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Happy contrails ... Delta sees strong 2020 profit, revenue

Dec. 12, 2019 12:33 PM EST

Delta Air Lines, the most profitable U.S. carrier, expects profits and revenue to increase next year on sustained demand for air travel and stable prices for jet fuel. The airline's top executive, however, warns that concern about the environmental impact of flying — including flight-shaming and the...

Pilots, flight attendants sue Frontier for discrimination

Dec. 10, 2019 2:25 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A group of Frontier Airlines pilots and flight attendants filed two lawsuits on Tuesday claiming the company discriminated against them during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. The lawsuits said the eight women “found themselves faced with mounting obstacles once they became pregnant...

Families of crash passengers want wider review of Boeing Max

Dec. 9, 2019 6:54 PM EST

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration will face questions about whether the agency is too cozy with Boeing when he testifies this week before a congressional panel. The chairman of the House Transportation Committee says he plans to ask FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson about Boeing's influence over the...

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...