More Air Travel Articles

  • US turns up heat on Russia over downed plane

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Sunday turned up the heat on Russia for its support of Ukrainian separatists accused by the United States and others of shooting down a Malaysian passenger plane. In some of the administration's harshest criticism of Russia since the crisis in...

  • John Kerry says 'drunken' rebels compromising Malaysia Airlines crash site in Ukraine

    Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia of not doing enough with the investigation of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner that was shot down in eastern Ukraine last week, saying that “drunken” pro-Russian separatist have comprised the crash site. “Not withstanding [Russian] President...

  • Why airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace

    The shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane with nearly 300 people on board over war-torn eastern Ukraine is likely to have profound consequences for the world's airlines. Airlines are already being more vigilant about avoiding trouble spots. That will make flights longer and more costly...

  • Airbus beats Boeing in airshow orders race

    FARNBOROUGH, England (AP) — Airbus beat rival Boeing in the aircraft order stakes at this year's Farnborough International Airshow, getting nearly twice as many orders and commitments. The victory by the European aircraft manufacturer is its second in a row in the unofficial airshow competition...

  • Why Republicans are annoyed by Democrats' anti-perk pledges

    A half-dozen Democratic candidates for the House have settled on suspiciously similar lists of perks they'd end if elected.

  • Delta Air Lines cutting back flights to Venezuela

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Delta Air Lines drastically reduced service to Venezuela on Monday in a dispute with the government over revenue trapped in the South American country. The move left disgruntled fliers scrambling to rebook seats on one of the dwindling number of carriers with full...

  • Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights — a measure intended to enhance aviation security at a time when intelligence officials are concerned about hidden...

  • Potential Houston midair plane collision averted

    HOUSTON (AP) — Federal Aviation Administration authorities say air traffic controllers at a Houston airport averted a potential midair collision of two planes. The incident happened Thursday night 10 miles northeast of Bush Intercontinental Airport, when a Singapore Airlines 777 jumbo jet and...

  • France steps up security on US-bound flights

    PARIS (AP) — France is increasing security on flights headed for the United States this summer, amid U.S. concerns that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new kind of bomb. The Obama administration this week called for tighter security measures at foreign airports that have direct flights to the...

  • US seeks more security at some overseas airports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security. There is no indication that such a bomb has been created or that there's a specific threat to the U.S., but the Obama...

  • US seeks more security at some foreign airports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence officials are concerned about a new al-Qaida effort to create a bomb that would go undetected through airport security, according to a counterterrorism official, prompting the U.S. to call for tighter security measures Wednesday at some foreign airports. The...

  • Delta Air Lines' Export-Import Bank proposal: Stop giving subsidies to our foreign competitors

    The single biggest activity of the Export-Import Bank is subsidizing Boeing's sales to foreign airlines. That means foreign airlines get artificially low prices for their planes. Delta doesn't get such subsidies.

  • Somehow, Export-Import Bank became an issue

    The House Financial Services Committee is holding a hearing on the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the usually-obscure government agency that subsidizes U.S. exports with taxpayer-backed loan guarantees to foreign buyers.



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