Biden administration proposes refunds for travelers hit with major flight delays

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Department is proposing to require airlines to offer passengers a refund if their flight schedule is changed significantly or the airline makes major changes to their itinerary. The proposed rule announced Wednesday would require airlines to give refunds if their departure or arrival time changes by three hours More...

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By admin On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022
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A looming Lufthansa pilot strike would hit 20 U.S. airports

The union representing airline pilots for the German flagship carrier Lufthansa voted overwhelmingly Sunday in favor of labor action that could become an official strike. Such a move, if the Vereinigung Cockpit More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 27th, 2022
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Flight from London to L.A. diverted to Salt Lake City due to unruly passenger

A Virgin Atlantic flight from London to Los Angeles was diverted to Salt Lake City on Tuesday due to an “unruly passenger” who was arrested after being detained by fellow passengers and crew members More...

By admin On Sunday, July 3rd, 2022
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American Airlines scheduling glitch allows pilots to drop thousands of flights

A glitch in a scheduling platform allowed American Airlines pilots to drop thousands of trips in July last night, their union said Saturday, a headache for the airline as it tries to minimize flight disruptions during More...

By admin On Monday, June 27th, 2022
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Travelers endure another weekend of mass flight cancellations across America

More than 800 flights across America were cancelled on Sunday, marking the fifth consecutive day that commercial carriers wiped off at least 500 journeys, airline tracking data showed. Travelers wait to check More...

By admin On Thursday, June 23rd, 2022
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American Airlines cites pilot shortage in decision to stop flying to 4 airports

A pilot shortage has prompted American Airlines to end services beginning in September to some airports in Iowa, New York and Ohio, the company has announced. The services, according to a company statement to More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022
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1,300 Southwest Airlines pilots march on picket line, say they’re overworked and underpaid

More than 1,300 Southwest Airlines pilots stood on a picket line Tuesday in Dallas, sounding off about what they say are unfair working conditions and inadequate pay, according to the pilots’ union. “The More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 21st, 2022
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Record number of travelers to hit U.S. roads for July 4 weekend, AAA says

A record 42 million people around the United States are expected to hit the road for trips over the July 4 Independence Day weekend, AAA said Tuesday, absorbing historically high fuel costs to crowd the highways. The More...

By admin On Saturday, June 18th, 2022
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Thousands more flights canceled as transportation secretary meets with CEOs over summer air chaos

Thousands of flights have been canceled or delayed in the past 48 hours due to disruptive weather, leaving travelers across the U.S. stranded for hours as airlines, already strapped for personnel, face booming More...

By admin On Saturday, June 18th, 2022
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Frustrations mount for Southwest Airlines pilots as summer travel picks up

Southwest Airlines pilots on Friday added themselves to the list of disgruntled commercial aviators dealing with labor shortages, cancellations, fatigue and unpredictable work shifts. “We’ve been under a More...