May 23, 2011 |
This is a good time to keep in touch with your airline if you plan to fly in the next few days to Europe because there is a chance that ash from the huge volcanic eruption in Iceland over the weekend could delay or even cancel your flight. Even as Iceland’s main airport prepared to possibly reopen Monday, Europe was on watch for potential flight disruptions as the ash cloud drifted toward the Continent. "There is a strong possibility that parts of the ash cloud may impact parts of Scotland and Ireland in the coming 24 hours," Eurocontrol , the European air traffic management agency, said on its website Monday, citing reports from the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre in London.
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January 6, 2014 |
Nearly three dozen flights at Los Angeles International Airport have been canceled since midnight due to frigid weather in the Midwest and northeastern U.S., officials said Monday night. More than 5,200 passengers were affected by the 35 canceled flights, an LAX spokeswoman said in a statement. The flights were arrivals or departures involving Chicago-O'Hare, New York-JFK, Newark and Washington/Dulles airports. PHOTOS: Deep freeze in the Mid West Passengers on 151 flights that were not canceled experienced delays averaging 90 minutes, LAX officials said.
October 2, 2012 |
A U.S. pilot program designed to deport illegal immigrants by flying them to Mexico City will operate for only two months this year and involve 20 flights, a significant scaling-back of what was billed as a humanitarian effort to avoid deporting people to violent border regions. The first flight, which carried 131 immigrants, landed Tuesday in Mexico City, six months after the originally scheduled start date of the program. Slated to run from April through November, the Interior Repatriation Initiative will operate only this month and next.
June 20, 2012 |
Here's what airline travelers can expect this summer: higher fares, long lines and jam-packed planes. And if you wait too long to buy a ticket you may be out of luck. With airlines loath to add flights in an uncertain economy, getting a seat at any price on some routes could be tough during peak travel times. "I've been calling my fence-sitters and telling them they better book their flights now if they really need to go, otherwise they may be left with no options," said Jay Johnson, president of Coastline Travel Advisors in Garden Grove.
September 23, 2012 |
On the streets of most cities, access to wireless Internet is as ubiquitous as coffee shops. But on domestic airlines, Wi-Fi is still only available on about a third of flights. A new study by the flight rating website Routehappy.com found that 31% of all domestic flights offered wireless access as of Sept. 17, while the other 69% didn't. To improve your chances of getting in-flight Wi-Fi access, you'll need to shop around for the right airline. For example, Burlingame, Calif.-based Virgin America and Dallas-based AirTran Airways offer wireless Internet access on 100% of their flights, according to Routehappy.
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August 6, 2013 |
Flights in and out of Los Angeles International Airport were operating normally Tuesday morning after a computer outage at a online reservation system caused delays worldwide. Airlines at LAX first reported problems in the Sabre reservation system at about 9:30 p.m. Monday. About 17 flights experienced delays of 15 to 45 minutes, according to Nancy Castles, public relations director at LAX. Airlines affected included Frontier, American, American Eagle, JetBlue, Virgin America, Alaska, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, British Airways, WestJet and LAN Fiji Air. Passengers were checked in manually and no flights were canceled, Castles said.
October 30, 2012 |
Super storm Sandy continued its devastation on the nation's transportation system, closing at least eight major airports and canceling more than 16,000 flights. JOIN US AT 2:30 P.M. FOR A LIVE VIDEO DISCUSSION Although the eye of the storm has moved west, away from the major East Coast airports, airlines began early Tuesday to cancel flights for Wednesday, increasing the likelihood that regular flights won't begin for several days. In the period stretching from Saturday to Wednesday, the nation's airlines have canceled 16,271 flights, according to the airline monitoring website Flightstats.com.
February 7, 2013 |
In anticipation of a strong winter storm heading toward the Northeast, airlines have canceled more than 2,000 flights for Friday, mostly from New York, Boston and Chicago airports. The 2,004 cancellations for Friday are in addition to 475 flights canceled for Thursday and 454 canceled for Saturday, according to the flight-monitoring site FlightAware . The National Weather Service has issued storm warnings and predicted blizzard conditions when two weather systems meet over the next 24 hours to "produce a major and potentially historic winter storm for the Northeastern U.S. " Because the storm is to cut through in the nation's busiest air space, airline passengers across the country will also feel some of the pain.
April 5, 2012 |
American Airlines canceled 323 flights in and out of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Thursday in the aftermath of tornadoes and hail storms that have snarled air traffic since Tuesday. Sixty planes remain out of service at the airline's hub because they are awaiting inspection or need repairs, spokesman Ed Martelle wrote in an email. (Check out this Associated Press video above of inspections that took place Wednesday.)
December 8, 2013 |
A series of snowy and icy storms swept through the southern and northeastern United States over the weekend, leaving at least five people dead and causing the cancellation of thousands of flights -- including more than 1,000 just at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Sunday. Some parts of north Texas received as much as four inches of sleet and ice -- a treacherous situation for drivers and travelers. At least three storm-related deaths were reported in the Dallas area Saturday and Sunday, according to police reports reviewed by the Dallas Morning News . A 26-year-old man died after his car hit an icy patch and slammed into a tree; a 75-year-old woman died after slipping on some ice in her yard; and a woman in her mid-40s was found dead in a parking lot, possibly due to exposure to the cold, police said.