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Singapore Air is again flying nonstop to USA from Singapore

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:36:03 GMT

Airline says new San Francisco-Singapore service is a precursor to more U.S. routes.

Iberia latest airline to unveil premium economy cabin

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:09:21 GMT

Customers will first see the seats in 2017. Chicago will be the first U.S. city to get them.

Name that airport ...

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:12:01 GMT

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

American: 'Basic Economy' fares coming in 2017

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:27:04 GMT

American Airlines said it plans to remain on the offensive against “ultra low-cost” rivals that have expanded at its hub airports in recent ...

American bullish on Cuba despite demand uncertainty

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 03:31:53 GMT

American began serving 10 new destinations during the third quarter, including in five in Cuba.

American: Distinct 'Premium Economy' fare class coming in February

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:30:44 GMT

American's new Premium Economy seats will slowly start rolling out in November.

British Airways to launch Dreamliner service to New Orleans

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:13:21 GMT

The Louisiana city will become British Airways' 23rd destination in the United States.

JetBlue unveils flights for Havana, its 100th city

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:01:56 GMT

The airline will launch three routes to the Cuban capital in late November.

Samsung opens airport booths to exchange banned Note 7 phones

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 01:37:26 GMT

You’ve probably heard by now that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones are prone to catch on fire.

Virgin America, Singapore Air are top airlines - again!

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:05:33 GMT

So says Condé Nast Traveler magazine, one of many to try to rate the 'world's best airlines.'

October #avgeek gallery: 30 cool aviation photos

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:55:46 GMT

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

Delta unveils new uniforms for 60,000 frontline workers

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 03:06:46 GMT

Colors for Zac Posen-designed uniform: “Passport Plum, Cruising Cardinal and Groundspeed Graphite.”

JetBlue two-day fare sale: 30% off fall flights

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:03:46 GMT

JetBlue's flash sale appears to be tied to Wednesday’s U.S. presidential election.

On-time performance of U.S. airlines dropped in latest report

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:05:18 GMT

Hawaiian Air had the best on-time rate. Discount carriers Frontier and Spirit had the worst.

Airlines add fire-containment bags as precaution for electronics

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:27:22 GMT

Problems with overheating Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones have prompted airlines to take extra steps to prevent a disaster during a flight.

Alaska boots flier who cat-called female flight attendant

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 02:27:21 GMT

Alaska Airlines removed a man from a plane after he heckled a female flight attendant, calling out "sexy!" as she demonstrated how to use a ...

Milestone! Airbus just delivered its 10,000th aircraft

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 07:19:17 GMT

Singapore Air will use the landmark jet for non-stop service to San Francisco.

Name that airport ... (Baltimore/Washington)

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:10:46 GMT

The photo in this week's "name that airport" is of Baltimore/Washington International.

Southwest unveils Cuba flights

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:14:37 GMT

Southwest Airlines announced Thursday it would begin scheduled flights to Cuba on Nov. 13, following competitors to serve the Caribbean isla...

FAA proposes $27M in repairs for 737 overhead panels

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:03:04 GMT

Passengers have reported injuries to their heads and faces when panels beneath overhead bins become dislodged.

Southwest grows out West, adds two Salt Lake City-California routes

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 03:48:21 GMT

The two new routes to Sacramento and Burbank will launch on March 9.

Now flying on American: Real international-style premium economy seats

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 01:58:21 GMT

The offering will start on just a few American planes before rolling out more broadly.

Passenger perks net Miami Airport a big award

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:06:02 GMT

Miami has earned the inaugural Airport Innovation Award from a key industry organization.

Emirates makes Fort Lauderdale its 11th U.S. destination

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:42:05 GMT

Emirates is again expanding its footprint in the USA with flights to a big JetBlue base.

Too many airline mergers? Blame politics, one report says

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 08:52:13 GMT

Airline industry’s merger mania period may jump back into spotlight after a new report.

Expanding Icelandair adds two more routes to the United States

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:40:19 GMT

New routes to Philadelphia and Tampa will give Icelandair 18 destinations in North America.

Delta to offer lie-flat seats on new Washington National-LAX route

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:29:14 GMT

Delta will shuffle transcontinental schedule at capacity controlled Washington Reagan National.

Flight schedules mostly back to normal after Hurricane Matthew

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:56:35 GMT

Most airports have resumed flights. Cancellations have dropped off significantly since Friday.

KLM’s newest miniature house celebrates New York link

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 04:57:42 GMT

KLM’s newest miniature house celebrates New York link  Sure, the full-flat seats, privacy screens, personal storage space, designer amen...

Qatar Air reveals Boeing jetliner deal worth up to $18.6 billion

Fri, 7 Oct 2016 04:06:26 GMT

Fast-growing Gulf carrier committed to buy 30 787-9 "Dreamliners" and 10 777-300ERs.

Name that airport ... (Kangerlussuaq, Greenland)

Fri, 7 Oct 2016 12:09:37 GMT

UPDATE: The photo in this week's "name that airport" post is of the Kangerlussuaq Airport in Greenland. 

Southern Airways shakes up routes in Pennsylvania, Maryland

Fri, 7 Oct 2016 11:22:26 GMT

Airline will soon give Pittsburgh first nonstop link to state capital in nearly eight years.

Hurricane Matthew: Fliers face rough travel day Friday

Fri, 7 Oct 2016 08:54:48 GMT

Since Wednesday, more than 4,050 flights have been canceled across the nation.

American Express bolsters Platinum Card travel perk

Thu, 6 Oct 2016 01:47:03 GMT

Change comes new entrants move into the high-end, luxury credit card space.

Hurricane Matthew: Airline cancellations soar to 3,785 through Saturday

Wed, 5 Oct 2016 10:13:38 GMT

Many of the cancellations were preemptive, including more than 1,500 for Friday alone.

Hurricane Matthew: Airline change-fee waivers as of Friday

Wed, 5 Oct 2016 07:48:40 GMT

U.S. airlines have rapidly expanded change-fee waivers as storm track becomes more certain.

Global Entry is expanding to 9 more airports

Tue, 4 Oct 2016 09:29:26 GMT

Nine more airports are joining Global Entry, which allows international travelers to clear customs with a swipe of the passport, fingerprint...

Turkish Airlines opens swanky frequent-flier lounge at Dulles airport

Tue, 4 Oct 2016 12:36:19 GMT

Lounge is the first in the United States for the fast-growing carrier.

Hurricane Matthew: More airlines waiving fees for U.S. flights

Tue, 4 Oct 2016 12:02:08 GMT

Air travelers were keeping a wary eye on Hurricane Matthew as it churned toward the USA.

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

Tue, 4 Oct 2016 06:13:17 GMT

Southwest’s big twice-a-year blockbuster fare sale was rolled out Tuesday morning.

Allegiant says it has met FAA's safety-related concerns

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 12:33:59 GMT

"We were always a safe airline. This gives credence to our claim," Allegiant exec says.

United failed to renew liquor license; 2 dry days at Newark

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 10:47:12 GMT

Lounges had to stop serving alcohol for two days last week after the clerical error.

LOT Polish Airlines to fly from Newark starting in April

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 10:12:35 GMT

The flights to LOT's Warsaw hub will bring it back to an airport it left in 2012.

Phoenix airport now posts TSA wait times

Mon, 3 Oct 2016 08:04:09 GMT

Few things set fliers off more than seeing a snaking security line as they near a TSA checkpoint.

Name that airport ... (Hartford, Conn.)

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:10:02 GMT

The photo in this week's "name that airport" post is of Bradley International near Hartford.

British Airways to end free food in coach on short flights

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:04:28 GMT

BA's change comes at a time when big U.S. airlines are restoring free snacks in economy.

Qatar Airways, British Air parent set up revenue-sharing deal

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:34:10 GMT

Airlines say the deal will allow them to cooperate on scheduling and ticket prices.

Behind the scenes at a flight attendant training center

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:48:46 GMT

Take a photo tour to see flight attendants training at one of Asia's top airlines

Delta to add three Europe routes from the Northeast this summer

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:42:46 GMT

The flights to Dublin, Lisbon and Berlin will come from Delta's bases in New York and Boston.

It's official: Hartford is back on the trans-Atlantic route map

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:36:35 GMT

Trans-Atlantic flights are now flying at Hartford for the first time in eight years.

Unruly airline passengers up worldwide, but down in U.S.

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:05:40 GMT

Reports of unruly airline passengers, ranging from yelling to fighting, grew last year worldwide.

Lufthansa to complete takeover of Brussels Airlines

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:44:44 GMT

German carrier already owned a 45% stake in the Belgian airline.

Seattle welcomes another nonstop route to China

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 03:36:41 GMT

China’s Xiamen Airlines is the latest international carrier to begin service at Seattle.

On one easyJet flight, the captain is 26 and the co-pilot 19

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:15:24 GMT

The duo almost surely became one of the youngest cockpit crews at a large global airline.

JetBlue adds new cross-country route from Los Angeles

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:36:56 GMT

The carrier will face heavy competition on its new route connecting LAX to Orlando.

Dubai airport adds to 'world record' number of A380 gates

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:38:38 GMT

Dubai is the fast-growing hub of Emirates, the world's biggest A380 operator.

Air China becomes first Asian carrier to fly from Poland

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:42:12 GMT

Air China debuted nonstop service between Warsaw and Beijing on Wednesday.

Name that airport ... (Barbados)

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:12:08 GMT

The photo in this week's "name that airport" post is of the Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados.

Flier sues Emirates for 'spillover' from obese seatmate

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:56:29 GMT

Passenger alleges he had to "suffer the spillover of the passenger at my side."

Did Hawaiian Air's CEO just mention the Airbus A380?

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 03:31:08 GMT

Hawaiian has made some "initial inquiries," but it's unclear how interested it may be.

Finnair to add San Francisco-Helsinki nonstops

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:50:35 GMT

The seasonal San Francisco service will give Finnair four destinations in the United States.

Finding the right credit card for a free vacation

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:15:41 GMT

Rewards cards lure us in with dreams of a free trip, but consider the pros and cons.

Allegiant dumps Akron-Canton in favor of Cleveland

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 03:36:49 GMT

Allegiant's moves runs counter to what another discounter -- Spirit -- has done in Ohio.

SeaPort Airlines shuts down, faces liquidation

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:26:25 GMT

The struggling carrier suspended its operations Tuesday evening.

Travel alert: Phoenix delays likely due to runway closure in October

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:02:39 GMT

The Phoenix airport plans to close one of its three runways in early October for a month.

Airline crew mistakenly warns of hijacking ... twice

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:24:33 GMT

The apparent mistake led to a security response for a Saudia airline flight arriving to Manila.

Free no more: Emirates to charge for advance seat selection

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 07:57:25 GMT

Emirates, which touts luxuries like onboard showers, adds a seat fee on its cheapest fares.

Storms create Monday headaches for Northeast fliers

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:08:06 GMT

Several of the region's busiest airports could see problems throughout Monday.

Austrian Airlines adds its first-ever route to U.S. West Coast

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 01:51:48 GMT

Austrian expects two-thirds of fliers on the route will connect via Vienna to other cities.

Name that airport ... (San Jose, Costa Rica)

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:10:02 GMT

The photo in this week's "name that airport" post is of the San Jose airport in Costa Rica.

Las Vegas lands first-ever airline route to mainland China

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:32:25 GMT

Hainan Airlines will launch three weekly flights to Beijing in December.

More than 70,000 American Airlines workers debut new uniforms Tuesday

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:05:46 GMT

The world’s biggest airline is switching to a new uniform, the first in nearly three decades.

Royal Air Maroc shows off Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Washington Dulles

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:01:37 GMT

The Moroccan carrier is using its Dreamliners for its new Casablana-Dulles nonstops.

Flying with a Samsung phone? You're on the honor system not to use it

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 05:30:14 GMT

Flight attendants will remind passengers of the FAA warning, but enforcement may be tough.

Elite status? You can now fly standby on Southwest

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 11:28:00 GMT

Perk adds a business-friendly option for Southwest's Rapid Rewards members.

September's #avgeek gallery: 30 cool aviation photos

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 07:30:56 GMT

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

World's busiest airport? Atlanta takes the title, again

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 02:58:52 GMT

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has nailed down the “World’s Busiest Airport” title for the 18th year in a row. 

NTSB: Southwest engine failure lost fan blade

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 03:10:09 GMT

The Southwest Airlines engine that failed last month allowed debris to puncture the Boeing 737-700’s engine casing and fuselage, according t...

List: The world's 10 busiest airports (2015)

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 02:41:24 GMT

Which airports were the world's busiest in 2015? See the full top 10 lists.

Delta and Korean Air rekindle a partnership grown frosty

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:12:21 GMT

NEW YORK (AP) — Delta Air Lines and Korean Air are taking steps to mend a chilly relationship, announcing an expansion of their partnership ...

Delta Air Lines courts Seattle football fans with new perk-filled program

Fri, 9 Sep 2016 03:59:04 GMT

The rivalry between Delta and Alaska in the Seattle market takes to the football field this season.

FAA warns against using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on planes

Fri, 9 Sep 2016 09:56:58 GMT

The Federal Aviation Administration is warning travelers to avoid turning on or charging Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones while flying because o...

Alaska Airlines welcomes football season with perks and promotions

Fri, 9 Sep 2016 08:42:30 GMT

As the 2016 NFL season goes into full swing, Alaska is rolling out new perks for Seahawks fans.

Name that airport ... (Prague)

Fri, 9 Sep 2016 12:12:03 GMT

The photo in this week's "name that airport" is of the Prague airport in the Czech Republic.

As 'Sully' debuts, a look back at the 'Miracle on the Hudson'

Thu, 8 Sep 2016 07:06:34 GMT

The January 2009 splash landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River immediately became part of aviation lore. Now, more than six y...

American Airlines joins rush to Cuba with first flights

Thu, 8 Sep 2016 12:49:25 GMT

American Airlines now operating non-charter flights to the island for the first time.

Iceland discount airline WOW brings its $99 fares to Miami

Thu, 8 Sep 2016 09:05:49 GMT

Miami becomes the 6th U.S. destination for WOW, known for its bargain fares to Europe.

Air China mag warned fliers about minority areas of London

Thu, 8 Sep 2016 09:20:25 GMT

Magazine advised caution for neighborhoods 'populated by Indians, Pakistanis and black people.'

Booking a flight to Cuba? Here's what to expect now

Fri, 9 Sep 2016 01:29:34 GMT

As flights to Cuba's smaller cities launch, U.S. fliers face a different airport experience.

Snow joke: United CEO cites Farmers' Almanac in winter plans

Wed, 7 Sep 2016 06:49:19 GMT

But United officials say their CEO's mention of it was purely anecdotal.

Norwegian Air to fly to Spain from four U.S. cities

Wed, 7 Sep 2016 01:59:25 GMT

The airline also is adding a new route to Copenhagen. Norwegian added U.S.-Paris flights in July.

It’s official: JetBlue is returning to Atlanta

Wed, 7 Sep 2016 08:03:58 GMT

JetBlue says service will bring competition to city 'dominated by two of the Big Four airlines.'

Delta lost $100M on computer outage

Tue, 6 Sep 2016 09:53:46 GMT

Delta Air Lines said the computer outage it suffered in August, which cancelled thousands of flights, cost the carrier $100 million in reven...

BA apologizes for delays caused by computer glitches

Tue, 6 Sep 2016 05:01:37 GMT

LONDON - British Airways has apologized for delays caused by computer glitches in check-in systems — and warned that there may be further tr...

Allegiant is no longer last big airline without a points program

Tue, 6 Sep 2016 02:04:44 GMT

But don't call it a 'frequent-flier' program, says the Las Vegas-based discount airline.

Remember Southwest's 'Wanna Get Away' ads? They're back!

Tue, 6 Sep 2016 12:39:50 GMT

Humorous ads first debuted in 1998 but have been dormant since 2008.

Lufthansa is first European carrier to join TSA Precheck

Fri, 2 Sep 2016 12:09:51 GMT

The Transportation Security Administration’s Precheck program has a new greeting: willkommen.

Name that airport ... (Vancouver, Canada)

Fri, 2 Sep 2016 12:10:15 GMT

UPDATE: The photo shown in this "name that airport" post is of the Vancouver International Airport in British Columbia.         [...]

Hermine threatens flight schedules into next week

Fri, 2 Sep 2016 09:16:13 GMT

Early storm-track projections show Hermine could pass close to the NYC and Philly metro areas.        [...]

Airline mixes up 5-year-olds, flies them to wrong cities

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 02:02:32 GMT

Children were flying as unaccompanied minors on flights from the Caribbean to the USA.        [...]