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Boeing 737 Max engine issue will take up to a year to fix, company tells lawmakers
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Boeing 737 Max engine issue will take up to a year to fix, company tells lawmakers

Boeing told lawmakers its planned fix for an engine issue on all 737 Max jets will take up to a year, delaying certification of the 737 Max 7 and Max 10 airliners.In written responses to questions from Sen. Tammy Duckworth, chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, obtained exclusively by CBS News, Boeing says it has assembled a team of technical experts to "quickly drive forward a safe and compliant solution" to an issue that could cause the 737 Max engine anti-ice system to overheat and damage the engine.Boeing officials had previously indicated they were aiming for a fix to be ready in nine to 12 months. "For the safety of the flying public, I'm relieved that Boeing committed to fixing the known safety defect on-board its 737 MAX 10 before ...
Flight cancellations: Tropical Storm Hilary snarls air travel
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Flight cancellations: Tropical Storm Hilary snarls air travel

New York CNN  —  More than 4,500 flights are delayed or canceled across the US on Sunday evening as California continues to brace for the impact from Tropical Storm Hilary. Many of the flights originated from or were headed to destinations in California or nearby states. According to flight tracker FlightAware, some of the most affected airports are Harry Reid International in Las Vegas, where more than 300 flights have been canceled, and San Diego International, where some 40% of arriving and departing flights have been canceled. About a third of flights coming in and out of Ontario International airport outside of Los Angeles have also been canceled, as m...
Unruly passengers on planes can face fines and other consequences — but it’s not clear how many reports lead to punishment
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Unruly passengers on planes can face fines and other consequences — but it’s not clear how many reports lead to punishment

The rapid growth in the number of unruly, disruptive or downright violent passengers aboard planes was — and still is — a hot topic in the airline business.And the number of incidents was — and still is — alarming. Cellphone videos taken by other passengers show onboard fights, flight attendants being assaulted, other passengers being punched, offenders often duct taped to their seats and law enforcement escorting passengers off planes. Many incidents result in flights being diverted.In 2021, the number of these incidents were north of 6,000. In 2022, while the numbers dropped, they are still more than 10 times higher than in decades past. In 1995, there were 146 reports of unruly airline passengers. So far in 2022, the Federal Aviation Administration has received 1,944 reports. ...
Travelers urged to take advantage of falling airline ticket prices, experts say
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Travelers urged to take advantage of falling airline ticket prices, experts say

Inflation finally slowed in July, a shift that could be due in part to declining fuel prices. That, in turn, appears to have corresponded to a drop in airfares, which are down 7.8% in July compared to June, according to the latest numbers released this week from the Labor Department.Flights from San Diego are $230 cheaper on average than the peak they reached in May, according to the travel site Hopper. Flights to Hawaii have dropped $154, and a flight to Prague will cost you about $300 less."I feel like it went up, but now it's going back to like normal prices," traveler Sharrie Scott said. Airline ticket prices peaked in May as pent-up pandemic demand filled planes and fuel prices soared. To find a deal, Ranada Young and her mom took a ridiculo...
Welcome to a summer of travel hell
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Welcome to a summer of travel hell

Fasten your seatbelts: there's travel turbulence ahead. What started as a summer of so-called "revenge travel," after two years of the pandemic, has turned into travel hell."I'm extremely frustrated and disappointed," said one flier. "They got a few people on board, and then all of a sudden, canceled the flight," said another. Kyndal Young and her kids weren't about to risk losing a minute at Disney World this weekend. "In case we did miss this [flight], I had an extra day to catch up … I built in an extra day," she said. Forty-eight million people are expected to be on the move this Independence Day weekend, the busiest of the pandemic, and the nation's airlines are struggling to keep up. Since Memorial Day, in the U.S. alone more than 200,000 ...