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American Airlines offers more free alcohol on more flights

July 1, 2017 |

Complaints against airlines have been on the rise and for good reason. Seats in the economy section are cramped, passenger fees are abundant and the mood among many crew members is downright sour.

But U.S. carriers are hoping to improve the onboard atmosphere with something that puts a smile on…

L.A. Times – Business

Homeland Security chief considers banning laptops on all flights to and from U.S.

May 28, 2017 |

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly said Sunday that he’s considering banning laptop computers from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States.

That would dramatically expand a ban announced in March that affects about 50 flights a day from 10 cities,…

L.A. Times – Business

British Airways Cancels Flights After Computer Failure

May 27, 2017 |

A far-reaching computer outage forced British Airways to cancel a large number of flights and warn of further disruption Sunday during one of the U.K.’s busiest travel weekends and the long Memorial Day break in the U.S. US Business

Canada Bans Removing Passengers From Overbooked Flights

May 19, 2017 |

No one who has bought a ticket for a domestic or international flight in Canada will be allowed to be removed because of overbooking under a new passenger bill of rights, the country’s transportation minister announced this week. Minister Marc Garneau says the shoddy treatment of air passengers outlined in…

U.S. weighs a ban on laptops on flights from Europe

May 11, 2017 |

Department of Homeland Security officials met with airline industry representatives Thursday to discuss the possibility of expanding a ban on laptop computers and other large electronic devices as carry-ons on planes flying to the U.S. from Europe.

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly ended…

L.A. Times – Business

Brawls break out at Florida airport after several Spirit flights canceled

May 11, 2017 |

Skirmishes involving irate passengers broke out at a Florida airport Monday evening following the cancellation of multiple Spirit Airlines flights.

Broward County Sheriff’s Office authorities told ABC News that deputies were called to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to deal with…

L.A. Times – Business

Airport chaos, flights canceled: Spirit Airlines apologizes

May 10, 2017 |

Irate passengers swarmed ticket counters and some started a near-riot at a Florida airport this week after Spirit Airlines canceled nine flights, blaming the decision on pilots’ failure to show up.

Hundreds were left stranded at a terminal in Fort Lauderdale late Monday. The chaos was the latest…

L.A. Times – Business


UK bans electronics on some flights from Mideast

March 22, 2017 |

The United Kingdom could follow the United States in preventing passengers on direct flights from some countries in the Middle East and Africa from carrying almost all types of electronic devices in the cabin, government sources said Tuesday. – RSS Channel – World

What we know about the electronics restrictions on some foreign flights

March 22, 2017 |

Travelers from several Muslim-majority countries found out Tuesday that they won’t be allowed to bring most electronic devices into the cabin on direct flights to Britain, which issued a directive similar to the one sent Monday by U.S. officials to nine foreign airlines.

U.S. and British authorities…

L.A. Times – Business

Most Electronics Banned From Cabin on Some Flights to US

March 21, 2017 |

The US government is temporarily barring passengers on nonstop US-bound flights from eight Middle Eastern and North African countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras, and some other electronics in carry-on luggage starting Tuesday, the AP reports. The ban was revealed Monday in statements from Royal Jordanian Airlines and the official…