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13 airline passengers taken to hospital after landing

Apr. 21, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An official says 16 passengers reported feeling ill on an American Airlines flight from Miami to Boston. Boston Emergency Medical Services' Twitter page says 13 of the ill passengers were taken to the hospital Sunday morning after the plane landed. Massachusetts Port Authority spokeswoman...

The Latest: Muslim organization chief condemns attack

Apr. 21, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The secretary general of the world's largest organization of Muslim nations has condemned the attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 200 people on Easter Sunday. The Organization of Islamic...

Jet Airways' lenders hope bidding process can save airline

Apr. 18, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Creditors of India's beleaguered Jet Airways said they were "reasonably hopeful" that a bidding process with potential investors for a controlling stake in the airline would save the company, while airline employees rallied in New Delhi and Mumbai for a government rescue. A consortium of...

United Airlines' profit doubles despite shutdown, 737 woes

Apr. 16, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines said Tuesday that its first-quarter profit doubled to $292 million as it carried more passengers and limited costs other than fuel. The results beat Wall Street expectations for a quarter that began with the partial government shutdown, which dinged travel by federal...

American Airlines cancels Max flights through mid-August

Apr. 14, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — American Airlines announced Sunday that it was canceling 115 flights per day through mid-August because of ongoing problems with the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. The announcement made American the second major carrier to cancel Max flights through the busy summer season. Southwest Airlines, the...

Southwest doesn't plan to use Boeing Max jets until August

Apr. 12, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines customers relaxing on Thursday evening got an email that may mean their summer vacation could be more stressful and expensive than they planned. Southwest, the biggest operator of Boeing jets, is removing the grounded 737 Max from its schedule until at least Aug. 5, well...

LA-bound flight returns to JFK because of wing damage

Apr. 11, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a flight to Los Angeles returned to New York's Kennedy Airport shortly after takeoff because it had struck a sign and light on the runway. American Airlines Flight 300 was carrying 101 passengers when it took off at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday. It landed safely at 9:09 p.m. and...

Delta profit surges and releases strong outlook

Apr. 10, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A new credit card deal and rising corporate travel boosted profit for Delta Air Lines in the first quarter, a trend it predicts will continue this spring. Delta executives said Wednesday that corporate-account revenue is up 10% from this time last year, helping offset choppy demand from...

JetBlue to offer flights to London from NY and Boston

Apr. 10, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

After mulling it over for a long time, JetBlue is taking a leap — across the pond, that is. JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes announced Wednesday that the airline plans to start flying to London from New York and Boston in 2021. Hayes said customers want the service, and it will strengthen JetBlue in key Northeast...

Boeing shareholder alleges investors were misled on Max jet

Apr. 10, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Boeing shareholder is suing the company for allegedly hiding problems with its 737 Max jet to push its shares higher. Shareholder Richard Seeks argues that Boeing should have told investors about safety problems with its best-selling plane after a fatal crash in October. Instead, it...