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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico -- Family and friends gathered Sunday to mourn an Albuquerque bank executive who died after the Southwest Airlines plane she was on blew an engine in midair. Nearly a thousand people attended the evening service for Jennifer Riordan -- a beloved member of the ...
Don't bother looking for a Virgin America kiosk at the airport Wednesday morning. Employees of Alaska Airlines, which merged with Richard Branson-backed Virgin America in December 2016, are racing to scrub the former company's branding from 29 airports around the U.S.. Virgin America-branded ...

Passengers are the most satisfied with the check-in process, and they “appear to have become accustomed to” baggage fees, the report says. According to the index, the top-ranked airline was Southwest Airlines, which reclaimed the lead from JetBlue Airways — “likely a reflection of low fares and focus on ...
United Airlines is taking a long time to regain its perception mojo with prospective travelers, yet it is seemingly benefiting from a consolidated airline industry where flight options on many routes can be limited, according to YouGov BrandIndex.
Updated at 2 p.m. with additional information. WASHINGTON — With hundreds of thousands of emotional support animals taking to the skies on U.S. airlines, Congress may start putting them on a tighter leash. Two new legislative options emerged this week to address a hairy issue for Fort Worth-based ...
When Jacob Garcia was accused of groping a passenger he refused to leave his American Airlines flight in Miami. The police were called to remove him and a struggle ensued. 6h ago. Share this with Facebook · Share this with Twitter · Share this with Messenger · Share this with Messenger · Share this ...

Southwest will have details "in the coming weeks" on its expanded presence in New York and Washington, spokesman Brad Hawkins said by email. The lease allows Alaska to regain the slots after 2028. Airlines typically battle for takeoff and landing privileges, which are granted by the U.S. Transportation ...
Man tasered on American Airlines flight. 12 Hours Ago. A passenger was tasered and arrested after he allegedly touched another passenger inappropriately and refused to leave the plane. Law enforcement officers eventually used a taser when the man became combative and took him into custody. Watch CNBC Live TV ...
Hundreds gathered to mourn Jennifer Riordan, the New Mexico mother who died after she was nearly sucked out of a window when a Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine in mid-air and was forced to make an emergency landing. "In life, she really brought everyone together and always had a smile on her ...
Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 made an emergency landing in Philadelphia last Tuesday after suffering an engine failure and cabin depressurization. The incident led to the death of passenger Jennifer Riordan. Riordan became the first fatality from an incident in US commercial aviation since 2009. 60% of respondents ...
United Airlines operates 547 Boeing 737 planes with CFM engines, according to Boeing's website. About 400 of those planes were delivered to United at least 20 years ago, the website shows. United Airlines previously said it had already begun inspections of the engines, but a representative declined to ...
The 2017 pay for the CEO of United Airlines was nearly half that of the year before, as the airline faced a number of public relations disasters, including the violent dragging of a passenger off one of its flights last April. Oscar Munoz took home $9.56 million last year, nearly half of compensation in 2016, the ...
To comply with an FAA order rushed out after the Southwest accident, airlines will have to take planes out of service for up to four hours to perform ultrasonic testing. Any CFM56-7B engines that have exceeded 30,000 landing and takeoff cycles—a milestone typically reached after 20 years of service—must ...
At the recent Routes Asia event, it appeared that the future growth of Asia's airline industry is all but assured, but there are concerns that governments and airport authorities may not be investing fast enough to keep up. While airport capacity problems are nothing new for Asia, concerns are shifting from the ...
Airlines canceled more than 600 flights scheduled for Thursday, as the fourth major storm in three weeks continued to disrupt air travel in the Northeast. Carriers said operations were much improved from Wednesday, when they called off more than 4,400 flights. Travel out of New York's LaGuardia Airport ...
North Central Airlines was founded in 1939 as the aviation arm of the Four Wheel Drive Auto Company. Based in Clintonville, Wisconsin, the airline started by using a small Waco biplane for company use. In 1944, however, the automotive company decided to start public air service and began operations in ...
And you wonder why airlines are more concerned with money than anything else? And you wonder why airlines want to squeeze every last seat into planes? And you wonder why your fellow humans always let you down? Or could it be that, when airlines have largely the same offerings in terms of service ...

Contour Airlines to continue service at Tupelo airport. Contour Airlines will continue to provide service to the Tupelo Regional Airport through September of 2020. Posted: Mar. 21, 2018 10:05 AM. Updated: Mar. 21, 2018 10:05 AM. Posted By: Mel Carlock. Scroll for more content... TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Contour Airlines ...
United Airlines suspends pet shipments, but what if you already have a reservation? ... United Airlines is studying ways to improve its pet shipment program. ... United Airlines isn't accepting new reservations for customers who want to ship their animals in cargo compartments, but it will honor existing ...
Thousands of flights were cancelled across the country Wednesday as another Nor'easter storm hit the East Coast — making Winter Storm Toby the fourth of its kind to do so this month. As they did with recent storms, airports and airlines cancelled flights and waived change fees due to Winter Storm Toby, ...
Modern air travel has become increasingly unpleasant as airlines continue to shrink seat sizes to fit more passengers on board — and this is especially true in economy class. But not all airlines are heading in this direction. In fact, many of them are working to increase passenger comfort through new ...
It's a new week, United Airlines keeps on drifting into my eyes. The airline was, you see, involved in a court case that some might feel should have been avoided. If only for the chance that more bad publicity might pour itself over the airline. Jeanne Stroup and Ruben Lee worked for United Airlines for a ...
March has been tough on dogs flying with United Airlines. Last week, a French bulldog died after being placed in an overhead bin on a flight from Houston to New York. A day later, a German shepherd headed from Oregon to Kansas wound up in Japan after being mixed up with a Great Dane during a ...
Airlines have canceled more than 3,000 flights scheduled for Wednesday as an early spring nor'easter threatens to dump more than a foot of snow and bring high winds to parts of the Northeast. Two-thirds of the scheduled departures from Newark Liberty International Airport, or 418 flights, were called off ...
IN THE 1950s—when the International Air Transport Association (IATA), a cartel of airlines, used to set fare levels and service quality on international routes—there were few differences between major carriers. One way to persuade passengers to choose one airline over another was to offer better meals as ...
Southwest Airlines on Wednesday unveiled the Louisiana One, a Boeing 737-770 emblazoned with an artist's rendition of the state flag, according to a news release. Southwest, which began service in New Orleans in 1979, revealed the new aircraft during an event at Louis Armstrong New Orleans ...
Forecasters have tweaked their snowfall predictions several times as another powerful winter storm approached the Northeast, but many airlines weren't taking any chances. Airlines canceled more than 2,200 flights scheduled for Wednesday to or from major airports in the Boston, Philadelphia and New ...
Airlines took a proactive approach to this winter storm — waiving fees for flight cancellations and rebookings for travelers affected by Winter Storm Quinn, a powerful Nor'easter that could drop up to a foot of snow on many major East Coast cities including Boston, New York and Philadelphia. Several airlines ...
The airline recently rolled out a new program called "core4." Thousands of employees will go through an ambitious four-hour training session that aims to teach workers to be efficient (think on-time departures), ensure operations are safe and do it all with a smile. Airlines face near-instant backlash from ...
... the system, but it's not happening. The status quo is just unacceptable, which is why we came forward and said, 'It appears to us the only way forward is to finally reform the FAA like other countries around the world have done,' which would benefit everybody in aviation, not just commercial airlines.
Travelers have less than a week to take advantage of Southwest Airlines spring sale. From now until March 8, Southwest is offering low-fare prices on 200 flights across the country starting at $54. This includes trips to several major metropolitan cities from Nashville, including Chicago, Detroit and Dallas ...
A powerful nor'easter walloped the East Coast Friday — wreaking havoc at airports across the country after many major airlines were forced to cancel or delay flights because of the late-winter storm. The nor'easter, a storm that brings heavy wind, rain and snow to North America's East Coast, hit the East ...
The response was nearly universal among air travelers and aviation experts. Since the city formally unveiled its $8.5 billion expansion plans this week, only one of O'Hare's carriers, American Airlines, has voiced opposition to the deal, alleging Chicago-based rival United Airlines cut a secret deal to get five ...
We searched for any credible sources to back the claim that Delta Airlines offers a discount to members of Planned Parenthood (along with the official definition of what a member of Planned Parenthood might be: Did he mean donors to the nonprofit? Patients who do not donate? Some combination of the ...
American Airlines is bringing basic economy to select flights to Europe, the airline announced on Thursday. The bare fares, which do not include a seat assignment or any checked baggage, will be available beginning in April. Just as basic economy on domestic flights offers an ostensibly lower fare by ...
Expect more scrutiny next time you want to bring your furry or feathered friend onboard a United Airlines flight. A new policy requiring more documentation for emotional support animals kicks in today. It comes on the heels of a similar move by Delta. Matthew Klint of the travel site Live and Let's Fly describes ...
One question arising from the debut of the major airlines' basic economy fares is where the new pricing structures leave value airlines such as Alaska Air Group and JetBlue Airways on the competitive spectrum. Those airlines do not have the network breadth of the majors, nor the cost structures of ULCCs.
The National Rifle Association lashed out at corporations rushing to abandon it on Saturday, as companies from United Airlines to Best Western have cut ties with the gun lobby group under pressure from a boycott movement following a Feb. 14 high school shooting. Without context, twin announcements ...
You see, the airlines have realized that technology can personalize so much. So, as Travel Weekly reports, they're looking at so-called dynamic pricing and wondering whether to take it to personalized extremes. The idea is to use tech that personally identifies everyone who comes to an airline's site.
Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) is steadily working through the regulatory process so that it can start flying to Hawaii near the end of 2018 or in early 2019. When its Hawaii service finally arrives, the biggest casualty probably won't be either of the current market leaders -- Hawaiian Holdings and United ...
You heard about the Southwest Airlines flight where the little girl was injured by a support dog, right? The story went viral. Questions were asked. Was she bitten? Was she merely "scraped?" Was it all her fault to begin with? In all the noise, however, something was glossed over: an entire legal specialty ...
Oh, but then whole groups of American Airlines employees emerge onto the screen cheering away, as if the airline had just won the Gold Medal in the Great Airline Olympics In The Sky. This is what seems to have endangered the state of passengers' nerves. Here they were, say, sitting after a three-hour ...
Southwest Airlines Co. will begin shipping to Mexico in the Dallas-based carrier's first foray into international cargo shipments. Southwest (NYSE: LUV) will launch the service in May, subject to necessary government approvals. Initial destinations will be Mexico City, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos ...
An American Airlines agent in California is being hailed for her quick thinking after she prevented two teens from falling into a suspected human trafficking plot when she stopped them from boarding a cross-country flight. Denice Miracle, 47, of Roseville, California, said she was immediately suspicious ...
The true cost of Heathrow expansion is likely to be “grossly” higher than the £14.3bn the airport has cited, airlines have told MPs, adding that transparency and guarantees should be supplied ahead of a crucial vote. Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, British Airways' parent company and the main operator ...
Airline pilots, still resentful over pensions yanked away in a wave of industry bankruptcies, see growing company profits as a chance to reclaim some of those lost benefits. Unions at American Airlines Group Inc. and Delta Air Lines Inc. are studying ways to reconstitute or replace retirement plans that were ...
Sacramento, California (CNN) — Authorities are crediting a quick thinking airline employee for preventing two teenagers from becoming victims of human trafficking. American Airlines agent Denise Miracle said it was all about trusting her gut instincts when two young girls came to her ticket counter.
A spokesperson for Iran Aseman Airlines told state TV that Sunday's air crash killed all 66 people on board. The plane went down in a mountainous area near the town of Semirom, the news agency ISNA quoted Mojtaba Khaledi, emergency services spokesperson, as saying. The Iranian Red Crescent said ...
Everyone knows which airline is the biggest player at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), but do you know how other airlines rank? SFO provided us with last year's (2017) stats ranking the nine largest airlines by number of seats flown per day. Take a scroll through the slideshow and see which ...
American Airlines is teaming up with Patriots Point in an effort to address a big issue for the travel industry — a shortage of pilots. The carrier is donating $25,000 to expand the state-owned tourist attraction's Flight Academy, an education initiative based aboard the Yorktown aircraft in Mount Pleasant.


 

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