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American Airlines Adds Nonstop Portland-Chicago Route

December 18th 2017 3:11PM
American Airlines will soon add nonstop jet service from Portland to Chicago O'Hare. Portland International Jetport Assistant Director Zachary Sundquist says American will start twice daily Chicago flights beginning June 7. “We already have Chicago O'Hare service with United. But one of the things that ...

Your airline ticket doesn't always promise what it once did

December 18th 2017 2:37PM
With a basic economy ticket on American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, travellers can't select a seat in advance. But on Delta, basic economy passengers are still permitted to use the overhead bins if there is available space. On American and United, those overhead compartments are off ...

American Airlines Tried to Charge This Mom an Extra $150 to Travel With Her Breast Milk

December 18th 2017 1:18PM
Many airlines actually do have common sense policies to help parents who are traveling with young children, but those policies aren't always clearly communicated to every member of the staff. And usually, it's the customer who ends up feeling jilted at the gate because of it. A Mesa, Arizona family on ...

How Fliers Can Relax and US Airlines Can Compete: With Spas

December 18th 2017 12:56PM
Spas have long been a staple at airports in Europe, Asia and, especially, the Middle East, where airlines are known for over-the-top extravagance. But it has only been in the last few years that airlines in the United States have embraced them. And the spas, in turn, have been embraced by anxious fliers ...

Southwest Airlines Bans 'Smart Bags'

December 18th 2017 12:33PM
Southwest Airlines will no longer allow passengers to check in so-called “smart bags” or luggage with non-removable lithium-ion batteries. The measure takes effect Jan. 15. From that date, passengers will not be allowed to check bags with battery-operated tracking devices unless the batteries are ...

Israeli Passenger Pushes Fight To Fly On Kuwait Airlines

December 18th 2017 11:37AM
The appeal argues that the ruling accepted a racist Kuwaiti law and allowed the airline to override German laws requiring that airlines transport any passenger with valid travel documents, according to the Lawfare Project, which filed the appeal. “We cannot allow our laws to be subverted by the ...

Hong Kong Airlines' first flight to Los Angeles takes off

December 18th 2017 11:15AM
Hong Kong Airlines today commenced its new service to Los Angeles, further cementing its growing presence in North America, following the launch of a daily service to Vancouver earlier this year. Los Angeles also becomes the carrier's first destination in the Continental United States, with San ...

Airlines struggle to get back on schedule after Atlanta fire

December 18th 2017 11:15AM
A fire in an underground electrical facility brought the main Atlanta airport to a standstill Sunday, and Delta Air Lines, which has its hub in Atlanta, expected to need days to resume normal operations. The fire broke out next to equipment for a backup system, causing that to also fail. Power was fully ...

American Airlines to offer Portland-Chicago direct flights

December 18th 2017 11:15AM
American Airlines will offer daily flights from Portland to Chicago this summer, the newest direct service offered by the largest carrier at Portland International Jetport. The airline plans two trips a day to Chicago O'Hare International Airport between June and October, said Assistant Airport Director Zach ...

Delta Air Lines Poised To Fly High

December 18th 2017 11:03AM
Delta is in a strong financial position as compared to its competitors at a discounted price. The common knock of airline stocks being unprofitable has been dispelled with immense net income growth since Great Recession. Fantastic operating margins and highest in industry dividends.

'It's presidential': Sorry, Emirates, but an aviation expert who was the first to try the new Singapore ...

December 18th 2017 10:53AM
'It's the most spacious cabin I've ever flown in - and I have flown all of the major competition airlines first class - and it's hard to recognise that you're on a plane. There simply isn't anything that looks like you're on a normal aircraft except the windows, of which there are two. 'Another benefit is that the ...

Delta, Other Airlines Try To Clean Up Another Mess In Atlanta

December 18th 2017 10:18AM
Delta Air Lines ( DAL ) said it had canceled nearly 400 flights on Monday and nearly 1,000 on Sunday after a fire left Atlanta's massive Hartsfield-Jackson airport - the carrier's hub - without power and thousands of passengers stranded in near-darkness. But airline stocks saw little turbulence Monday.

American Airlines adding new flights between Flint and Chicago

December 18th 2017 10:18AM
FLINT (WJRT) (12/18/2017) - American Airlines is adding an additional roundtrip flights between Flint and Chicago beginning in May. The airline plans to begin operating an additional 50-seat jet between Bishop International Airport and Chicago-O'Hare International Airport. The new flights beginning ...

Three times the fun with Porter Airlines' Florida flights

December 18th 2017 10:07AM
TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines arrived in sunny Orlando-Melbourne, Florida, this weekend with inaugural non-stop service from Ottawa and Windsor. Toronto also resumed its seasonal service with direct flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. The weekly service operates from ...

Why American Airlines Is Currently Experiencing Turbulence

December 18th 2017 9:56AM
In late October, the NAACP released a statement warning African-American travelers that, based on a handful of recent incidents, flying with American Airlines might result in “disrespectful, discriminatory, or unsafe conditions.” The organization's national travel advisory was reported by several ...

Spirit Airlines stock to move to NYSE from Nasdaq, but keep its ticker

December 18th 2017 9:22AM
Spirit Airlines Inc. SAVE, +2.22% said it plans to transfer the listing of its shares to the New York Stock Exchange from the Nasdaq Global Select Market, starting Dec. 28. The ticker symbol will remain "SAVE" after the transfer. The air carrier said it determined that the transfer would be in the "best interest" ...

ANALYSIS: Disruptions interrupt profitable 2017 for airlines

December 18th 2017 9:11AM
Airlines largely kept a grip on their improved profitability off the back of continued strong air travel demand in 2017, but the positive mood was punctuated by a series of high-profile challenges and service interruptions that dominated headlines.

Spirit Airlines Announces Transfer to the New York Stock Exchange

December 18th 2017 9:00AM
MIRAMAR, Fla., Dec. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) today announced that it intends to transfer the listing of its common stock to the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE") from the NASDAQ Global Select Market ("NASDAQ"). After consideration, the Board of Directors ...

Spirit Airlines Announces Transfer to the New York Stock Exchange

December 18th 2017 9:00AM
MIRAMAR, Fla., Dec. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) today announced that it intends to transfer the listing of its common stock to the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) from the NASDAQ Global Select Market (“NASDAQ”). After consideration, the Board of Directors ...

Spirit Airlines (SAVE) Reports Transfer to the New York Stock Exchange, Effective December 28 ...

December 18th 2017 9:00AM
Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) today announced that it intends to transfer the listing of its common stock to the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) from the NASDAQ Global Select Market (“NASDAQ”). After consideration, the Board of Directors of Spirit determined that the transfer would be in the ...