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  • To save fuel, American Air is getting rid of this Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    American Airlines has won regulatory approval to swap flight attendants' paper manuals for lighter Samsung tablets.

  • Lufthansa pilots to strike at Munich airport Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 10:09 AM ET
    Lufthansa planes

    Lufthansa said it could not yet say which flights would be affected and described the strike as "incomprehensible."

  • MH17 hit with ‘high-energy objects’: Report Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 7:15 AM ET
    Debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shown smoldering in a field on July 17, 2014, in Grabovo, Ukraine, near the Russian border.

    Malaysian Airline System Flight MH17 crashed over eastern Ukraine after it was hit by "high-energy objects", an official report found.

  • Airlines work to limit bumps, jolts, spilled drinks Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 9:51 AM ET
    Satellite meteorologist Amanda Terborg presents her group's satellite weather data at the National Weather Service's Aviation Weather Center in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 15, 2014. Stronger computing power, improved satellite and radar technology and more sophisticated scientific models are giving airlines a greater understanding of flying conditions, allowing flights to better avoid storms and turbulence.

    Airplane rides are getting smoother thanks to new technologies that are giving pilots more data, the NYT reports.

  • US military charter plane lands in Iran     Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports a U.S. charter flight en route to Dubai with as many as 100 Americans aboard has landed in Iran.

  • FAA: Unresponsive aircraft crashed in ocean     Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 3:21 PM ET

    The FAA has confirmed the plane carrying real estate developer Larry Glazer and his wife has crashed in ocean off the coast of Jamaica. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the details.

  • AP: Unresponsive plane crashed near Jamaica     Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    The AP is reporting Jamaican officials have confirmed the unresponsive plane flying from Rochester, New York, has crashed near Jamaica. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Jane and Larry Glazer of Buckingham Properties were on the flight.

  • An aircraft scheduled to fly to Naples, Florida, became unresponsive, and F-15 Air Force jets are no longer shadowing the plane because it entered Cuban airspace. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the plane is now flying over the Caribbean Sea.

  • F-15 Air Force jets are no longer shadowing the unresponsive plane and officials say the pilot was "unconscious and slumped over." CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details.

  • FAA tracks unresponsive plane     Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 1:39 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on an unresponsive plane flying over the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Missing Libyan planes raise 9/11 terror fears Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 9:26 AM ET
    A picture taken on August 26, 2014, shows bullet casing and damaged airplanes on the tarmac at Tripoli international airport in the Libyan capital after fighters from the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition captured the airport from Zintan force, allies of rogue general Khalifa Haftar.

    Eleven planes missing from a Libya airport are raising fears that militants could use them in terror attacks to mark the 9/11 anniversary.

  • Bullish on airline stocks: Pro     Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    The best way to play the transport sector, with Todd Rosenbluth, S&P Capital IQ.

  • More flights diverted: Right to recline?     Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Seth Kaplan, Airline Weekly, discuss how airlines should deal with in-flight passenger quarrels.

  • Knee-jerks! Crews turn referees in midair battles Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    Smart Tray International makes three versions of a tablet-friendly airplane tray table that support travelers' devices or those provided by an airline.

    Passengers fighting for recline space are spiking on flights, and crews are running out of options.

  • Here's how you can save on college travel Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:10 AM ET

    Students, and their families, can get deals on making the trip to-and-from college, whether it's by train, plane or bus.

  • Another flight diverted     Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 7:26 AM ET

    CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin and the "Squawk Box" crew discuss news another flight was diverted after a fight began when one of the passengers tried to recline her seat.

  • Orbitz ends dispute with American and US Airways Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 5:04 PM ET
    The tail sections of American Airlines aircraft and a US Airways aircraft are lined up at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

    Orbitz says it reached an agreement that will allow it to continue selling American Airlines and US Airways tickets on its sites.

  • Right to recline     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    Another flight has been diverted after a passenger became upset over a reclining seat. Seth Kaplan, Airline Weekly managing partner, shares his opinions on the controversy.

  • Mohshin Aziz, Aviation Analyst at Maybank Investment Bank, hopes that Malaysia Airlines can provide details on its staff and capacity reduction at the announcement of restructuring plans late Friday.

  • What makes a good airport?     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 11:40 PM ET

    Shubhodeep Pal, Vice President, Products & Operations at SimpliFlying, outlines the qualities of a good airport and explains why Asian airports are trailing behind their U.S. and European peers.