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Airline merger: Frontier sweetens offer for Spirit Airlines

Jun. 24, 2022 19:56 PM EDT

Frontier Airlines on Friday added more cash and a larger breakup fee to its offer to buy Spirit Airlines, and the Spirit board repeated its preference for Frontier over a rival bid by JetBlue Airways. Frontier added $2 per share to its previous offer, boosting it to $4.13 in cash...

Air France-KLM boss warns travelers: Go to the airport early

Jun. 23, 2022 06:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The chief of airline alliance Air France-KLM said Thursday that it will take weeks or months to get new security staff in place to lighten pressure on the Amsterdam airport, which has seen flight cancellations, damaging delays and big travel headaches as global air travel rebounds...

Pilots picket as airline unions leverage summer travel woes

Jun. 21, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Hundreds of uniformed Southwest Airlines pilots stood in perfect lines in the scorching Texas sun at Dallas Love Field on Tuesday, holding signs that blamed Southwest management for delays and cancellations that have upset passengers. Every once in a while, a motorist...

Canceled flights rise across US as summer travel heats up

Jun. 17, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

U.S. airlines canceled high numbers of flights for a second straight day on Friday as they tried to recover from storms while accommodating growing crowds of summer vacationers. By early afternoon in the eastern U.S., airlines has scrubbed more than 1,100 flights after canceling more...

Flight cancellations create a bad travel day across the US

Jun. 16, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

Airlines canceled more than 1,500 flights in the U.S. on Thursday, one of the worst days yet for travel as the peak summer vacation season heats up. At LaGuardia Airport in New York, more than one-third of all flights were scrubbed, and more than one-fourth of flights were dropped at...

US-expelled Haitians fuel charter business to Latin America

Jun. 14, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — With jokes, upbeat Caribbean music and vacation scenes of sun-kissed beaches and palm trees, Haitian influencers on YouTube and TikTok advertise charter flights to South America. But they are not targeting tourists. Instead, they are touts for...

Charter business thrives as US-expelled Haitians flee Haiti

Jun. 14, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — With jokes, upbeat Caribbean music and vacation scenes of sun-kissed beaches and palm trees, Haitian influencers on YouTube and TikTok advertise charter flights to South America. But they are not targeting tourists. Instead, they are touts for...

Musician to perform 251 times, once in every Vermont town

Jun. 12, 2022 10:05 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt (AP) — A pianist who wants to raise awareness about climate change is going to perform 251 times — in each and every town in Vermont. David Feurzeig, a music professor at the University of Vermont, recently gave up airline travel to reduce his carbon footprint. And...

US lifts COVID-19 test requirement for international travel

Jun. 10, 2022 20:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is lifting its requirement that international travelers test negative for COVID-19 within a day before boarding a flight to the United States, ending one of the last remaining government mandates designed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. ...

Bidding war for Spirit Airlines heats up ahead of vote

Jun. 06, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

The bidding war over Spirit Airlines is ramping up again with JetBlue boosting its offer for the discount carrier just days after rival Frontier upped its own bid for Spirit. Spirit shareholders are also scheduled to vote Friday on Frontier's offer. JetBlue said...