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United Airlines Settles with Passenger Dragged from Plane

United Airlines said it has reached a settlement with Dr. David Dao, the passenger who was dragged from a Chicago flight on April 9 because he did not want to surrender his seat. Video of the violent incident was viewed …

JetBlue: No Way to Prevent Pilot’s Meltdown

JetBlue Airways Corp. believes it had no way to know it should have grounded a former pilot before his midair meltdown forced an emergency landing, and that his $14.9 million damages lawsuit should be dismissed. “There is absolutely nothing JetBlue …

Florida Woman Sues Airline Over Rough Landing

A Tampa-area woman has sued US Airways, saying she was injured after a rough landing at Tampa International Airport. Nancy Linker, who is 48, said in the lawsuit that she was hospitalized after the front tires of US Airways Flight …

Investigators Hunt for Cause of San Francisco Plane Crash

U.S. officials examined flight information recorders and began investigating the crash of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that burst into flames upon landing in San Francisco, killing two teenaged Chinese students and injuring more than 180 people, officials said on …

Family’s Lawsuit Against Charlotte Airport, US Airways Dismissed

A North Carolina judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Charlotte, its airport and an airline by the family of a teen who apparently fell to his death from the wheel well of a jet approaching Boston. Superior Court Judge …

Dreamliner Could Affect Future of Airline Safety Self-Regulation

Eight years ago, U.S. regulators substantially increased their dependence on the aircraft industry to help keep flying safe. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) said it would no longer directly manage routine inspection of design and manufacturing. Instead, it would focus …

United Airlines Not Liable for Alleged 9/11 Security Lapse: Judge

United Airlines bears no responsibility for suspected security lapses at a Maine airport, which allowed hijackers to board the American Airlines plane that crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001, a federal judge ruled. …

U.S. Airlines and Lost Luggage Liability

With so many people flying over the holidays, there’s a good chance some of these travelers will end up at their final destination without their luggage. Nearly four of every 1,000 passengers filed a complaint about mishandled bags in 2010 …