LaGuardia Airport

An American Airlines plane and a US Airways plane at parked at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Govt reaches agreement to allow airline merger

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has reached an agreement to allow American Airlines and US Airways to merge, creating the world’s biggest airline. The agreement requires the airlines to scale back the […]

11/12/2013

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Plane laser attacks to be probed by terrorism unit

NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI announced Friday it has assigned its Joint Terrorism Task Force to lead a probe of laser attacks on the cockpits of two planes approaching LaGuardia Airport this week, inviting […]

10/18/2013

In this photo provided by Jared Rosenstein, a Southwest Airlines plane whose nose gear collapsed as it touched down on the runway is surrounded by emergency vehicles at LaGuardia Airport in New York on Monday, July 22, 2013. The plane was carrying 149 passengers and crew. (AP Photo/Jared Rosenstein)

LaGuardia fully reopens after jet’s hard landing

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s LaGuardia Airport fully reopened Tuesday, a day after the collapse of a plane’s front landing gear sent it skidding along the tarmac and temporarily closed the airport. The […]

07/23/2013

A southwest airlines plane rests on the tarmac  after what officials say was a nose gear collapse during a landing at LaGuardia Airport, Monday, July 22, 2013, in New York. The Federal Aviation Administration says the plane landed safely. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

10 hurt as landing gear collapses at NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — The front landing gear of a flight arriving at New York’s LaGuardia Airport collapsed Monday right after the plane touched down on the runway, officials said, sending the aircraft skidding before […]

07/22/2013

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Safety advances boost plane crash survival odds

Passengers in plane crashes today, such as the one in San Francisco involving Asiana Airlines Flight 214, are more likely to survive than in past disasters. Saturday’s crash was the latest where a big commercial […]

07/07/2013

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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

American Airlines MD-80

Reservations systems fails at American Airlines

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is having computer problems that are causing widespread delays. Some passengers are stuck on planes while others can’t make reservations.

04/16/2013

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AP Sources: American Airlines, US Airways to merge

DALLAS (AP) — The merger of American Airlines and US Airways, to be formally announced Thursday, caps a turbulent half-decade of bankruptcies and consolidation for the U.S. airline industry, leaving 4 big carriers.

02/13/2013

Pilot in cockpit of jet

American Eagle pilot arrested at Minn. airport

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Airport police arrested an American Eagle pilot Friday after he failed a blood-alcohol breath test as he prepared to fly from Minneapolis-St. Paul to New York City, authorities said.

01/04/2013

Flying gets easier but travel woes still persist

NEW YORK (AP) – Planes were getting up to speed faster than trains and automobiles in the storm-stricken Northeast. The region’s major airports were all open once New York’s LaGuardia resumed flights Thursday morning. While […]

11/01/2012

JFK, Newark airports reopen on limited schedule

NEW YORK (AP) – Two of the biggest airports serving New York – John F. Kennedy and Newark Liberty International – have reopened. The first passenger flight to JFK arrived from Long Beach, Calif., at […]

10/31/2012

Government replaces body scanners at some airports

CHICAGO (AP) – The federal government is quietly removing full-body X-ray scanners from seven major airports and replacing them with a different type of machine that produces a cartoon-like outline instead of the naked images […]

10/25/2012