United Airlines

ATLANTA — President Obama and the Justice Department are being criticized over the decision to federally charge a Nigerian national with trying to blow up an airplane on Christmas Day rather than detain him as an enemy combatant. Last week, a federal grand jury indicted Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on six counts,…

Travelers are likely to see new airport security measures in the wake of a foiled Christmas Day terror plot. “Passengers flying from international locations to U.S. destinations may notice additional security measures in place,” Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said in a statement. “These measures are designed to…

Airlines can only keep passengers waiting on the tarmac for three hours before it would be required to let them disembark, under a new rule announced today by the Department of Transportation. Within two hours, airlines must provide passengers with “adequate” food and water and they must also “maintain operable…

U.S. Airlines had more on-time flights in April than they did in March and in April 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report. According to information filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the 19 carriers reporting on-time performance recorded an overall on-time arrival rate…