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U.S. Navy FA-18 Hornets cram the flight deck of the USS George Washington during a joint military exercise with Japan in the Pacific Ocean near Japan's southernmost island of Okinawa Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.
The United States advised U.S. carriers to comply with China's demand that it be told of any flights passing through its new maritime air defense zone over the East China Sea, an area where Beijing said it launched two fighter planes to investigate a dozen American and Japanese reconnaissance and military flights.
(CNN) -- Three major U.S. airlines on Saturday confirmed that pilots were complying with Chinese government demands that it be notified of plans to traverse the newly declared air defense zone over the East China Sea.
The demands from Beijing have resulted in tensions with Japan and the United States.
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A group of disputed islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China is seen from the city government of Tokyo's survey vessel in the East China Sea in this September 2, 2012 file photo.
WASHINGTON —The United States said on Wednesday it had advised U.S. airlines to take necessary steps to operate safely over the East China Sea as tensions between ally Japan and China increase over new airspace defense zone rules imposed by Beijing.
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The question is one you may have asked yourself while standing in line at the airport or when trying not to scream in frustration while sitting on the tarmac waiting to take off: If airlines know there will be a surge of passengers during the holidays, why don't they add capacity in the form of extra flights?
While it makes sense in theory, the reality is far more complicated.
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Video: As the busiest traveling week of the year begins, officials are monitoring potential storms that could ruin some Thanksgiving plans. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.
A deadly winter storm has invited itself over for Thanksgiving, sending those flying or driving for the holiday scrambling to adjust their plans.
Fifteen airlines have been warned about the risk of ice forming on Boeing's new 747-8 and 787 Dreamliner planes.
The issue - affecting some types of engines made by General Electric when planes fly near high-level thunderstorms - prompted Japan Airlines to cancel two international routes.
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Video: Not all passengers and airline staffers are happy that cellphone use has become an option on planes after a proposed FCC rule change would allow it. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.
You might not be able to escape a co-passenger that won't shutup now that the government is considering allowing passenger to make cellphone calls while flying.
Dubai, UAE (CNN) -- The fact that Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airlines bought more than $150 billion worth of commercial planes on the first day of the Dubai Airshow has surprised no one, but at the same time worried just about everyone in the airline industry -- well, everyone who's not working for the Gulf airlines.