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New Rules for Animals in the Sky

Take a look around the airport or airplane the next time you fly. You’ll quickly notice that the number of people traveling with “emotional support animals” is surging. Last year, more than a million passengers flew with emotional support animals (ESAs) on U.S. airlines. In 2017, U.S. airlines saw a nearly 60 percent growth in […]

U.S. Airlines and the FAA: Working Together to Keep Your Flight On Time

Four out of every five U.S. airline flights arrive on time, meaning within 15 minutes of their scheduled arrival. Air travelers want to see that on-time performance improved, and so do the airlines. That’s exactly why our carriers and the Federal Aviation Administration have been working hard this summer on a new program to improve […]

Airport Tax Hikes Simply Won’t Fly

A more accurate title for a recent piece in the Washington Examiner titled “The first step to fixing busy airports this summer” would be “Higher taxes for anyone who flies.” The reality is airports are looking to make air travel more expensive for everyone who flies even though the coffers are already full. Airport executives […]

No Tax Hike Required: More Federal Tax Dollars Flowing to U.S. Airports

Today the Department of Transportation announced $779 million worth of federal taxpayer grants to fund airport projects across the country.  And there is plenty more to come as, Congress authorized airports to receive $3.35 billion from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and another $500 million from the general fund in 2019 for airport infrastructure. Lawmakers have […]

Flying Towards a Greener Future

On Earth Day we’re all reminded just how important it is for everyone to do their part to create a cleaner, greener future. It’s a mission that America’s airlines are fulfilling every day of the year. A comprehensive approach is needed to address climate issues, and airlines have set an ambitious and innovative course so […]

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