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Chile violence continues despite gov't retreat on fare hike

Oct. 20, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Protests and violence in Chile spilled over into a new day and raged into Sunday night despite the president cancelling a subway fare hike that has prompted violent demonstrations. Officials in the Santiago region said three people died in fires at two looted supermarkets early...

Sea-Tac increases security in anticipation of protest

Oct. 20, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities at Sea-Tac International Airport increased security in anticipation of a protest Saturday but disruptions to passengers didn't materialize. KOMO-television reports a group called Emerald City Antifa announced members would protest at the United Airlines ticket because of the...

The Latest: City plans to remove plane from site Saturday

Oct. 19, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

UNALASKA, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a plane that went off the runway while landing at an Aleutian Islands community (all times local): 4:46 p.m. The city of Unalaska said in a statement Friday evening that it plans to remove on Saturday the PenAir airplane from the scene of a crash The state Department...

Hong Kong's Cathay says September passenger traffic slumps

Oct. 18, 2019 7:12 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific says passenger traffic slumped last month on plummeting demand from mainland Chinese travelers. The carrier's September traffic figures released Friday are the latest sign that mainland visitors are staying away from the semiautonomous Chinese city as...

FAA to test whether packed planes affect evacuation time

Oct. 17, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The size of your seat and how much legroom you'll get on a future flight could be decided by 720 Oklahomans taking part in a first-of-its-kind test to determine if jam-packed planes slow emergency evacuations. Frequent flyers on U.S. airlines are all too aware that cramped economy...

Choosing among airports? Don't let price be your only guide

Oct. 17, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

When booking a flight to a city with more than one airport, how do you know which one to choose? If you're like a majority of Americans, you're guided in part by your wallet. More than 7 in 10 U.S. airline passengers (72 say ticket price is a key deciding factor when choosing an airport to fly into or from,...

Worried about flying on a 737 Max? Your options may be few

Oct. 16, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — At some point early next year, air travelers will need to decide if they're willing to take a flight on a Boeing 737 Max. If they're not, they'll need to find out what their travel options are. There will be no government-ordered compensation in North America or Europe for travelers who are...

Alaska Airlines scales back miles partnership with American

Oct. 10, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Airlines and American Airlines will scale back their mileage plan partnership early next year. Alaska Airlines mileage plan members will not be able to earn miles on American Airlines international flights beginning March 1, the Alaska Journal of Commerce reported Wednesday....

Record passenger traffic over the summer boosts Delta profit

Oct. 10, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines set records for passengers and revenue over the summer and benefitted from cheaper jet fuel, boosting its third-quarter profit 13% to $1.5 billion. However, Delta offered a cautious fourth-quarter forecast that fell short of Wall Street expectations, and the airline's shares...

US gives limited approval to Hawaiian-Japan Airlines venture

Oct. 4, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration rejected a bid by Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines for antitrust immunity to let them expand a partnership. The Transportation Department said Thursday it plans to let the airlines sell each other’s flights and coordinate marketing and frequent-flyer...