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Florida, other states challenge CDC transit mask rule

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Twenty-one states with Republican attorneys general sued Tuesday to halt the federal government’s requirement that people wear masks on planes, trains, ferries and other pu...

Southwest agrees to pay raises for customer-service agents

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines reached a tentative agreement Monday with a union representing its customer-service agents that would give pay raises totaling more than 16% over the next three years ...

Taiwan's EVA Air to appeal rejection of strike compensation demand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EVA Air said Friday (March 25) it would appeal a court rejection of its NT$34 million (US$1.18 million) compensation demand against the organizers of a 2019 strike. The...

Airlines fight Calif. law that expands breaks for employees

DALLAS (AP) — The airline industry is escalating its campaign against a California law that gives pilots and flight attendants who are based there more rest and meal breaks than they are guaranteed un...

US extends mask rule for travel while weighing new approach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials are extending the requirement for masks on planes and public transportation for one more month — through mid-April — while taking steps that could lead to lifting t...

Putin says Ukraine's future in doubt as cease-fires collapse

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Saturday that Ukrainian statehood is in jeopardy and likened the West's sanctions on Russia to “declaring war,” while a promised cease-fire...

Court: Pilot, attendant will suffer under vaccine mandate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A pilot and a flight attendant for United Airlines will suffer “irreparable harm” under the airline’s COVID-19 policy that makes them choose between getting vaccinated in violation ...

Federal complaint filed against man over flight diversion

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A federal criminal complaint has been filed against a disruptive passenger who prompted a flight from New York to Florida to divert to a North Carolina airport. ...

Flight diverted to Kansas City due to unruly passenger

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An American Airlines plane was diverted to Kansas City, Missouri, when a large, unruly passenger tried to force open a door before he was subdued by a coffee pot across the hea...

Business Highlights: Wall Street drop, Super Bowl ads

___ Stocks fall, this time on Ukraine worries, to cap rough week NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks tumbled again Friday, and this time bond yields joined in the swoon as worri...

NY flight to Florida diverted over 'disruptive passenger'

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A disruptive passenger prompted a flight from New York to Florida to divert to a North Carolina airport Wednesday night, officials said. Frontier Airlines fl...

Emboldened China opens Olympics, with lockdown and boycotts

BEIJING (AP) — China, which used its first Olympics to amplify its international aspirations, invited the world back Friday — sort of — for the pandemic era’s second Games, this time as an emboldened ...

Hong Kong to cull 2,000 small animals after hamster COVID outbreak

Hong Kong health authorities on Tuesday said around 2,000 hamsters and chinchillas need to be put down after COVID-19 infections were traced back to a pet store. At least 11 hamsters tested positive...

Hong Kong arrests 2 ex-air crew for breaking COVID-19 rules

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested two former flight attendants for allegedly leaving their homes when they should have been in isolation for possible coronavirus infections, which were later ...

After wave of cancellations, Delta sees recovery in 2022

Delta Air Lines lost $408 million in the final quarter of 2021, dragged down by a COVID-19 surge that rocked the airline in December, and the carrier predicted Thursday that it will suffer one more qu...