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A TECHNICAL ISSUE with flight-information systems disrupted flights nationwide Monday morning. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

Airlines start to recover from flight-data disruption

NEW YORK -United States airlines started returning to full service early Monday after a disruption of data they needed for takeoff caused delays across...
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES has expedited engine inspections following an engine blowout incident Tuesday that left one passenger dead and others injured. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MATT NAGER

Southwest rushes engine checks amid first-of-its-kind crisis

NEW YORK - Southwest Airlines Co. is stepping up engine inspections as the discount carrier known for its quirky cheerfulness and strong safety record grapples...
WELCOMING ALLEGIANT: A fire engine shoots a stream of water into the air in celebration of the first flight of Allegiant Air to T.F. Green Airport in September. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Allegiant drops After `60 Minutes’ report on `midair breakdowns’

NEW YORK -  The parent of Allegiant Airlines dropped following a “60 Minutes” segment detailing a high number of what the program called “midair...

Delta struggles to resume flights after power-system failure

Delta Air Lines Inc. struggled to restart its worldwide operations after a computer failure halted flights for hours and grounded thousands of passengers. About 365...

Cheap fuel doesn’t mean cheap fares as airlines hold savings

DALLAS - Rob Britton, who spent two decades with American Airlines Group Inc., is unapologetic in defending the profits his former employer and other...
JETBLUE AIRWAYS CORP. is unveiling a series of over-the-top videos posted on Facebook and Twitter to encourage passengers to think about their in-flight behavior. / COURTESY JETBLUE AIRWAYS/IAN DUNCAN

JetBlue nudges fliers on etiquette after summer of U.S. air rage

DALLAS - Snoring, slouching sleepers and the challenges of climbing over fellow passengers for a trip to the restroom. Those are among the myriad in-flight...

AMR, US Airways settle lawsuit seeking to block merger

NEW YORK – American Airlines and US Airways Group Inc. reached an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department over the government’s bid to block...

Southwest agrees to buy AirTran for $1.4 billion

DALLAS, Texas - Southwest Airlines Co., the largest U.S. low-fare carrier, agreed to buy AirTran Holdings Inc. for about $1.4 billion in cash...
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