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American Airlines and US Airways jets prepare for flight at a gate at the Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Uncertainty awaits airline industry without merger

DALLAS (AP) — The merger between American Airlines and US Airways was supposed to cap an era of consolidation that helped the airline industry return to profitability. And it would make American a viable competitor […]

08/14/2013

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Traveling on the ‘Hyperloop’

L.A. to Frisco in 30 minutes? Sounds a little like a pipe dream. Or maybe a tube is more like it. That’s the premise behind the “Hyperloop,” a travel system that’s twice as fast as […]

08/13/2013

US Airways and American Airlines planes at DFW International Airport. (AP Photo)

Bees delay US Airways Express flight from NC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A US Airways Express flight left three hours late from a North Carolina airport after a swarm of bees kept crews from rolling the plane back from the gate. US Airways […]

07/24/2013

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, medical workers and policemen work at the terminal 3 of the Beijing International Airport in Beijing, Saturday, July 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Chen Jianli)

Bomb detonated at Beijing airport; 1 injured

BEIJING (AP) — A man in a wheelchair who was airing grievances set off a homemade bomb in a crowded terminal at Beijing’s main airport on Saturday evening, injuring himself but no one else, Chinese […]

07/20/2013

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TSA expands faster screening to more travelers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is expanding the ways airline passengers can enroll in an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belts and keep laptop computers in […]

07/19/2013

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TSA: Don’t be alarmed at Muslim practices during Ramadan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration doesn’t want summer travelers to be alarmed if they see Muslims engaged in religious rituals on planes or in airports during Ramadan. During Islam’s holy month, from now […]

07/11/2013

Allegiant Air Boeing MD-83 jet in flight (AP Photo)

Allegiant to offer Honolulu-Los Angeles flights

HONOLULU (AP) — Allegiant Air will be offering flights between Honolulu and Los Angeles. The Las Vegas-based budget airline announced the new service Tuesday. The flights will operate twice a week starting Oct. 30. Hawaii […]

07/09/2013

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Experts: Boeing 777 has ‘fantastic’ safety record

WASHINGTON (AP) – The crash of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 in San Francisco on Saturday is only the second major accident for the twin-engine, wide-bodied jet in the 18 years the model has been […]

07/06/2013

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Listen: Upscale pet vacations

Are you taking the family on vacation this summer? There’s no need to leave your favorite four-legged family members behind. Catherine Hamm, travel editor with the Los Angeles Times, shares some of the best upscale […]

07/04/2013

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AP: More air passengers show up with guns

WASHINGTON (AP) – Several times every day, at airports across the country, passengers are trying to walk through security with loaded guns in their carry-on bags, purses or pockets, even in a boot. And, nearly […]

07/02/2013

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Renovated terminal to be unveiled at LA airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A newly renovated terminal at Los Angeles International Airport could make it tough to remember there’s a plane to catch. When it opens in August, the cavernous Tom Bradley International Terminal […]

06/24/2013