Airlines

After a doctor leaving Jamaica is told by American Airlines to cover up in a blanket, CNN Travel then asks: What rights do airline passengers have in the air? It turns out the answer is complicated.
Courtesy Dr. Latisha Rowe via CNN
July 17, 2019 - 9:06 pm
Jen Rose Smith, CNN (CNN) -- After a Jamaican vacation ended in humiliation aboard an American Airlines flight in June, the ensuing controversy reignited debate about passengers' rights. Dr. Latisha Rowe was leaving Jamaica on a flight to Miami when an American Airlines employee told her she'd have...
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Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly during the inauguration the 53rd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, France, Monday June 17, 2019.
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June 17, 2019 - 11:11 am
By Angela Charlton, Associated Press LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Boeing executives apologized Monday to airlines and families of victims of 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia, as the U.S. plane maker struggles to regain the trust of regulators, pilots and the global traveling public. Some...
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High fuel prices, an international trade war, and the 737 Max grounding are adding up to a miserable 2019 for the airline industry. Airlines are bracing for their worst year since 2014.
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June 02, 2019 - 2:37 pm
By David Goldman, CNN Business (CNN) - - High fuel prices, an international trade war, and the 737 Max grounding are adding up to a miserable 2019 for the airline industry. Airlines are bracing for their worst year since 2014. The aviation industry expects to earn $28 billion in profit this year,...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019 file photo, a Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane being built for India-based Jet Airways, takes off on a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle.
Ted S. Warren/AP Photo, file
May 05, 2019 - 9:10 pm
By David Koenig AP airlines writer (AP) — Boeing said Sunday that it discovered after airlines had been flying its 737 Max plane for several months that a safety alert in the cockpit was not working as intended, yet it didn't disclose that fact to airlines or federal regulators until after one of...
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A Delta Air Lines jet waits on the tarmac at LaGuardia Airport in New York.
Mary Altaffer/AP Photo, File
April 08, 2019 - 3:10 am
Delta Air Lines comes in first in a long-running study that ranks U.S. airlines by how often flights arrive on time and other statistical measures. Researchers who crunch the numbers also say that as a whole, U.S. airlines are getting better at handling baggage and overcrowded flights and are...
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Empty commercial airplane.
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April 03, 2019 - 6:34 pm
( RADIO.COM ) — Flying private is the kind of travel some people only dream of- unless you’re Skirmantas Strimaitis. The Lithuanian man got on a Boeing plane to Italy. And to his shock, he was the only passenger on board. It usually holds as many as 188 travelers. But on this flight, it was just...
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The Federal Aviation Administration says a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max jet made a safe emergency landing Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Orlando, Fla., after experiencing an apparent engine problem.
Richard Drew/AP Photo, File
March 26, 2019 - 7:05 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max made a safe emergency landing Tuesday in Orlando, Florida, after experiencing an engine problem, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The crew declared an emergency after taking off from Orlando International Airport around 2:50 p.m.,...
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Japan's ANA All Nippon Airways was named the cleanest airline in the world, as part of the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2018.
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March 18, 2019 - 8:49 pm
By Jack Guy, CNN (CNN) -- Ever wonder how clean the airline seat you're sitting in is as you travel? A new survey has dished the dirt on which carriers offer the most pristine experiences for fliers. Japan's ANA All Nippon Airways was named the cleanest airline in the world, as part of the Skytrax...
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Family members of the victims involved in a plane crash react at Addis Ababa international airport Sunday, March 10, 2019.
Mulugeta Ayene/AP Photo
March 10, 2019 - 9:10 am
By Elias Meseret and Yidnek Kirubel ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP/KYW Newsradio) — An Ethiopian Airlines jet faltered and crashed Sunday shortly after takeoff from the country's capital, carving a gash in the earth and spreading global grief to 35 countries that had someone among the 157 people who...
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Female cabin crew on Virgin Atlantic will no longer be required to wear makeup during flights, the airline has said.
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March 04, 2019 - 10:51 pm
By Rob Picheta, CNN (CNN) -- Female cabin crew on Virgin Atlantic will no longer be required to wear makeup during flights, the airline has said. The UK-based company called the move a "significant change for the aviation industry." Under its new styling and grooming guidelines, the airline will...
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