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United's Kirby to take over for CEO Oscar Munoz

Dec. 5, 2019 5:55 PM EST

Three years after being dumped by a rival, Scott Kirby will become the next CEO of United Airlines, where he has played a key role in leading a turnaround of the once-moribund carrier. United announced Thursday that CEO Oscar Munoz will step down in May and be succeeded by Kirby, currently the airline’s...

Boeing tries to reassure airline industry leaders about Max

Dec. 5, 2019 5:02 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Boeing is reassuring airline industry leaders about the safety of the grounded 737 Max as it continues working to get the plane back in service. The aircraft maker invited about 30 union officials, safety experts and others to the Seattle area for two days of meetings with Boeing executives...

Indonesia to fire airline CEO over smuggling accusation

Dec. 5, 2019 9:44 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's state-owned enterprises minister said Thursday he will fire and seek the prosecution of the head of the national airline after he was implicated in the smuggling of a Harley Davidson motorcycle into the country on a new jet. The minister, Erick Thohir, said at a news...

Powerful storm interrupts nation’s busiest travel weekend

Nov. 29, 2019 11:55 PM EST

A powerful storm making its way east from California is causing major disruptions during the year’s busiest travel weekend, as forecasters warned that intensifying snow and ice could thwart millions of people across the country hoping to get home after Thanksgiving. The storm caused the death of at least...

Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans

Nov. 28, 2019 6:55 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A day after bringing havoc to the Rocky Mountains, a powerful winter storm rolled across the Midwest on Wednesday, threatening to scramble Thanksgiving plans for millions of people during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. The storm, which was blamed for one death and hundreds...

The Latest: Airports hit in stormy California

Nov. 27, 2019 12:21 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the wintry weather in the U.S. (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Stormy weather and a power outage have affected two Northern California airports as a storm hits the region. KPIX-TV says the Federal Aviation Administration imposed a ground delay at San Francisco International Airport...

One-two punch of storms threatens Thanksgiving travel in US

Nov. 26, 2019 9:29 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Heavy snow and wind shut down highways Tuesday in Colorado and Wyoming, closed schools in Nebraska and forced more than 1,000 travelers to sleep overnight in Denver’s airport after hundreds of flights were canceled just as Thanksgiving travel moved into high gear. The storm was heading...

Schumer: Airlines must let kids sit with their parents

Nov. 24, 2019 9:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer says airlines lack policies assuring children can sit with their parents, despite 2016 legislation requiring the federal Department of Transportation to enact a universal family friendly seating policy. Schumer says Sunday that recent complaints by parents to the...

Des Moines airport to offer nonstop flights to Miami

Nov. 22, 2019 6:58 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Airline passengers will soon have the option to take a non-stop flight from Des Moines to Miami. The Des Moines Register reports that American Airlines will offer the summer seasonal service starting June 3. Flights will leave Des Moines on Saturdays and Sundays, and return flights...

Jet with flaming engine returns safely to LA airport

Nov. 21, 2019 9:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Philippine Airlines jet with flames spurting from one engine returned safely to Los Angeles International Airport just after takeoff Thursday. Flight 113, a Boeing 777 bound for Manila, reported a problem with the right engine after takeoff. It turned around and landed at about noon,...