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  • Man strips naked in reaction to overbooked flight Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 2:07 PM ET
    U.S. Airways planes on the tarmac at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport

    An airline passenger stripped down to the buff after apparently becoming upset that his US Airways flight was overbooked, USAT reports.


  • STOCKHOLM/ OSLO, May 21- Scandinavian airline SAS struck a deal with its Swedish pilots' union on Thursday over staffing but failed to reach an accord with around 300 pilots in Norway, raising the risk of major conflict at the top Nordic carrier. SAS cancelled 110 flights on Wednesday as a precaution ahead of a potential strike in Sweden but said services should be...

  • 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...

  • NEW YORK, May 20- JetBlue Airways Corp believes it had no way to know it should have grounded a former pilot before his midair meltdown forced an emergency landing, and that his $14.9 million damages lawsuit should be dismissed. "There is absolutely nothing JetBlue could have done to prevent the unforeseeable and scary events" caused by Clayton Osbon's erratic...

  • BERLIN, May 20- Millions of commuters faced long delays in Germany on Wednesday after train drivers walked off the job to demand higher pay and negotiating rights. The walkout is the ninth in 10 months to hit rail operator Deutsche Bahn and industry has warned that the strike could cost Europe's biggest economy up to 100 million euros a day, hurting its image as an...

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed on Tuesday a two-month extension of federal spending authority on transportation projects, delaying decisions over longer-term funding until the Highway Trust Fund is depleted in July. Because it relies on the remaining money in the Highway Trust Fund, the House measure requires no...

  • How much will Philadelphia crash cost Amtrak? Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    Officials meet at the site of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, May 13, 2015.

    If Congress lifts a claims cap, Amtrak could face damages of as much as half a billion dollars from losses related to last week's crash.

  • Video shows Uber drivers how to manipulate prices Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 1:32 PM ET
    Uber Winter Storm

    The online video, which appeared on an Uber driver online forum, appears to show how repeatedly canceling planned pickups causes fees to increase.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, May 19- Brazilian miner Vale said on Tuesday it agreed to sell four large iron ore carriers to China Merchants Energy Shipping Co, as it looks to raise cash in the midst of an iron ore price slump. In a separate statement on Tuesday, the miner said it had completed the sale of four other large iron ore carriers to China Ocean Shipping Company, which was...

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- UPS has agreed to pay $25 million to settle some allegations that it submitted false claims to the U.S. government in an attempt to hide late deliveries, according court documents unsealed on Tuesday and released by the U.S. Department of Justice. The federal government as well as nineteen states, the District of Columbia and the cities of...

  • BERLIN, May 19- German industry warned that a train drivers' strike that began on Tuesday, the ninth in 10 months, could cost Europe's biggest economy 100 million euros a day and hurt its image as an industrial and logistics hub. Freight services in Germany were disrupted as drivers at rail operator Deutsche Bahn went out on a strike organised by the GDL union,...

  • BEIJING, May 19- China has unveiled a vision for the next stage of its economic ascent, moving from plain manufacturing to a world of prosperity from space, e-commerce, green energy and bioengineering, among others. Faced by economic growth at its lowest level in decades and rising wages and resource costs that are eroding its appeal as a low-cost factory for the...

  • BEIJING, May 19- A Chinese consortium of Ruili Airlines, a privately-owned start-up budget carrier, and two leasing firms has signed a deal to buy 60 B737 MAX jets from Boeing Co for 38 billion yuan, the official Xinhua News Agency said late on Monday. One-year-old Ruili, based in southwestern China's Yunnan province, aims to expand its fleet to 56 jets by the end of...

  • Taxi medallions becoming unsellable Monday, 18 May 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    A woman hails a taxi in New York.

    The slide in medallion prices has left many owner-operators and big fleet managers pessimistic about their assets, USA Today reports.

  • No fatalities have been reported from the defect so far, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Monday. "Nissan is cooperating fully to answer the agency's questions regarding this issue in a timely manner. Nissan is committed to a high level of customer safety, service and satisfaction, " Nissan North America spokesman Steve Yaeger said.

  • May 18- U.S. vehicle safety regulators have launched a preliminary evaluation of about 130,000 Nissan Versa cars after receiving complaints about fractures in the front suspension coil spring. Some owners of these cars have complained that the fractures could lead to tire puncture or brake line damage while driving, the National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • Amtrak trains rolling on busy Northeast Corridor Monday, 18 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Amtrak train car on teh 5:30am from Penn Station days after a deadly derailment.

    Amtrak trains began rolling on the busy Northeast Corridor early Monday, the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash.

  • 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...

  • Amtrak ordered to take rail safety steps after crash Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 6:46 AM ET
    Men walk towards the site of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, May 13, 2015.

    Amtrak must take immediate steps to improve the safety of its busiest route after a derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight passengers and sent more than 200 to hospitals.

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