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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…

‘Cheapest Ever’ Flights Get You to Europe for $65

February 24, 2017 |

This could be the summer to go to Europe, so long as you live in the Northeast. Norwegian Air International is launching $ 65 one-way flights on 10 routes between Europe and the US this summer, using the smaller Boeing 737 Max. There are three points of departure stateside: Bradley International,…

Delta Air Lines is bringing back free meals on some domestic flights

February 18, 2017 |

Apparently there is such a thing as a free lunch — at Delta Air Lines.

The Atlanta-based carrier announced that it will offer free meals for all passengers on several long-haul domestic flights — a service that many airlines eliminated about a decade ago in the face of tight budgets and fierce…

L.A. Times – Business

Surf Air plans to offer commuter flights between Hawthorne and San Diego

February 16, 2017 |

All-you-can-fly membership airline Surf Air plans to begin offering commuter service between Hawthorne Municipal Airport and San Diego’s Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport.

Although the Santa Monica-based airline is confident the expanded service will begin sometime in this year’s second quarter,…

L.A. Times – Business

Lost luggage rates hit record low and canceled flights drop to 22-year low

February 15, 2017 |

U .S.-based airlines last year had the lowest rate of lost luggage, canceled flights and passengers getting bumped off overbooked planes in decades, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported Tuesday.

But the number of discrimination complaints from passengers rose sharply in 2016 compared…

L.A. Times – Business

United Airlines grounds all U.S. flights because of a computer problem

January 23, 2017 |

United Airlines said all of its domestic flights were grounded Sunday because of a computer problem.

Company spokeswoman Maddie King said in a brief statement that it issued a ground stop in the U.S. because of an “IT issue.” The company did not provide any more details, and it was not immediately…

L.A. Times – Business

Transportation Department Weighs Allowing Phone Calls During Flights

December 9, 2016 |

Federal regulators are considering allowing airline passengers in coming years to routinely make phone calls during flights—so long as travelers are warned in advance about potential midair distractions. US Business

Norwegian Air International gets final approval for flights to U.S., despite opposition

December 3, 2016 |

Despite opposition from American carriers, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a final permit Friday to allow Norwegian Air International to fly in and out of the U.S. from a base in Ireland.

Opponents, including major U.S. carriers and airline labor groups, say Norwegian Air International is…

L.A. Times – Business