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Death of puppy on United flight prompts U.S. agency probe


United Airlines faced fresh backlash on Wednesday over a puppy that died in-flight after a cabin attendant ordered it stowed in an overhead bin, and the U.S. Department of Transportation said it was examining the events that led to the French bulldog's death. | Video

Finnair drops hope of joining airline consolidation, looks to Asia

HELSINKI Finnair has dropped hopes of taking part in industry consolidation because politicians oppose relinquishing state control and will instead look to Asia to expand alone, its chief executive said.

Mar 14 2018

After deadly Nepal crash, Bangladeshi airline defends pilots

KATHMANDU/DHAKA A Bangladeshi airline said on Tuesday its two pilots aboard the plane that crashed in Nepal killing 49 people had both received special training to land at Kathmandu airport and had successfully handled previous flights. | Video

Bangladeshi plane crashes in Nepal, killing at least 49

KATHMANDU At least 49 people were killed on Monday when a Bangladeshi airliner crashed in cloudy weather as it came in to land at the Nepalese capital's hill-ringed airport, officials said. | Video

Toolbox trade wars: How a sure winner in U.S. dispute has yet to reap benefits

FRANKLIN PARK, Ill. Nestled in an industrial park near the end of the runway of O’Hare International Airport, Metal Box International Inc. should be one of the winners of a little-known trade war over toolboxes. | Video

Mar 12 2018

Thomas Cook Airlines boss hopes for Brexit transition period

BERLIN Thomas Cook Airlines believes a transition period following Britain's exit from the European Union is important to allow time to clarify new rules regarding flying rights, ownership and safety regulations, an executive said.

Mar 08 2018

United Air hits pause on changes to bonus program after employee uproar

NEW YORK United Airlines is discontinuing proposed changes to its performance incentive program, the carrier announced on Monday, after employees expressed outrage at the elimination of regular bonuses.

Mar 05 2018

Winter storm forces thousands of U.S. flight cancellations

NEW YORK A late winter storm forced airlines to cancel thousands of Friday flights, as heavy rain and powerful winds swirled across the U.S. Northeast.

Exclusive: Israel's El Al seeks international help to access Saudi airspace

TEL AVIV Israel's flag carrier El Al has asked an airline industry lobby group to help it access Saudi Arabian airspace, so it can compete with Air India's [AIN.UL] planned route between India and Israel.

American Airlines, Qantas re-seek U.S. nod for joint venture

SYDNEY American Airlines Group Inc and Qantas Airways Ltd are making a second attempt at gaining U.S. regulatory permission for a venture that would allow them to coordinate prices and schedules, threatening to cancel services if they are rejected.

Feb 26 2018