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  • 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...

  • Ex-Im exceeds travel budget by millions after flying first class 400 times

    Officials of the U.S. Export-Import Bank blew the agency's travel budget by millions of dollars after taking 400 first-class flights over the last three years, according to records obtained under the federal Freedom of Information Act.

  • United adds larger version of Boeing Dreamliner

    SEATTLE (AP) — United Airlines is showing confidence in Boeing's 787 by taking delivery of the new, larger version of the jet that Boeing calls the Dreamliner. Boeing Co. said Thursday that it delivered the 787-9 to United the day before. United is the first North American airline to get the...

  • Norman Foster, Romero to build Mexico airport

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — British architect Norman Foster and Mexico's Fernando Romero have had their design chosen for Mexico City's new $9.2-billion airport, which is expected to quadruple the current airport's capacity to 120 million passengers per year, authorities announced Wednesday....

  • Recline rancor: Passenger recalls seat dispute

    NEW YORK (AP) — The businessman whose dispute with a fellow airline passenger over a reclined seat sparked a national debate about air-travel etiquette says he's embarrassed by the way the confrontation unfolded and regrets his behavior. But don't expect James Beach to stop using the Knee...

  • Delta packs planes, key revenue figure rises

    ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines Inc. said Wednesday that a key revenue figure rose 2 percent in August, slightly below the carrier's record in July and its previous forecast for the whole third quarter. The shares fell in morning trading. Delta had predicted a month ago that the figure — revenue...

  • Computer hitch causes flight delays at Spain hub

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's airport authority says a computer glitch in its automated air traffic control system has caused flight delays during one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. A spokeswoman for AENA says the control system failed around 11 a.m. (0900 GMT) Saturday and affected...

  • Ukrainian civilian plane crashes in Algeria

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A Ukrainian civilian cargo plane crashed in the mountains near the far southern desert city of Tamanrasset in the early hours of the morning Saturday, reported the state news agency. The Antonov An-12 carrying seven crew members was on its way to Equatorial Guinea when...

  • Giant millipedes caught at San Francisco airport

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say they captured nearly two-dozen live giant millipedes inside a fake toy box at San Francisco International Airport. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Friday that officers made the discovery recently while inspecting a large box mailed...

  • American Airlines fares back on Orbitz after deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a three-day public tiff, American Airlines fares have returned to Orbitz. Orbitz said Friday that it has reached an agreement with the airline that will allow it to continue selling American Airlines and US Airways tickets on its websites. Terms of their agreement were...

  • Amid Ebola, some airlines have canceled flights

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The World Health Organization's assistant director-general for emergency operations is urging airlines to lift most of their restrictions about flying to Ebola-hit nations because a predictable "air link" is needed to help deal with the crisis. Dr. Bruce Aylward said...

  • Air New Zealand's annual profit up 45 percent

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's national airline on Wednesday posted a 45 percent increase in annual profit and said it expects to benefit from the fuel efficiency of 787-9 Dreamliners it is adding to its fleet. Air New Zealand announced a net profit of 262 million New Zealand...

  • American, US Airways will stop listing on Orbitz

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz-run websites in a long-running dispute over fees that the travel company charges to list and sell the flights. Shares of Orbitz Worldwide Inc. fell nearly 5 percent on Tuesday. American said that...

  • Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash

    Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for their loss. Officials in the Netherlands, where the majority of Flight 17 victims lived, say that Malaysia Airlines has been making...

  • Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. Guaranteeing two queen beds or one king bed will cost you, as will checking in early or...



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