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Hong Kong to tighten COVID-19 rules, hopes China reopens

Oct. 26, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong will tighten COVID-19 restrictions despite a lack of local outbreaks to better align with China’s policies and increase chances of quarantine-free travel between the territory and mainland, leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday. It will step up...

US details new international COVID-19 travel requirements

Oct. 26, 2021 00:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children under 18 and people from dozens of countries with a shortage of vaccines will be exempt from new rules that will require most travelers to the United States be vaccinated against COVID-19, the Biden administration announced. The government...

Airplane makes emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham Airport

Oct. 24, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Frontier Airlines flight from Norfolk, Virginia, to Orlando made an emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport due to fumes or an odor in the cabin, officials said. News outlets report that all 102 passengers and crew were...

Firearm seizures spike at Atlanta airport

Oct. 24, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal officials are reporting a spike in firearm seizures at Atlanta's international airport — part of a record year for the number of guns detected at airport security checkpoints. The Transportation Security Administration says it seized 391...

Watchdog finds flaws in FAA oversight of American Airlines

Oct. 22, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A government watchdog said Friday that federal safety regulators routinely fail to ensure that American Airlines gets to the cause of maintenance shortcomings when they are discovered. The Transportation Department’s inspector general said that in some...

Regional airline SkyWest cancels hundreds of flights

Oct. 22, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

SkyWest Airlines, which operates many flights for the nation’s biggest airlines, canceled about 1,000 flights Thursday and Friday because of what it called an internal technical issue. The airline said it was working to return to normal operations but expected...

FAA proposes giving flight attendants 1 more hour of rest

Oct. 21, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing to give flight attendants an extra hour of rest between shifts, a change that Congress approved in 2018 but was not put into effect by the Trump administration. The Federal Aviation Administration proposed Thursday that...

American, Southwest post Q3 profits with help from taxpayers

Oct. 21, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and Southwest Airlines posted third-quarter profits thanks to federal pandemic aid – smaller Alaska Airlines turned the trick even without money from taxpayers – and they expect planes to be packed over the holidays. Still, the...

American Airlines posts $169 million profit on taxpayer help

Oct. 21, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is reporting a third-quarter profit of $169 million after collecting nearly $1 billion in federal pandemic aid, and it expects big crowds and more flights during the upcoming holidays. The airline felt the late-summer impact of...

Passenger revenue soars at Southwest despite hit from virus

Oct. 21, 2021 07:22 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Passenger revenue almost tripled and Southwest Airlines posted a smaller loss that most had expected, despite slowing air traffic in the third quarter with the spread of the delta variant. Net income was $446 million, or 73 cents per share, bouncing back...