Passenger airlines

FILE - This June 11, 2015, file photo shows Virgin Atlantic's newest aircraft a Boeing 787-9 at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mich., when Sir Richard Branson, founder and president of Virgin Atlantic Airways, arrived aboard the airplane. Britain's Virgin Atlantic has dropped a requirement that female flight attendants wear makeup, joining other major carriers that have eased their dress and grooming requirements after complaints about turning female employees into sex objects. (Tanya Moutzalias/The Flint Journal via AP, File)
March 06, 2019 - 6:12 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Britain's Virgin Atlantic has dropped a requirement that female flight attendants wear makeup, joining other major carriers that have eased their dress and grooming requirements after complaints about turning female employees into sex objects. Virgin Atlantic announced this week that...
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A girl has her face painted with a missing plane during a Day of Remembrance for MH370 event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, March 3, 2019. Five years ago, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, a Boeing 777, had gone missing the day before while over the South China Sea with 239 people on board. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
March 03, 2019 - 4:49 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's transport minister said Sunday that the government is open to new proposals from U.S. technology firm Ocean Infinity or any other companies to resume the hunt for Flight 370, as families of passengers marked the fifth anniversary of the jet's mysterious...
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France's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, right, prepares to shake hands with his Dutch counterpart Wopke Hoekstra, right, after a joint press conference held at the Finance ministry in Paris, France, Friday, March 1, 2019. The Dutch and French governments sought to smooth over tensions over the future of Air France-KLM after the Dutch government suddenly expanded its stake in the alliance to increase its sway over the company's future. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
March 01, 2019 - 9:42 am
PARIS (AP) — The Dutch and French governments kicked off a four-month project Friday aimed at making Air France-KLM more competitive — and at easing tensions between the two countries after the Dutch government's surprise purchase of a new stake in the airline alliance without informing Paris. The...
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February 25, 2019 - 4:56 pm
ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) — Authorities scoured the shallow waters of a southeast Texas bay Monday for clues about what led to the sudden crash of a Boeing 767 cargo plane carrying Amazon packages, and for the body of one of the three people aboard. A north wind has aided searchers by exposing more of...
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February 23, 2019 - 10:28 am
Now there is one more place where cameras could start watching you — from 30,000 feet. Newer seat-back entertainment systems on some airplanes operated by American Airlines, United Airlines and Singapore Airlines have cameras, and it's likely they are also on planes used by other carriers. American...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 file photo, shows the reconstructed wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, put on display during a press conference in Gilze-Rijen, central Netherlands. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 broke up high over Eastern Ukraine killing all 298 people on board. A Dutch safety watchdog says airlines around the world need more and better information to make risk assessments about flying over conflict zones. The Dutch Safety Board issued a report Thursday Feb. 21, 2019, following up on its publication in 2015 of a probe into the cause of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over war-ravaged eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
February 21, 2019 - 6:23 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — More than four years after a Malaysian passenger jet was shot down over conflict-ravaged eastern Ukraine, airlines around the world still need more and better information to make risk assessments about flying over war zones, a Dutch safety watchdog said Thursday. The...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo Southwest Airlines planes are loaded at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Federal officials have told Southwest Airlines to fix the way it calculates the weight of luggage loaded on flights after finding frequent mistakes. Southwest said Tuesday, Feb. 19, that it made improvements in its methods for calculating weight and the balance of loads during 2018. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
February 19, 2019 - 6:59 pm
Federal officials have told Southwest Airlines to fix the way it calculates the weight of luggage loaded on flights after finding frequent mistakes during a yearlong investigation. Southwest said Tuesday that it has made improvements in its methods for calculating the weight and balance of loads,...
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A departure board showing the BMI flights cancelled following the collapse of the airline, at Bristol Airport in Bristol, England, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. Hundreds of passengers have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi. The airline says it's filing for administration _ a British version of bankruptcy because of higher fuel costs and uncertainty caused by Britain's upcoming departure from the European Union. (PA via AP)
February 17, 2019 - 7:27 am
LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of passengers throughout Europe have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi. British Midland Regional Limited, which operates as Flybmi, said it's filing for administration — a British version of bankruptcy — because of higher fuel costs...
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FILE- In this July 13, 2010, file photo Nadine Schumacher, center, works at the bar in the first class section on board Airbus A380 passenger plane of Emirates Airline during the International Air Show ILA at Schoenefeld airport in Berlin. European plane maker Airbus said Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, that it will stop making its superjumbo A380 in 2021 for lack of customers, abandoning the world's biggest passenger jet and one of the aviation industry's most ambitious and most troubled endeavors. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)
February 14, 2019 - 11:59 am
TOULOUSE, France (AP) — To passengers, the A380 feels immediately different — spacious, smooth and oddly elegant for a jet so gargantuan. Yet to Airbus, it's become a burden so super-sized that the European manufacturer is ending its production for good. The A380 is simply too big to sell. With...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2014, file photo, an Emirati man takes a selfie in front of a new Etihad Airways A380 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways said Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, that it has restructured planned airplane purchases from Airbus and Boeing as the government-owned carrier faces financial turbulence. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
February 14, 2019 - 11:29 am
TOULOUSE, France (AP) — The Latest on Airbus' announcement that it will stop making the superjumbo A380 (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Germany's economy ministry says airplane manufacturer Airbus hasn't yet repaid all of the loan it received to develop the A380. In a statement Thursday, the ministry...
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