FLIGHTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FLIGHTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) United lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321812-79/airlines-flights-meals-united.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321812-79/airlines-flights-meals-united.html.csp">United lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T10:50:02.924-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 10:50AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs. The carrier has been looking for ways to woo back some of its top fliers who defected to other carriers following a rocky merger with Continental Airlines. So, it’s upgrading first class food options and replacing snacks with full meals on some of its shortest flights. The changes, announced Thursday, mean that instead of potato chips, chocolate chip cookies and bananas, passengers on fl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583218122014-08-21T10:50:02.924-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T10:50:02.924-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321812@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:50:02 MDT Liberia: Ebola fears rise as clinic is looted http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58306097-68/ebola-west-health-liberia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58306097-68/ebola-west-health-liberia.html.csp">Liberia: Ebola fears rise as clinic is looted</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T11:39:01.552-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 11:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Monrovia, Liberia • Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital’s largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including bloody sheets and mattresses. The violence in the West Point slum occurred late Saturday and was led by residents angry that patients were brought to the holding center from other parts of Monrovia, Tolbert Nyenswah, assistant health minister, said Sunday. Up to 30 patients were staying at the center and ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583060972014-08-17T11:39:01.552-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T11:39:01.552-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58306097@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:39:01 MDT Pilots strike in Argentina, stranding thousands http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58288622-79/pilots-strike-argentina-thousands.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58288622-79/pilots-strike-argentina-thousands.html.csp">Pilots strike in Argentina, stranding thousands</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T12:04:02.158-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 12:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Buenos Aires • Argentina’s government stepped in to halt a brief pilot’s strike that stranded thousands of passengers Tuesday in the country’s capital. More than 30 international and local flights by state-run Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral were cancelled or delayed, including routes to cities such as Miami, Caracas and Bogota. The Labor Ministry then ordered the two sides to accept mediation, and union leaders said operations would soon be back to normal. The secretary-general off the Associ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582886222014-08-12T12:04:02.158-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-12T12:04:02.158-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288622@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:04:02 MDT U.S. airlines running behind schedule so far in 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58272122-79/airlines-flights-june-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58272122-79/airlines-flights-june-percent.html.csp">U.S. airlines running behind schedule so far in 2014</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T12:39:08.132-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 12:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">More U.S. flights arrived late in June than the month before, continuing a string of poor performances by the nation’s airlines. The government says that in the first six months of the year, the rate of late flights was the highest since 2008 and cancellations were the highest since 2000. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that among airlines reporting figures, 71.8 percent of flights arrived on time in June, down from 76.9 percent the month before and 71.9 percent in June 2013....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582721222014-08-07T12:39:08.132-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T12:39:08.132-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58272122@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:39:08 MDT A guide for fliers worried about Ebola outbreak http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58263049-68/airlines-ebola-passengers-africa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58263049-68/airlines-ebola-passengers-africa.html.csp">A guide for fliers worried about Ebola outbreak</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T15:42:07.385-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 03:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa grows, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the disease, what airlines are doing and how safe it is to fly. Q: Why are airlines concerned? A: Airlines quickly take passengers from one part of the globe to another. With some germs, one sick passenger on a plane could theoretically infect hundreds of people who are connecting to flights to dozens of...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582630492014-08-05T15:42:07.385-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T15:42:07.385-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263049@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:42:07 MDT Delta reports rise in key July revenue figure http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58259410-79/percent-delta-airline-july.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58259410-79/percent-delta-airline-july.html.csp">Delta reports rise in key July revenue figure</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T12:17:02.256-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 12:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • Delta Air Lines Inc. said Monday that passengers flew more and paid higher average prices than a year ago, indicating that there has been no let-up in solid demand for air travel. Delta said that a key revenue figure rose 3 percent last month compared with July 2013. The increase in passenger revenue for every seat flown one mile indicated that the airline was able to fill a few more seats and charge higher average fares. The airline predicted that the revenue figure would rise by betw...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582594102014-08-04T12:17:02.256-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-04T12:17:02.256-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58259410@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:17:02 MDT European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215543-79/flights-airlines-aviv-tel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215543-79/flights-airlines-aviv-tel.html.csp">European carriers suspend more Tel Aviv flights</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID RISING and MATTHEW KNIGHT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T10:51:02.412-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 10:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berlin • Air France and Germany’s two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of ongoing safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas. Lufthansa and Air Berlin extended their cancellations through Thursday and Air France said it was suspending its flights “until further notice.” The European Aviation Safety Agency late Tuesday said it “strongly recommends” that airlines refrain from operating flights to and from Tel Aviv. It said it would “monitor th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582155432014-07-23T10:51:02.412-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T10:51:02.412-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215543@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:51:02 MDT Delta cancels all Israel flights over missile fear http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210657-79/airlines-delta-flights-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58210657-79/airlines-delta-flights-israel.html.csp">Delta cancels all Israel flights over missile fear</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T10:08:22.208-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 10:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two U.S. airlines cancelled all flights to Israel until further notice, after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport. Delta Air Lines and United Airlines said Tuesday they are suspending service between the U.S. and Israel indefinitely. US Airways scrapped its Tel Aviv service Tuesday and said it is monitoring the situation in regards to future flights. Delta Air Lines’ one daily flight was already in the air. Delta said a Boeing 747 from New York was flying over the Mediterranean he...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582106572014-07-22T10:08:22.208-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T10:08:22.208-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58210657@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:08:22 MDT Why airlines didn’t avoid risky Ukraine airspace http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58199363-79/airlines-ukraine-aviation-flights.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58199363-79/airlines-ukraine-aviation-flights.html.csp">Why airlines didn’t avoid risky Ukraine airspace</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID KOENIG and SCOTT MAYEROWITZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T18:11:01.959-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 06:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane with nearly 300 people on board over war-torn eastern Ukraine is likely to have profound consequences for the world’s airlines. Airlines are already being more vigilant about avoiding trouble spots. That will make flights longer and more costly because of the need for extra fuel — an expense that will be passed on to passengers. They may be quicker to abandon routes near conflict areas. In the aftermath of Thursday’s disaster, carriers around the g...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581993632014-07-18T18:11:01.959-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T18:11:01.959-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58199363@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:11:01 MDT More flights arriving late; complaints are rising http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58166012-79/percent-airlines-flights-airways.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58166012-79/percent-airlines-flights-airways.html.csp">More flights arriving late; complaints are rising</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T16:44:26.239-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 04:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • More flights on U.S. airlines are running late or getting canceled, and complaints are rising. The Transportation Department said Wednesday that 76.9 percent of flights arrived on time in May, down from 79.6 percent in April and 79.4 percent in May 2013. Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines, which get good weather on many routes, rank best. ExpressJet and Envoy, which fly smaller planes for big airlines, rank last. The government says the largest airlines canceled 1.9 percent of th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581660122014-07-09T16:44:26.239-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-09T16:44:26.239-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58166012@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:44:26 MDT TSA: Some passengers flying to U.S. must turn on phones http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58154960-68/security-airports-tsa-devices.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58154960-68/security-airports-tsa-devices.html.csp">TSA: Some passengers flying to U.S. must turn on phones</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By WILL LESTER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T21:30:02.566-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 09:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights, the Transportation Security Administration said Sunday. The TSA said it is requiring some overseas airports to have passengers turn on devices such as cellphones before boarding. It says devices that won’t power up won’t be allowed on planes, and those travelers may have to undergo additional screening. “As the traveling public kno...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581549602014-07-06T21:30:02.566-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-06T21:30:02.566-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58154960@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 21:30:02 MDT Southwest opens new chapter: international flights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58137355-79/southwest-international-airlines-airtran.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58137355-79/southwest-international-airlines-airtran.html.csp">Southwest opens new chapter: international flights</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID KOENIG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T17:34:11.611-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 05:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • After four decades of expanding to all corners of the lower 48 states, Southwest Airlines flew into new territory on Tuesday — Jamaica, the Bahamas and Aruba. Southwest is taking over routes flown by AirTran Airways, which it bought in 2011. The company plans to eliminate the AirTran brand by year end. Southwest Flight 1804 left Baltimore-Washington International Airport on Tuesday morning on the airline’s first overseas flight — to Oranjestad, Aruba. After the first three international...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581373552014-07-01T17:34:11.611-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-01T17:34:11.611-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58137355@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:34:11 MDT