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N. Korea accuses US of ‘nuclear strike drill’ after bomber flights

November 3, 2017 |

US Air Force B-1 bombers, accompanied by fighter jets from South Korea and Japan, conducted a flyover near the Korean peninsula on Thursday, according to a statement from the service — a move that has drawn harsh criticism from North Korea ahead of President Donald Trump’s trip to the region.
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Trump OKs test program to expand domestic drone flights

October 25, 2017 |

Americans could see a lot more drones flying around their communities as the result of a Trump administration test program to increase government and commercial use of the unmanned aircraft.

President Trump gave the go-ahead Wednesday, signing a directive intended to increase the number and complexity…


L.A. Times – Business

Will the ‘Southwest Effect’ lower the cost of Hawaiian flights?

October 12, 2017 |

Since Southwest Airlines began to challenge the established major airlines in the 1990s, the low-cost carrier has forced its competitors to lower fares in what industry insiders call “the Southwest Effect.”

Fans of Hawaii are hoping that “the Southwest Effect” happens next year when Southwest Airlines…


L.A. Times – Business

Watchdog: Mnuchin Flights Cost Taxpayer $811K

October 6, 2017 |

“Just because something is legal doesn’t make it right,” White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney said when setting down new travel rules —and it was a line that a Treasury Department watchdog decided to include in his report on Steven Mnuchin’s travel. In his review of the Treasury secretary’s controversial…
Newser

Trump takes heat from airline pilots over approval of Norwegian UK flights

October 2, 2017 |

Donald J. Trump ran and won the presidency on the motto “America first.”

But a union representing 57,000 pilots in the U.S. and Canada says the Trump administration has abandoned that credo when it cleared a low-cost foreign carrier to fly routes from the U.K. to the U.S.

The U.S. Department of…


L.A. Times – Business

HHS Secretary: I’ll Reimburse Government for Charter Flights

September 28, 2017 |

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is apologizing for taking costly charter flights on the taxpayer’s dime and says he is cooperating with investigations into his travel. Price says he’ll reimburse the government by writing a check Thursday to reimburse Treasury, and he’s pledging not to take any more…
Newser

United Airlines to let passengers on overbooked flights bid on price to give up seats

September 26, 2017 |

In response to the notorious dragging of a seated passenger in April, United Airlines is set to launch a program that lets passengers on overbooked flights make a bid on how much compensation they will take to give up their seats.

The bidding program would be new to United, but a similar program…


L.A. Times – Business

Airlines begin canceling flights in Hurricane Irma’s path

September 7, 2017 |

Airlines are preparing to cancel Florida flights that are in the path of Hurricane Irma.

The hurricane is expected to reach Florida by the weekend. American Airlines says it will begin shutting down operations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Sarasota and West Palm Beach by Friday afternoon…


L.A. Times – Business

Bare-bones economy seats may be coming to international flights on American Airlines

September 3, 2017 |

Some low-cost foreign carriers are offering fares to Europe that sound too good to be true.

Norwegian Air Shuttle is advertising one-way tickets as low as $ 89, while Reykjavik-based Wow Air has flights starting at $ 69. For the most part, such fares are for bare-bones tickets and are limited to…


L.A. Times – Business

Harvey causes airlines to delay or cancel almost 11,000 flights

August 28, 2017 |

Since Hurricane Harvey reached land in Texas, the ensuing flooding has forced the delay or cancellation of almost 11,000 flights across the U.S., mostly in hardest-hit Houston and nearby airports.

From Saturday through Monday morning, the storm delayed 6,309 flights across the country and forced…


L.A. Times – Business