U.S. Travel

A Frontier Airlines plane.

Flight Diverted After Passenger Made Threats With A Box Cutter

A Frontier Airlines flight made an unplanned landing at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where one person was taken into custody.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Flight attendants stand.

Flight Attendants Will Be Required To Get More Rest Between Flights

As flight attendants continue to picket amid contract negotiations, the FAA announced a long-coming rule to require more rest between shifts.

 | By Maura Sirianni and Associated Press

Damaged airplanes and hangars are seen.

Florida Airports Reopen, But Flights Will Be Affected For Weeks

Thousands of flights have been impacted by Hurricane Ian, and there will be ripple effects across all airlines for weeks.

 | By James Packard

Park guests depart from Universal Studios

Disney World Is Closing Its Gates Due To Hurricane Ian

As Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida, Disney World and many other amusement parks are closing — forcing tourists to cancel their trips.

 | By Tammy Estwick

A railroad train is shown.

Possible Railroad Worker Strike Could Upend U.S. Supply Chain

There are 60,000 workers in two unions still demanding pay and time off concessions from rail lines, with no deal on the table yet.

 | By James Packard

U.S. Coast Guard helicopter surveying waters.

1 Person Dead, 9 Missing After Floatplane Crashes In Puget Sound

The single-engine plane went down in Mutiny Bay off Whidbey Island, about 30 miles northwest of Seattle.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

A United Airlines jetliner is passed by a Southwest Airlines craft as they head for gates at Denver International Airport

What To Expect From Labor Day Travel

Labor Day Weekend could be one of the most expensive in years for travelers as airline staffing shortages continue and pilots demand pay increases.

 | By James Packard

A Southwest Airlines flight prepares to land at Reagan National Airport, in Arlington, VA

Many Travelers Are Still Dealing With Flight Delays And Cancellations

Airlines are still delaying and canceling flights, as frustrated travelers scramble to make new arrangements.

 | By Briana Koeneman

A person pumps gas.

Gas Prices Have Dropped, But The Relief Might Not Stick

Experts say rebalancing supply with demand is the biggest factor helping prices, but other factors could affect the costs.

 | By James Packard

A Southwest Airlines flight prepares to land

Southwest Flight Attendant Suffers Broken Back In Hard Landing

None of the other 141 people on board the plane were injured in the incident, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

President Joe Biden

President Biden To Sign Executive Order Protecting Travel For Abortion

The order will allow states who haven't banned abortion to apply for Medicaid waivers to help them treat women who've traveled from out of state.

 | By Kellan Howell and Associated Press

Baggage stacks up from delayed travelers in the baggage claim area of an airport

Understaffed Airlines Losing Travelers' Luggage

Caroline Teel with Smarter Travel.com says travelers losing luggage has been a serious issue this summer.

 | By John Matarese and WRTV

The tail of a JetBlue Airways plane

JetBlue Agrees To Buy Spirit Airlines For $3.8 Billion

The deal comes a day after Spirit and Frontier Airlines agreed to abandon their merger proposal.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

A Southwest Airlines jet prepares to take off from Love Field in Dallas.

Police: Woman Opened Fire In Dallas Airport; Officer Shot Her

The woman entered a bathroom at the airport and emerged in different clothing before she pulled out a gun and fired it at the ceiling.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Plane wreckage at the site of a fatal crash

4 People Dead After Small Planes Collide At North Las Vegas Airport

The FAA said it's investigating the cause of a crash after two single-engine planes collided Sunday afternoon .

 | By Associated Press

Passengers make their way through a security line.

Holiday Getaway Pushes U.S. Airport Traffic To Pandemic High

Friday's passenger volume marked a 13% increase from July 1 last year, which fell on the Thursday before Fourth of July.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Delta plane

Verizon And AT&T Reach Deal With The FAA On 5G

In a new agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration, AT&T and Verizon will again delay the full 5G rollout near some airports until July 2023.

 | By Clayton Sandell

A washed out bridge shown along the Yellowstone River

Yellowstone Park Closed To Visitors Due To Severe Flooding

Videos are making it clear that the northern loop of the park will not reopen this year, due to severe flooding.

 | By Maritsa Georgiou

Travelers are shown at Salt Lake City International Airport.

Researcher Says Airline Bookings Dip As Fares Keep Rising

Airfares are among many factors contributing to the highest inflation rate that Americans have seen in 40 years.

 | By Associated Press

A man is at a gas station.

Gas Is Now $5 A Gallon On Average. What's To Blame?

Gas prices are up globally, and while many choose who to blame, it's likely a combination of multiple factors.

 | By James Packard

Passenger wears personal protective equipment on a Delta Airlines flight.

DOJ Asks Court To Reverse Order Lifting Travel Mask Mandate

It’s not exactly clear if the TSA and airlines would start enforcing the mandate again, if the ruling were overturned.

 | By James Packard

High gas prices and cars.

More Memorial Day Travel Expected, Despite High Prices

Two and a half years of pandemic life has many people hitting the road or taking to the skies, despite the surge in prices for gas and plane tickets.

 | By Associated Press and James Packard

A JetBlue airplane

Rebuffed By Spirit Airlines, JetBlue Goes Hostile In Takeover Bid

JetBlue hopes that its most recent move will push Spirit's board to the negotiating table after the board rejected an earlier offer.

 | By Associated Press

Airport worker tends to travelers

Airlines Face Staff Shortages As Summer Travel Season Approaches

Many airlines are looking to fill thousands of job openings ahead of the busy summer travel season.

 | By Meg Hilling

Plane passengers wear face masks

Biden Administration To Extend Mask Mandate For Public Transit

The CDC announced the face mask requirement will be extended until May 3.

 | By Associated Press

Travelers wear face masks in an airport

Biden Administration's Travel Mask Mandate Still Up In The Air

The airline industry and Republicans want to end the mandate that has required face masks on public transit for the past 14 months.

 | By Associated Press

Alaska Airlines passenger flight

Airlines Continue To Delay, Cancel Flights Amid Host Of Issues

Since the start of April, U.S. airlines have canceled more than 8,500 flights, according to FlightAware.

 | By James Packard

Empty JetBlue ticket counter at Tampa International Airport

Spirit, JetBlue Cancel Hundreds Of Weekend Flights

The troubles have spring break travelers scrambling to find new flights.

 | By Newsy Staff

The tail of a JetBlue Airways plane

JetBlue Makes Offer For Spirit Airlines, Could Spark Bidding War

Spirit said it received an unsolicited bid from JetBlue, two months after Spirit announced plans to merge with Frontier Airlines.

 | By Associated Press

A passenger jet is silhouetted against the sky at dusk.

Airlines Cancel More Than 3,500 U.S. Flights Over Weekend

Several airlines said Sunday that operations are returning to normal.

 | By Associated Press and Scott Withers