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The head of a key congressional committee overseeing the aviation industry is pushing six US airlines to explain worker shortages, flight cancellations and delays after the government supplied billions in federal aid to the airline industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
With federal agencies trying to crack down on passengers who are violently acting out on commercial flights, officials now say travelers are attacking -- and even biting -- those staffing airport security checkpoints.
A coalition of airline trade and labor groups on Monday wrote to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FAA Administrator Steve Dickson asking that the Justice Department handle the most heinous cases of unruly passengers.
An unruly passenger forced a Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta to land in Oklahoma City on Friday night, the airline said.
The latest sign of air travel returning to normal is the two words being repeated at most of the nation's major airlines: Help wanted.
Following a series of incidents aboard aircraft, including an assault that left a flight attendant with facial injuries and two missing teeth, the union representing Southwest Airlines' flight attendants is urging the company to take stronger steps to protect its members from an "epidemic of aggression and assault."
A woman allegedly assaulted a flight attendant during an American Airlines flight from Miami to New York City, according to a complaint released by federal prosecutors.
Wearing a mask will soon be federally mandated for interstate travelers, according to an executive order signed by President Joe Biden on Thursday.
The airline did not provide details on specific incidents, but the announcement came on the same day thousands of rioters stormed the US Capitol.