U.S. Airlines

Airlines Post Better On-Time Record in Latest U.S. Report

U.S. airlines started the year showing a slight improvement in keeping flights on time. The Transportation Department said Thursday that 79.6 percent of flights in January arrived within 14 minutes of schedule, compared with 76 percent in the same month last year. But January’s performance was worse than December, when 80.3 percent of flights arrived on time. Alaska Airlines posted…

US Airlines Expect Thanksgiving Travel to Rise 2.5 Percent

The nation’s leading airlines are confident they can handle higher Thanksgiving travel this year partly because more people have signed up for quick-screening programs that are designed to keep airport security lines moving. An airline trade group said Wednesday that about 27.3 million people will fly on U.S. airlines over a 12-day period that starts Nov. 18 and ends the…