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Airbus revokes Qatar Airways A321 jet order amid dispute

Jan. 21, 2022 09:51 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — European planemaker Airbus terminated a multibillion dollar order by Qatar Airways for 50 of its single-aisle in-demand A321neo jets. The termination of the contract for the A321neo, confirmed by the planemaker to The Associated Press on Friday,...

London-bound jet returns to Miami over maskless passenger

Jan. 20, 2022 11:19 AM EST

An American Airlines flight to London returned to Miami after a passenger refused to follow the federal requirement to wear a face mask, according to the airline. The airline called Miami police, and officers escorted a woman off the plane at Miami International Airport Wednesday...

AT&T, Verizon pause some new 5G after airlines raise alarm

Jan. 18, 2022 20:16 PM EST

AT&T and Verizon will delay launching new wireless service near key airports after the nation’s largest airlines said the service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause widespread flight disruptions. The decision from the companies came Tuesday as the Biden...

ِEgypt arrests wanted man after plane's emergency landing

Jan. 15, 2022 15:59 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities announced on Saturday the arrest of a prominent member of a U.S.-designated terrorist group. According to government media, the suspect was detained after a Turkey-bound flight from Sudan that he was on made an emergency landing in Egypt. The...

Asian shares skid, tracking Wall Street retreat

Jan. 13, 2022 22:53 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares slipped Friday after a retreat on Wall Street that left the Nasdaq composite down 2.5%. Tokyo fell nearly 2% and Hong Kong, Shanghai and Seoul also were lower. China reported its global trade surplus surged nearly 30% in 2021 to $676.4...

Delta extends life of expiring travel vouchers from pandemic

Jan. 12, 2022 20:37 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines said Wednesday it will extend through 2023 the window for customers to rebook credits earned when they purchased but then canceled flights during the pandemic. Before the announcement, Delta flight credits were set to expire at the end of 2022. The...

Canadian passengers stranded after party flight to Mexico

Jan. 06, 2022 14:20 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Passengers who filmed themselves partying without masks aboard a chartered flight from Montreal to Mexico face being stranded after three airlines refused to fly them home to Canada. Sunwing Airlines cancelled the return charter flight from Cancun that had been...

EXPLAINER: Why was holiday-season flying such a nightmare?

Jan. 04, 2022 14:19 PM EST

A forecast of better weather means that the worst may finally be over for tens of thousands of air travelers who were grounded by flight cancellations that skyrocketed over the New Year's Day weekend. January usually means fewer people flying, and that will be even more true in 2022...

Thousands of flights canceled, delayed at start of workweek

Jan. 03, 2022 19:27 PM EST

A winter storm that hit the mid-Atlantic on Monday combined with pandemic-caused shortages of airline workers to push flight cancellations to a holiday-season high, creating more frustration for travelers just trying to get home. More than 3,000 U.S. flights and about 4,800 worldwide...

Snow storms and pandemic ground flights, delay holiday's end

Jan. 02, 2022 23:19 PM EST

Wintry weather combined with the pandemic to frustrate air travelers whose return flights home from the holidays were canceled or delayed in the first days of the new year. More than 2,600 U.S. flights and more than 4,400 worldwide were grounded Sunday, according to tracking service...