Cathay Pacific Air says data breach affected 9.4 million

Business 10/24/18, 20:11

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways said Thursday it has discovered unauthorized access to the personal data of 9.4 million passengers but had no evidence the leaked information had been misused.The breach was discovered during "ongoing security processes," the airline said in a statement.Hong Kong's privacy commissioner, Stephen Kai-yi Wong, expressed ...

Polish national airline cancels flights amid employee strike

Europe 10/24/18, 06:35

Poland's national airline LOT is cancelling some flights as crew members strike to protest layoffs and demand better pay and working conditions.A spokesman for LOT, Konrad Majszyk, said Wednesday that over a dozen international flights from Warsaw, including to Germany and Denmark, were cancelled. Flights were also cancelled on Monday ...

Cyprus airline Cobalt halts flights amid lack of investment

Europe 10/17/18, 23:35

Cyprus-based airline Cobalt Air suspended all its operations indefinitely after failing to find new investors to keep it flying, officials said Thursday.As stranded passengers scrambled to find alternative flights to reach their destinations, Cyprus' government said it will compensate all Cobalt Air ticket holders who fly back to the Mediterranean ...

United adds another nonstop flight from Omaha to New York area

New York 10/17/18, 05:39

United Airlines said Monday that it would expand service from Omaha to the New York area. The airline, which currently operates two nonstop flights to and from Newark Liberty International Airport, will begin flying three daily nonstop flights. Newark, New Jersey, is just outside New York City. The flights will operate year-round ...

Have 19 hours? World’s longest commercial flight takes off

New York 10/11/18, 12:06

The world's longest direct commercial flight is back and taking travelers from Singapore to the New York region.Operated by Singapore Airlines, the city-state's national carrier, the trip takes slightly under 19 hours. Skipping a stopover in Frankfurt will save hours of traveling time, the carrier says.Starting Thursday, the route between ...

AA aims to avoid putting delayed travelers on other airlines

U.S. 10/08/18, 06:21

American Airlines is telling employees to think twice before rebooking stranded customers on rival airlines, and regular economy-class passengers are the most likely to suffer when there are long delays or canceled flights.A new policy at American directs airport agents not to rebook economy passengers on competing airlines — with ...

Delta Air Lines partners with startup to improve pet travel

U.S. 10/02/18, 14:54

Delta is partnering with a pet travel pod startup, as it changes its prices and policy for transporting passengers' animal companions, the airline announced Tuesday.Delta Air Lines Inc. struck a long-term partnership with CarePod, saying the Singapore-based startup will help it carry and monitor pets better and give real-time updates ...

Ryanair warns earnings hurt by strikes, rising fuel cost

Europe 10/01/18, 08:18

Ryanair, Europe's biggest airline by passengers, has issued a profit warning for the year amid strikes and rising fuel prices.The low-cost carrier says Monday it has lowered its guidance by 12 percent to between 1.1 billion euros ($1.28 billion) and 1.2 billion euros for the full year.Pilot and cabin crew ...

Thousands of travelers affected in Europe by Ryanair strike

Europe 09/28/18, 05:50

Thousands of travelers in Europe saw their plans disrupted Friday after airline Ryanair cancelled 190 flights because of strikes by cabin crew in Spain, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Italy and Germany.A passenger stands in front of Ryanair airline check-in desks during a Ryanair employees strike at the Charleroi airport, outside Brussels, ...

Everybody on plane survives crash-landing in Pacific lagoon

New York 09/27/18, 23:49

All of the passengers and crew survived the crash landing of a plane Friday morning in a Pacific lagoon.The Air Niugini plane hit the water short of the runway while trying to land at Chuuk Island in the Federated States of Micronesia, according to the airline.This Oct. 29, 2017, photo ...

Included in House FAA bill: Minimum size for airline seats

U.S. 09/26/18, 18:27

The House voted Wednesday to direct the federal government to set a minimum size for airline seats, bar passengers from being kicked off overbooked planes, and consider whether to restrict animals on planes.Those and other passenger-related provisions were included in a bill to authorize Federal Aviation Administration programs for five ...

US lawmakers scuttle plan to limit airline change fees

Business 09/22/18, 17:57

Lawmakers have scuttled a plan to prohibit airlines from charging "unreasonable" fees for changing or canceling tickets.But U.S. House and Senate leaders say they will direct the Federal Aviation Administration to set minimum dimensions for passenger seats as part of a new spending bill. The bill also prohibits airlines from ...

Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

U.S. 09/22/18, 16:46

The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters.The regulation of seat width and legroom is part of a five-year extension of ...

Will American Airlines bar customers from changing a ticket?

Business 09/20/18, 18:29

American Airlines is threatening to prohibit customers from making changes to nonrefundable tickets if Congress makes good on a proposal to crack down on unreasonable airline fees.American CEO Doug Parker says his airline would be acting just like many other businesses when customers want to swap their ticket for a ...

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