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American Airlines admits ‘soap spill’ did not divert flight

American Airlines admits ‘soap spill’ did not divert flight

Business
American Airlines now says a spilled cleaning product did not cause an odour that led to a flight being diverted when two cabin crew members passed out. The airline initially made the claim after a flight from London Heathrow was diverted to Dublin on 21 October. However, the aircraft's maintenance records and other evidence, obtained by BBC News, cast doubt on that theory. Now American Airlines says its maintenance team has established that a cleaning solution was not the cause. The odour was so serious that a passenger and both of the crew members who fell unconscious were taken to hospital when the plane landed in Dublin. Did a 'soap spill' really divert a flight? Records show part of the aircraft had been leaking oil prior to...
Airlines accused of ‘price gouging’ after Thomas Cook collapse

Airlines accused of ‘price gouging’ after Thomas Cook collapse

Business
Airlines have been accused of exploiting the collapse of Thomas Cook, after customers noticed that prices for flights on the travel company's former routes have risen sharply.Posting on social media, one customer pointed out a Jet2.com holiday in Cyprus had increased in cost by £800 between 7.30am and 11.30am on Monday. Another Twitter user accused Jet2 of "taking the p*** because of Thomas Cook", after noticing a holiday he planned to book had increased by £248. And a woman who booked a Thomas Cook flight for £215 last week - when a Jet2.com flight on the same route was £284 - said that flight had now risen to £511 because of "price gouging".Price gouging is where a seller raises the prices of goods or services to an unreasonable or unfair level, often as a result of a sudden increase
Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: United Airlines, CSX, Seattle Genetics

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: United Airlines, CSX, Seattle Genetics

Finance
A man enters the Wall Street subway station near the New York Stock Exchange.Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesCheck out the companies making headlines after the bell:United Airlines ticked up in after-hours trading after the company's second-quarter earnings surpassed Wall Street's expectations and showed profit up more than 50% from a year ago. The airline reported adjusted earnings per share of $ 4.2, topping the $ 4.09 per share estimate from analysts surveyed by Refinitiv. The second-quarter revenue was $ 11.4 billion, close to 6% above what it was a year ago and just above the $ 11.36 billion forecast by analysts.Shares of CSX fell more than 6% after the transportation company's second quarter earnings missed estimates. CSX reported earnings per share of $ 1.08 on revenue...
Crisis-hit Boeing warns airlines on 737 wing part

Crisis-hit Boeing warns airlines on 737 wing part

Business
Boeing has urged a number of airlines to replace a potentially faulty part on the wings of up to 133 of its 737 aircraft - months after the next generation versions of the planes were grounded after two fatal crashes.The crisis-hit US company announced the action after an issue with "slat tracks" was disclosed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Boeing said it had identified 21 planes most likely to have the parts in question.It was advising airlines, which it did not identify, to also check an additional 112 planes. ...
U.S. cautions airlines flying over Middle East after tensions with Iran

U.S. cautions airlines flying over Middle East after tensions with Iran

World
May 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is advising commercial airlines flying over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman to use caution in the wake of elevated tensions between the United States and Iran. The message, which was released on Thursday and also sent to diplomats, warned that flying in the region could pose danger to U.S. aircraft. The warning alerted airmen to the "heightened military activities and increased political tensions in the region which present an increasing inadvertent risk to U.S. civil aviation operations due to the potential for miscalculation or misidentification." In addition, the FAA warned aircraft flying over the area "may encounter inadvertent GPS interference and other communications jamming, which could occur with little to no warning." ...