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Southwest Airlines flights temporarily grounded due to computer outage
February 22, 2019
Southwest temporarily grounded flights early Friday due to a computer glitch. The airline has been plagued by flight cancellations this week.
Pittsburgh's airport shows off plans for new $1.1 billion terminal
February 20, 2019
The new two-story terminal, projected to open in 2023, features an undulating roof that designers say is meant to mimic the region’s rolling hills.
Dulles surpasses Reagan National as D.C.-area's busiest airport
February 20, 2019
For years, the airports authority has tried to direct the majority of its growth to Dulles, where billions of dollars have been spent on improvements.
No more A380s? Why Airbus' bet on 'superjumbo' jets failed
February 20, 2019
It’s official: Airbus will pull the plug on its A380 double-decker jet. The latest A380 is now expected to roll off the assembly line in 2021.
Cool aviation pics: Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport
February 20, 2019
Check out this batch of fun airplane and aviation photos from Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Southwest Airlines cancels nearly 400 flights as maintenance woes, winter storms linger
February 21, 2019
The airline continues to have a higher-than-usual number of aircraft out of service due to maintenance and is dealing with snow in Las Vegas.
Snow! Flight cancellations at 2,300 (and counting) from new storm
February 20, 2019
Wednesday was a rough day for air travel as a sprawling winter storm brought ice and snow to airports from the Great Plains into the Northeast.
First look: Pittsburgh airport shows off plans for new $1.1B terminal
February 20, 2019
Pittsburgh has unveiled plans for a new $1.1 billion renovation that will give the city’s resurgent airport a new passenger terminal.
Winter weather disrupts mid-Atlantic air travel
February 20, 2019
A winter storm is disrupting air travel in the mid-Atlantic region. (Feb. 20)
Southwest apologizes to travelers for spike in cancellations and delays, blames union
February 20, 2019
Southwest Chief Operating Officer Mike Van de Ven apologized to travelers and said the union that represents its mechanics has a "history of work disruptions.''
UK expands no-fly zone for drones around airports
February 20, 2019
The no-fly zone is being extended in an attempt to avert disruptions like the December groundings of flights at Gatwick Airport.
Delta Air Lines to add seasonal Asheville-Detroit flights
February 20, 2019
Saturday-only nonstop service from Asheville, North Carolina, to Detroit begins in June. Route continues recent growth spurt for Asheville airport.
United Airlines: Three new routes for fast-growing Denver hub
February 20, 2019
United Airlines will add three new domestic routes at its Denver hub, all of which will go head-to-head against budget rival Frontier Airlines.
Airlines already canceling Wednesday flights for new winter storm
February 20, 2019
Airlines are canceling flights and expanding their rebooking waivers ahead of a new winter storm that looks increasingly likely to disrupt flights.
American Airlines passengers can take helicopters to skip airport lines, traffic
February 20, 2019
American Airlines is letting passengers arrive at the airport faster via a private helicopter − if they're willing to a pay an extra $2,000, that is.
Norwegian Air adds new Athens, Barcelona routes; fares from $159
February 19, 2019
With the new Athens and Barcelona service, Norwegian will offer nearly 60 combined nonstop routes to Europe from 17 different U.S. airports.
Southwest Airlines under FAA investigation for aircraft weight, balance calculations
February 18, 2019
The investigation began in February 2018, and there have been no fines nor enforcement action from the investigation to date.
Airlines begin waiving change fees for new winter storm
February 19, 2019
Southwest Airlines had already started waiving rebooking fees ahead of the new storm. It’s likely that others would do the same as forecasts solidified.
JetBlue passenger kicked off flight, arrested for spitting on flyer, hitting crew member
February 18, 2019
A 32-year-old woman was kicked off a JetBlue flight after loudly cursing, calling someone old and spitting on a fellow passenger.
Southwest declares operations 'emergency' amid labor dispute with mechanics
February 15, 2019
The airline sent a strongly worded memo to mechanics ordering all hands on deck in response to a higher than usual number of planes out of service.
Everything you ever wanted to know and more about the plane cockpits
February 18, 2019
While they look confusing to the layperson the pilots know exactly what each one does and how it is to be used.
Airlines to begin adding new gender option for 'non-binary' flyers
February 15, 2019
Some U.S. airlines are on track to add a new gender option for “non-binary” passengers amid evolving best-practices suggestions for the industry.
Ryanair flight from Scotland diverted to Madrid after passenger fight
February 15, 2019
The airline says Flight FF655 diverted to Madrid after cabin crew requested police assistance to deal with a "disruptive" passenger.
Woman jokes 'there's a bomb' in overhead bin on flight, gets arrested
February 17, 2019
WPTV and The Sun-Sentinel reported that Natalie Tremblay was arrested before takeoff Tuesday when an Air Canada flight attendant inquired about a roller bag protruding from an overhead bin.
British Airways staffs Valentine's Day flight with 5 cabin crew couples
February 14, 2019
Passengers on Thursday's Valentine's Day flight to Buenos Aires were served by five couples who all work for British Airways.
Etihad 'restructures' plane orders amid financial woes
February 14, 2019
Once making headlines in 2013 for fleet purchases valued at $67B, Etihad's strategy of rapidly buying stakes in other airlines has exposed it to major losses.
Norwegian Air: U.S.-Caribbean routes will not return
February 20, 2019
European low-cost giant Norwegian Air will not return to the Caribbean once its current seasonal service to Guadeloupe and Martinique comes to an end.
Southwest Airlines passes key FAA test, schedules more Hawaii test flights
February 14, 2019
The airline, which needs FAA approval for long overwater flights, has scheduled a test flight on Thursday from Oakland to Honolulu.
Southwest Airlines offering free drinks on Valentine's Day
February 14, 2019
Valentine's Day is one of Southwest's free drink days. The airline calls itself the love airline and its stock ticker symbol is LUV.
Vape pen catches fire in overhead bin on Delta flight
February 14, 2019
A passenger's vape pen caught fire during the boarding process on a flight from New York to Houston on Wednesday.
Delta says USA's 'first biometric terminal' is ready to go at Atlanta airport
December 02, 2018
Delta says Atlanta's Terminal F has become 'first biometric terminal' in the USA where flyers can use facial recognition technology 'from curb to gate.'
Ask the Captain: The difference between a diversion and an emergency
December 02, 2018
A diversion to land at an alternate airport is often misreported as an emergency landing. There is no emergency, but there is a change in plans.
Flying with children: Survival guide for parents and fellow passengers
December 02, 2018
In surveys, airline passengers say kids are their top annoyance. It's all about to ratchet up a notch for the busy holiday travel period.
British Airways retires its last Boeing 767 widebody jet
November 27, 2018
The final Boeing 767 still in service at British Airways completed its last flight on Sunday, completing a round trip from London Heathrow to Cyprus.
From barf bags to dinnerware, airline memorabilia shows have it all
October 05, 2018
Enthusiasts can browse a mind-boggling array of items, everything from high-end model airplanes to decades-old timetables and safety cards.
British Airways celebrates 60 years of jet-powered trans-Atlantic flying
October 04, 2018
British Airways, then known as BOAC – or British Overseas Airways Corporation – piloted two de Havilland Comet 4s across the ocean on Oct. 4, 1958.
Where does airline food come from? This carrier grows its own
October 04, 2018
By producing much of the meat, poultry and produce served to passengers, Korean Air is able to set and meet high quality-control standards.
Airports join airlines in tightening the leash on animal travel
June 29, 2018
Like airlines, airports have been logging increased instances of animals that are untrained, unruly and dangerous to others in the terminals.
First look: New PC-24 private jet designed for short runways
June 26, 2018
PlaneSense, a fractional private jet company, has introduced the new PC-24. It can land on grass and short runways.
Airline seating: How to keep your family together on flights
June 24, 2018
Airlines love to play musical chairs with their passengers, a game that pressures travelers to pay extra for assigned seating.
Would you bid 420,000 miles to see a parked plane? These frequent-fliers did
August 25, 2018
Blockbuster bids to see a retired United Airlines Boeing 747 underscore emergence of experiential options for frequent-flier and travel loyalty programs.
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.
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
November 02, 2018
The museum-like quality of the "boneyard" delights enthusiasts, though access is hard to get.
December's #avgeek gallery: 30 cool aviation photos
December 20, 2018
Check out our latest batch of fun airplane and aviation photos from around the globe. Highlights include Boston Logan Airport and United's new Boeing 787-10.
British Airways retires its last Boeing 767
November 26, 2018
After nearly three decades of service, the Boeing 767 is no longer flying for British Airways. The final 767 flight for BA took place on Nov. 25, 2018.
Farm to flight: Korean Air grows its own food
October 04, 2018
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