air travel

FILE - In this May 17, 2019 file photo, Air France planes are parked on the tarmac at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, in Roissy, near Paris. The French government will implement an "ecotax" on plane tickets for flights departing from France from next year, the government said Tuesday July 9, 2019. The tax is expected to raise over 180 million euros ($200 million) from 2020 to invest in eco-friendly transport infrastructure, including rail. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
July 09, 2019 - 12:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — France will introduce a new charge on plane tickets from next year, with revenue used to fund environment-friendly alternatives, the country's transport minister said Tuesday. The "ecotax" costing between 1.50 euros ($1.7) and 18 euros ($20) will apply to most flights departing in...
Read More
People are seated after flights were cancelled by Scandinavian Airlines, at Oslo Airport in Gardermoen, Norway, Friday, April 26, 2019. Pilots for Scandinavian Airlines have launched an open-ended strike following the collapse of pay negotiations, forcing the company to cancel almost all its flights. (Ole Berg-Rusten/NTB Scanpix via AP)
April 26, 2019 - 8:02 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Pilots for Scandinavian Airlines on Friday launched an open-ended strike following the collapse of pay negotiations, forcing the company to cancel virtually all its flights — 673 of them, affecting 72,000 passengers. The Stockholm-based carrier said talks on a new...
Read More
FILE - This April 2017, file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
April 15, 2019 - 7:43 am
Twenty-four years ago, I knew so little about travel rewards that I took an around-the-world trip without signing up for a single frequent traveler program. Those lost points and miles still haunt me. Fast forward to last summer, when our family stayed two nights at a luxury hotel in Venice, Italy...
Read More
Ice forms on a calf at a ranch outside of Kilgore, Neb., Wednesday, April 10, 2019. A bomb cyclone storm bringing heavy snow and strong winds to several Rockies and Plains states is making travel difficult in many areas and impossible in others. Officials have closed Interstate 29 in northeastern South Dakota and say other stretches of interstates are likely to close later. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 9:24 pm
Blizzard warnings were posted from Colorado to Minnesota on Wednesday and wildfires were a concern in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as the second so-called "bomb cyclone" storm in less than a month hit the central U.S., raising the prospect of renewed flooding in the already drenched Midwest...
Read More
FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, a plane flies past the American flag in Washington. JetBlue plans to join bigger rivals in offering flights between the US and Europe, starting with London in 2021. The move has been rumored for a long time, but the CEO says JetBlue has had to wait for a new Airbus plane that he says will make the flights economical. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
April 10, 2019 - 7:50 pm
After mulling it over for a long time, JetBlue is taking a leap — across the pond, that is. JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes announced Wednesday that the airline plans to start flying to London from New York and Boston in 2021. Hayes said customers want the service, and it will strengthen JetBlue in key...
Read More
Items, prohibited on passenger airlines, and confiscated from passengers by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers, is displayed at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va., Tuesday, March 26, 2019. TSA’s social media presence has been something of a model for other federal agencies _ striking a tone is humorous, but still gives travelers informational dos and don’ts. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
April 01, 2019 - 2:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Johnston stands over a table full of peculiar items confiscated at Dulles International Airport: a glittery clutch with brass knuckles as a clasp. A perfume bottle shaped like a grenade. A rusted circular saw blade. A pocket-sized pitchfork. None of those is quite right...
Read More
April 01, 2019 - 11:09 am
LONDON (AP) — Discount airline easyJet warned Monday that the U.K.'s pending withdrawal from the European Union is causing travelers to hold back on booking tickets amid doubts over what Britain's future relations with the bloc will be. EasyJet said that as a result, its earnings would be weaker in...
Read More
Stranded passengers set to travel with Icelandic airline Wow, wait in line at Iceland's international airport in Keflavik, Thursday March 28, 2019. Icelandic budget airline WOW Air ceased operations on Thursday, stranding passengers across two continents. The airline told passengers there would be no further flights and advised them to check flights with other airlines for ways to reach their destinations. (AP Photo/Egill Bjarnason)
March 28, 2019 - 11:58 am
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Icelandic budget airline WOW Air stopped all its operations on Thursday due to financial trouble, grounding planes and stranding passengers across two continents. The airline, a small carrier that specialized in ultra-cheap travel between the United States and Europe, told...
Read More
FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015 file photo, people wait their turn to enter the U.S. Interests Section to apply for U.S. travel visas, in Havana, Cuba. The U.S. State Department said Friday, March, 15, 2019, that it is eliminating a coveted five-year tourist visa for Cubans, dealing a heavy blow to entrepreneurs and Cuban members of divided families, who used the visas to see relatives in the United States and buy precious supplies for their businesses on the island. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
March 15, 2019 - 7:52 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The U.S. State Department said Friday that it is eliminating a coveted five-year tourist visa for Cubans, dealing a heavy blow to entrepreneurs and Cuban members of divided families, who used the visas to see relatives in the United States and buy precious supplies for their...
Read More
FILE- In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo a Southwest Airlines jet moves on the runway as a person eats at a terminal restaurant at LaGuardia Airport in New York. The CEO of Southwest Airlines Gary Kelly said Tuesday, March 5, that a spike in planes ruled out of service for mechanical items is costing the carrier millions each week because of delayed and canceled flights. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
March 05, 2019 - 6:27 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The CEO of Southwest Airlines says that a spike in planes grounded by mechanics' concerns is costing the carrier millions each week by causing more delayed and canceled flights. Gary Kelly didn't give a precise figure Tuesday, but said the financial damage prompted the airline's...
Read More

Pages