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First look: Delta shows off new 'flagship' Airbus A350 in Atlanta

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:08:02 -0400

Delta offered an up-close look of the Airbus A350, a jet it says will become its new “flagship” aircraft for international service.


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A look inside Qantas' new 787-9 Dreamliner

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:59:32 -0400

The airplane is the first of eight Dreamliners scheduled to be delivered to Qantas by the end of 2018.


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JetBlue's newest destination: Minneapolis/St. Paul

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:55:53 -0400

The Twin Cities add a Midwestern dot to the airline’s route map, which is otherwise fairly spartan in the region.


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Delta: Amsterdam will be first European route for its Airbus A350s

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:44:25 -0400

Delta will put its A350s on its Amsterdam-Detroit in March. Delta's first A350 destinations will be Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing.


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Airbus takes majority stake in Bombardier's C Series program

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:51:11 -0400

Move comes after U.S. Commerce Department imposed harsh duties on Bombardier, charging the Canadian company of selling C Series planes in America below cost.


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Remote island gets new airport but at a hefty cost

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:30:59 -0400

St. Helena, a remote volcanic outcrop in the South Atlantic, has welcomed its first commercial flight. As Jacob Greaves reports, the mammoth engineering feat costing 285 million pounds ($378 million) of British taxpayer money nearly didn't happen. Video provided by Reuters


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TAP Portugal credits JetBlue for filling its flights to Europe

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:12:29 -0400

TAP says nearly 1 out of every 5 passengers flying on TAP is connecting to or from a JetBlue flight.


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Report: Lufthansa preparing Alitalia bid with steep cuts

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:45:27 -0400

Italian paper says Lufthansa will bid for large parts of Alitalia, including the fleet, pilots, air crew and air slots.


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Southwest Airlines plans Hawaii flights

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:29:29 -0400

The airline, which has made no secret of its plans to fly to the vacation hotspot, made it official with events in Honolulu and L.A. on Wednesday night.


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Thanksgiving airfare: Each day you wait now will cost you

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 08:00:08 -0400

If you plan to travel at Thanksgiving but haven’t purchased airfare yet, sirens should be going off in your head.


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Nearly 1 billion passengers flew through EU airports last year

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:04:45 -0400

London's Heathrow airport remained on top when it came to passenger transport, followed by Paris' Charles de Gaulle.


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Air France, Vietnam Airlines expand tie-up

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:06 -0400

Vietnam Airlines passengers will be able to connect to 70 European cities, up from 14. Air France fliers will be able to reach 20 Vietnamese cities.



Southwest announces flights to Hawaii

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:59:15 -0400

Southwest Airlines will beginning selling flights to Hawaii in 2018.



Hotel at iconic TWA terminal will evoke glamour of jet age

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 03:15:02 -0400

When it opened in 1962, the sleek TWA terminal at New York's JFK Airport was the embodiment of jet-age style. Now, it will be reborn as a sleek hotel.


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Delta CEO defiantly expects to get Bombardier planes without threatened 300% tariff

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 21:57:21 -0400

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said Wednesday the carrier plans to get Bombardier planes without paying a tariff threatened by the Commerce Dept.


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October's #avgeek gallery: 30 cool aviation photos

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 21:57:09 -0400

Check out our latest batch of fun airplane and aviation photos. This time, there's a theme: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).


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KLM honors Dutch aviation pioneer as its last Fokker jet nears retirement

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 21:56:53 -0400

KLM throws a party on its anniversary each year to introduce the latest addition to its most sought-after amenity: a miniature gin-filled Dutch house.


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JetBlue offering $31 flights

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:01:09 -0400

JetBlue's flash sale comes a day after Southwest kicked off its semi-annual fare sale, with round-trip flights below $100.



One-day 'flash sale': JetBlue fares as low $31 one way, but for limited dates

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:13:21 -0400

JetBlue’s sale is extraordinarily targeted. But for those who can thread the sale’s narrow needle, flights are available for as little as $31 each way


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Southwest Airlines 72-hour fare sale

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:01:17 -0400

The annual Southwest Airlines fare sale is here, but hurry it ends soon.


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72-hour sale: Southwest fares fall below $100 round-trip

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:03:18 -0400

Southwest’s big twice-a-year blockbuster fare sale rolled out on Tuesday morning. Short trips were cheapest, but the sale included longer flights, too.


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Southwest Airlines paints Boeing 737 for animated Disney-Pixar movie

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 20:31:29 -0400

Southwest Airlines is turning to Disney for the inspiration for its latest “specialty aircraft.”


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Germany's bankrupt Air Berlin will end flights this month

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 14:47:34 -0400

Germany's second-biggest airline will stop offering flights within weeks, the carrier told employees Monday.


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Six tips for a more comfortable flight

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:31:36 -0400

Some people settle with the idea that flying is an uncomfortable experience, but that doesn’t need to be the case.


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Behind the scenes: What happens at an airport overnight?

Fri, 1 Sep 2017 12:09:02 -0400

Overnight teams scramble to clean and service aircraft, while airline operations work to ensure the first flights of the next day take off on time.


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7 questions to ask before accepting an airline voucher

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 12:12:08 -0400

Some airlines incorporate gotchas into vouchers to increase the chances that you won’t be able to use them.


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These are the 20 longest flights flown by U.S. airlines

Sat, 3 Jun 2017 12:36:41 -0400

See the 20 longest routes currently flown by airlines based in the United States.


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J.D. Power: Alaska Air, Southwest are the USA's best airlines for 2017

Thu, 11 May 2017 10:41:56 -0400

Alaska Air best traditional carrier for 10th year, but low-cost Southwest had top overall score.


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And the world's top frequent-flier awards for 2017 go to ...

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:39:04 -0400

Southwest remained on top while Marriott and Starwood performed well among hotels.


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Happy birthday, 737! Boeing’s workhorse turns 50

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:16:38 -0400

Boeing made its first flight on its first prototype of the aircraft on April 9, 1967.


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Everyone wants better airports, but who pays?

Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:03:05 -0400

There are a finite number of sources available for funding. And each is problematic in its own way.


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Why do we dress so badly when we fly?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:55:10 -0400

You will feel better about yourself, and you will get more respect if you make a little sartorial effort.


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Boarding area no-nos: Bad behavior before takeoff

Mon, 6 Mar 2017 11:11:12 -0500

Now more than ever, what happens in the boarding area sets the tone for the entire trip.


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How early should you really arrive for your flight?

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:28:50 -0500

Do you go with the TSA recommended arrival times, which are more generous, or the airline times, which cut it a little closer?


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Which seat is better: Window or aisle?

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:17:18 -0500

For air travelers, it's an enduring question, if not a source of countless arguments.


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