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Baggage claim at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. JASON GETZ / JGETZ@AJC.COM

Feds will require airline baggage fee refunds when bags are delayed

A new measure signed into law will require airlines to refund baggage fees when bags are delayed. With the new law, “passengers won’t have to spend a ton of time tracking down a refund when the airline doesn’t deliver,” according to U.S. Sen. John Thune, chairman of the Senate Commerce committee, ...

Relatives of passengers on a vanished EgyptAir flight grieve as they leave the in-flight service building where they were held at Cairo International Airport, Egypt, Thursday, May 19, 2016. Egyptian aviation officials say an EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board has crashed. The officials say the search is now underway for the debris. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Photos: EgyptAir Flight MS804 disappears over Mediterranean

An EgyptAir flight carrying 66 people from Paris to Cairo vanished from radar and likely crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, officials said.

EgyptAir Flight MS804 crash: Here's what you need to know

An EgyptAir flight carrying 66 people vanished from radar and crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, officials said early Thursday. Here's what we know so far: >>The latest coverage of EgyptAir MS804 1. The latest: More wreckage of the missing plane has been found, including body parts, passengers' belongings and passengers' ...

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Man with cerebral palsy crawls off United Airlines plane, says employees didn't help

A man with cerebral palsy says he was left to crawl off a United Airlines plane without assistance last week. According to WRC-TV, D'Arcee Neal had to use the restroom Tuesday night after his plane from San Francisco landed at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. But after the airline ...

Aer Lingus passenger jets at Dublin Airport in Ireland on Jan. 27, 2015. 

'Agitated' Aer Lingus passenger reportedly bites man, then dies on flight

An Aer Lingus plane made an emergency landing in Cork, Ireland, on Sunday evening after a man on board died. The 24-year-old passenger reportedly became extremely violent and bit another passenger, The Guardian reports. According to RTE News, the man was restrained, then became unconscious and later died.  >> Read more trending stories ...

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American Airlines pilot dies mid-flight on Boston-bound plane

An American Airlines pilot died during a flight to Boston early Monday morning, forcing his co-pilot to make an emergency landing. The pilot, later identified as Capt. Michael Johnston, 57, died from an unspecified illness. The Airbus A320 jet left Phoenix just before midnight Monday and diverted to Syracuse Hancock International Airport shortly ...

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New mom touched by plane passenger's heartwarming act of kindness

By HotTopics.tv KALAMAZOO, Mich. – A new mother was understandably stressed about flying alone with her baby for the first time, but a stranger’s simple act of kindness put her at ease. Rebekka Garvison of Kalamazoo, Michigan, posted the heartwarming story on her Facebook page. Garvison said she planned the trip to surprise her military ...

TSA employee Donald Green Jr. (left) scans TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger as he passes through security on his way to his flight after meeting with airport employees at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Aug. 11, 2015, in Atlanta.

Driver's licenses from 4 states could soon be useless at the airport

By ClarkHoward.com

Millions of Americans may soon need a second form of ID to get through airport security. Turns out, driver's licenses from four states and one U.S. territory aren't compliant with federal security standards.

The REAL ID Act – passed by Congress 10 years ago – set ...

Laser pointer incidents with airplanes on the rise

An airline passenger said he was temporarily blinded earlier this week by a laser pointer aimed at his plane as it landed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The number of similar reports received by the Federal Aviation Administration is soaring. FAA reports 4,024 such incidents so far this year compared ...

Orville Wright took the 1908 Flyer to Fort Myer, Va., in August 1908, and made flights almost daily. (U.S. Air Force photo)

10 things you didn't know about aviation

Wednesday, Aug. 19, is National Aviation Day, in celebration of Orville Wright's 144th birthday. National Aviation Day was established in 1939 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Here are 10 more facts about aviation that you probably didn't know: >> Read more trending stories 1. KLM Airlines, Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (Royal Aviation Company), was ...

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