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St. Louis airport could soon get booze-to-go policy

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 01:13:49 GMT

St. Louis airport looks to join handful of others that have enacted similar policies.

Name that airport ...

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:12:10 GMT

Here is this week's "name that airport" photo. 

Spirit CEO: Rivals' new 'basic economy' fares will confuse fliers

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:20:02 GMT

"They're not kind of being honest about what they're trying to do," says Spirit's CEO.

Norwegian Air's $65 fares to Europe: What’s the catch?

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:44:57 GMT

The $65 one-way prices are “introductory” fares, but it's the fees that really add up.

Norwegian Air: $65 one-way fares from Northeast to Europe now on sale

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:06:27 GMT

Bargain fares comes as Norwegian expands to airports in three airports in the Northeast.

Korean Air shows off new Boeing Dreamliner in South Carolina

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:26:37 GMT

Korean Air is using the same seats for first- and business-class cabins; service will be different.

Spirit Airlines expands to Pittsburgh, adds 7 new routes

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:16:39 GMT

Flights will give Spirit big presence in western Pennsylvania, where it already serves Latrobe.

'Basic Economy' fares now on sale at American, United

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:54:35 GMT

Airlines match rival Delta in effort to fight back against encroaching budget carriers.

JetBlue rolls out special 'Blueprint' livery on Embraer E190

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:27:02 GMT

The Blueprint-painted plane – JetBlue’s 12th special livery – was unveiled in Boston.

JetBlue is third U.S. airline to reduce capacity to Cuba

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:34:29 GMT

Schedule changes reflect the challenge of starting service to such a new and unknown market.

Trump on hand as Boeing unveils newest, biggest Dreamliner yet

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 04:12:44 GMT

The roll-out was celebrated by a throng of Boeing employees and other dignitaries Friday.

Name that airport ... (Green Bay, Wis.)

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:10:04 GMT

UPDATE: The photo in this week's "name that airport" post of the Green Bay-Austin Straubel International Airport in Wisconsin. 

New-look Air Canada woos Americans

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:18:58 GMT

Air Canada hopes to convince U.S. fliers to connect through its hubs when flying overseas.

Southwest, Frontier planes clip wings in Phoenix

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:52:29 GMT

Nobody was injured, but each aircraft appeared to suffer damage in the collision.

United's new Boeing 777, 'Polaris' biz class now officially in service

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 06:28:05 GMT

Aircraft is United’s first to include its updated “Polaris” business-class seats.

Delta: Free meals returning in coach on 'select' cross-country routes

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 01:20:00 GMT

Meal option coming on routes where Delta goes head-to-head with some of its fiercest rivals.

Lufthansa in deal to end lengthy, bitter dispute with pilots

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:09:22 GMT

Dispute has cost airline an estimated $500 millon in more than a dozen strikes since 2012.

American regional jet hits deer on takeoff, returns to airport

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:03:23 GMT

No injuries were reported among the 44 passengers and four crewmembers on AA Flight 5320.

February #avgeek gallery: 30 cool aviation photos

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:41:10 GMT

Check out our latest batch of fun airplane and aviation photos from around the globe.

United's new Boeing 777-300ER, Polaris cabin gets splashy debut flight

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 05:45:52 GMT

United's four-hour demonstration flight comes ahead of official Feb. 16 entry into service.

Border war: Can Kansas 'steal' K.C. airport from Missouri?

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:15:04 GMT

Kansas has proposed building its own Kansas City airport as existing Missouri one struggles with terminal plan.

Minneapolis/St. Paul airport to get automated security lanes

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:43:15 GMT

Lanes are expected to make it easier for air travelers at the Minnesota airport.

Boeing flies giant ‘MAX’ in the sky on 737 test flight

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:14:08 GMT

You can’t accuse Boeing’s test pilots of lacking imagination, as evidenced by this unique flight plan.

Drone taxis? Dubai plans roll out of self-flying pods

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:56:26 GMT

Middle East city eyes Chinese-made drones to fly people across its skies.

United pilot’s ‘bizarre’ speech about her divorce, Trump spooks fliers off the plane

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:21:18 GMT

Several passengers expressed concern about the woman’s mental stability.

Air France celebrates network 'heart' at Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:59:58 GMT

Air France celebrated the 20th anniversary of the creation of its hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.

AirAsia announces $99 fares for first-ever U.S. destination

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 03:33:35 GMT

AirAsia X's Hawaii route continues influx of international budget carriers to U.S. airports.

Name that airport ... (Fargo, N.D.)

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:10:03 GMT

The photo in this week's "name that airport" post is of the Hector International Airport in Fargo, N.D.

Storm fallout: Airline schedules recovering on Friday

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:27:09 GMT

U.S. airlines appear to be getting back on track Friday after a fast-developing snowstorm forced thousands of cancellations on Thursday. 

Airport, airline CEOs hear Trump support for construction, modernization

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 02:43:04 GMT

Airport and airline executives who met Thursday with President Trump heard support for upgrading terminals and privatizing air-traffic contr...

Air Canada unveils new paint scheme, employee uniforms

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 01:06:09 GMT

"Inspired by Canada," new look comes amid that nation's 150th anniversary.

Boeing wins $13.8 billion order from Singapore Airlines

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 09:09:08 GMT

Singapore Airlines says deal will help the carrier expand flights, refresh its fleet.

Thursday: Snowstorm snarls flights; 3,500 cancellations and growing

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 07:25:32 GMT

Fliers faced severe disruptions Thursday thanks to a winter storm moving across the Northeast.

Snow: Airlines have already canceled 2,300 flights for Thursday

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 02:22:46 GMT

Preemptive cancellations come ahead of heavy snow forecast at many bust Northeast airports.

Airline pilots still hope Trump will dump Norwegian Air

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 03:34:01 GMT

Airline pilots who are opposed to Norwegian Air International flights to the U.S. dismissed on Wednesday a White House statement from a day ...

CEO says WestJet 'bullish' on widebody strategy

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 11:18:07 GMT

Canadian low-cost carrier first begin flying Boeing 767s jets just in the spring of 2016.

Strikes hit flight schedules at Berlin airports

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 09:24:53 GMT

Dozens of flights were canceled and many delayed at the airports serving Germany's capital.

Trump meeting with airline CEOs to focus on jobs

Tue, 7 Feb 2017 07:39:37 GMT

In a pair of U.S. airline disputes with foreign carriers, the White House signaled Tuesday that President Trump’s focus will be on domestic ...

Delta survives eviction attempt at Dallas Love Field (again)

Tue, 7 Feb 2017 10:07:22 GMT

Delta can keep flying from Love Field – for now – after court victory against Southwest.

Norwegian Air confirms Providence will be base for Europe flights

Mon, 6 Feb 2017 04:00:51 GMT

Providence will join Newburgh, N.Y., as one of its two U.S. bases for Boeing 737 MAX pilots.

This 17-hour flight is now the longest in the world

Sun, 5 Feb 2017 11:38:55 GMT

Qatar Airways is new titleholder for the world’s longest regularly scheduled airline flight.

Long-layover workout? Airport gyms court frequent fliers

Mon, 6 Feb 2017 09:32:58 GMT

Work out while waiting for your flight? That's an option now at Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), where the only gym at a U....

Name that airport ... (Cienfuegos, Cuba)

Fri, 3 Feb 2017 12:12:11 GMT

The photo in this week's "name that airport" post is of Cuba's Cienfuegos Airport.

Swiss Boeing 777 diverts to remote Arctic Canada

Fri, 3 Feb 2017 09:44:06 GMT

A plane-spotter managed to capture video of the landing in the tiny far-north city of Iqaluit.

American Airlines opens office in Havana

Thu, 2 Feb 2017 04:49:10 GMT

Airlines pushes ahead despite uncertainty about changes Trump's administration may bring.

Air Canada's route map now includes Iceland

Thu, 2 Feb 2017 09:42:22 GMT

Flights continue aggressive expansion, but also match service on Icelandic budget carrier.

Frontier Airlines adding 10 non-stop routes this spring

Wed, 1 Feb 2017 04:20:47 GMT

Cleveland, Cincinnati and San Diego among big winners in Frontier's schedule update.

West Coast giant Alaska Air growing in California

Wed, 1 Feb 2017 11:29:09 GMT

Southern California's Orange County airport is latest to land new service on Alaska Airlines.

Delta tweaks 'Choice Benefits' for top-tier elite fliers

Wed, 1 Feb 2017 02:30:02 GMT

“Diamond” level frequent-fliers in will get an extra perk choice beginning in 2018.

'Slowness' gums up Southwest website, no flight issues

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:10:17 GMT

Issue is third to hit a U.S. airlines in a week's time, but this one appeared to be minor.

Spirit's 'ultra low-cost' service coming to Hartford

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:00:25 GMT

Budget airline will begin flying from Bradley International Airport near Hartford this year.

More airlines join the TSA PreCheck program

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:15:13 GMT

The agency has announced new participating domestic and foreign airlines.

Petition seeks to rename Pittsburgh Airport for Mister Rogers

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 12:52:03 GMT

For 33 years episodes of "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood" were produced at Pittsburgh’s WQED.

Qantas unveils A380-sized hangar at LAX

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 02:24:58 GMT

The hangar is billed as the first in North America designed to accommodate the giant A380.

AA plans to ask DOT again for joint venture with Qantas

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:21:17 GMT

American Airlines officials said Friday they plan to reapply to the Transportation Department for a joint-venture with Qantas Airways in Aus...

Southwest shuns Basic Economy as rivals add it

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 03:26:04 GMT

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly said carving up cabin pricing would sow confusion.

JetBlue shocked by Long Beach rejection of international flights

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:55:09 GMT

JetBlue Airways officials said Thursday they were surprised by Long Beach City Council’s rejection of the airline’s proposal for internation...

New robot assists travelers at Oakland Airport

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:29:15 GMT

Pepper the robot has landed a temp job at Oakland International Airport.

American’s new 737 MAX won't have seatback screens

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 02:20:59 GMT

Passengers will be able to stream airline-provided content on their own devices.

Security shortcut Clear expands to more airports

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:26:15 GMT

With the addition of the LGA, JFk, ATL and MSP, Clear will be available in 22 airports nationwide.

Airlines and airports celebrate Lunar New Year

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:22:19 GMT

Airports and airlines are celebrating the Year of the Rooster with decorations, meals, promotions and events.

GAO: CBP needs to gauge Preclearance success better

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:13:42 GMT

Customs and Border Protection prevents thousands of suspicious travelers from reaching the U.S. each year by screening them overseas.

Name that airport ... (Washington Dulles)

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:10:03 GMT

UPDATE: The photo in this week's "name that airport" post is of Washington Dulles International Airport. 

Delta Air Lines to pull out of Taiwan in May

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 04:56:24 GMT

Delta will drop its route to Taipei, effectively ending all of its service to Taiwan.

Airline: Slide 'was not deployed by a passenger' on diverted plane

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 02:33:06 GMT

An investigation is underway into how a slide was deployed while the plane was waiting at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

The fleet and hubs of United Airlines, by the numbers

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 08:17:19 GMT

United Airlines is the world's third-largest carrier as measured by both revenue and by passenger-miles flown. 

Airlines waive change fees as winter storm moves east

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:43:15 GMT

Blustery weather continues to trigger alerts as a winter storm brings snow and strong winds.

Airlines add flights to Houston for Super Bowl fans

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:10:44 GMT

Airlines are rushing to add extra flights to their schedules to help football fans get to Super Bowl LI in Houston.

This is now Hawaiian Air’s longest intra-Hawaii flight

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 06:56:03 GMT

Hawaiian Airlines will add non-stop flights between Lihue and Kona starting March 12.

Pittsburgh's high-profile Paris flights return for 9th year

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:02:38 GMT

Delta Air Lines' non-stop route to Charles de Gaulle airport will resume on May 25.

January route roundup: Where airlines are adding service

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:58:24 GMT

See where airlines have added new routes and axed underperforming ones.

Airlines, passengers debate refunds for late baggage

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 02:03:34 GMT

Carriers and consumer groups disagree about how late is "late."

Planned upgrades at Vancouver Airport include indoor forest, sleeping pods

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 02:22:20 GMT

YVR is looking forward to accommodating more travelers, more airlines and larger planes.

Eat your way through Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway Airports

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:30:47 GMT

O’Hare and Midway will host airport versions of Restaurant Week from Jan. 27 through Feb. 9.

Emirates to add non-stop Newark-Athens flights

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:42:28 GMT

Athens route would be Emirates' second current non-stop between USA and Europe.

Winter storms, computer glitch bring travel alerts for fliers

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:06:37 GMT

Travel alerts posted late Sunday evening cover a wide variety of affected cities.

New on Emirates: Blankets made from recycled plastic

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:46:14 GMT

Each blanket is made from the equivalent of 28 recycled bottles.

Name that airport ... (Ottawa)

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:12:03 GMT

UPDATE: The photo in this week's "name that airport" post is of Canada's Ottawa International Airport. 

Foxx: DOT tried to help airline travelers

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:53:54 GMT

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said the latest proposal to require airlines and ticket agents to disclose baggage fees when listing f...

Seeing stars at LAX: Giant portraits of Grammy nominees welcome travelers

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:04:29 GMT

Images of recording artists have been installed on columns along the arrival level.

The habits of irritating fliers, ranked

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:14:59 GMT

Most people put seat-kickers at the top of the list of most infuriating behaviors.

Japan Airlines to launch NYC-Tokyo Haneda flights

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:44:26 GMT

Flights will be in addition to JAL’s existing service between JFK and Tokyo’s Narita airport

List: The USA's best airlines for on-time flights

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:00:27 GMT

Hawaiian and Delta top the list. JetBlue and regional carrier ExpressJet were at the bottom.

January #avgeek gallery: 30 cool aviation photos

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:04:58 GMT

Check out our latest batch of fun airplane and aviation photos from around the globe.

United: Basic Economy fares will start soon in Minneapolis

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:22:00 GMT

“We’re going to roll it out there to make sure everything works,” United's president said.

American latest to add 'Basic Economy,' carry-on restrictions

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:15:57 GMT

All three of the USA's biggest airlines -- American, Delta and United -- now have such fares.

Washington Dulles to get non-stop India flights on Air India

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:10:39 GMT

Air India's new route to Delhi would begin in July and operate three times a week.

Air India adds 'female-only' row to its flights

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:57:43 GMT

Company officials insist move is not in response to alleged in-flight groping incidents.

Airbus lands Saudi Arabia deal worth up to $8.6 billion

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:57:46 GMT

Airbus has agreed to sell a total of 80 A320neo planes to Saudi Arabian airline Flynas.

Turf war? Delta adds 7 more Seattle routes

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:28:54 GMT

The “battle for Seattle” shows little sign of slowing down as Delta stays in growth mode.

Boeing lands India deal worth up to $22 billion

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:01:49 GMT

India's low-cost airline Spicejet plans to buy up to 205 next-generation Boeing planes.

DOJ: Criminal charges apply to assaulting airport workers

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:00:10 GMT

Airline and airport workers cheered Friday that criminal charges could apply if they suffer physical or verbal abuse from a passenger.

Name that airport ... (Minneapolis/St. Paul)

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:12:02 GMT

The photo in this week's "name that airport" photo is of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

Unions appeal DOT approval of Norwegian Air

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:00:05 GMT

Unions representing 100,000 aviation workers have asked a federal appeals court to overturn the Transportation Department’s decision allowin...

Alaska Airlines to offer free in-flight chat access

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:34:57 GMT

Smartphone-toting fliers will have free access to Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and iMessage.

Delta optimistic Trump will deal with airports, Mideast rivals

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:17:20 GMT

Delta CEO Ed Bastian is optimistic President-elect Donald Trump’s administration will invest in airports and deal with competition from Midd...

TSA finds record 3,391 guns at checkpoints in 2016

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:03:26 GMT

Transportation Security Administration officers found a record-setting 3,391 guns — more than nine per day at airport checkpoints nationwide...        [...]

D.C. airports: Be ready for inauguration crowds

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:36:11 GMT

Flying through D.C. around the inauguration? Be prepared for crowds, longer-than-usual lines.

United: Final Boeing 747 flight will come by end of 2017

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 01:23:14 GMT

Previously, United said its 747s would be phased out by the end of 2018.

Alaska Airlines adds four routes from its Portland hub

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:11:33 GMT

The new service will give Alaska Air a total of 55 destinations out of the Oregon airport.        [...]