Boeing 737 MAX could get EU clearance 'by year's end'

Boeing 737 MAX could get EU clearance 'by year's end'

Aircraft must still overcome several hurdles, including in-pilot training, before authorities give their green light Aircraft must still overcome several hurdles, including in-pilot training, before authorities give their green light. Image: Boeing Boeing’s troubled 737 Max airliner, grounded for 18 months after…

It’s time to book holiday trips. Is it safe to travel, or is this the year to skip a family get-together?

It’s time to book holiday trips. Is it safe to travel, or is this the year to skip a family get-together?

Like many families this year, the Rivers clan will be throwing out its normal holiday travel tradition to make sure the coronavirus doesn’t make an appearance at the Thanksgiving feast. Gene Rivers of Tallahassee, Florida, says the normal routine of gathering the…

Boeing to Introduce Ultraviolet Wand to Combat COVID-19

Boeing to Introduce Ultraviolet Wand to Combat COVID-19

Boeing has teamed up with Florida-based Healthe Inc. to develop a new ultraviolet (UV) wand as part of its Confident Travel Initiative (CTI) to support the health and safety of passengers and crew amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The wand uses 222-nanometer UVC…

TSA Launches Prohibited Items Week

TSA Launches Prohibited Items Week

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has kicked off Prohibited Items Week in hopes of alerting more travelers to what they can and can’t bring with them on an airplane to prevent avoidable headaches at security checkpoints. On Monday, the agency highlighted one…

Baby Born on Flight Gets Lifetime Ticket

Baby Born on Flight Gets Lifetime Ticket

This will be one baby on board for the rest of its life. A newborn entered the world early last week when a woman gave birth on the plane mid-flight. And talk about worldly. The mother was from Yemen. The plane was…

‘Connected for life’: Southwest flight attendant, American Airlines CEO reunite months after tearful talk about race

‘Connected for life’: Southwest flight attendant, American Airlines CEO reunite months after tearful talk about race

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker and Southwest Airlines flight attendant JacqueRae Hill have evidently kept in touch since having an emotional discussion about racism on a Southwest flight this this spring. “This weekend, my wife Gwen and I had the pleasure of having…

Two new studies indicate COVID-19 can spread on long airline flights, promote distancing

Two new studies indicate COVID-19 can spread on long airline flights, promote distancing

Two new studies published in a scientific journal raise questions about whether transmission of the coronavirus on lengthy commercial airline flights might be more common than earlier thought. One looked at two passengers and two flight attendants on the same 15-hour flight from…

Numerous Airlines Now Offering Flights to Nowhere

Numerous Airlines Now Offering Flights to Nowhere

Ten minutes. That’s how long it took a flight on Qantas Airways to sell out. A flight that takes off in Sydney, flies for seven hours and returns to Sydney. Welcome to the new world of Flights To Nowhere. With the coronavirus…

Major U.S. Airlines Have Dropped Their Change Fees, but Not All Policies Are the Same — What to Know

Major U.S. Airlines Have Dropped Their Change Fees, but Not All Policies Are the Same — What to Know

Editor's note: Those who choose to travel are strongly encouraged to check local government restrictions, rules, and safety measures related to COVID-19 and take personal comfort levels and health conditions into consideration before departure. Recently, major U.S. airlines, including United, Delta, and…