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No bomb found aboard LA-to-Texas Southwest flight

PHOENIX (AP) — Southwest Airlines says passengers on a plane diverted to Phoenix because of a bomb threat have been flown to their original destination on another plane. No bomb was found on the plane […]

06/11/2013

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100 students ejected from NYC to Atlanta flight

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of about 100 high school students traveling from New York to Atlanta were thrown off an AirTran flight, along with their chaperones, after the pilot and crew lost patience […]

06/04/2013

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Airlines group raises industry profit estimate

(AP) – Packed planes should help the world’s airlines earn a $12.7 billion profit this year, as travel demand accelerates faster than the airlines add seats, according to a new prediction from a trade group. […]

06/03/2013

Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship, docked in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island after fire at sea. (AP Photo)

Passengers returning to US after cruise ship fire

BALTIMORE (AP) — For the second time this year, a fire at sea has aborted a cruise ship’s voyage. This time, aboard Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas and the ship’s 2,200 passengers were expected […]

05/28/2013

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Summer travel forecast: Better, but no blowout

NEW YORK (AP) — This summer, high rollers are flying to lavish vacation hot spots for their vacations. The rest of us are headed to places like nearby campgrounds. The good news: At some U.S. […]

05/24/2013

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American will favor passengers without roller bags

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — If you’re traveling light, you can board earlier on American Airlines. The airline said Thursday that people carrying just a personal item that fits under the seat — no rolling […]

05/16/2013

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

Control towers at small airports to stay open

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Aviation Administration will keep open for now the 149 control towers at small airports that were slated to close as the result of governmentwide automatic spending cuts imposed by Congress, […]

05/10/2013

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Obama to sign measure restoring controllers, but spokesman says it’s a ‘Band-Aid solution’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will sign a measure approved by Congress today that would end the furloughs of air traffic controllers. But a spokesman says it’s just a “Band-Aid solution” to the problems caused by automatic spending cuts.

04/26/2013

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FACT CHECK: Did FAA have to furlough controllers?

WASHINGTON (AP) — With disgruntled passengers complaining about airline flight delays, Republican lawmakers and the airline industry pounced on the Obama administration. The glitch was invented by the White House for political reasons, they charged.

04/26/2013

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Talks on bill to ease FAA furloughs

WASHINGTON (AP) — With flight delays mounting, White House officials and key members of the Senate struggled Thursday to agree on hurry-up legislation that would end air traffic controller furloughs blamed for inconveniencing large numbers of travelers.

04/25/2013

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Gov’t warns of more flight delays as blame flies

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after flight delays plagued much of the U.S., air travel is smoother Tuesday. But the government is warning passengers that the situation can change by the hour as it runs the nation’s air traffic control system with a smaller staff.

04/23/2013