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Tess Torelli April 26, 2018

Southwest Airlines has sped up a sweeping inspection of its engines following a midair failure last week that killed a passenger, the airline’s first fatal accident in its almost five decades of flying. But the engine parts that have been under the most scrutiny may not have been the only factor in the accident, a […]

Tess Torelli April 26, 2018

Allegiant Travel Co. bookings fell and cancellations rose following a report on CBS’ “60 Minutes” that criticized the company’s safety record, but they are returning to normal levels, company executives said Wednesday. The segment, which aired April 15, said the budget airline ismore likely to have in-flight mechanical problems than its competitors. The company reported […]

Tess Torelli April 26, 2018

If you’re looking for a unique hotel experience, capsule and pod hotels may be the way to go. A growing number of pod hotels, in which guests sleep in a small area, often encapsulated, are popular in Japan. They’re even gaining some ground globally in places like Beijing and London. Giftofaservant recently experienced a premium […]

Tess Torelli April 26, 2018

Dominick Reuter | AFP | Getty Images A Southwest Airlines jet sits on the runway at Philadelphia International Airport after it was forced to land with an engine failure, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on April 17, 2018. In the aftermath of Southwest Flight 1380, the Dallas-based airline responded by reportedly handing out $5,000 checks to passengers […]

Tess Torelli April 26, 2018

Boeing is planning for more gains in the air freight market. The aerospace giant on Wednesday said it will increase production of 767 planes from 2.5 to 3 a month starting in 2020. “We do see long-term strength in the (air cargo) market,” Boeing’s CEO Dennis Muilenburg said during an earnings call, citing stronger global […]

Tess Torelli April 25, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared poised to hand President Donald Trump a huge legal victory, signaling on Wednesday it was likely to uphold his contentious travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries. Conservative justices including Chief Justice John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy, a frequent swing vote on the nine-member court, indicated during arguments in […]

Tess Torelli April 25, 2018

Don’t bother looking for a Virgin America kiosk at the airport Wednesday morning. Employees of Alaska Airlines, which merged with Richard Branson-backed Virgin America in December 2016, are racing to scrub the former company’s branding from 29 airports around the U.S. Virgin America-branded kiosks and signs at baggage claim, curbside check-in and ticket counters will […]