Passenger airlines

February 08, 2019 - 2:23 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Pilots from Taiwan's China Airlines went on strike Friday in the middle of the Lunar New Year travel rush, forcing the cancellation of at least 18 flights over coming days and stranding thousands of passengers. Hundreds of the state-owned carrier's 1,300 pilots were believed...
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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 - 12:08 am
United Airlines will woo high-fare passengers by retrofitting more than 100 planes to add more premium seats on key routes. The airline also plans to start using a new 50-seat jet with mostly premium seats on some key business-travel routes. United announced the moves Wednesday. They are part of an...
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File--- In this picture taken Jan.9, 2019 an aircraft of German Germania airline is parked at Schoenefeld airport near Berlin. Germania has applied for insolvency. (Bernd Settnik/dpa via AP)
February 05, 2019 - 3:14 am
BERLIN (AP) — German airline Germania grounded its planes on Tuesday after filing for insolvency as it failed to secure short-term financing to stay aloft. The Berlin-based airline, which carried more than 4 million passengers a year on scheduled and chartered short- and medium-haul flights, blamed...
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February 04, 2019 - 8:05 am
LONDON (AP) — Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary will remain for another five years, after the company overhauled its corporate structure and gave its longtime leader a new contract. Europe's biggest airline by passengers said Monday it will move to a group structure called Ryanair Holdings PLC. O'Leary...
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January 25, 2019 - 5:31 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Hawaiian Airlines flight from Honolulu to New York City was diverted to San Francisco after a male flight attendant died of an apparent heart attack, officials said Friday. Hawaiian Airlines Flight 50 landed Thursday night after a crew member had "a suspected heart attack,"...
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FILE- In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo a TSA agent, center, directs passengers through a security checkpoint at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. 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. Unions that represent air traffic controllers, flight attendants and pilots are growing concerned about safety with the shutdown well into its fifth week. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 24, 2019 - 3:56 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 continue to work without pay — they will miss a second biweekly...
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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 - 8:47 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 Sept. 8, 2008 file photo, planes are parked at terminals at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. Federal aviation authorities stopped flights from flying into and out of Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, due to reports of drones spotted above nearby Teterboro Airport. Reports say the drones were no longer in the airspace and flights had resumed landing at Newark on Tuesday evening. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 22, 2019 - 8:06 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Flight arrivals at Newark Airport were briefly suspended Tuesday evening after a drone was spotted over another nearby airport, officials said, in the latest incident of the unmanned aircraft affecting commercial air travel. At about 5 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration...
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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 - 2:44 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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January 20, 2019 - 12:16 pm
You and your loved ones aren't federal employees or contractors, and you don't live in a setting or have a job closely tied to government programs. So what does the government shutdown have to do with you? More than you might think. Washington's doings, or not-doings, can be woven into everyday...
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