Airlines

February 07, 2019 - 5:47 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Travel websites like Expedia and Orbitz have quietly stopped selling airline tickets for Venezuela amid recent political turmoil, further isolating the socialist-run country after years of declining flight service. On Thursday, it was impossible to find on the popular...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 file photo, United Airlines jets are seen as a plane approaches Newark Liberty International Airport, in Newark, N.J. United Airlines will woo high-fare passengers by retrofitting more than 100 planes to add more premium seats on key routes. United announced the moves Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
February 06, 2019 - 1:58 pm
United, Delta and American Airlines are engaged in an airlines arms race to grab the most affluent customers. Now highly profitable after losing billions in the 2000s, they are plowing money into new planes, fancy seats with more legroom, airport lounges and other perks, many of which are aimed...
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February 05, 2019 - 1:04 am
BERLIN (AP) — German airline Germania has filed for insolvency and grounded its planes after failing to secure short-term financing to stay aloft. The Berlin-based airline, which had more than 30 planes and carried over 4 million passengers per year, announced the move early Tuesday and halted its...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo a Boeing 737 MAX 7, the newest version of Boeing's fastest-selling airplane, is displayed during a debut for employees and media of the new jet in Renton, Wash. The Boeing Company reports earnings Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
January 30, 2019 - 3:20 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Boeing, flying high on strong demand for airliners and military planes, faces a difficult decision over whether to develop a new plane to fill in a gap in its lineup. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg says the plane could replace less fuel-efficient bigger planes and let airlines launch...
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January 29, 2019 - 4:38 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle has lowered its profit outlook again after British Airways' parent company IAG last week ruled out a bid for the loss-making budget airline. Norwegian's CEO Bjoern Kjos says the airline "has been through a period with significant...
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January 25, 2019 - 8:47 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Japan-based All Nippon Airways has begun taking reservations for flights between Tokyo and Honolulu on an Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger airliner. The airline expects to put its first 520-seat aircraft into service in late May. It started reserving seats earlier this...
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January 24, 2019 - 1:41 pm
The strain of a 34-day partial government shutdown is weighing on the nation's air-travel system, both the federal workers who make it go and the airlines that depend on them. Air traffic controllers and airport security agents continued to work without pay — they will miss a second biweekly...
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FILE- In this Nov. 5, 2018, file photo American Airlines aircraft are serviced at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, in Texas. American Airlines reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
January 24, 2019 - 8:16 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines reported a fourth-quarter profit of $319 million, slightly higher than analysts expected, as strong travel demand helped the carrier overcome higher fuel prices. The airline predicted a modest increase in a key revenue measurement for the first quarter...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2018, file photo, a drone operator helps to retrieve a drone after photographing over Hart Island in New York. Drone sightings reported by airline pilots over New Jersey renew questions about how to accommodate the popular devices into the nation’s airspace. The ability of drones to interfere with aviation is likely to get worse as the number of machines multiplies. Many store-bought drones come with technology to prevent owners from flying them near airports, but there are hacks, and home-built machines don’t necessarily include those protections. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 23, 2019 - 3:39 pm
The ability of drones to interfere with airliners — and inconvenience their passengers — has now been demonstrated on two continents, and the problem is likely to get worse as the number of small, unmanned devices multiply. Law enforcement authorities are trying to figure out who flew a drone so...
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FILE- In this Jan. 5, 2019, file photo Transportation Security Administration officers work at a checkpoint at O'Hare airport in Chicago. The percentage of TSA airport screeners missing work has hit 10 percent as the partial government shutdown stretches into its fifth week. The Transportation Security Administration said Monday, Jan. 21, that Sunday’s absence rate compared to 3.1 percent on the comparable Sunday a year ago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
January 21, 2019 - 1:44 pm
The percentage of TSA airport screeners missing work has hit 10 percent as the partial government shutdown stretches into its fifth week. The Transportation Security Administration said Monday that Sunday's absence rate compared to 3.1 percent on the comparable Sunday a year ago. The workers who...
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