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Malaysia aims to add US flights after safety rating boost

Oct. 01, 2022 03:09 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has upgraded Malaysia's air safety rating to Category 1, allowing the country's carriers to expand flights to the United States after a three-year hiatus, Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong said Saturday. Wee said...

Myanmar accuses rebels in east of shooting passenger plane

Oct. 01, 2022 00:47 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military government accused rebel forces in the eastern state of Kayah of firing at a passenger plane as it was preparing to land Friday, wounding a passenger who was hit by a bullet that penetrated the fuselage. Rebel groups denied the allegation. State...

JetBlue, Southwest spar over slots in antitrust trial

Sep. 28, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

Senior executives of JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines argued in court Wednesday over JetBlue's controversial partnership with American Airlines that the Biden administration is seeking the thwart. JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes told a federal court in Boston the partnership will help...

JetBlue CEO first witness in US lawsuit against 2 airlines

Sep. 27, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

Government lawyers used airline executives' own words in trying Tuesday to persuade a federal judge to kill a partnership between American Airlines and JetBlue Airways. The government argued that the deal is, in effect, a merger that will cost consumers $700 million a year in higher...

White House: New rule will show 'true cost' of plane tickets

Sep. 26, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced a new initiative Monday that would eventually allow consumers to see a more complete price on airline tickets — including baggage and change fees — before they buy, as the White House continues to search for ways to lower costs for Americans...

US case against American Airlines and JetBlue heads to court

Sep. 26, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The government's antitrust lawsuit against American Airlines and JetBlue begins Tuesday and the outcome could determine how closely the Biden administration examines other airline deals, including JetBlue's pending attempt to buy Spirit Airlines. The Justice...

Tronox, Best Buy fall; Wynn Resorts, PG&E rise

Sep. 26, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Monday: Wynn Resorts Ltd., up $7.15 to $66.80. The casino operator gained ground on reports that the gambling haven of Macao will ease some travel restrictions starting in November. ...

Passenger arrested after seen punching a flight attendant

Sep. 22, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man who was apparently caught on video slugging a flight attendant in the back of the head during an American Airlines flight was arrested after the plane landed in Los Angeles. Authorities charged Alexander Tung Cuu Le on Thursday with interfering with a...

Cyberattack steals passenger data from Portuguese airline

Sep. 22, 2022 05:16 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s national airline TAP Air Portugal says hackers obtained the personal data of some of its customers and have published the information on the dark web. No payment data was taken in the cyberattack, the flag carrier said in a statement late...

United Airlines grounds 25 planes after missed inspections

Sep. 20, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines canceled about 18 flights this week when it realized that some of its Boeing 777-200 planes had not undergone required inspections of the front edges of the wings. The airline canceled flights Monday night and Tuesday morning, and said it's trying to...