January 17, 2012 |
Virgin America announced Tuesday that it would begin flying three daily nonstop flights between Los Angeles and Philadelphia in April -- bringing more options to fly on the airline deemed best in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure readers. Flights between Los Angeles and Philadelphia international airports begin April 4. Tickets are on sale now and cost $129 each way, excluding tax and fees. To get that fare, reservations must be made by 9:59 p.m. PST Friday for travel between April 4 and June 15, with some blackout dates.
July 11, 2013 |
A federal program that flies deported immigrants back to Mexico resumes Thursday, with 133 Mexicans scheduled to board a plane from El Paso to Mexico City. The Mexican government will transport the deportees to their hometowns. The repatriation flights , which began in October and ended after two months, are intended to give would-be immigrants a better chance of resettling, rather than becoming victims of violent crime in border towns or trying to illegally cross into the United States again.
April 16, 2013 |
Computer problems have forced American Airlines, one of the nation's largest air carriers, to keep hundreds of its flights from departing across the country. The Fort Worth-based airline said it has been struggling with intermittent computer problems for a while. Because of the latest glitch, all American Airlines flights that are on the tarmac will remain there until at least 2 p.m. PDT. [Updated , 12:45 p.m. PDT April 16: American Airlines said it would waive the change fees for passengers whose flights were delayed and who wanted to book another flight.
March 31, 2010 |
(Bloomberg News) -- British Airways planned to get about 90 percent of its flights off the ground today at London Heathrow airport as the carrier recovers from a second walkout by cabin crew that ended at midnight. The airline, Europe's third largest, canceled 31 of 319 flights from Heathrow today, according to its Web site. .It scrapped hundreds of trips when flight attendants followed a three-day strike with a four-day stoppage. The carrier faces the threat of more walkouts in April if it can't resolve pay and staffing differences with 12,000 workers.
December 21, 2012 |
Mokulele Airlines is offering fares as low as $39 each way for inter-island flights in Hawaii. The airline, which many folks haven't heard of if they haven't traveled to the Aloha State, connects Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and the Big Island. The deal: The $39 rates include tax and are good on selected dates (see below) during the holiday period. It's an online-only special, and seats are expected to go fast. Use the code "SHOLIDAY" when making a reservation. When: The offer is good for flights Dec. 24, 25, 30 and 31, and Jan. 1, subject to availability.
October 29, 2012 |
In anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, the nation's airlines canceled about 9,500 flights on Monday and Tuesday, mostly along the East Coast. The greatest number of canceled flights were from Philadelphia International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, La Guardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to the air travel tracking site Flightstats.com. Because the storm is on a path for the nation's busiest airspace, the impact of the cancellations has already begun to spread around the country, including 81 canceled flights into Los Angeles International Airport and 84 into San Francisco International Airport.