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  • If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US

    BEIJING (AP) — Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if...

  • Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person. The Bluefin 21 sub surfaced early for the second...

  • FAA: Hawaiian didn't inspect plane properly

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says Hawaiian Airlines went eight years without properly inspecting certain components of one of its planes used for commercial flights. The FAA said Monday it is suggesting a fine of nearly $548,000 for the Honolulu-based airline. Airline...

  • Silver Airways bailout prompts airport partnership

    MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Leaders of airports in Meridian and Hattiesburg-Laurel are working with a consultant who specializes in smaller airport service to make presentations to the larger commercial airlines. Meridian Airport Authority President Tom Williams tells The Meridian Star...

  • Co-pilot of Southwest wrong-airport jet retiring

    DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines Co. says that the co-pilot of a plane that landed at the wrong airport in January has retired, while the plane's captain has resumed flying. Airline spokeswoman Brandy King on Monday declined to identify the pilots, each of whom had at least 12 years with...

  • Southwest says profit-sharing nearly doubles

    DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines says employees will get a record $228 million in profit-sharing this year, nearly double the payout of a year ago. The airline said Monday that the payout is based on results from 2013, when net income hit a record $754 million. Earnings and stock prices for...

  • Indianapolis-San Francisco flights have good start

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New nonstop flights between Indianapolis and San Francisco have been filling up with passengers during their first months in the air. The new year-round route with United Airlines started in early January after the Indiana Economic Development Corp. agreed to provide up to...

  • Dutch arrest girl whose tweet threatened airline

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Police in the Netherlands have arrested a 14-year-old girl on suspicion of threatening American Airlines in a tweet. Police spokesman Roland Ekkers said the girl, who has not been identified for privacy reasons, turned herself in to Rotterdam police in the company of a parent...

  • Air travel: Late flights are up, complaints down

    DALLAS (AP) — A big drop in customer complaints helped U.S. airlines post their best ratings ever even though more flights were late and more bags were mishandled, according to a report released Monday by university researchers. Virgin America topped the ratings, and three regional airlines...

  • Another jet-search unknown: How much it's costing

    BANGKOK (AP) — It's not a question most governments involved in the hunt for the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 care to answer: How much has the far-flung, month-long search cost? The U.S. bill alone has run into the millions of dollars, and some countries such as China have devoted more ships...

  • Plane intercepted in restricted airspace around DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say two F-16 fighter jets intercepted a small civilian plane in restricted airspace around the nation's capital over the weekend and that the pilot reported he didn't realize he had entered an area that was off limits. The North American Aerospace Defense...

  • Guinea: Airport passengers screened for Ebola

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Health officials in Guinea say all passengers departing from the capital city's airport must fill out a health form and have their temperature taken as part of an effort to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Dr. Sakoba Keita, director of prevention...

  • Libyan activists' protest closes Benghazi airport

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A security official in Libya says activists have blocked the road to Benghazi's international airport, protesting against the country's parliament, which was due to dissolve two months ago. The official said activists set tires ablaze Sunday on main roads, including the...

  • More ships head to probe signals in plane search

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — Naval vessels carrying sophisticated deep-sea black box detectors were rushing to the site of an "important and encouraging" lead in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner, the head of the multinational search said on Sunday. But retired Australian Air Chief...

  • Desperate hunt is on for Flight 370 'black boxes'

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — Planes, ships and two submersible sound locators were deployed Saturday to again scour a remote patch of the Indian Ocean in the increasingly urgent hunt for the Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished four weeks ago. A multinational team is desperately trying to find...



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