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  • A commercial airliner lands at Washington Dulles International Airport.

    British Airways says travelers are facing delays because of a failure of its computer systems worldwide.

  • LONDON— British Airways says travelers are facing delays because of a failure of its computer systems worldwide. The airline has apologized for what it calls an "IT systems outage" and says it is working to resolve the problem. Passengers at Heathrow Airport are reporting long lines at check-in and flight delays.

  • A cure for travel troubles

    CNBC's Contessa Brewer reports from Dallas-Fort Worth airport about the efforts to help combat travel stress with therapy dogs and sleeping pods. Jay Walker, Upside Travel CEO and Priceline founder, weighs in.

  • Trump's ban of 7 countries exclusively is 'unnecessary': Bill Bratton

    I think you can tighten the vetting process, says Bill Bratton, Teneo Risk executive chairman, and former NYPD commissioner, discussing President Trump's proposed travel ban on people from several Muslim-majority countries, what America needs to do to increase security awareness, and the TSA's screening of electronic devices at airports.

  • Tired and cranky at the airport? Minute Suites offers tired travelers a place to 'chill'

    CNBC's Contessa Brewer reports on one company that provides airport sleeping pods for people craving some peace and privacy while waiting for their flights.

  • New TSA security measures warranted?

    Former TSA Administrator John Pistole and Ben Baldanza, former Spirit Airlines CEO, discuss the tighter security practices that the TSA is trialing at some airports and what it means for airline travel.

  • TSA tightens security screening for air travelers

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is testing new procedures that will require travelers to unpack electronics from carry-on bags for separate screening, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • ROME— Italian air traffic controllers and some Alitalia staff plan to strike for several hours Sunday, with delays and cancellations expected the day after a Group of Seven summit ends in Taormina, Sicily. The air traffic controllers plan to strike from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. while several unions representing Alitalia employees plan a work stoppage from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m..

  • Travelers at some U.S. airports are being asked to place electronic devices bigger than a cellphone in separate bins so that they can be examined more closely. The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that it has been testing the procedure at 10 airports for more than a year, and it may be expanded nationwide. The pilot program is "an effort to...

  • ROMULUS, Mich.— A $32 million maintenance hangar at Detroit Metropolitan Airport has opened as part of efforts to ensure safety among Spirit Airlines' fleet. Plans for the Spirit Airlines hangar at the airport in the Detroit suburb of Romulus were announced in 2015. It opened this month and Kirk Thornburg, vice president of technical operations, tells The Detroit...

  • The EU fears the United States has already made up its mind to extend the ban on flights from Europe to the United States and has told airports and airlines to be prepared, according to notes from a meeting, seen by Reuters, in which the European Commission debriefed industry representatives and member states on the result of talks with the United States.

  • LIMA, May 22- Peru has canceled a $525 million contract with a Peruvian-Argentine consortium to build an airport near the city of Cusco because of financing concerns, the transportation minister said late on Sunday just hours before resigning. The consortium Kuntur Wasi, including Argentina's Corporacion America and Peru's Andino Investment Holding,...

  • LOS ANGELES— The Latest on a collision between a plane and airport utility truck in Los Angeles:. Police say an Aeromexico plane taxiing toward a gate at Los Angeles International Airport was crossing a service road when it struck a supply truck, causing the vehicle to overturn and resulting in eight injuries. The Boeing 737 arrived in Los Angeles Saturday...

  • LOS ANGELES— Eight people were injured Saturday after an Aeromexico passenger jet clipped a supply truck shortly after landing at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said. The Boeing 737 was taxiing to an arrival gate and was crossing a service road when the plane's right wing tip "acted like a hook," lifted the rear top of the high-profile truck and...

  • LONDON, May 19- If you fly into London City in two years' time, air traffic controllers won't see your plane through a window but will guide it down from screens 70 miles away as the airport becomes one of the first in a major capital to use a digital control tower. The airport, which is undergoing a 350 million pound expansion, is located near the Canary Wharf financial...

  • SEATTLE, May 17- Alaska Air Group said on Wednesday it plans to begin scheduled flights from a second Seattle- area airport next year, giving it exclusive access to a growing part of the Pacific Northwest' s Puget Sound region. Alaska Air's plan to fly Boeing Co 737 and Embraer 175 jets from Paine Field in Everett, Washington, starting in the fall of 2018 marks the first...

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union is loosening rules on state aid to simplify government investments in airports and ports. EU rules require governments to notify the bloc's executive Commission in advance of many public investment plans, to ensure they don't distort competition. Member countries will be allowed to invest up to 150 million euros in sea ports and...

  • DUBAI, May 17- An expansion of Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport has been delayed by a year until 2018, the airport's operator said on Wednesday. Al Maktoum International, located on the edge of Dubai, is being gradually ramped up to take over from Dubai International Airport, currently the world's busiest and home to state-owned Emirates Airline.

  • DUBAI, May 17- An expansion of Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport has been delayed by a year until 2018, the airport's operator said on Wednesday. Al Maktoum International, located on the edge of Dubai, is being gradually ramped up to take over from Dubai International Airport, currently the world's busiest and home to state-owned Emirates Airline.

  • Fears that a bomb could be concealed in electronic devices prompted the United States to announce in March it would restrict passengers from bringing devices larger than cellphones on flights originating from 10 airports, including in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey. He also said any expansion could affect international airports in...