May 25, 2017

U.S. tests screening larger electronic devices separately at airports

Travelers at some U.S. airports are being asked to place electronic devices bigger than a cellphone in separate bins so that they can be examined more closely. The Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that it has been testing the procedure at 10 airports for ...

May 23, 2017

Disruptive passenger in Trump cap delays Shanghai flight

A disruptive passenger on a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to New Jersey was asked to get off the plane in a politically tinged altercation, resulting in an unscheduled stop in San Francisco and an arrival delayed by eight hours. Videos on social media ...

May 16, 2017

United changing cockpit-door codes after inadvertent leak

United Airlines is changing the keypad codes used to open cockpit doors after the previous codes were accidentally posted on a public website. The airline sent a memo to pilots over the weekend telling them to use “alternative security measures,” a spokeswoman said Monday. ...

Airlines bracing for laptop ban on Europe-U.S. flights at peak season

May 12, 2017

Airlines bracing for laptop ban on Europe-U.S. flights at peak season

Airline and travel-industry groups are quietly expressing concern about a plan under consideration by U.S. security authorities to prohibit passengers from carrying their laptop computers into the cabin on flights from Europe. Extending electronics restrictions — now in place for travel from some Middle ...

Made-in-China passenger jet set for maiden test flight

May 4, 2017

Made-in-China passenger jet set for maiden test flight

China is expected this week to conduct the maiden test flight of a homegrown passenger jet built to meet soaring domestic travel demand and challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus. The C919, built by state-owned aerospace manufacturer Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC), ...

Improve service or Congress will step in, lawmakers tell airlines

May 3, 2017

Improve service or Congress will step in, lawmakers tell airlines

The chief executive of United Airlines apologized Tuesday on Capitol Hill for an incident in which a passenger was dragged off a flight, calling it “a mistake of epic proportions” as frustrated lawmakers warned airline executives to improve customer service or face congressional intervention. ...