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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2019, file photo a JetBlue Airways flight flies in to Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City.   JetBlue says it plans to increase the number of seats it will fill on planes starting in December. That makes JetBlue the latest airline to retreat from blocking middle seats to give passengers more space because of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

JetBlue is the latest airline to retreat from blocking seats

Oct. 29, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

The days of airlines blocking seats to make passengers feel safer about flying during the pandemic are coming closer to an end. JetBlue is the latest to indicate it is rethinking the issue. A spokesman for the carrier said Thursday that JetBlue will reduce the number of seats it blocks after Dec. 1 to accommodate...

FILE - In this April 1, 2020 file photo, several dozen mothballed Delta Air Lines jets are parked at Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, Mo.   Shares in major U.S. airlines were poised for gains Wednesday, Oct. 7,  after President Donald Trump tweeted his support for a $25 billion relief package for the struggling industry and prodded Congress to take action. Airline stocks rose anywhere from 1% to 5% in premarket trading.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Trump signals willingness to help airlines and markets jump

Oct. 7, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Shares in major U.S. airlines jumped at the opening bell, pulling the broader market along, after President Donald Trump signaled a willingness to help the decimated carriers in seemingly contradictory tweets. “The House & Senate should IMMEDIATELY Approve 25 Billion...

Travellers check in at a United Airlines kiosk with help from a United employee in the main terminal of Denver International Airport Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Democratic proposal for more airline aid stalls in Congress

Oct. 2, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

A proposal by House Democrats to give the airline industry $28.8 billion to avert thousands of furloughs failed to advance on Friday, marking a fresh setback for airlines struggling with a massive downturn in travel during the pandemic. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., accused Republicans of blocking him from bringing...

US regulator fines Emirates $400,000 for flights over Iran

Oct. 1, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Transportation Department fined Emirates airline $400,000 on Thursday for flights through Iranian airspace during a time of heightened political tension between the U.S. and Iran last year. Half of the fine will be waived if Emirates avoids similar violations for one year. The...

American Airlines ticket agent Henry Gemdron, left, works with a customer at Miami International Airport during the coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Miami. The airline industry has been decimated by the pandemic. The Payroll Support Program given to the airlines as part of the CARES Act runs out Thursday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

American, United to furlough 32,000 as time runs out on aid

Sep. 30, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

American Airlines and United Airlines say they will begin to furlough 32,000 employees after lawmakers and the White House failed to agree on a broad pandemic relief package that includes more federal aid for airlines. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said that if Washington comes up with a deal with $25 billion...

FILE - In this May 24, 2020 file photo, a Southwest Airlines flight attendant prepares a plane bound for Orlando, Fla. for takeoff at Kansas City International airport in Kansas City, Mo. Airline workers are making a last-ditch push for $25 billion in federal money to avoid furloughs for six more months. But critics including some lawmakers say the airlines need to shrink because fewer people are traveling.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Airlines, unions running out of time to get more federal aid

Sep. 10, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

A couple hundred flight attendants and pilots rallied this week on Capitol Hill and tweeted at lawmakers, asking them for $25 billion in additional federal funds to prevent airline furloughs next month. More than half of Congress is on record as supporting the request by airlines and their unions, and President...