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Multiple Airlines Grounded by ‘Systemwide’ Computer Glitches

JetBlue, Delta, United, American, Southwest, and Alaska Airlines all reportedly experienced “systemwide outages” across multiple U.S. airports, Monday, which led to the grounding of flights. The FAA has said a flight planning weight and balance program used by the airlines caused the outages.

Southwest Airlines jets grounded

China: U.S. Airline Compliance with Taiwan Name Change Is ‘Incomplete’

After holding out until almost literally the 11th hour, the big three U.S. airlines capitulated on Wednesday to China’s demand that they change website references to Hong Kong, Macau, and especially Taiwan to portray them as part of China. Beijing is not satisfied, however, as the Civil Aviation Administration of China deemed compliance by American, Delta, United, and smaller Hawaiian Airlines “incomplete.”

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 27, 2015, file photo, an American Airlines jet taxis to the gate at Miami International Airport, in Miami. The NAACP is warning African-Americans that if they fly on American Airlines they could be subject to discrimination or even unsafe conditions. American said Wednesday, Oct. …

Big Three U.S. Airlines Cave to China’s Demands About Taiwan

The three biggest U.S. airlines – American, Delta, and United – finally caved on Tuesday to China’s demands and changed their websites to no longer describe Taiwan as a country distinct from China. It might at best be seen as partial capitulation at the last possible moment, as the airlines now list Taiwan’s capital of Taipei as a city without a country instead of “Taipei, Taiwan.”

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 27, 2015, file photo, an American Airlines jet taxis to the gate at Miami International Airport, in Miami. The NAACP is warning African-Americans that if they fly on American Airlines they could be subject to discrimination or even unsafe conditions. American said Wednesday, Oct. …

Air China Co-Pilot Causes 25,000-Foot Plunge by Vaping in Cockpit

Passengers aboard Air China flight CA106 from Hong Kong on Tuesday night found themselves plunging 25,000 feet in ten minutes because their co-pilot was smoking an e-cigarette in the cockpit and hit the wrong switch when he attempted to keep the vapors from wafting into the passenger area.

Passengers aboard Air China flight CA106 from Hong Kong on Tuesday night found themselves plunging 25,000 feet in ten minutes because their co-pilot was smoking an e-cigarette in the cockpit and hit the wrong switch when he attempted to keep the vapors from wafting into the passenger area.

China Says Its Right to Silence U.S. Airlines on Taiwan ‘Non-Negotiable’

The Chinese government insisted on Thursday, through its foreign ministry and the propaganda publication People’s Daily, that China’s policy of harassing foreign corporations that acknowledge Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet, and Macau as distinct from mainland China is “non-negotiable” after the U.S. requested a dialogue on the subject.

Several airlines hold off listing Taiwan as part of China

Six U.S. Airlines to Begin Flights to and from Cuba

The Department of Transportation has approved American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, and Sun Country Airlines to begin scheduled flights between the U.S. and Cuba starting as early as this fall.

Passengers walk across the tarmac at Jose Marti International Airport after arriving on a charter plane operated by American Airlines January 19, 2015 in Havana, Cuba.