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Hundreds stranded as British airline Flybmi collapses

Feb. 17, 2019 7:28 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of passengers throughout Europe have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi. British Midland Regional Limited, which operates as Flybmi, said it's filing for administration — a British version of bankruptcy — because of higher fuel...

Airlines to give customers 'nonbinary' choice under gender

Feb. 15, 2019 6:36 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Major U.S. airlines say they will soon change their ticketing process to give passengers the option of identifying themselves as other than male or female. The gender option on airline sites will soon include choices such "undisclosed" or "unspecified." There could also be the optional title...

The Latest: German minister says Airbus must find jobs

Feb. 14, 2019 12:23 PM EST

TOULOUSE, France (AP) — The Latest on Airbus' announcement that it will stop making the superjumbo A380 (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Germany's economy minister says it's now up to Airbus to find new jobs for German workers who are affected by the end of production of the A380. Peter Altmaier told reporters...

Too big to sell: Airbus bids pained adieu to superjumbo A380

Feb. 14, 2019 12:00 PM EST

TOULOUSE, France (AP) — To passengers, the A380 feels immediately different — spacious, smooth and oddly elegant for a jet so gargantuan. Yet to Airbus, it's become a burden so super-sized that the European manufacturer is ending its production for good. The A380 is simply too big to sell. With...

New storm brings more rain and snow to the West

Feb. 13, 2019 8:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More rain, snow and wind hit the West on Wednesday, flooding roads, toppling trees and cutting power while raising threats of debris flows from wildfire scars. The tempest, aimed at California and southern Oregon and barreling toward Nevada, was feeding on a deep plume of moisture...

Troopers: Teen arrested for taking control of Alaska flight

Feb. 11, 2019 9:23 AM EST

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — A 16-year-old boy was arrested after he briefly took control of a small plane during a short commercial flight over western Alaska, authorities said. The teen was in the front passenger seat of the Piper Cherokee Six on a recent Yute Commuter Service flight from Napakiak to Bethel,...

Volaris to offer flight from Albuquerque to Chihuahua

Feb. 10, 2019 10:51 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Volaris Airlines has announced it will offer a non-stop flight from the Albuquerque International Sunport to Chihuahua, Mexico, beginning in June. The Albuquerque Journal reports Mexico-based low-cost airline offer flights Tuesdays and Thursdays from both cities. Volaris began...

Pilots at Taiwanese liner strike during Lunar New Year rush

Feb. 8, 2019 3:34 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Pilots from Taiwan's China Airlines went on strike Friday in the middle of the Lunar New Year travel rush, forcing the cancellation of at least 18 flights over coming days and stranding thousands of passengers. Hundreds of the state-owned carrier's 1,300 pilots were believed to have...

United courts the well-heeled with more premium seats

Feb. 6, 2019 2:59 PM EST

United, Delta and American Airlines are engaged in an airlines arms race to grab the most affluent customers. Now highly profitable after losing billions in the 2000s, they are plowing money into new planes, fancy seats with more legroom, airport lounges and other perks, many of which are aimed squarely at...

South Korean women begin to resist intense beauty pressure

Feb. 5, 2019 8:08 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As she pursued her dream of becoming a fashion model, veering for years between extreme dieting and overeating, Park I Seul realized she had a problem: She was not tall and skinny, like typical runway models, nor was she big enough to be a plus-size model. She also realized that...