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Southwest ups fee for last-minute priority boarding
February 22, 2018
Airline is now charging $50 for last-minute priority boarding in "high-demand" markets. "Upgraded boarding" fee remains $40 or $30 on most other flights.
      
 
 
Thousands of Air France fliers grounded as strike roils flight schedules
February 22, 2018
French riot police fired pepper spray at angry Air France employees who tried to storm a terminal at Paris' main airport Thursday amid a strike.
      
 
 
Qatar Airways takes delivery of Airbus' biggest A350 yet
February 20, 2018
The "-1000" variant of the A350 is now the largest twin-engine jet Airbus has ever produced.
      
 
 
Air Italy: 'New' airline looks to push out Alitalia
February 22, 2018
Italian carrier Meridiana is rebranding itself as Air Italy, part of an ambitious plan to overtake perennially troubled Alitalia as Italy’s top carrier.
      
 
 
Sun Country Airlines to lay off 350 Minneapolis ground workers
February 22, 2018
The Minnesota-based airline told employees Tuesday it will contract those jobs out to Global Aviation Services Inc.
      
 
 
Name that airport ... (Toronto Billy Bishop)
February 22, 2018
Here is this week's "name that airport" photo.
      
 
 
Emotional support dog bites child on Southwest flight
February 22, 2018
The airline says the passenger was treated for minor injuries and continued on the flight.
      
 
 
Spirit Airlines expands again, adds new route to U.S. Virgin Islands
February 22, 2018
Spirit Airlines will add St. Croix to its route map, a move that will further expand the carrier’s footprint in the Caribbean.
      
 
 
Air France warns fliers to brace for Thursday strike
February 22, 2018
Air France said half of long-haul flights from Paris would be canceled and about a quarter of medium-range flights. U.S. cancellations were likely.
      
 
 
Oklahoma City airport prepares for international flights
February 20, 2018
No flights are currently planned, but airport director says facility will be ready for the possibility "even if it is many years down the road."
      
 
 
Reports: Flight forced to land after man refuses to stop passing gas, fight breaks out
February 19, 2018
Transavia Airlines had to make an emergency landing after a fight broke out over a passenger who allegedly wouldn't stop passing gas.
      
 
 
New York's Stewart International Airport gets OK for expansion, name change
February 19, 2018
The Stewart International Airport, a secondary airport about 70 miles north of Midtown Manhattan, will soon undergo a transformation.
      
 
 
Ask the Captain: Is more seats on one side of the aisle a balance issue?
February 18, 2018
Some aircraft have three seats on one side of the aisle and two seats on the other side.  Does this imbalance affect aircraft performance?
      
 
 
Why more people are flying private — and how to become one of them
February 16, 2018
We all love arriving to new and thrilling destinations, but sometimes the journey can be a real pain in the butt.
      
 
 
Southwest Airlines reveals five new routes as it extends schedule into fall
February 16, 2018
Several of the new routes will put Southwest into highly competitive markets. Among those: Southwest will take on Delta on Atlanta-Nashville flights.
      
 
 
LAX people-mover project moves forward
February 16, 2018
The long-sought goal of being able to get in and out of LAX via an automated people mover instead of by car or bus has taken a step forward.
      
 
 
Name that airport ... (Raleigh/Durham, 2000)
February 15, 2018
Here is this week's "name that airport" photo.
      
 
 
February's #avgeek gallery: 76 cool aviation photos
February 15, 2018
Check out our latest batch of fun airplane and aviation photos from locations around the world.
      
 
 
Fog grounds hundreds of flights in Chicago, Detroit
February 15, 2018
Conditions at Chicago Midway airport were so bad that Southwest Airlines had grounded all of its flights there through 6 p.m. local time.
      
 
 
WOW Air will 'pause' its service to Miami
February 14, 2018
WOW Air will 'pause' its Miami schedule this spring, a move that could be the first stumble for the budget carrier in its breakneck U.S. expansion.
      
 
 
Qatar Airways will keep growing despite Mideast spat, CEO says
February 14, 2018
CEO says spat has as forced carrier to fly longer routes through Turkey and Iran and has hit the company's bottom line, but not its expansion plans.
      
 
 
United Boeing 777 lands in Honolulu after losing engine cover
February 14, 2018
Passengers on a United Airlines flight got a jolt Tuesday when the engine cover came off their Boeing 777 as it was en route to Honolulu from San Francisco.
      
 
 
D.C. airports sold to the highest bidder? Not so fast ...
February 13, 2018
Could the D.C-area’s airports be sold off by the feds? That’s been a hot topic since the idea was included in the Trump infrastructure proposal Monday.
      
 
 
Lufthansa unveils new aircraft paint scheme; mixed reviews
February 13, 2018
Lufthansa unveiled a new paint scheme for its aircraft last week, becoming the latest big carrier to update its 'livery'.
      
 
 
How to find cheap flights for your cruise
February 13, 2018
Take a closer look at the top-ranked U.S. ports and the best ways to get to them.
      
 
 
Allegiant expands in Destin, up to 21 non-stop destinations
February 13, 2018
Company also will establish a year-round base at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport in Florida’s Panhandle.
      
 
 
Trump wants higher TSA fees on airline tickets
February 12, 2018
Trump envisions spending more on TSA tech such as 3-D scanners at airport checkpoints. But airlines and travel advocates have opposed higher fees.
      
 
 
Best airport food: 15 terminals where you'll enjoy a layover
February 13, 2018
More airports are focusing on local specialties and freshly prepared fare.
      
 
 
How to find great business-class deals on empty seats
February 14, 2018
You can save thousands of dollars on business- and first-class flights on major airlines.
      
 
 
Take-out at your airport gate? Start-ups look to deliver
February 12, 2018
Ever wish you could order delivery at the gate? You may soon have that option thanks to a new set of start-ups seeking to cater to that demand.
      
 
 
11 new air routes that promise cheap flights in 2018
February 08, 2018
New air routes by low-fare airlines promise great deals for budget-minded travelers across the globe this year.
      
 
 
Can you fly with marijuana within legalized states?
February 08, 2018
Marijuana is still an illegal drug under federal law - and post-security areas at airports are ruled by federal agencies.
      
 
 
The 'boneyard': Where airlines send old planes to be scrapped
February 04, 2018
The museum-like quality of the "boneyard" delights enthusiasts, though access is hard to get.
      
 
 
Qatar Airways' luxurious new 'Qsuite' seats now flying from the USA
January 31, 2018
New suite seats are the latest offering in a constant game of one-upmanship among the world’s premier airlines.
      
 
 
How biometrics could speed airline boarding, stop stowaways
January 23, 2018
Airlines are teaming with their airport partners to take the human element out of the boarding process.
      
 
 
Airport challenge: Clearing runways a choreographed snow dance
January 22, 2018
When snow falls at the airport, crews at Mitchell International fire up massive machines that plow and sweep runways in precise, practiced movements.
Themed plane smackdown: 'Star Wars' vs. Hello Kitty
January 13, 2018
See photos and vote for your favorite.
Swivel chairs, double beds, 32" TVs: Check out Singapore Air's swanky new 'suites'
November 08, 2017
Singapore's suite perks include: A plush swivel chair. A 32” high-definition TV screen. A separate bed area and room to entertain.
The most surprising airline flights to Europe? Here are two dozen options
November 05, 2017
Fancy a flight from St. Louis to Reykjavik? Or from Providence to Cork? It’s the relatively obscure routes that spice up the USA's international flight schedules.
11 airfare gotchas to avoid at all costs
November 02, 2017
There are plenty of mistakes you could make to benefit the airline — ones that can spike your overall cost, or make traveling more difficult.
Airport shoeshine stands still on their feet
November 01, 2017
A long-held tradition of fast, friendly, inexpensive and, in some cases, complimentary services keeps customers coming back.
Ask the Captain: Can the 747 be saved?
October 29, 2017
Nearly 50 years in service is a remarkable feat for any airplane.
Basic economy: Are those cheaper United, American and Delta fares right for you?
September 28, 2017
Major airlines' cheapest fares don't allow big carry-on bags or seat assignments.
Bombardier's line-up of commercial passenger planes
February 15, 2018
      
 
 
Embraer's line-up of commercial passenger planes
February 15, 2018
      
 
 
Lufthansa unveils new paint scheme for its planes
February 13, 2018
      
 
 
 
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