American Airlines was back up and running on Wednesday morning after a computer glitch forced the carrier to cancel nearly 1,000 flights on Tuesday.
The latest push to ban texting while driving in Texas could set off another showdown at the Capitol. Texas is one of less than a dozen states where texting while driving remains legal.
A computer problem created a backup of American Airlines planes at DFW Airport and every U.S. airport where American flies. The technical issues, that resulted in a “system-wide ground delay”, started around Noon and weren’t resolved for nearly four hours.
Passengers have more room to roam at Dallas Love Field. The first 11 gates at the airport’s new terminal opened to the public Tuesday. The 12th gate is scheduled to be operating in July.
Southwest Airlines is expanding beyond the continental 48 states with new flights to Puerto Rico, as it converts AirTran Airways routes. The flights launched on Sunday.
A bill that made national headlines for unsuccessfully attempting to criminalize excessive touching by agents during airport security pat-downs two years ago is back in the Texas Legislature.
Seven new works of art are set to be unveiled at Dallas Love Field as part of an ongoing renovation of the airport. The new works include a 60-foot mural featuring Texas wildflowers.
AAA Texas on Thursday reported that the average price per gallon settled at $3.51. That compares to the national average of $3.64 per gallon, which held steady this week.
Gas prices across Texas dropped 4 cents this week. AAA Texas reported that the average price at the pump fell to $3.53. The national average also has fallen, down to $3.64.
Flight attendants with American Airlines are handing out papers to North Texas travelers as a demonstration against the TSA’s decision to allow some knives back on airplanes.
The widely-expected decision by Judge Sean H. Lane helps clear the way for the two carriers form the world’s biggest airline, with 6,700 daily flights and annual revenue of roughly $40 billion.
American Airlines and US Airways are expected to move one step closer toward a merger on Wednesday, as a bankruptcy judge is set to consider approving the agreement.
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