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Southwest's three-day sale ends Thursday: What you need to know to score cheap tickets
June 06, 2019
Southwest's three-day fare sale, held twice a year, ends Thursday. Act now to snag $49, $79, $99 and $129 for late summer and fall travel.
Interested in TSA PreCheck? It might soon be cheaper and easier to sign up
June 19, 2019
TSA, trying to boost enrollment in the expedited security program, is studying options including a shorter, cheaper membership and mobile enrollment.
Summer 2019's biggest travel headaches: 737 Max groundings, disappearing discount carriers
June 19, 2019
Flying during summer travel season is a headache but 737 Max-related cancellations and disappearing discount carriers could turn into migraines.
Move over, Waikiki and Hanauma Bay: Here are 10 must-see beaches on Oahu
June 19, 2019
Visitors to Honolulu who don't venture out will miss sea turtles in their own habitat, sweet surfing spots and secluded sunrise and sunset spots.
Allegiant adds 10 nonstop routes, including service to three new cities
June 19, 2019
Low-cost carrier Allegiant is adding flights from State College, Pennsylvania; Traverse City, Michigan; and Redmond, Oregon.
Skytrax's best airlines of 2019: Qatar Airways grabs the top spot, Singapore is No. 2
June 18, 2019
Skytrax announced its 2019 ranking of the best airlines in the world on Tuesday. No U.S. carriers made the list.
What's hot at the Paris Air Show in 2019
June 18, 2019
The Paris Air Show is the largest air show and aerospace-industry exhibition event in the world featuring amazing aircraft.
United Airlines passengers discover their trans-Atlantic flight is crawling with ants
June 18, 2019
A passenger on a Monday United flight from Venice, Italy to Newark, New Jersey, said she and other travelers discovered ants on the plane.
A United pilot paid for a stranded college student's flight: 'There are no words'
June 18, 2019
A United Airlines pilot helped a stranded college student from Hawaii by paying for her flight back to school after her plane was diverted.
California man admits having pot-filled suitcase on plane to West Virginia
June 18, 2019
A California man has admitted to having 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms) of marijuana in a suitcase aboard a plane heading to West Virginia.
Would you be willing to fly on a pilotless jet? Airbus bets the answer is yes – eventually
June 18, 2019
An Airbus executive says it already has the technology for pilotless passenger planes but needs to win over the traveling public and regulators.
Airlines have made $1.3 billion off bag fees so far this year, data shows
June 18, 2019
Airline financial data is out for the first quarter, and airline baggage fees are paying off in a big, millions of dollars kind of way.
Truck hits parked Southwest Airlines plane at Pittsburgh Airport, worker hurt
June 18, 2019
A Southwest Airlines employee is being treated at a hospital after the truck he was driving struck the rear of a plane.
Southwest passenger 'bombarded by inappropriate photos' from stranger on her flight
June 17, 2019
Here's a good reason for iPhone users to disable AirDrop while on planes: A Texas woman forgot and another passenger sent her unsolicited nude photos.
Boeing CEO calls handling of 737 Max crashes a 'mistake,' vows improvements
June 17, 2019
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg calls his company's handling of two software-related crashes of the 737 Max aircraft a 'mistake.'
Delta Air Lines flight makes emergency landing due to possible fire in plane’s cargo area
June 17, 2019
A Delta flight has made an emergency landing in Wyoming after instruments detected a possible fire in the plane’s cargo area.
United Airlines plane skids off runway at Newark Airport; flights halted
June 17, 2019
Flights were halted for two hours at Newark Airport on Saturday after a United Airlines flight from Denver skidded off the runway.
Passengers subdue chaotic man on Turkish Airlines flight who was screaming, smashing things
June 15, 2019
Passengers on a Turkish Airlines jetliner flying to Sudan had to subdue a man who started screaming a few minutes after takeoff.
Indiana man arrested for hitting Delta flight attendant on Paris flight, causing diversion
June 14, 2019
A federal complaint says a man struck a flight attendant in the throat during a flight from Indianapolis International Airport to Paris.
Ask the Captain: I have the window seat in Row 10 but where's my window?
June 14, 2019
Pilot John Cox on why your window seat may be missing the window; plus, what's the deal with how airlines number flights?
Flying Southwest or American this summer? Check reservations for new Max 8 cancellations
June 14, 2019
The airlines have taken the grounded planes out of their schedule into early September. Affected travelers will be rebooked or offered refunds.
Post Malone's scary plane emergency landing detailed: FAA finds safety issues, significant damage
June 13, 2019
The FAA found that Post Malone's plane that needed to make an emergency landing in August had a bunch of safety violations.
Southwest Airlines: A day in the life of crew members at Dallas Love Field
June 13, 2019
Southwest Airlines and photographer Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren take you behind the scenes of Dallas Love Field Airport on April 29, 2019.
Hate the hassle of paying bag fees at the airport? American (finally) plans to offer prepay option
June 13, 2019
American plans to let travelers pay for bags before they get to the airport beginning this fall. United, Delta and discount airlines already do.
American Airlines responds to rapper Boosie's profane rant after missing flight
June 12, 2019
Rapper Boosie posted a rant against American Airlines on his Instagram riddled with profanity as well as racial and homophobic slurs.
Delta flew 41 fifth graders after a canceled flight left group stranded in Oklahoma
June 11, 2019
Delta Air Lines came to the rescue after a group of Oklahoma students were stuck at an airport on their way to D.C. after their flight was canceled.
American Airlines cancels 200+ flights Monday after Dallas area storms
June 10, 2019
A Sunday storm in the Dallas-Fort Worth area has snowballed into 200+ cancellations heading into Monday, one of the week's busiest travel days.
Ask the Captain: Is it OK to rat out passengers for phone use during takeoff and landing?
June 09, 2019
This week, Ask the Captain tackles passengers who slow down evacuations to grab their carry-ons and use their cellphones during takeoff and landing.
Louisville's renamed Muhammad Ali International Airport debuts logo
June 07, 2019
The new logo for the Muhammad Ali International Airport features Ali's silhouette, arms up and victorious, against the background of a butterfly.
11 things you need to know about flying discount airlines Spirit, Frontier and Allegiant
May 14, 2019
Spirit, Frontier and Allegiant charge for carry-on bags, don't offer free advance seat assignments and make you buy your own soft drinks.
Spider-Man stars in United Airlines' new safety video
May 13, 2019
United Airlines, Sony and Marvel worked together to weave safety instructions into a fast-paced film starring Spider-Man and some of his friends.
After Southwest Airlines family boarding policy change, here are policies on other airlines
May 10, 2019
Southwest updated its family boarding policy after a same-sex couple said they faced discrimination by a boarding agent two years ago.
Road warriors share their best advice for surviving the busy summer travel season
May 10, 2019
Business travelers share their best advice about where and when to book, how to travel more comfortably, and how to survive a crowded flight.
Ask the Captain: Is it safe for airplane wings to flex during takeoff?
May 03, 2019
Pilot John Cox answers reader questions about what's normal and what's not during takeoff.
Flying Southwest to Hawaii: Coconut rum, snack packs and 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'
April 24, 2019
USA TODAY flew to Hawaii on Southwest Airlines and back on Hawaiian Airlines to compare the experience.
Ask the Captain: How is fresh air delivered to the airplane cabin?
April 19, 2019
In most airplanes, air is compressed by the engines, cooled by the air conditioning system and then sent to the cabin.
These are the world's top 25 airports for 2019
March 27, 2019
Singapore’s Changi Airport has been named the world's best by Skytrax. Scroll through this gallery to see more World Airport Awards winners.
These are the world's top 20 international airline routes
April 03, 2019
The busiest airline routes in the world have been revealed, and 15 of them are in the Asia Pacific.
Best — and worst — U.S. airports for business travelers, according to new ranking
March 26, 2019
The ranking was based on flight delays and cancellations, airport lounges with Wi-Fi, proximity to downtown, parking rates and average hotel rates.
The top airline, hotel and rental car rewards programs of the FlyerTalk Awards are ...
March 25, 2019
United Airlines, British Airways and Singapore Airlines won the coveted Best Reward Program for an airline in their respective regions.
Bumped for balance? How airplane weight can affect your flight
March 24, 2019
A flight affected by weight and balance priorities could involve moving you to another seat, bumping your baggage or even bumping you.
Are airport observation decks making a comeback?
March 20, 2019
Security issues and the pressure to generate revenue caused many airports to close this once-common feature. Here are some you can still visit.
Planespotters' paradise: Miami's eclectic airline lineup
March 19, 2019
More than 100 passenger and cargo carriers fly from the Florida hub, more than any other U.S. airport. See some of the more eclectic ones in this gallery.
Southwest Airlines launches Hawaii service from Oakland to Honolulu with new snacks, in-flight hula dancing
March 18, 2019
Southwest's first Hawaii flight was Flight 6808 from Oakland to Honolulu. The airline initially is offering daily service from Oakland and San Jose, California.
The world’s busiest airport? Yep, it’s still Atlanta …
March 16, 2019
Atlanta is forecast to take that title yet again for 2018, marking the 21st consecutive year the airport has hosted more passengers than any other.
TWA hotel opens at JFK Airport
May 15, 2019
The much-anticipated hotel is anchored around the landmark TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport in New York.
Photo tour: Behind the scenes at DFW
May 02, 2019
Scroll through 34 fun airplane and aviation photos captured at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
United Airlines’ new livery: Take a photo tour
April 24, 2019
The new livery heavily features the airline's signature blue color in three different shades.
The best and worst airlines in the U.S.
March 19, 2019
The Points Guy's Best Airlines Report for 2019 ranked the 10 largest U.S. airlines. Featured News
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