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  1. No, Comic Books Are ‘Not a Security Threat,’ T.S.A. Says Business, Yesterday

    United Airlines had mistakenly told travelers returning home from Comic-Con International in San Diego to remove comic books from their checked bags.

  2. When a Service Animal Has to Go, Airports’ Options May Be Wanting Business, July 24

    A federal rule requiring relief areas should be a boon for the animals’ disabled owners. But disability experts say some facilities are poorly designed.

  3. Innovations to Help Speed Up Your Travel Planning Travel, July 24

    Hotel and car reservations through Amazon’s Alexa, speedier Global Entry enrollment, automatic flight check-in and more aim to make travel smoother.

  4. Why Planes Get Hot — and How to Stay Cool When They Do Travel, July 24

    Airplanes rely on different cooling systems, and sometimes switching from one to the other results in overly warm cabins. Here are ways to stay cool.

  5. Laptop Ban on Planes Is Lifted, U.S. Officials Confirm Business, July 20

    The Homeland Security Department said the prohibition, imposed in March, was no longer needed because airlines had complied with new security rules.

  6. Behind a Chinese Powerhouse, a Web of Family Financial Ties Business, July 18

    For nearly 25 years, HNA Group, the Chinese conglomerate, has funneled business to a small group of relatives and associates of its senior executives.

  7. 5 Flight Safety Videos Worth Watching Travel, July 19

    A new British Airways video featuring some of the country’s best-known actors and comedians is the latest in a long line of entertaining flight safety films.

  8. Factories or Runways? Municipal Airports Face Economic Pressure Business, July 18

    Cities across the nation are reconsidering the value of small municipal airports, which offer the kind of space that could spur economic development.

  9. United Airlines Profit Rises Despite Boycott Threats Over Passenger Treatment Business, July 18

    The forcible removal of Dr. David Dao from a flight in April led to calls for a boycott of the carrier, but the airline did not take a financial hit in its quarterly report.

  10. In Amelia Earhart’s Hometown, Mystique Has Its Benefits National, July 18

    People in Atchison, Kan., continue to celebrate the aviator 80 years after her disappearance. While theories are welcome, many are fine with never having answers.

  11. How a Warming Climate Will Trouble Air Travel Science, July 17

    Rising temperatures will force airlines to delay flights more often and reduce the number of passengers per plane. And it’s already happening.

  12. For 75 Years, a Mechanic Has Helped Keep Planes Aloft Metro, July 17

    Azriel Blackman, 91, has worked for American Airlines since he was 16, and the company is honoring his tenure, which has earned him a Guinness World Record.

  13. Delta Air Lines Fires Back at Ann Coulter on Twitter, but Refunds Her $30 Business, July 17

    After a seat mix-up, the conservative commentator posted a barrage of criticism about Delta on Twitter. Delta responded that her actions were “unnecessary and unacceptable.”...

  14. Paris for $400? What Money Buys on the New Low-Cost Airlines Travel, July 17

    Low airfares may help put that far-flung vacation in reach if you’re willing to travel light and choose your dates wisely.

  15. Amelia Earhart: ‘I Am More Eager Than Ever to Fly Again’ Op Ed, July 13

    Earhart cabled frequent dispatches describing her round-the-world flight between March 18 and July 1, 1937, the day before she disappeared. This is an abridged selection.

  16. Why Your Airline Says It’s Sorry Travel, July 13

    United, Delta and American are issuing a seemingly never-ending stream of apologies that are a catalog of customer relations gone awry.

  17. Chicago Airport Security Officers to Shed ‘Police’ Label After United Airlines Dragging Episode National, July 12

    A report on the April treatment of Dr. David Dao says that new measures will limit the authority of Chicago’s airport security officers to board airplanes.

  18. A Spanish Airline’s Unusual Job Requirement: A Pregnancy Test Business, July 11

    Iberia said the test, required of potential employees before being hired, was a routine step intended not to discriminate but to ensure the safety of its staff.

  19. Delta Passenger Restrained After Trying to Open Exit Door, Charges Say National, July 8

    After a flight attendant smashed a wine bottle over the man’s head, he was restrained with the help of other passengers.

  20. Airlines Try Biometric Identification for Boarding and Bags Travel, July 7

    JetBlue is testing facial recognition for self-boarding and Delta is using new technology for fliers to check their own bags.

  21. Emirates and Turkish Airlines Say Laptop Ban Is Lifted on Their U.S. Flights Foreign, July 5

    The carriers joined Etihad Airlines, which was cleared over the weekend, in receiving an exemption to the restrictions on electronic devices.

  22. The Citizens of East Hampton v. Its Airport Metro, July 4

    The Supreme Court’s refusal last week to review local restrictions on flights is the latest setback for residents who complain of noise and other frustrations.

  23. 10 Injured When Cab Jumps Curb at Boston Airport, Police Say National, July 3

    The driver, a 56-year-old man from Cambridge, Mass., was cooperating with the authorities, according to the police.

  24. U.S. to Allow Laptops Aboard Etihad Flights After Airline Tightens Security Business, July 2

    The ban on many electronics on flights from some predominantly Muslim countries was put in place because of concerns that the Islamic State was developing a bomb hidden in portable devices.

  25. Airlines Face New Security Rules in Summer Scramble Business, June 30

    Airlines are rushing to work with airports to comply with Department of Homeland Security directives on screening passengers on flights to the U.S.

  26. The Lobster in the Luggage Letters, June 29

    “Lobsters that are boiled alive likely suffer every second of the three long minutes it takes for them to die,” writes an editor for PETA.

  27. Japanese Airline Apologizes After Disabled Man Crawls Aboard Business, June 29

    The man said airline staff initially said he would not be able to board the small aircraft because it lacked wheelchair-accessible boarding ramps or elevators.

  28. Passengers Flying Into U.S. to Face More Scrutiny, but Laptops Allowed National, June 28

    After discussions with officials in Europe, the Department of Homeland Security has abandoned a ban on large electronic devices in favor of more robust screening measures.

  29. T.S.A. Testing 2 Technologies to Speed Airport Screening Travel, June 28

    The agency is trying three-dimensional bag screening and biometric fingerprint identification to make the security process faster.

  30. A 20-Pound Lobster Impresses Airport Security, but It’s No Record Breaker National, June 26

    A passenger took the colossal crustacean through Boston Logan International Airport, but it was no match for Big Jake.

  31. Airlines Redesigning Uniforms Find Out How Complicated It Is Business, June 26

    A number of carriers are revamping outfits, which have to reflect the realities of life on the road, like keeping flight attendants cool and able to move freely.