reasonable minimum size and pitch for airplane seats. Three Democrats — Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, and Reps. Jim Langevin, and David...

China flexes muscle near Hong Kong amid more weekend rallies

Aug. 16, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Members of China's paramilitary People's Armed Police marched and practiced crowd control tactics at a sports complex in Shenzhen across from Hong Kong in what some interpreted as a threat against pro-democracy protesters in the semi-autonomous territory. The sound of marching boots...

Russian pilot safely lands jetliner disabled by bird strike

Aug. 15, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian pilot whose passenger jet lost power in both engines after colliding with a flock of gulls shortly after takeoff Thursday managed to land in a cornfield smoothly enough that only one of the 233 people on board was hurt seriously enough to be hospitalized. The quick thinking of the...

Hong Kong police: not aware of any military plans by China

Aug. 15, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Three senior Hong Kong police officers said Thursday that they are not aware of any plans for Chinese forces to join efforts to quell mass demonstrations in the territory, as images this week showed paramilitary exercises in a neighboring mainland city. The officers added that they are...

Alaska Airlines to offer direct in-state Washington flights

Aug. 14, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Alaska Airlines has announced it will begin offering direct in-state flights from Spokane to Everett, Washington. The Spokesman-Review reported Wednesday that the airline will offer a nonstop service beginning Nov. 4 to Everett's Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport about 40 miles (64...

Some Apple laptops banned from airline flights for fire risk

Aug. 14, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

Federal safety officials have banned some Apple laptops from airline flights after Apple recalled the batteries because they could catch fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Wednesday that it alerted airlines last month about the recall involving batteries for some Apple MacBook Pro...

Flights resume at Hong Kong airport as protesters apologize

Aug. 14, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Flights resumed Wednesday at Hong Kong's airport after two days of disruptions that descended into clashes with police, highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. After nightfall, a new protest outside a police...

Florida woman sues American Airlines in comfort dog dispute

Aug. 14, 2019 8:37 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A pregnant Florida woman is suing American Airlines, claiming she and her emotional support dog were mistreated by a flight attendant on an April trip from Miami to Los Angeles. News outlets report Avigail Diveroli is seeking at least $75,000 in damages in the negligence lawsuit . It says she...

Mob violence marks 2nd day of protests at Hong Kong airport

Aug. 13, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Frenzied mob violence Tuesday against two men protesters suspected of being spies from mainland China marked the second day of pro-democracy demonstrations that have caused mass cancellations and disruptions in Hong Kong's busy airport. Calm eventually returned, with most of the protesters...