Antitrust regulators said the deal would reduce competition and raise fares. The companies claim it would allow them to better compete against the biggest U.S. airlines.
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‘Delta 1943, Cancel Takeoff’: Wrong Turn Results in Near Miss at J.F.K.
An American Airlines plane crossed about 1,000 feet ahead of a Delta flight about to depart from Kennedy International Airport, officials said.
Help! A Check-In Agent’s Mistake Made Me Miss an Antarctic Cruise and I’m Out $17,000.
An American Airlines error kept a traveler from getting to her cruise’s departure, but the carrier wouldn’t take financial responsibility and her trip insurance refused to pay. Then our columnist stepped in.
Airlines Cash In as Flexible Work Changes Travel Patterns
Untethered from desks, passengers are flying more often and in different ways. Carriers expect the new habits to endure, despite economic uncertainty.
U.S. Suit Over Alliance of American Airlines and JetBlue Goes to Trial
The Justice Department antitrust case contends that the carriers’ cooperation in Boston and New York reduces competition.
Airline Pilots Seek Big Raises, and Broader Changes
Pilots feel frustrated and overworked, issues that they say the air travel rebound has magnified by disrupting operations.
Thousands of Travelers Stranded as Airlines Struggle With July 4 Demand
Carriers were dealing with a combination of staff shortages and passenger volume that approached or in some cases exceeded prepandemic levels.
Thousands of Flights Are Delayed or Canceled as July 4 Travel Kicks Off
Airlines, dealing with bad weather and staffing shortages, struggle to keep up with high demand over the July 4 weekend.
Fourth of July Weekend Will Test Airlines Struggling to Bounce Back
After shedding staff in the pandemic, airlines are scrambling to respond to increased demand.
What Travelers Should Know About the Federal Mask Mandate
After a federal mask mandate was struck down on Monday, travelers are facing a patchwork of rules spanning air travel, trains, buses, cruise ships and ride-hailing services. Here’s what to know.
Which U.S. Airlines Dropped Their Mask Mandate
After a federal mandate was struck down, the major carriers said masks would be optional on their domestic flights.
Fuel Prices Send Airfares Higher, but Travelers Seem Ready to Pay
Supplies are not keeping up with demand, and costs may go higher, experts say.
Bidding War for Spirit Could Undercut Power of Four Big Airlines
The rival bids for Spirit from Frontier and JetBlue could create an airline that presents a more formidable challenge to American, Delta, Southwest and United.
Airlines ask Biden to end mask requirements for planes and airports.
The chief executives of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and several other passenger and cargo carriers made the request Wednesday.
Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Passenger Tries to Enter Cockpit
An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., was diverted to Kansas City, Mo., after a man tried to open an exit door and was subdued by crew members and other passengers.
Southwest Airlines to Start Selling Alcohol on Flights Again
A flight attendants’ union said the decision was “unsafe and irresponsible.”
American Airlines Flight Turns Back Over Passenger Mask Dispute
The London-bound flight was about 500 miles into its 4,400-mile journey when it reversed course and returned to Miami.
Miami-Bound Passenger Storms Cockpit in Honduras, Causing Flight Delay
As the American Airlines flight was boarding on Tuesday afternoon, the passenger entered the cockpit and “caused damage,” the airline said.
Nearly 3,000 Flights Are Canceled on Monday
A storm in the Washington area knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people, adding to the problems facing airlines, like staff shortages.
More Than 2,400 U.S. Flights Cancelled, Many in Chicago
More than 2,400 flights were off by midday — more than half concentrated in Chicago — due to crew shortages and snowfall. It was by the worst day for airlines in a holiday week that saw thousands of cancellations.
Your Flight Has Been Canceled or Delayed. What Should You Do?
As demand grows and the Omicron variant spreads, airlines have been canceling thousands of flights because of staffing shortages, as well as bad weather. Here’s what you need to know if yours is one of them.
Flight disruptions continue with thousands more cancellations as Omicron thins airline crews.
At least 2,400 more flights were canceled globally on Monday, including about 900 U.S. flights.
Thousands of flights are canceled as Omicron thins crews.
On Sunday alone, about 1,300 U.S. flights and some 3,000 international ones were dropped.
Airlines Cancel Hundreds More Flights as Virus Scrambles Air Travel
The virus, and winter weather, are making flights trickier during a busy season.
Man Survives Flight From Guatemala to Miami in Plane’s Landing Gear
The 26-year-old man, whose name was not released, was taken into custody by border agents, officials said.
Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Will Test Airlines
Thanksgiving will be the biggest test of the system’s resilience since the pandemic began, with millions more passengers than last year.
275 Minutes on Hold: Why Airline Customer Service Still Can’t Keep Up
It’s been a familiar and infuriating story during the pandemic: Hours waiting for an agent only to have the call dropped. The ordeal of rescheduling canceled flights. Delayed refunds. What gives?
Attack Left Flight Attendant With Concussion and Facial Injury, Authorities Say
The chief executive of American Airlines called the violent encounter on a California-bound flight from New York last week “one of the worst displays of unruly behavior we’ve ever witnessed.”
American Airlines Cancels Hundreds of Flights This Weekend
The carrier blamed bad weather and staffing shortages. It was the second airline this month to face significant disruptions.
La Guardia ‘Security Incident’ Draws Emergency Response
A flight from Indianapolis declared an emergency and landed “in response to passenger behavior,” a Republic Airways spokesman said.
American Airlines and JetBlue Face Antitrust Suit Over Alliance
The Justice Department said their partnership amounted to a merger in the New York and Boston markets and reduced competition more widely.
Why You Might Not Be Returning to the Office Until Next Year
After the Delta variant disrupted plans to reopen after Labor Day, many businesses pushed their targets further out or left them open-ended.
Airport Lounges Reopening: What Travelers Should Know
The majority of airport lounges serving international passengers remain closed, but domestic locations are reopening — offering varying experiences, that is. Here’s what air travelers need to know.
Flight Attendants’ Hellish Summer: ‘I Don’t Even Feel Like a Human’
For cabin crews, the peak travel season has turned into a chronic battle involving frequent delays, overwork and unruly passengers that leaves them feeling battered by the public and the airlines.
United Asks Flight Attendants Not to Tape Passengers to Seats
Their union called the memo a publicity stunt. But plans by the F.A.A. to fine passengers suggest that the skies remain unruly, as does American Airlines’ extension of its alcohol ban.
How Do I Show Proof of Vaccination When Traveling?
Proof of vaccination has become increasingly vital to accessing local restaurants and distant countries alike. Our columnist takes a deeper dive into what that means for travelers.
A Bailout Backlash Nears for Airlines
They, and other companies that took pandemic rescue money, face new demands in return for their rescues.
The Sound of Silence on Abortion
Sport leagues and corporations rally against bias and voter suppression. But they are quiet about abortion.
2 Airlines Will Postpone Serving Alcohol Amid Surge of In-Flight Violence
American and Southwest announced the policies after the latest assault was captured on a widely watched video that showed a woman punching a flight attendant in the face.
6 Things You Should Know About Traveling to Europe This Summer
Shifting flight schedules, varying hotel flexibility and new tech: A lot has changed since the last time you packed that passport.
Here’s The Latest News on the Colonial Pipeline Shutdown
The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline rose 2 cents on Tuesday, and some airlines began to take small measures in response to the shutdown.
Once Crippled by the Pandemic, Airlines See a Fast Recovery Coming
As demand for tickets recovers, airlines are calling back workers, adding flights and planning for a summer they say could be normal.
Inside Corporate America’s Frantic Response to the Georgia Voting Law
Companies like Delta are caught between Democrats focused on social justice and populist Republicans. They face major political consequences no matter what they do.
American Airlines and Dell push back against restricting voter access in Texas.
The pushback came just a day after Delta Air Lines and Coca-Cola spoke out against similar efforts in Georgia.
Were the Airline Bailouts Really Needed?
Once again, we have socialized an industry’s losses and privatized its profits.
The Relief Bill Will Save Tens of Thousands of Airline and Airport Jobs
Aviation workers will be protected from furloughs through September under the bill President Biden signed Thursday, but a full travel recovery could take years.
Airlines Still Don’t Know When Passengers Will Return
Experts say that tourists could come back in the spring or summer but that more profitable business travelers could stay away for a year or longer.
Robinhood Faces a Cash Drain and Angry Customers
The online broker raised $1 billion to prop itself up. Overcoming customer anger may be harder.
Boeing 737 Max to Resume Flying U.S. Passengers on Tuesday
American Airlines will use the plane, which has been grounded for nearly two years, on a flight from Miami to New York.
Airlines Gear Up to Transport Vaccines That Could Revive Travel
Planes are one part of an elaborate supply chain to move billions of doses of vaccines around the world.