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For the second time in as many days, an unspecified threat forced a Chinese airline to divert a flight, raising public concern about aviation safety in one of the world's fastest-growing air travel markets.

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Tampa airport and airlines eye Isaac ahead of Republican convention updated: Fri Aug 24 2012 12:16:00

With up to 50,000 people expected to descend on Tampa for next week's Republican convention, airlines and the city's airport handling those flying into the city are closely following the track and strength of Tropical Storm Isaac.

Potential FAA cuts would create big hassles for fliersupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 15:45:00

Look out air travelers. A congressional slugfest over the U.S. deficit is threatening to trigger higher airfares and widespread slowdowns at the nation's airports.

Should male passengers be allowed to sit next to unaccompanied children?updated: Tue Aug 14 2012 21:51:00

An Australian airline's policy prohibiting male passengers from sitting next to kids traveling alone has fueled a social media firestorm and caused the company to review the rule.

Man: Airline treated me like pedophileupdated: Tue Aug 14 2012 21:51:00

Man claims Virgin Australia treats male passengers like pedophiles after being told to change seats away from two kids.

4 flight attendants injured in one day, turbulence and burns are citedupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 22:41:00

Four flight attendants on three separate flights were injured and taken to hospitals Wednesday.

Airlines improve performance, but complaints persist updated: Thu Aug 09 2012 21:14:00

The nation's major airlines -- lambasted for years because of canceled flights, long tarmac delays, late arrivals and lost luggage -- have significantly improved in all four of those key measurements of customer service, the federal government said Thursday.

2 planes come too close to one another at Detroit airport, FAA official says updated: Sat Aug 04 2012 01:27:00

Two airplanes came too close to one another while attempting to land at a Detroit airport, a federal official said early Saturday, days after another close incident involving three jets at a Washington, D.C. airport.

Why did three planes nearly collide?updated: Thu Aug 02 2012 08:50:00

Athena Jones reports on an FAA investigation into a near collision of three US Airways commuter jets at Reagan National.

TSA to speed flight attendants through securityupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 18:14:00

Flight attendants in coming months will get the same expedited screening at airport checkpoints available to airline pilots, the Transportation Security Administration said Monday.

Turbulence terrifies you? Buckle upupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 19:24:00

Take a glass, fill it with marbles and shake. That's what it can feel like inside an airplane hit by turbulence.

Understanding airplane turbulenceupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 19:24:00

HLN's Evening Express team talks with aviation expert Jim Tilmon about turbulence and how pilots prepare for it.

Odor diverts flight, sickens plane crewupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 09:52:00

Five crew members of a US Airways flight were taken to a hospital Tuesday night because of an unknown odor on the plane.

Airlines making billions on bagsupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 09:13:00

Airlines have been raking in the cash with those new fees on bags.

'Hidden' airline charges: Dirty tricks or customer choice?updated: Tue Jul 10 2012 09:13:00

Extra charges tallied onto advertised flight costs have become a bugbear of jumbo sized proportions for airline passengers.

'Craziness' reigns aboard flight waiting to take off from LaGuardia Airportupdated: Sat Jun 30 2012 00:10:00

The situation aboard an American Eagle jet waiting to take off from New York's LaGuardia Airport turned into "absolute craziness" when a frustrated flight attendant started yelling over the intercom, a passenger said Friday.

Should parts of airplanes be kid-free?updated: Thu Jun 14 2012 09:25:00

Blogger Jenny Larson tells our Randi Kaye why she thinks it's a bad idea.

Hey fliers: You can't have it allupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 09:25:00

Airline passengers still want it all: low prices, comfortable seating, "free" baggage check-in and other freebies.

Fliers stung by charges for window and aisle seatsupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 06:49:00

The airline industry's latest tactic to increase revenue -- charging premiums for window and aisle seats -- is making it hard for groups to fly together, say passenger advocates.

How do you know your airline is safe?updated: Mon Jun 04 2012 17:23:00

Beyond a vague familiarity with the world's major airlines, most travelers know little about the hundreds of carriers transporting passengers across the globe. Sunday's deadly air crash in Nigeria raises questions about the safety of international airlines. So how do passengers find safety information?

'No survivors' in Nigerian plane crashupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 17:23:00

None of the 153 people on a Nigerian airplane survived the crash into a Lagos neighborhood. Vladimir Duthiers reports.

Air rage: Passengers 'quicker to snap' updated: Fri Jun 01 2012 12:15:00

When it comes to air travel, just about everyone has a complaint, no matter which security line they use.

The golden days of air travel: How glorious were they?updated: Sat May 26 2012 15:39:00

The crowds cheered as the pilots and flight attendants of Delta Flight 295 cut a ceremonial red ribbon before the television cameras.

Are fliers safe from new al Qaeda bomb?updated: Wed May 09 2012 09:14:00

CNN's Brian Todd investigates whether the bomb in the latest plot could have gotten through airport security.

Higher fares and more mergers for airline industry, say expertsupdated: Fri May 04 2012 06:16:00

Analysts are predicting plane tickets will get more expensive as more airlines merge in response to deep-seated structural problems in the industry.

Celebrity chefs create mile-high menusupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 07:37:00

British celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal has long been on a mission to stir his countrymen's culinary senses but the gastronomic pioneer has now turned his attentions to an altogether more complex problem -- rustling up gourmet airline food.

U.S. airlines: Safer than ever? updated: Wed Apr 04 2012 14:03:00

These days, stories about airline crew-member meltdowns and traffic controllers asleep on the job are enough to make even the bravest fliers clutch their armrests a little tighter. But despite these unusual incidents, the U.S. airline industry is enjoying one of the safest periods in its history.

Allegiant Air adds carry-on feeupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 16:00:00

Keep your carry-ons small on Allegiant Air flights. Starting Wednesday, if your bag doesn't fit under the seat, you're going to pay for it.

Report says top U.S. airlines performed very well in 2011updated: Mon Apr 02 2012 16:00:00

Despite widespread perceptions that airline service is deteriorating, 2011 was the "best year ever" for airline performance, according to independent experts who have been studying data for the past 21 years.

Who's really flying the plane?updated: Mon Mar 26 2012 08:15:00

The last time you flew, did you wonder what's really going on behind that closed cockpit door? Who's actually flying the plane? Is it a human being, or Capt. Autopilot?

Qantas in Hong Kong budget airline dealupdated: Sun Mar 25 2012 23:18:00

Qantas of Australia and China Eastern Airlines are to launch Hong Kong's first budget airline in a landmark deal for foreign participation in the Chinese aviation industry.

Why airlines have been slow to add Wi-Fi to intercontinental flightsupdated: Thu Mar 22 2012 21:14:00

As competition expands among airlines to offer passengers the latest in-flight entertainment options, intercontinental routes have been slow to add Internet service.

Expanding Ryanairupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 14:05:00

CEO of Ryan Air, Michael O'Leary, talks to CNN's Juliet Mann about expanding one of Europe's largest airlines.

Ryanair CEO: Airports unnecessary 'international shopping centers'updated: Thu Mar 15 2012 14:05:00

The head of Dublin-based budget airline Ryanair says that airport operators are holding the aviation industry back -- and describes the average airport as an unnecessary "international shopping center."

Air Asia CEO: "We're battle-hardened"updated: Thu Mar 15 2012 07:28:00

Air Asia's CEO Tony Fernandes speaks to CNN Business Traveller about facing rapidly-rising fuel prices and low-cost flying.

Asia's budget airlines spread their wings with long-haul flightsupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 07:28:00

While European carriers are facing turbulent times, some Asian airlines are hoping that a cut-price long-haul model will find a ready market in Asia's growing middle class.

Delay EU carbon levy, says air industryupdated: Sun Mar 11 2012 23:02:00

Seven of Europe's leading aviation companies have joined forces to warn the European Union's plans to charge for carbon pollution are jeopardising 2,000 jobs and billions of dollars of orders from China.

Flight attendant's outburst delays flightupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 21:00:00

From the start, some passengers knew something was amiss. The flight attendant had asked them if the plane was in Houston.

Attendant outburst called 'demonic'updated: Fri Mar 09 2012 21:00:00

CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks to Lizzie O'Leary about a flight attendant that went on a rant on an American Airlines plane.

Jeep on runway in Philly causes controllers to scrambleupdated: Fri Mar 02 2012 11:16:00

A passenger jet was just seconds away from landing Thursday at Philadelphia International Airport when a Jeep broke through a chain-link fence and drove onto several runways, forcing a number of planes to circle the area, according to an air traffic controller familiar with the incident.

Airlines post record lows for bumping, mishandled bagsupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 16:30:00

It seems the airlines are doing something right. U.S. air carriers posted all-time lows for the number of mishandled bags and bumped passengers in 2011, according to reports released Tuesday.

Budget ax falls on armed pilot programupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 21:30:00

President Barack Obama's budget ax is falling hard on a program that allows pilots to carry handguns in the cockpit as a last line of defense against terrorists.

What will Airbus A380 fault mean for passengers and airlines?updated: Wed Feb 08 2012 20:55:00

The European Aviation Safety Agency has ordered checks for cracks in the wings of the Airbus A380, though it has stopped short of grounding the fleet. CNN examines some key questions about the aircraft and what it means for the passengers, the airlines and the manufacturers.

5 reasons to care about new FAA law updated: Wed Feb 08 2012 10:15:00

Did you hear that? It's a door busting open in Washington, unblocking a huge backlog of airline issues that will directly affect America's millions of air travelers.

Report on Federal Air Marshal Service paints an unflattering pictureupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 08:41:00

A long-awaited report on alleged misconduct within the Federal Air Marshal Service concludes that while supervisors do not engage in "widespread" discrimination and retaliation against rank-and-file air marshals, the agency is far from trouble-free.

CNNMoney: American's bankruptcy fuels merger talkupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 17:13:00

American Airlines' bankruptcy has many in the industry questioning if a merger is in its future.

Turbulence injures three flight attendants on flight to Miamiupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 16:29:00

Three American Airlines flight attendants were injured Sunday when a flight bound for Miami, Florida, encountered severe turbulence.

'Lightheaded' pilots make emergency landingupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 17:16:00

British Airways confirmed the emergency landing of an A321 last month after the pilots complained of feeling lightheaded and put on their own oxygen masks.

Help your pet prepare for air travelupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 07:38:00

Something on the tarmac caught travel agent Ann Lombardi's attention while she waited to board her flight. Baggage carriers seemed unconcerned about a Labrador that was bleeding profusely as they unloaded its crate from the cargo hold. Disturbed by the scene, Lombardi alerted gate attendants.

Rule coming to improve airfare transparencyupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 12:47:00

Airline passengers won't have to wade several steps into the booking process to see the full price of an airline ticket after a new rule goes into effect next month.

What will 2012 bring in air travel?updated: Mon Dec 26 2011 08:08:00

It's the end of 2011, so you know what that means. It's time for everyone to come out of the woodwork with their predictions for 2012.

Flight attendants petition to get "30 Rock" off flightsupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 19:38:00

The NBC sitcom "30 Rock" lost some flight attendant fans after actor Alec Baldwin was kicked off an American Airlines flight when he refused to turn off his phone.

'Rude' Alec Baldwin fled to toilet, booted from planeupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 19:22:00

An American Airlines pilot booted Alec Baldwin off a flight Tuesday because the actor refused to turn off his cell phone after the plane's doors were closed for departure, the airline said Wednesday.

Alec Baldwin supports Occupy Wall Streetupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 19:22:00

Actor Alec Baldwin talks about his support for the Occupy Wall Street movement.

What's wrong with India's airline industry?updated: Tue Nov 29 2011 23:51:00

When India's aviation sector began liberalizing in 2003, a regional powerhouse was unleashed.

A travel nightmare: Man stands throughout 7-hour flightupdated: Sat Nov 26 2011 12:45:00

Air travelers usually are prepared for the occasional hectic and overcrowded flight. But all are hoping they'll at least be able to sit down.

The traditions of Thanksgivingupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 06:18:00

CNN's Carl Azuz considers how far our nation's Thanksgiving traditions have wandered.

Storms complicate Thanksgiving travelupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 06:18:00

It's not the kind of weather map or travel intelligence you want to see on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Flight makes emergency landingupdated: Thu Nov 24 2011 02:14:00

An American Airlines flight made a safe emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday night after the crew smelled something burning in the cockpit, officials said.

CNNMoney: Bill would scrap checked baggage feeupdated: Tue Nov 22 2011 15:55:00

Fliers hate baggage fees, and the long lines at airport security screening that are made worse by passengers carrying on more bags than they did in the past.

Expedited airport screening for military in the worksupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 15:25:00

U.S military personnel may someday be treated to expedited screening at airport checkpoints if all goes well with tests that begin Tuesday at a medium-size airport in California.

TSA: Screeners find 4-5 guns on a typical dayupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 16:17:00

Federal airport screeners still find four to five guns at checkpoints on a typical day, the Transportation Security Administration's chief told a Senate hearing Wednesday.

Plane survivor: 'Excellent landing'updated: Wed Nov 02 2011 16:05:00

A survivor from the Polish plane that was forced to land without landing gear says the pilot did a great job.

Newark flight makes emergency landing in Polandupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 16:05:00

A Boeing 767 on a flight from Newark, New Jersey, made a dramatic emergency landing at Warsaw, Poland's Frederic Chopin International airport Tuesday after problems with its landing gear, an airport spokeswoman said.

Beoing's African aviationupdated: Thu Oct 27 2011 09:56:00

Boeing vice president of sales for Africa, Van Rex Gallard talks about Africa's role in the world of aviation.

Africa's aviation industry set to soar, says Boeingupdated: Thu Oct 27 2011 09:56:00

Africa's passenger airline industry may still be awaiting full take off but Boeing has identified the continent as a market ripe with potential.

This isn't the airline I signed up forupdated: Fri Oct 07 2011 14:32:00

When I worked at America West, we had a codesharing partnership with Continental. Friends would call me, confused.

'Codesharing': What to know when you flyupdated: Fri Oct 07 2011 14:32:00

"Cranky Flier" Brett Snyder explains what airline codesharing means to the average traveler.

Secrets to avoiding flight delaysupdated: Fri Oct 07 2011 14:20:00

You're all packed and ready to go, but when you get to the airport, you find that your airplane isn't: Your flight is delayed.

Program could shorten wait at airport security checkpointsupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 13:56:00

The Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday unveiled a "trusted traveler" program -- one meant to expedite screening at U.S. airport checkpoints, agency chief John Pistole said.

Senator: Protect airliners from shoulder-fired missilesupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 18:48:00

Fresh concerns that thousands of highly portable anti-aircraft missiles may be missing in Libya are prompting a new call to protect American jetliners from attack.

Investigation under way into airliners' near-collision over Hong Kongupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 11:35:00

An investigation is under way into a previously unrevealed incident last week in which two jetliners nearly collided over Hong Kong, aviation authorities said Tuesday.

Airlines pile pressure on EU to scrap carbon taxupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 10:24:00

Airlines have warned the European Union risks sparking an international trade war if it insists on imposing a carbon tax on carriers flying into its air space.

Obama proposal raises fees for corporate jets ... and othersupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 19:38:00

While President Barack Obama has repeatedly denounced "tax breaks" for corporate jets in recent speeches, fliers of almost all stripes will feel a pinch under the budget plan he announced Monday.

F-16s scrambled in two flight incidentsupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 14:48:00

Reports of air passengers acting suspiciously on two flights prompted authorities Sunday to scramble fighter jets on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

CNNMoney: Airline fares are going up ... againupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 14:17:00

The sluggish economy hasn't stopped airlines from hiking the price of flying ... again.

CNNMoney: Post 9/11 travel: What airport security costs usupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 05:56:00

Remember when you could arrive at the airport 30 minutes before your flight, get complimentary peanuts and a Coke and be greeted upon arrival by a loved one right at the gate?

Fliers' saggy pants, skimpy garb test airlinesupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 12:42:00

Provocative flight attendants' uniforms used to raise eyebrows in the 1970s "Fly Me" era of aviation, but these days it's the passengers who are under scrutiny for their attire.

Hundreds stranded on N.C. islandupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 07:28:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports Hurricane Irene washed away the only bridge linking Hatteras Island to the rest of N. Carolina.

Travel may take days to return to normal after Hurricane Ireneupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 07:28:00

Hurricane Irene has come and gone, but many travelers are still going nowhere fast in the aftermath of the storm.

CNNMoney: Travelers offered refunds, as well as headachesupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 16:29:00

While Hurricane Irene's impact wasn't nearly as bad as expected, the severe weather still managed to cripple travel all along the East Coast at a time when many families were planning one last getaway before the summer's end.

Irene's impact on air travelupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 14:44:00

Air Transport Association's Thomas Hendricks explains how long it will take for flights to begin after Irene leaves.

Hurricane forces widespread air, train cancellationsupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 06:50:00

Here are some of the latest travel-related developments stemming from Hurricane Irene:

New York's last train downtownupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 06:50:00

CNN's Nick Parker tours the New York subway as it closes down ahead of Hurricane Irene.

Twitter Q&A for Hurricane Ireneupdated: Sat Aug 27 2011 14:46:00

CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers answers your questions about Hurricane Irene.

Storm brings travel troublesupdated: Sat Aug 27 2011 14:46:00

Travel conditions aren't pretty this weekend as Hurricane Irene spins up the East Coast.

Hurricane Irene likely to cause 'horrendous' travel conditionsupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 16:25:00

Perhaps Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell put it best: Saturday is going to be a "horrendous day for travel" as Hurricane Irene sets its sights on the U.S. East Coast.

Airline passengers get new protectionsupdated: Thu Aug 25 2011 12:53:00

Flying may get just a little less frustrating and a bit more transparent starting Tuesday, when new federal airline passenger protection rules go into effect.

Turbulent year for Qantasupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 09:36:00

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce discusses the airline's profits and why the need for restructuring.

TSA investigating firecrackers in Southwest flightupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 00:09:00

Federal officials are investigating how firecrackers got into a Southwest Airlines plane scheduled to leave Las Vegas on Tuesday.

Some airline passenger protections postponed until Januaryupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 17:56:00

The federal government is postponing some of the consumer protections scheduled to take effect later this month after airlines and travel agents said they needed more time to implement the changes.

Airlines roll back fare increases as federal taxes returnupdated: Mon Aug 08 2011 16:00:00

The tax holiday is over for U.S. airlines.

Fired air marshal loses battle in job fightupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 17:24:00

A federal air marshal fired after revealing the government was cutting back air marshal coverage at a time of heightened hijacking concern has lost a major battle in his fight to reclaim his job.

Air travel tax refund procedure still fuzzyupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 10:09:00

If you're traveling by air this month, there's a good chance the government owes you money.

As pilots talk with United-Continental, sick calls scrub 24 flightsupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 17:47:00

The recently merged Continental and United Airlines canceled 24 flights Wednesday due to pilot sick calls, which occurred as United Continental Holdings is negotiating a collective bargaining agreement with the pilots, an airline spokeswoman said.

Congress to airlines: Pass along savings to passengers or trust fundupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 08:33:00

Airlines benefiting from a unplanned federal tax holiday should save the money for the government or pass it along to the passengers, but should not pocket the money themselves, key congressional leaders said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Airlines squash a would-be price breakupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 13:41:00

Political stalemate nearly scored one for consumers.

Colorado air traffic controller removed after failing alcohol testupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 20:50:00

The Federal Aviation Administration acknowledged Tuesday it removed a Colorado air traffic controller from his post earlier this month after he failed an alcohol test.

Air traffic controller drunk on job?updated: Tue Jul 19 2011 20:50:00

The FAA is investigating a Colorado air traffic controller suspected of working while intoxicated. KMGH reports.

Fortune: Boeing vs. Airbus: The fight for flight intensifiesupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 17:39:00

The Paris Airshow last month was a clear win for Airbus, but don't count Boeing out just yet. The record number of orders for the Airbus A320neo aircraft at Le Bourget shows the European aircraft maker's success in bringing its current airline customers back on board. But while it was an impressive showing, Airbus failed to make any meaningful inroads into Boeing's core customer base, leaving in place a deadlock between the two aircraft makers in the heavily competitive and extremely profitable single-aisle jet market.

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