Biden administration to propose new rules for airline fees requiring more transparency

President Joe Biden plans to announce new rules on Monday that would require airlines and online travel agencies to disclose fees for seat selection, checked baggage and other add-ons along with fares, the administration’s latest effort to bolster passenger protections after a rocky summer travel season. Airlines charge travelers for a number More...

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By admin On Friday, September 23rd, 2022
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Hong Kong ends hotel quarantine as Asia tiptoes out of pandemic

HONG KONG — Hong Kong announced on Friday that it was lifting mandatory hotel quarantine for overseas arrivals, ending one of the world’s strictest Covid-19 policies as Asia follows other parts of the world More...

By admin On Thursday, September 22nd, 2022
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American Airlines passenger detained by FBI after allegedly assaulting attendant on flight from Los Cabos to LA

An American Airlines passenger was detained by the FBI after allegedly assaulting an attendant on a flight from San José del Cabo, Mexico, to Los Angeles on Wednesday, officials said. Law enforcement were waiting More...

By admin On Thursday, September 15th, 2022
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Biden announces tentative deal to avert U.S. rail strike

The White House has struck a tentative deal to avoid a rail strike that threatened massive disruption across the United States, President Joe Biden announced early Thursday. Business groups and political officials More...

By admin On Monday, September 12th, 2022
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New York woman sentenced to prison over altercation aboard plane

A New York woman has been sentenced to four months in prison for interfering with crew members aboard a flight from Dallas to Los Angeles last year that had to be diverted to Phoenix, according to federal prosecutors. They More...

By admin On Thursday, August 25th, 2022
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L.A.-bound flight forced to turn back to Mexico after engine catches fire

A flight from Mexico to Los Angeles had to turn around and make an emergency landing Tuesday after an engine apparently caught fire minutes after takeoff.  Viva Aerobus Flight VB518 had just departed from Guadalajara More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022
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Alaska Airlines flight turns back, makes emergency landing as engine cover rips off

An Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to San Diego was forced to turn back shortly after departure Monday and make an emergency landing after an engine cover detached, the airline said. In dramatic video shared More...

By admin On Friday, August 19th, 2022
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After a summer of flight delays and cancellations, federal officials issue an ultimatum to the airlines

After a punishing summer for air travelers who have seen delayed and canceled flights, the federal government is taking additional steps to help beleaguered passengers. The Department of Transportation is telling More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 17th, 2022
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United Airlines orders 15 supersonic jets to cut travel time in half — some day

United Airlines announced Thursday that it has ordered 15 supersonic planes from startup Boom Supersonic — saying it hopes to zip travelers around the globe in half the time, for the price of a current first-class More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 16th, 2022
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American Airlines orders 20 supersonic planes from Boom

American Airlines on Tuesday said that it has ordered 20 supersonic planes, aircrafts that can carry passengers at twice the speed of today’s fastest commercial aircraft. American has become the third major More...