Southwest Airlines is planning to investigate maintenance issues that have kept an “unprecedented” number of aircraft out of service and prompted flight cancellations as a feud heats up between the carrier and its mechanics’ union.
Southwest Airlines on Tuesday grounded more jets leading to higher numbers of canceled flights than its peers as the carrier extended an “operational emergency” to its hub in Dallas, telling scheduled mechanics they have to show up for work or risk termination.
The union that represents American Airlines has demanded an investigation into a skit that surfaced over the weekend depicting cabin crew singing “Big Spender” to a man portraying a high-paying customer.
Airlines are planning to present travelers who don’t identify as either male or female more options when they book their flights.
Business travelers once looked to airline club rooms as calm oases that offer quiet areas to relax, work, conduct important phone calls or, perhaps, catch a nap. These days, it’s not unusual for airline-operated and independent lounges to be as crowded and noisy. Congested airport terminals and gates have areas that many frequent travelers are
President Donald Trump late Wednesday demanded California return the $3.5 billion it received from the federal government for a “disaster” high-speed rail project.
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The Federal Aviation Administration briefly grounded flights in and out of Dallas’ two main airports on Wednesday after a report of smoke in a radar room prompted an evacuation of the air traffic controllers, the agency said.