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  • Stocks of major US airlines end 6-session losing streak Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 3:43 PM ET

    Airline stocks rose Wednesday to break a losing streak caused by investors' concern that cheaper oil has tricked the carriers into growing too quickly. Airline stocks started sliding last week after Southwest announced another increase in its planned expansion for 2015, and after Parker said that American would cut prices to match moves by discount...

  • Threats to 6 international flights cause scare Monday, 25 May 2015 | 12:13 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Anonymous telephone threats against commercial airliners on Monday, possibly from the same source, caused a scare involving at least six international flights at airports in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. In one instance Monday morning, U.S. military jets escorted an Air France flight into New York City after someone claimed a chemical...

  • The Federal Aviation Administration demonstrated the Data Communications system, called Data Comm, at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport. The system has been used on a trial basis since 2013 at the Newark and Memphis, Tennessee, airports. "With Data Communications, you don't have to call a friend for directions," he said.

  • U.S. airlines ramp up competition, capacity in Dallas Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 6:45 PM ET

    May 20- The shares of U.S. airlines plunged on Wednesday on concerns that several big carriers are gearing up for a fare war, with Dallas as ground zero. Southwest said the acquisition of two airport gates at its Dallas Love Field hub will contribute to the increase. American Airlines Group Inc President Scott Kirby said during a transportation conference on...

  • Airline stocks tumbling for second straight day Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:46 PM ET

    Doug Parker, the CEO of American Airlines Group Inc., told CNBC that some airlines were growing too fast, expanding their passenger-carrying capacity by 8 percent or more. Some airlines including Southwest, JetBlue and Spirit have been growing rapidly. Southwest Airlines Co. fell $3.72, or 9.1 percent, to $37.19; while Delta Air Lines Inc. lost $2.59, or 5.6...

  • NEW YORK— Southwest Airlines Co. is speeding up its planned growth, which worries analysts, and American Airlines says profit margins will probably fall next year. Cowen and Co. analyst Helane Becker said there is "growing concern" about the effect that Southwest's growth will have on the rest of the industry— analysts worry that more flights will lead to lower...

  • LOS ANGELES— A Georgia man who posed as an airline employee to make cut-rate reservations then resold the tickets for thousands of dollars has been sentenced in Los Angeles to six months in prison. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 38- year-old Gilbert Myers Jr. of Atlanta was also sentenced to six months of home detention and ordered to pay over $91,000 in...

  • A security researcher told federal agents he was able to hack into aircraft computer systems mid-flight numerous times through the in-flight entertainment systems, and at one point he caused a plane he was on to move sideways, according to an FBI agent's affidavit. The researcher, Chris Roberts, was questioned upon his arrival at the Syracuse, New York, airport...

  • May 18- Summer travel on U.S. airlines is expected to reach an all-time high this year on the wings of a strong U.S. economy, Washington- based trade group Airlines for America said on Monday. The top three nonstop international destinations from the United States are Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom, the group said. Strong U.S. domestic demand is poised to...

  • The CEOs of American Airlines Group Inc., Delta Air Lines Inc., and United Continental Holdings Inc. made a rare public appearance together Friday at the National Press Club in Washington to detail their claims. —American's Doug Parker said Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways have expanded service to the U.S. by 25 percent since the dispute broke out in...

  • ATLANTA— Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson leans back in his chair, smiles and explains why he's so happy. With a healthy balance sheet, Anderson, who just turned 60, is now focusing on a fight with government-backed Middle East airlines, building long-term partnerships with other international carriers and improving the onboard experience for passengers.

  • Etihad: US carriers got $70B in government aid Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 6:59 PM ET
    Passengers wait in line at Chicago O'Hare Airport.

    Etihad Airways on Thursday answered U.S. airlines' claims that the Abu Dhabi-based carrier benefits from subsidies.

  • U.S. airlines say that Gulf-state subsidies amounting to $42 billion let Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways lower prices and push competitors out of certain markets, which those airlines have denied. Etihad, meanwhile, on Thursday charged Delta Air Lines Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc and American Airlines Group Inc with receiving more than $70...

  • May 14- Etihad Airways on Thursday answered U.S. airlines' claims that the Abu Dhabi- based carrier benefits from subsidies, alleging that those airlines received more than $70 billion in government support since 2000, largely via bankruptcy protection and pension guarantees. Etihad presented its subsidy claims as the Obama administration is slated to...

  • U.S. airlines say that Gulf-state subsidies amounting to $42 billion let Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways lower prices and push competitors out of certain markets. The Gulf carriers have denied the claims by Delta Air Lines Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc and American Airlines Group Inc, saying worse service on the U.S. airlines has caused them...

  • May 13- United Continental Holdings Inc on Wednesday announced plans to lease up to 25 used aircraft from AerCap Holdings NV, one of the world's largest aircraft lessors, to reduce its dependence on smaller, 50- seat jets. The Chicago- based airline said it expects delivery of 11 used Airbus Group NV A319 aircraft over the next two years, with the right to add up to 14...

  • NEW YORK, May 12- Citing steady demand from airlines, Boeing Co said on Tuesday it is capable of raising 737 jetliner output by 43 percent to 60 a month, as it gave a rosy outlook despite concerns about orders, overall production and defense spending. Boeing Chief Executive Jim McNerney said market fundamentals that support higher jetliner production are...

  • WASHINGTON, May 11- Complaints among U.S. air travelers soared more than 55 percent in March from a year earlier, mainly due to flight problems, a federal government report said on Monday. The 53- page report by the U.S. Transportation Department recorded 1,733 complaints about U.S. and airlines, travel agents and tour operators for the month, which reflects the...

  • Travel hubs hitch a ride on Apple Watch bandwagon Sunday, 10 May 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
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    Wearable technology, most notably in the form of Apple's pricy new watch, offers the promise of new tools for travel.

  • The Chicago- based carrier said in a statement it plans to halt service to Stockholm and Oslo from its Newark, New Jersey, hub between Sept. 5 and May 4, 2016. It also expects to suspend one of its two daily flights between Newark and Paris from Oct. 25 through March 26, 2016, but use a larger aircraft, the Boeing Co 777-200, than it currently does on the flight that remains.