Latest Airline News
Airline stocks can make foreboding investments given the volume of news surrounding the airline industry. In the articles below, you will find airline news coverage with a focus on new aircraft orders and capital expenditures, union contract negotiations for pilots, flight attendants and ground crew, airline mergers and overall trends in airline industry revenue.
Additionally, you'll find consumer-focused coverage of airlines -- including baggage fees, interactions with the Transportation Security Administration and reviews of airports -- which, in time, may impact the price of airline shares and the perception of the airline industry as a whole.
Airline News Today
United misses earnings estimates by 2 cents, but a leading airline analyst says it reflects the impact of a decision to terminate a portion of its 2015 fuel hedges.
Four airlines -- American, United, China Air and China Eastern -- already fly non-stop from LAX to Shanghai. Delta wants to make it five.
Delta Air Lines says unit revenue declined in every international region -- the Atlantic, the Pacific and Latin America. But strong domestic performance enables a robust fourth quarter.
Delta, the first airline to report fourth-quarter earnings, grows profit by 70%, beats estimates and posts margins of 13% despite fuel hedging losses and lower international revenue.
American Airlines shares have led the airline sector down in 2015, but analysts still like the carrier, mainly because of its unhedged fuel position.
American Airlines has pilot seniority lists from three airlines -- American, America West and US Airways. Arbitrators ruled that all three pilot groups can participate in seniority list arbitration.
The International Association of Machinists says 60% of Delta flight attendants have signed cards seeking a union representation election.
American Airlines President Scott Kirby extends the until Jan. 30 for pilots to approve a new contract and get retroactive pay for December and January.
United Airlines faces an uproar after firing13 flight attendants for refusing a Hong Kong flight due to security fears after someone painted a mysterious image on the plane's exterior.
Dispatchers, pilot instructors and simulator technicians at American Airlines and US Airways are all members of the Transport Workers Union. But the American members want to leave the union.
American Airlines pilots could begin voting as soon as Wednesday on a new contract that would provide raises and boost airline costs by $550 million a year. Pilots are divided.
A former National Transportation Safety Board official says the AirAsia Flight 8501 investigation will focus on whether the flight dispatcher provided sufficient weather information to the pilot.
Delta, the first airline to report December traffic, said unit revenue fell because the Sunday following Thanksgiving was in November after being in December in 2013.
United Airlines faced Twitter outrage when it allegedly left a dog traveling in cargo out in the rain in Houston. Not surprisingly, the truth differs from the Twitter accounts.
People love to complain about airline service, so each year TheStreet selects the top five moments when airline employees got it right and helped out passengers.
American Airlines says it will give employees 4% pay raises on top of raises they negotiate in contract talks. Meanwhile, pilots at regional subsidiary Envoy agreed to a concessionary contract.
Boeing has benefited for years from high oil prices that make new, fuel-efficient airplanes an obvious bargain. Now the benefit is not quite so obvious.
Delta has been attacking American for its lack of profit sharing, but flight attendant leader Laura Glading says the carrier is trying to fend off an organizing drive.
United took advantage of the Boeing 787's unique capabilities to begin San Francisco-Chengdu flights in June. Now the carrier is moving to daily service during summer 2015.
American Airlines regional subsidiary Envoy has a complex history that made it difficult for pilots to accept a proposed contract. Now pilots are voting on a new tentative deal.
Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics
while giving advanced notice before every trade.
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall
- Model portfolio
- Stocks trading below $10
- Intraday trade alerts
- Weekly roundups
Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a
reliable AND significant income stream.
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a
comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.
- Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and
strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV