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Airlines pull Boeing Max jets to inspect electrical systems

Apr. 09, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

Airlines pulled dozens of Boeing Max 737s out of service for inspections after the aircraft maker told them about a possible electrical problem, the latest setback for the plane. Boeing said Friday that the issue affected planes used by 16 airlines. The company did not...

Southwest to recall flight attendants before summer season

Apr. 08, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines said Thursday it plans to recall more than 2,700 flight attendants who took leaves of absence last year, the latest sign that the travel industry believes it is recovering from the pandemic. Southwest plans for the recalls to take effect...

2 new airlines await Americans looking to fly somewhere

Apr. 08, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

Americans are traveling in the greatest numbers in more than a year, and soon they will have two new leisure-oriented airlines to consider for those trips. Both hope to draw passengers by filling in smaller strands on the spider web of airline routes crisscrossing the...

Ryanair sees break-even earnings amid slow COVID-19 recovery

Apr. 07, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ryanair, Europe’s biggest discount airline, says earnings for the current fiscal year are likely to be “close to breakeven” as continued travel restrictions delay its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The pessimistic outlook came as the airline...

Tesla, Delta rise; Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Occidental fall

Apr. 05, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Monday: Tesla Inc., up $29.30 to $691.05. The electric car maker delivered nearly 185,000 vehicles in the first quarter, beating Wall Street forecasts. ...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Apr. 05, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. April 4, 2021. Editorial: Top-level public pensions are out of line; Omaha must rein them in Omaha has made progress in recent years in remedying some of the most egregious flaws in its contracts for police and fire pensions....

Delta cancels about 100 flights, opens some middle seats

Apr. 04, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Delta Air Lines canceled about 100 flights Sunday due to staff shortages, and it opened up middle seats a month earlier than expected in order to carry more passengers. The airline says it had over 1 million passengers during the past few days, the...

Pensacola hero who saved 55 people from plane crash has died

Apr. 04, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — When National Airlines Flight 193 crash landed in Escambia Bay on the night of May 8, 1978, the plane had 58 people onboard. Passengers and crew members hurried out of the sinking Boeing 727 into the dark water alongside leaking fuel. Three people...

As freeze in air travel begins to thaw, United adds flights

Mar. 25, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

With confidence rising that the end of the pandemic is growing closer, airlines are starting to revive flights that vanished last year as people cancelled vacations and business trips. United Airlines will add 26 new nonstop routes from Midwest cities to vacation spots...

Airlines return to old ways; Southwest drops boarding change

Mar. 24, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

As Americans slowly return to flying, airlines are dropping some of the changes they made early in the pandemic. Southwest Airlines has gone back to boarding passengers in lots of 30. During the pandemic, it restricted boarding to 10 passengers at a time to create more...