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  • United lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal

    NEW YORK (AP) — To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs. The carrier has been looking for ways to woo back some of its top fliers who defected to other carriers following a rocky merger with Continental Airlines. So, it's upgrading first...

  • No-fly list rules get changes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. The decision comes after a federal judge's ruling that there was no meaningful way to challenge the designation, a...

  • US changing no-fly list rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. The decision comes after a federal judge's ruling that there was no meaningful way to challenge the designation, a...

  • Allegiant adds flights from MidAmerica to Tampa

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois residents have a new way to get to Florida. Allegiant announced Tuesday that it's adding nonstop jet service between MidAmerica St. Louis airport in Mascoutah and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. The twice-a-week flights will begin Nov. 19....

  • DPS: 2 dead in North Texas plane crash

    BOWIE, Texas (AP) — Two people are dead in a plane crash in rural North Texas. Department of Public Safety spokesman Tony Fulton said Friday that 51-year-old Lawrence Liptack and 10-year-old Landon Liptack died when their twin-engine Cessna plane crashed into a field and caught fire about six...

  • Official: Feds should look at e-cigs on planes

    BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities should consider further restrictions for electronic cigarettes on planes, airport officials said after one of the devices apparently started a small fire that forced passengers to briefly evacuate a plane last weekend. Ed Freni, director of aviation at the...

  • No recording of crash that killed Brazil candidate

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Air Force says the black box recovered from the wreckage of the plane crash that killed a presidential candidate does not contain a recording of the flight. The Air Force says the black box contains two hours of recordings, but not from Wednesday's fatal flight,...

  • Husband of UPS pilot sues over deadly crash

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The husband of a Tennessee pilot killed in the crash of a UPS cargo jet in Alabama is suing the company that makes equipment used in the aircraft. The Lebanon Democrat (http://bit.ly/1pwEmkB) reports that Bret Tucker Fanning is seeking $2 million in his federal lawsuit...

  • Brazil: Presidential candidate dies in plane crash

    SANTOS, Brazil (AP) — Presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when the small plane that was carrying him and several campaign officials plunged into a residential neighborhood in the Brazilian port city of Santos. All seven people aboard the plane, including a campaign photographer...

  • Airport tests new way to avoid deadly bird strikes

    NEW YORK (AP) — When birds and planes collide, the results can be deadly. That's why airports around the world work hard to keep birds away, even resorting to shooting or poisoning large flocks. One Ohio airport is now experimenting with a new, gentler way to avoid bird strikes: planting tall...

  • Crash of Iranian built plane leaves 39 dead

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A locally built Iranian passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Tehran on Sunday, killing 39 people and reviving questions about the safety of a cash-strapped aviation sector left hobbled by international sanctions. President Hassan Rouhani offered his condolences...

  • FAA prohibits US airlines from flying over Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal aviation authorities are prohibiting U.S. airlines and other commercial carriers from flying over Iraq, saying hostilities there could threaten safety. The FAA announced the ban Friday, citing the "potentially hazardous situation" created by fighting between militants...

  • VIDEO: Charter planes make their way into Virginia Senate race

    Virginia's Republican candidate for Senate Ed Gillespie has released a new ad hitting Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., for his use of private jets.

  • US airfares on the rise, outpacing inflation

    NEW YORK (AP) — Travelers, prepare to pay more for your flight. The average roundtrip ticket within the U.S., including taxes, reached $509.15 in the first six months of this year, up nearly $14 from the same period last year. Domestic airfare continues to outpace inflation, rising 2.7 percent...

  • Ukraine: Body parts retrieved at jet crash site

    HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Wearing gloves and carrying blue plastic buckets, international investigators finally began gathering up body parts and victims' belongings Friday in the fields where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came down. Artillery boomed in the distance as the 70-member team of Dutch...



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