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Storm scenes: Voices of fear, hope as Ian lashes Florida

Sep. 28, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

Hurricane Ian struck a large swath of Florida on Wednesday. Evacuations were ordered ahead of the tropical system, but some travelers got stuck trying to leave; other residents decided to try to ride out the storm. Here are some of the stories and scenes from Florida and beyond, as...

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...

Plane overshoots runway, closes airport in southern France

Sep. 24, 2022 05:44 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An airport serving France's southern Mediterranean coast is closed indefinitely after a cargo plane overshot its runway on landing and finished nose-down in the water of an adjacent lake before dawn on Saturday. The three people aboard were rescued unharmed from the...

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...

Flights disrupted as French air traffic controllers walk out

Sep. 16, 2022 05:59 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Many domestic and some international flights were canceled in France Friday as air traffic controllers went on a national strike over pay and recruitment issues. French civil aviation authority DGAC warned that domestic traffic would be “severely disrupted” with...

Schiphol Airport chief quits after summer of travel chaos

Sep. 15, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The CEO of Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport has quit after a summer that descended into chaos and flight cancellations amid staff shortages in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’ve done my very best, but we’re not there yet. I do hope it gets better...

Typhoon Muifa makes landfall in China, heads for Shanghai

Sep. 14, 2022 09:33 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A strong typhoon made landfall on a group of Chinese islands on Wednesday as it headed toward the metropolis of Shanghai. Typhoon Muifa hit the Zhoushan archipelago, near the port city of Ningbo on the country's east coast, at about 8:30 p.m., China's National...

Ryanair cancels Hungary routes over windfall tax dispute

Sep. 13, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Budget airline Ryanair announced Tuesday that it will cancel several routes through Hungary and cut flights on several more following a months-long dispute with the country's government over a special windfall tax placed on airlines. The Ireland-based...

Aer Lingus cancels Dublin-origin flights, cites IT outage

Sep. 10, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Irish carrier Aer Lingus canceled all flights out of Dublin to European and U.K. destinations Saturday after a major computer networking incident knocked offline its check-in and boarding systems and website, the company said. It said all outgoing flights from...

2 House chairs seek probe into airlines' use of federal aid

Sep. 09, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

Two leading House Democrats are asking for a federal investigation into whether airlines used any of the $54 billion they received in government pandemic relief to pay employees to quit. The lawmakers said Friday that buyouts to employees made a pilot shortage worse and contributed...