February 18, 2013 5:45 PM
DENVER - It's now faster for all active duty military members to fly from Denver International Airport. The Transportation Security Administration recently announced that member of the US Armed Forces are eligible to use the Pre-Check express lane at the airport's South Security Checkpoint.
Passengers who choose to volunteer... more »
January 21, 2013 1:43 PM
DALLAS (AP) - Want to board first on a Southwest Airlines flight? Now you can pay $40 for the privilege. Southwest Airlines will let people pay to be part of their first boarding group, group "A." The airline does not have assigned seating and lets passengers board in three groups,... more »
August 5, 2012 7:39 PM
Southwest Airlines says it has begun filing refunds to customers who were accidentally billed multiple times for a single flight, after a half-price online ticket promotion backfired. The special sale designed to celebrate Southwest's reaching the three million mark in Facebook fans was supposed to give customers who booked flights... more »
May 23, 2012 7:21 AM
BANGOR, Maine (AP) - Officials say there is no evidence a US Airways jet traveling from Paris to North Carolina was ever in danger after it was diverted to Maine because a passenger handed a note to a flight attendant saying she had a surgically implanted device. Two F-15 fighters... more »
December 22, 2011 4:46 PM
Low visibility and airplane deicing are working against airline schedules at the Colorado Springs Airport. The airport is reporting several delays and even a handful of cancelled flights. Assistant Aviation Director John McGinley says all four of the cancelled flights were headed to and coming from Denver.
Reports out... more »
November 29, 2011 7:38 AM
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The parent companies of American Airlines and its regional affiliate American Eagle are filing for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection.
AMR Corp. and AMR Eagle Holding Corp. said Tuesday that they filed voluntary petitions to reorganize, saying it's in the best interest of the companies... more »
September 11, 2011 6:53 PM
Information is coming in from our sister station KUSA 9 News in Denver about a Frontier flight en route from Denver to Detroit was taken to a remote location upon landing. Witness statements say that two passengers were observed behaving suspiciously and spending extraordinarily long periods of time in the... more »
August 29, 2011 8:18 PM
UNDATED (AP) - It's still going to take several days to get hundreds of thousands of stranded travelers to their destinations in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.
Airports in New York, Boston and Philadelphia are bustling again today after being closed for at least part of the weekend. Nearly... more »
June 13, 2011 4:13 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - The government says airlines collected $3.4 billion in baggage fees last year, up 24 percent from 2009. Reservation and change fees accounted for an additional $2.3 billion. The add-ons are one of the few bright spots for an industry that is caught between rising fuel costs... more »
June 9, 2011 8:07 AM
DENVER (AP) - Several airlines have agreed to remove excess-bag fees for the military after a Colorado soldier and a buddy posted a video on the Internet complaining that Delta Air Lines made their unit pay $2,800 for extra checked bags.
Staff Sgt. Robert O'Hair of Brighton said his... more »
May 19, 2011 11:44 AM
DENVER (AP) - An aviation consultant says Southwest Airlines could become Denver International Airport's largest carrier in a year or so as United Airlines juggles its fleet. Aviation consultant Michael Boyd said United has outsourced many flights to regional airline affiliates. According to The Denver Post, United and Continental captured... more »
March 13, 2011 3:14 PM
Passengers from Southwest Airlines, flight number 1646 which was diverted to Colorado Springs following a declared emergency and landing are currently in the Colorado Springs Airport waiting to changes to their flight plans to make it to their connecting flights or final destinations.
Southwest Airlines flight number 1646 was... more »
January 31, 2011 9:20 AM
You made airline reservations months ago and now a huge storm is threatening to wallop the midwest.
You may be able to get on an earlier flight, to beat the storm, without paying any extra fees.
Frontier Airlines announced flexibility for ticketed passengers, "Rules and restrictions regarding standard... more »
December 14, 2010 4:37 AM
GENEVA (AP) The world's five biggest airlines now hail from Asia and Latin America, highlighting the industry's shift away from the U.S. and Europe to higher-growth countries, the International Air Transport Association said Tuesday.
Air China is twice the size of either Delta in the U.S. or Germany's Lufthansa.... more »
December 5, 2010 7:39 PM
Before many travelers take off this holiday season, they'll be taking their credit cards to the internet.
"Looking for the best deal," says Daniel Finholm.
But how far in advance tickets are purchased is different for everyone.
"I just wait for those prices to drop, and wait... more »
October 26, 2010 8:22 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal panel is examining whether regional airlines are being held to the same safety standards as their major carrier partners.
The National Transportation Safety Board is holding a two-day forum beginning Tuesday on "code sharing" agreements that allow major carriers to sell seats on flights... more »
October 22, 2010 11:48 AM
When you think of airline food your expectations are probably pretty low. As in--what airline food? One airline is trying to change that by partnering with the a big name in the culinary world: The Ritz-Carlton. The end result may surprise you.
"It was a challenge and at first... more »
October 15, 2010 12:36 PM
The FAA says someone pointed a green laser light at a Southwest Airlines jet departing Sea-Tac Airport about 6:40 a.m. Friday. The plane was bound for Denver.
Spokesman Mike Fergus says Flight 515 was about 7.5 miles southeast of the airport at an elevation of 7,500 feet when the... more »
September 27, 2010 9:15 AM
Southwest Airlines is buying AirTran for about $1.4 billion as it seeks entry into a number of smaller markets. The announcement comes about a week after Continental Airlines and UAL Corp. combined.
The companies said Monday that the new Southwest-Airtran operation would operate from more than 100 different airports... more »
September 17, 2010 8:29 AM
Shareholders of United's parent company and Continental Airlines are voting on a deal that would create the world's biggest airline.
Results of the voting will be announced Friday.
If shareholders approve, the deal is expected to close in the next two weeks. Then the real work begins, including... more »
September 15, 2010 11:16 AM
If you think airplane seats can't get any smaller, you would be wrong.
A company called Avioninteriors is looking to sell its new Skyrider seating system that features saddle-style seats.
The new configuration reduces the space between seats from 32 inches to just 23 inches.
That means... more »
September 10, 2010 9:52 AM
Transportation and labor officials said some airline pilots would fly fewer hours and others more hours under a proposal being released Friday to help lessen pilot fatigue.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Friday in his blog that the proposal will include different requirements based on the time of day,... more »
August 30, 2010 9:59 AM
The International Air Transport Association says 47 major carriers it monitors to assess the industry's financial health reported a net profit of $3.9 billion in the second quarter.
The results contrast with the $881 million net loss posted by carriers a year earlier.
IATA says airlines in North... more »
August 16, 2010 11:14 AM
A Boeing 737 jetliner with 131 passengers aboard crashed on landing and broke into three pieces at a Colombian island in the Caribbean early Monday. The region's governor said it was a miracle that only one person died.
Colombian Air Force Col. David Barrero said officials were investigating reports... more »
July 20, 2010 11:57 AM
The government says that airlines' work forces shrank by 2.7 percent in May from a year earlier.
It marks the 23rd straight month in which airline employment has declined.
U.S. airlines have laid off thousands of workers in the last year as the economy sputtered. They're also shifting... more »
July 13, 2010 8:19 AM
Strong crosswinds are the focus of an investigation into why an airliner with 110 passengers ran off a runway in Denver while trying to take off a year and a half ago.
Actions by an air traffic controller and the flight's captain are also being questioned.
The National... more »
June 15, 2010 6:21 PM
Officials say a flight attendant who has a pilot's license helped land a plane at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport when a co-pilot became ill.
American Airlines spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan says the co-pilot of a flight from San Francisco to Chicago on Monday became ill. Fagan says the flight's... more »
June 8, 2010 11:26 AM
United Airlines will soon begin a new non-stop flight from the Colorado Springs Airport to Dulles Airport near Washington, D.C.
An official announcement will be made at 8 a.m. Wednesday. The flight will leave daily just before 9 a.m. and return around 8:30 p.m. It's the only non-stop flight... more »
May 10, 2010 10:17 AM
The Obama administration has approved a new rule making it easier for labor unions to organize workers at airline and railroad companies. The move is a major victory for unions that have struggled to reverse years of membership declines.
The most immediate impact of the change would be at... more »
May 5, 2010 9:30 AM
A Homeland Security official says the government will now require airlines to check updated no-fly lists within two hours of being notified of changes to the list. The alleged Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad, was able to board an airplane despite being on the list, because Emirates airlines did not... more »
May 3, 2010 9:16 AM
United and Continental Airlines say they're joining to form the world's largest airline in a deal worth about $3 billion. The new airline would jump past Delta Air Lines in size. But first it will need approval from shareholders and antitrust regulators. The announcement Monday says the new carrier will... more »
April 26, 2010 12:39 PM
The Federal Aviation Administration wants airlines to create and enforce policies that will limit cockpit distractions. The guidance announced Monday comes after an October 2009 incident in which two Northwest Airlines pilots overshot the Minneapolis airport by 150 miles because they say they were engrossed in a complicated new crew-scheduling... more »
April 18, 2010 10:28 AM
New York Sen. Charles Schumer says five major airlines have agreed they aren't going to charge passengers for their carry-on bags. Schumer said Sunday he's gotten commitments from American, Delta, JetBlue, United and US Air. He reached out to the companies' CEOs after Spirit Airlines recently announced it would charge... more »
April 13, 2010 12:49 PM
The Midwest Airlines name is going away. Republic Airways Holdings Inc. owns both Midwest and Frontier Airlines. It says it will begin using the Frontier name for the operations of both carriers. Republic CEO Bryan Bedford says the Frontier brand is associated with low fares, and the Midwest name is... more »
April 12, 2010 10:46 AM
Hawaiian Airlines again tops a list of 18 of the nation's busiest carriers for best service. Closely trailing is low-cost carrier AirTran. Hawaiian has been number one for three out of the last four years in an annual rating of airline quality by private researchers. The ratings, released Monday, are... more »
April 11, 2010 8:54 AM
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York says he's trying to get the federal government to prohibit airlines from charging a fee for carry-on baggage, calling it a "jacked-up" cost shift. The Democrat said Sunday he's made a personal plea to the Treasury Department to rule carry-on bags are a... more »
March 15, 2010 12:03 PM
Continental Airlines is ending free hamburgers, barbecue and sandwich rolls for many of its passengers in favor of a food-for-sale program that mirrors what other carriers are already doing. A spokesman says the airline, based in Houston, expects a $35 million annual benefit, from cost savings and added revenue. Delta... more »
February 25, 2010 10:00 AM
Heading east? Check with your airlines first before heading to the airport.
Airline officials say hundreds of flights have been canceled as a snowstorm bears down on the Northeast. A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says there's no accumulation as of early Thursday... more »
February 23, 2010 1:28 PM
Texas is dealing with its second winter snowstorm in two weeks.
Scores of flights have been canceled and crews are sanding roads.
American Airlines says more than 100 flights have been canceled today at its main hub, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
All flights were canceled today at... more »
February 22, 2010 11:49 AM
Continental Airlines is cutting about 600 jobs in its reservations centers because customers increasingly prefer to book flights online. Continental told employees about the furloughs on Monday. They take effect April 11. The airline says calls to the reservations centers are falling 15 percent per year as customers instead buy... more »
February 18, 2010 8:37 AM
An airline industry group counts fewer airline crashes last year compared to 2008.
But, the International Air Transport Association says there were nearly 700 deaths in 2009, compared to about 500 the year before. There were 18 fatal airline accidents last year, five fewer than in 2008.
2009's... more »