Southwest Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 at Dallas Love Field on March 19, 2012. (credit: Southwest Airlines)

FAA Orders Increased Inspections On Older 737’s For Cracks

The FAA has ordered new inspections on older model Boeing 737’s in order to detect tiny cracks that could lead to tears in the fuselage.

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The tail sections of Southwest Airlines planes. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

U.S. To Seek More Boeing 737 Inspections

Federal safety officials said that they are ordering additional inspections of some Boeing 737 jets after a hole tore open in a Southwest Airlines plane during flight in 2009.


American Airlines Announces New Destinations From LAX, Including Non Stop To Shanghai

American Airlines Finishes Seat Inspections

American Airlines said that it has finished inspecting 48 planes and fixing loose seats on some of them. The airline added that all of the planes are back in service now.


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American Airlines Adding Lie-Flat Seats To Jets

American Airlines said that it will become the first U.S. airline to put lie-flat seats in new planes used on transcontinental flights, between New York and California.


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Southwest Airlines To Fix Planes For Delta

Southwest Airlines expects to pay $100 million to refurbish 88 planes that it will lease to Delta Air Lines. That’s twice as much the airline expected to spend if it had kept the planes.


The tail sections of Southwest Airlines planes. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Delta & Southwest Finalize Plane Lease Deal

Delta has finalized an agreement to add 88 Boeing 717s to its fleet by leasing planes from Southwest Airlines. The Dallas-based airline inherited the planes when it bought AirTran last year.


An Air India domestic flight takes off from Sardar Vallabhbhai International Airport in Ahmedabad on May 12, 2012. (credit: SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Dreamliner Flown To Fort Worth To Be Painted

The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner made in South Carolina has been flown to Fort Worth to be painted in the color scheme of Air India. It’s expected back in South Carolina next month.


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Delta Adding Southwest’s 717s To Its Fleet

Delta Air Lines is adding a new plane to its fleet, taking the Boeing 717s that Southwest Airlines got when it bought AirTran Airways. Southwest Airlines wanted someone to take the jets.


The tail sections of Southwest Airlines planes. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Southwest Airlines Delays Jet Deliveries

Southwest Airlines is pushing back delivery of 30 Boeing jets, from 2013 and 2014 to 2017 and 2018, to save money and get a better return on its investment.


Boeing CEO Jim McNerney walks down aircraft stairs from a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. (credit: BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Commercial Aircraft Sales Boost Boeing In Q1

Airlines around the world are updating their fleets with new, more fuel-efficient planes, and that’s good news for aircraft maker Boeing.


An American Airlines jet lands on May 28, 2009 at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport in Minnesota. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Fantasy Camp For People Who Love To Fly

Eric Mueller’s vacation started when his plane filled with smoke, people slid down an emergency chute and climbed into a raft. He loved every minute of it.


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Is It Really Dangerous To Use Phones On Planes?

Most of us who fly have seen someone on a plane using a cell phone after the crew tells you to shut them off. But is it really dangerous?