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A United Airlines flight made an emergency landing at New Jersey’s Newark airport after circling over the Atlantic

“After our aircraft experienced a mechanical issue shortly after takeoff, it remained in the air to burn fuel and then landed safely,” United said in a statement. “Passengers deplaned at the gate and a new aircraft is scheduled to depart this morning.”An initial maintenance inspection suggests an issue with a hydraulic pump on the aircraft, …

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FAA rejects proposal to halve pilots’ flight-time requirement amid shortage

A Republic Airways plane approaches the runway at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia, on April 2, 2022.Daniel Slim | AFP | Getty ImagesThe Federal Aviation Administration on Monday said it has rejected a proposal to halve the number of hours required to become a co-pilot, as a severe shortage of aviators …

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What Amtrak travelers need to know about the looming freight rail strike

Negotiations are ongoing between unions and railroad companies. If they don’t come to an agreement, the first national rail strike in 30 years could start early Friday. While Amtrak is not involved in the negotiations, service has already been adjusted on track that could be affected by the dispute. All long-distance Amtrak trains are canceled …

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Air travel complaints up nearly 270% above pre-pandemic levels

Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. Air travel service complaints jumped nearly 270% from pre-pandemic levels in June 2019, according to the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) air travel consumer report released Friday. The DOT received over 5,800 service complaints in June, a nearly 270% increase from the over 1,500 received in the same month in …

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Travelers urged to take advantage of falling airline ticket prices, experts say

Inflation finally slowed in July, a shift that could be due in part to declining fuel prices. That, in turn, appears to have corresponded to a drop in airfares, which are down 7.8% in July compared to June, according to the latest numbers released this week from the Labor Department.Flights from San Diego are $230 …

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9 busy people share best hacks for making the most of vacation time

Americans are notorious for not taking a break. The average U.S. worker took less than 12 days of vacation in 2021 — six fewer than the global average — according to Expedia’s latest Vacation Deprivation study of 14,500 working adults across 16 countries. Yet an overwhelming majority of workers say taking vacations makes them feel more patient …

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Airlines cancel more than 600 US flights and delay thousands more Saturday

(CNN) — More than 600 flights were canceled and thousands more were delayed in the United States on Saturday, according to the flight tracking website FlightAware.Saturday marks the third day of major flight cancellations after thunderstorms pounded major airports on the East Coast on Thursday, making for one of the worst days for flight cancellations …

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