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Drunk flyer on American Airlines flight urinates on fellow passenger; barred from airline
A passenger on an American Airlines flight from New York to New Delhi was arrested after allegedly urinating on another male passenger in an inebriated state
‘No one should have to pay more to sit with their kids’: Biden on family seating fees charged by US airlines
The US government has hinted that airlines which do not honour commitments in written plans can now face enforcement action from the US Department of Transportation. USDOT soon plans to propose regulations to bar airlines from charging family seating fees for children
US airlines cancel over 1,400 flights as ice storm hits multiple states from Texas to West Virginia
Nearly 1,467 flights within, into or out of the United States were cancelled, while 527 more flights were delayed as of Wednesday morning, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware
Watch: Flyer punches flight attendant mid-air; banned for life, 20 yr jail on cards
There were 146 investigations into unruliness on planes initiated in 2019. However in 2022, there have been 680 such investigations so far in the nine months. Alexander Tung Cuu Le, of Westminster has been banned for life
US airlines warn of ‘catastrophic disruption’ to travel operations ahead of 5G technology rollout tomorrow
The airlines and aircraft manufacturers are concerned that the launch of the new C-Band 5G service might interfere with the devices planes use to measure altitude
Biden says US-led evacuation from Kabul is accelerating; Pentagon activates Civil Reserve Air Fleet
Tens of thousands of people remain to join the airlift, which has been slowed by security issues and US bureaucracy hurdles
Banished and dissociated: These businesses and institutions are cutting ties with Donald Trump
Big businesses donate to both political parties and say their support is tied to narrow issues of specific interest to their industries. Now, a flurry of companies are reviewing their giving practices.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire posts nearly $50 billion loss hit by coronavirus; says made 'a mistake' investing in airline sector stocks
Berkshire's stock price has fallen 1% in 2020, compared with a 12% drop in the Standard & Poor’s 500, despite Warren Buffett’s prediction that Berkshire would outperform in down markets.
Coronavirus impact: Several US airlines ask passengers, crew to get own face masks; make it mandatory condition to fly
This new requirement is part of the airlines' ongoing commitment to prioritizing customers' and team members' well-being in the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,
American Airlines posts $2.2 bn loss on pandemic, first since bankruptcy exit; total operating revenue declines nearly 20% to $8.5 bn
American Airlines has already reduced its flight schedule by about 80 percent in both April and May. Its June capacity will be down 70 percent, it said.
Coronavirus Outbreak: British Airways puts about 28,000 employees on furlough; to give 80% of their usual salary
The assistance to the British Airways' staff may also include funding by the UK government up to $3,095 a month under a national plan, the report said.
Airline industry braces for prolonged recovery from coronavirus crisis; half the world's airplanes in storage
Carriers including United Airlines Holdings Inc and Air New Zealand Ltd have warned they are likely to emerge from the coronavirus crisis smaller, and there are fears others may not survive.
US airlines seek $50 billion coronavirus bailout to avoid collapse as White House drafts financial assistance package
A trade association warned that without action airlines could run out of money by year-end, and even sooner if credit card companies started withholding payments. Without action soon, airlines and others in the sector could furlough tens of thousands of workers.
From bees on windscreen to snakes in cockpit, a look at how reptiles and rodents can threaten aviation safety
Scottish traveller Moira Boxall was shocked to discover a live spotted python in her suitcase after when she reached home in Glasgow after a long flight from Adelaide.
US FAA bans low flights over Venezuela citing 'political instability' as Juan Guaido makes strongest call yet to oust president
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday evening issued an order prohibiting US air operators from flying below 26,000 feet in Venezuela’s airspace until further notice, citing “increasing political instability and tensions”.
Boeing to upgrade MCAS stall prevention system on 737 MAX planes in 10 days: Report
Boeing in the next 10 days will roll out an upgrade to the MCAS stall prevention system for 737 MAX aircraft
Google Assistant will soon let you know if your flight would be delayed
Assistant will notify users on phones when its algorithms predict that their flights would be late.
Jet Airways joins other airlines in barring the use of checked-in smart baggage with non-removable batteries
According to Jet Airways, all passengers with bags having a Li-ion battery will need to detach the battery and carry it separately in the cabin baggage.
American Airlines flights in December left pilotless because of glitch in scheduling system
The Allied Pilots Association estimated that more than 15,000 flights from Dec. 17 to 31 were affected by a glitch in the system.