More Air Travel Articles

  • 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...

  • United plane's evacuation slide deploys mid-flight

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — An evacuation slide inflated inside a United Airlines plane as it flew from Chicago to Southern California, filling part of the cabin and prompting the pilot to make an emergency landing in Kansas. Passenger Mike Schroeder said he was sitting in the front row of the plane...

  • FAA, developers clash over tall buildings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government wants to dramatically reduce the allowable height of potentially thousands of buildings near airports around the country — a proposal that is drawing fire from real estate developers, local officials and members of Congress who say it will hurt property...

  • 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.

  • Etihad agrees in principle to buy Alitalia stake

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Fast-growing Gulf airline Etihad Airways said Wednesday it had reached a deal in principle to buy a 49 percent stake in struggling Italian carrier Alitalia, expanding its collection of foreign investments to one of Europe's most recognizable aviation brands....



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