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.
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.
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 claims Virgin Australia treats male passengers like pedophiles after being told to change seats away from two kids.
Four flight attendants on three separate flights were injured and taken to hospitals Wednesday.
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.
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.
Athena Jones reports on an FAA investigation into a near collision of three US Airways commuter jets at Reagan National.
Flight attendants in coming months will get the same expedited screening at airport checkpoints available to airline pilots, the Transportation Security Administration said Monday.
After billions of federal stimulus dollars pledged to build a new rail line, the project is plagued with problems.
California is poised to become home to the nation's first truly high-speed rail system with Gov. Jerry Brown's signing Wednesday of a law authorizing the first leg of construction for a line that will eventually connect Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Take a glass, fill it with marbles and shake. That's what it can feel like inside an airplane hit by turbulence.
HLN's Evening Express team talks with aviation expert Jim Tilmon about turbulence and how pilots prepare for it.
Five crew members of a US Airways flight were taken to a hospital Tuesday night because of an unknown odor on the plane.
Airlines have been raking in the cash with those new fees on bags.
Extra charges tallied onto advertised flight costs have become a bugbear of jumbo sized proportions for airline passengers.
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.
Blogger Jenny Larson tells our Randi Kaye why she thinks it's a bad idea.
Airline passengers still want it all: low prices, comfortable seating, "free" baggage check-in and other freebies.
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.
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?
None of the 153 people on a Nigerian airplane survived the crash into a Lagos neighborhood. Vladimir Duthiers reports.
A teen says her insulin pump was damaged when she tried to get through airport security.
It's the kind of thing that seems to happen every day to innocent grandmas, teens and toddlers when they pass through the airport: Savannah Barry, a 16-year-old Type 1 diabetic, uses an insulin pump that can malfunction when exposed to technology used in airport screenings. When she passed through the Salt Lake City airport for a flight home to Denver in May, she asked for a pat-down, but Transportation Security Administration workers directed her to pass through a scanner. Her parents weren't there -- she was on a school trip -- but she trusted TSA agents to guide her.
When it comes to air travel, just about everyone has a complaint, no matter which security line they use.
The crowds cheered as the pilots and flight attendants of Delta Flight 295 cut a ceremonial red ribbon before the television cameras.
For well over a century the world has come to call on Garden City, Kansas, every day of the year.
CNN's Brian Todd investigates whether the bomb in the latest plot could have gotten through airport security.
Analysts are predicting plane tickets will get more expensive as more airlines merge in response to deep-seated structural problems in the industry.
First images from GEO TV of the plane crash site and debris near Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
A commercial airplane carrying 127 people crashed Friday in Islamabad just before it was to land at a nearby airport, according to Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority, which cited poor weather as a possible factor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A twin-engine plane carrying 43 people crashed soon after takeoff in Siberia, killing all but 12 people.
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 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.
As competition expands among airlines to offer passengers the latest in-flight entertainment options, intercontinental routes have been slow to add Internet service.
CEO of Ryan Air, Michael O'Leary, talks to CNN's Juliet Mann about expanding one of Europe's largest airlines.
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's CEO Tony Fernandes speaks to CNN Business Traveller about facing rapidly-rising fuel prices and low-cost flying.
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.
The Federal Transit Administration will provide $900 million to extend San Francisco's rapid transit rail line from the Bay Area into the fast-growing Silicon Valley, the Department of Transportation announced Monday.
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.
From the start, some passengers knew something was amiss. The flight attendant had asked them if the plane was in Houston.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks to Lizzie O'Leary about a flight attendant that went on a rant on an American Airlines plane.
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.
Studies by the U.S. government and professional organizations conclude the level of radiation emitted by full-body airport scanners is safe for passengers, according to a Department of Homeland Security Inspector General report, but the findings likely will not end the dispute over backscatter X-ray machines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A long-awaited federal investigation looking into allegations of a hostile work environment within the Federal Air Marshal Service concludes there is no "widespread discrimination and retaliation" within the agency, according to a report by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General obtained by CNN.
American Airlines' bankruptcy has many in the industry questioning if a merger is in its future.
Two passenger rail cars jumped the tracks Wednesday near Ann Arbor, Michigan, but no life-threatening injuries were reported in the accident, officials said.
A federal judge has ordered a Pennsylvania-based bus company to stop operations after an Albany, New York, TV station reported that the bus line had continued service in violation of a U.S. Department of Transportation order.
Three American Airlines flight attendants were injured Sunday when a flight bound for Miami, Florida, encountered severe turbulence.
Pre-screening for some travelers means a speedier trip through airport security.
A cupcake isn't always just a cupcake. Sometimes it's so noteworthy, it creates Cupcakegate. Just ask the nation's airport security officials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Actor Alec Baldwin talks about his support for the Occupy Wall Street movement.
When India's aviation sector began liberalizing in 2003, a regional powerhouse was unleashed.
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.
CNN's Carl Azuz considers how far our nation's Thanksgiving traditions have wandered.
It's not the kind of weather map or travel intelligence you want to see on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
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.
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.
Ten years after its formation, the Transportation Security Administration on Wednesday got the type of birthday card no one wants to receive -- a blistering report from Republican lawmakers who said the agency is "bloated" and "inefficient" and has done little, if anything, to improve aviation security.
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.
As rail travel grows ever more popular in Switzerland, the country's most important rail station is undergoing a bold transformation to keep up with increasing demand.
Each day and night, an army of orange-vested men work to keep Zurich Station's 3000 trains to run on time.
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.
A survivor from the Polish plane that was forced to land without landing gear says the pilot did a great job.
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.
Boeing vice president of sales for Africa, Van Rex Gallard talks about Africa's role in the world of aviation.
Africa's passenger airline industry may still be awaiting full take off but Boeing has identified the continent as a market ripe with potential.
A new policy proposed Wednesday by the Bay Area Rapid Transit system would allow disruptions of cellular phone service for commuters only when there is a threat to human safety or possible widespread disruption of service.
At least seven homemade explosives have been found along Berlin's railways within the last three days, police said Wednesday, severely disrupting traffic on several lines.
When I worked at America West, we had a codesharing partnership with Continental. Friends would call me, confused.
"Cranky Flier" Brett Snyder explains what airline codesharing means to the average traveler.
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.
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.
Three weeks ago, a man behaving strangely in a city subway station in Hong Kong attracted the attention of police, fearing he may be a terrorist plotting a train attack.
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.
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 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.
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.
Reports of air passengers acting suspiciously on two flights prompted authorities Sunday to scramble fighter jets on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
The sluggish economy hasn't stopped airlines from hiking the price of flying ... again.
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?
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.
CNN's Brian Todd reports Hurricane Irene washed away the only bridge linking Hatteras Island to the rest of N. Carolina.
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