Spirit again delays shareholder merger vote to continue talks with Frontier, JetBlue

A Spirit Airlines plane on the tarmac at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on February 07, 2022 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Spirit Airlines on Wednesday delayed shareholder vote on its proposed merger with Frontier Airlines until July 8, hours before a meeting scheduled for Thursday so it can further discuss … Read more

Frontier, JetBlue battle over Spirit Airlines goes down to the wire with competing bids

A Frontier Airlines plane near a Spirit Airlines plane at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on May 16, 2022 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images The most heated airline battle in recent years comes to a head on Thursday when Spirit Airlines’ shareholders vote on a proposed tie-up with fellow discount carrier … Read more

Delta offers free flight changes over July Fourth weekend

An Airbus A330-323 aircraft, operated by Delta Air Lines. Benoit Tessier | Reuters Delta Air Lines is allowing travelers to change their tickets for free during the busy Fourth of July weekend, allowing fliers to avoid paying a fare difference and skip the airport during a “potentially challenging” few days. The unusual offer, normally extended … Read more

JetBlue ups offer for Spirit Airlines ahead of shareholder vote

LaGuardia International Airport Terminal A for JetBlue and Spirit Airlines in New York. Leslie Josephs | CNBC JetBlue Airways again increased its offer for Spirit Airlines as a shareholder vote for the discounter’s deal to merge with Frontier Airlines is just days away. Frontier sweetened its offer on Friday and Spirit’s CEO told CNBC then … Read more

American Airlines’ regional carrier Envoy offers pilots triple pay for some July trips

American Airlines Embraer ERJ-145 regional jet aircraft as seen on final approach landing at New York JFK international airport in NY, on February 13, 2020. Nicolas Economou | Nurphoto | Getty Images American Airlines’ regional carrier Envoy Air is offering pilots triple pay to pick up trips for most of next month, the latest effort … Read more

Airlines, FAA spar over flight delays ahead of July Fourth weekend

Travelers wait to board a plane at Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida, on April 22, 2022. Daniel Slim | AFP | Getty Images Airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration are pointing the finger at each other over a rising rate of flight cancellations and delays, just as millions prepare to travel on the July … Read more

Frontier sweetens offer for Spirit merger as shareholder vote looms

A Frontier Airlines plane near a Spirit Airlines plane at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on May 16, 2022 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Frontier Airlines has sweetened its offer to combine with fellow budget carrier Spirit, less than a week before Spirit shareholders are set to vote on the deal. … Read more

United Airlines pilots to get raises of more than 14% in new contract

Boeing 777ER United Airlines. Aircraft to Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport. Massimo Insabato | Mondadori Portfolio | Getty Images The union representing United Airlines pilots has approved a tentative deal that would give the aviators pay raises of more than 14%, making it the first major US carrier to reach a deal since the start … Read more

United Airlines will cut 12% of domestic Newark flights to help tame delays

A United Airlines passenger airplane is landing at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, on January 19, 2022. Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images United Airlines will cut about 50 daily flights from Newark Liberty International Airport next month in an effort to reduce delays that have disrupted travelers’ plans this … Read more

American Airlines to stop flying to Dubuque, Islip, Ithaca, Toledo

American Airlines Embraer ERJ-145 regional jet aircraft as seen on final approach landing at New York JFK international airport in NY, on February 13, 2020. Nicolas Economou | Nurphoto | Getty Images American Airlines plans to drop service to four US cities in September, including Dubuque, Iowa, which will lose scheduled commercial air service altogether. … Read more