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Southwest, American post 2Q profits as air travel picks up

Jul. 22, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and Southwest Airlines both posted second-quarter profits on Thursday thanks to generous federal pandemic relief that covers most of their labor costs. The reports on Thursday underscored the progress that airlines are making in...

American Airlines turns small profit with taxpayers' help

Jul. 22, 2021 08:13 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines eked out a second-quarter profit of $19 million, its first since the pandemic started, thanks to nearly $1.5 billion in federal relief. The report on Thursday underscored the progress airlines are making in rebuilding after the...

Man with coronavirus disguises as wife on Indonesian flight

Jul. 22, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

TERNATE, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian man with the coronavirus has boarded a domestic flight disguised as his wife, wearing a niqab covering his face and carrying fake IDs and a negative PCR test result. But the cover didn't last long. Police...

US airlines say COVID-19 variants aren't hurting bookings

Jul. 21, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

Rising concern about the fast-spreading delta variant of COVID-19 is creating turbulence for the stocks of big travel companies, but airline executives say they don’t see any slowdown in ticket sales, maybe because a high percentage of their best customers are fully vaccinated. ...

United Airlines posts $434 million 2Q loss but revenue up

Jul. 20, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

United Airlines reduced its quarterly loss to $434 million and posted surprisingly strong revenue as U.S. vacation travel picked up. In reporting second-quarter results Tuesday, the Chicago-based airline said it expects to earn a pretax profit in the remaining two...

Airlines, cruise lines and hotel stocks fall on virus fears

Jul. 19, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

Air travel in the United States hit another pandemic-era record over the weekend as vacationers jammed airports, but shares of airlines, cruise lines, hotels and almost anything else related to travel tumbled Monday on growing concerns about highly contagious coronavirus variants. ...

Biden comment hints at boosting travel between US and Europe

Jul. 16, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

A comment by President Joe Biden is encouraging airlines to hope that travel between the United States and Europe could be expanded in time for last-minute, late-summer vacation trips. At a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Biden was asked about ending...

Report: North Carolina-bound passenger bites attendant

Jul. 13, 2021 08:23 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina-bound airline passenger tried to open the forward cabin door on their flight and assaulted and bit a flight attendant before being restrained, a spokesman said. American Airlines spokesman Andrew Trull said in an email that the...

Liz Weston: Who gets the keys to your digital estate?

Jul. 12, 2021 06:51 AM EDT

You may not own cryptocurrency or nonfungible tokens. You may not have a big Instagram following or run an online business. But if you do almost anything online, you probably have digital assets — electronic records that you own, control or license. Failing to make arrangements for those...

United sees more travel rebound, adds flights to warm spots

Jul. 09, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

United Airlines said Friday it will add nearly 150 flights this winter to warm-weather destinations in the U.S. and will also add flights to beach spots in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. The airline said its winter schedule to places such as California and...