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Storm Adds Uncertainty to Strong Holiday Travel Demand

Concerns about illness or inflation aren’t stopping Americans from hitting the roads and airports this holiday season. But a massive winter storm might. Forecasters predict an onslaught of heavy snow, ice, flooding and powerful winds from Thursday to Saturday in …

Air Lease Says 21 Jets Stranded in Russia

Air Lease Corp. said on Tuesday it has 21 jets remaining in sanctions-hit Russia, two weeks after a Western deadline for global leasing firms to sever ties with the country’s airlines. All of the company’s aircraft leases to Russian airline …

Airlines Fight Calif. Law That Expands Breaks for Employees

DALLAS (AP) — The airline industry is escalating its campaign against a California law that gives pilots and flight attendants who are based there more rest and meal breaks than they are guaranteed under federal regulations. A study commissioned by …

House Democrats Urge FAA to Work to Avoid Civil Unrest on Flights

WASHINGTON — Two senior House Democrats overseeing aviation issues urged the head of the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday to work with U.S. airlines to prevent civil unrest from jeopardizing safety, according to a letter seen by Reuters. Representative Peter …

Trained Dogs, Yes. But Other Pets on Board is Airlines’ Call

WASHINGTON — Only trained dogs qualify as service animals on U.S. airlines, as regulators rejected requests to extend legal protections to miniature horses, monkeys and other species, under final U.S. Transportation Department rules issued Wednesday. Airlines can still choose which …

Consumers Protest New Measure of ‘Unfair’ Airline Practices

Consumer advocates are protesting a move by the Trump administration that they say will make it harder for the government to punish airlines that treat passengers unfairly. On the Friday during a four-day Thanksgiving weekend, the Transportation Department made final …

Boeing in Talks With Alaska Airlines For Potential 737 Max Order — Sources

SEATTLE/CHICAGO — Boeing Co is in discussions to sell 737 MAX jets to Alaska Airlines once the plane returns to service following a lengthy grounding, three people familiar with the matter said. The talks are part of a series of …

Boeing Plans a Quiet Comeback for 737 Max as Grounding Nears End

Boeing Co. is plotting a low-key comeback for the 737 Max, the grounded jetliner that has spent almost two years engulfed in controversy and tragedy after two fatal crashes, said people familiar with the matter. There won’t be an advertising …

As Asia’s Tropical Storm Season Arrives, Grounded Airplanes at Risk of Damage

SYDNEY/TAIPEI — Airlines, airports and insurers across Asia are bracing for the prospect of unusually high damage as the region’s tropical storm season begins, as hundreds of aircraft grounded by the coronavirus pandemic can’t be moved easily. Major airports in …

Flyers May Soon See Iris Scans, Socially Distanced Searches

Travelers returning to flying after coronavirus lockdowns ease can expect a very different experience than before the pandemic hit. The International Civil Aviation Organization has issued guidelines to regulators and operators on how to restart the global air-transport system. The …