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  • Investigators at loss to explain Air Algerie crash

    PARIS (AP) — Investigators probing the crash of an Air Algerie jet in July that killed all 116 people on board say they have no solid leads on the cause of the accident. Bernard Boudaille of France's accident investigation authority BEA says investigators still don't know what brought down...

  • Passenger says JetBlue plane filled with smoke

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A JetBlue airliner that experienced engine problems soon after takeoff returned to the Long Beach Airport on Thursday after smoke filled the cabin and passengers evacuated onto the runway using the plane's emergency slides. None of the 142 passengers and five crew...

  • After record profits, airlines keep adding jobs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of jobs at U.S. airlines keeps growing — although slowly — as some of them post record profits. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that the nation's passenger airlines employed the equivalent of 386,243 full-time workers in July, up 1.3 percent from...

  • Laments, long lines amid Air France pilots' strike

    PARIS (AP) — "I'm going to cry!" groaned Stephanie Leon, parking a palm on her forehead in distress as she walked into Charles de Gaulle airport and saw the departures board: Her Air France flight to the Dominican Republic had been cancelled. Hers was but one of the untold thousands of travails...

  • Air France strike amid Europe's low-cost shakeup

    PARIS (AP) — Air France canceled at least half its flights around the world on Monday as pilots began a weeklong strike, highlighting the trouble Europe's flagship airlines face in keeping up with low-cost competitors. Air France-KLM, which is the national carrier for France and the...

  • Union: Lufthansa pilots call off strike

    BERLIN (AP) — A union representing Lufthansa pilots says they have called off plans to walk off the job at Germany's busiest airport Tuesday. The move came after Germany's biggest airline said it would proceed with its long-haul flights from Frankfurt despite earlier threats of a strike. The...

  • Lufthansa cancels 140 flights in pilots' strike

    BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa has canceled 140 flights after pilots walked off the job at Munich airport — their fourth strike in five months in a dispute that has cost Germany's largest airline tens of millions of euros (dollars). The dpa news agency reports that Lufthansa says Wednesday's...

  • Study: More pilots testing positive for drugs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tests of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, including some that could impair flying, according to a study released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The study examined toxicology...

  • Safety board finds multiple errors in UPS crash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A fatal UPS cargo plane crash during a landing attempt last year was caused by pilots who made a series of errors and should have aborted the landing, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. The panel also said the pilots may have been suffering from fatigue,...

  • Mystery shrouds US couple's crash off Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Rescue crews searching off Jamaica's coast on Saturday said they could no longer see debris spotted earlier, stymieing efforts to solve the mystery surrounding a small plane carrying a prominent upstate New York couple that went on a ghostly 1,700-mile journey after the...

  • Small plane crashes into Atlantic off Miami Beach

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A small plane towing an ad banner crashed into the Atlantic Ocean about 200 yards off Miami Beach. The Coast Guard says police reported the downed Cessna aircraft Saturday afternoon. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the single-engine...

  • Want more leg room in a flight? Pay for it

    You all bought a ticket for a seat that reclines, which means if you want to recline, you're entitled to do it. What you can't do is use a "Knee Defender" to block the seat from reclining.

  • Iran: Paperwork, expenses caused plane diversion

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran ordered a commercial aircraft chartered by the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan to land in the Islamic Republic so it could pay expenses and complete paperwork, an official there said Saturday. The comments by Mansour Haghighatpour, a member of...

  • JFK baggage handlers busted in $40K handbag heist

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two Kennedy Airport baggage handlers are under arrest after police say they stole pricey handbags from a traveler's luggage and put them up for sale on eBay. Elepcia Barrientos and Lenny Hernandez were charged Thursday with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen...

  • Flight plan dispute puts plane on ground in Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A commercial aircraft chartered by the U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan for a flight to the Persian Gulf city of Dubai was re-routed to Iran on Friday, apparently because of a mix-up over its flight plan, U.S. officials said. The plane was allowed to depart after...



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