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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...

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 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...

Ex-Alitalia flight attendants strip off uniforms in protest

Oct. 20, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Dozens of former flight attendants from defunct Italian airline Alitalia stripped off their uniforms Wednesday, wearing only undergarments in a silent, choreographed protest in central Rome. Long financially ailing, Italy’s decades-old airline flew its...

The best travel plan this holiday season: A backup plan

Oct. 20, 2021 07:04 AM EDT

It’s not even the busiest time of year for travel yet, and 2021 has already been chaotic — even for the most seasoned travelers. Among the 2021 travel fiascos: — Spirit Airlines underwent an operational meltdown, with 2,800 flights canceled...

United posts $473 million 3Q profit on federal pandemic aid

Oct. 19, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

United Airlines reported a $473 million profit for the third quarter thanks to more than $1 billion in federal pandemic aid that helped pay airline employees this summer. Leisure travelers packed planes over the vacation season, but by the end of summer bookings tailed...