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Amsterdam's Schiphol compensating air travelers hit by chaos

Aug. 12, 2022 05:58 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport has launched a compensation program for travelers who missed their flights because of lengthy delays that have plagued the busy European hub for months. Schiphol's announcement Thursday night heads off a possible mass claim...

Estonia to ban Russians with tourist visas from entering

Aug. 11, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Estonia decided Thursday to bar people from neigboring Russia with tourist visas from entering the northernmost Baltic country as a consequence of the war in Ukraine. “Russian citizens’ opportunity to visit Estonia in large numbers or to visit Europe...

Travelers are starting to get a break from higher airfares

Aug. 10, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Travelers got some welcome news in Wednesday’s inflation report from the government: Airfares are coming down, and at a faster clip. The price of the average airline ticket dropped 7.8% in July, to $311, after a 1.8% dip in June, the government said Wednesday. ...

Giuliani must go to Atlanta for election probe, judge says

Aug. 09, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge said Tuesday that Rudy Giuliani must appear in Atlanta in person to testify before a special grand jury that's investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in Georgia and set his appearance for next week. ...

Israel to allow Palestinians from West Bank to use airport

Aug. 09, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Palestinians from the occupied West Bank will soon be allowed to travel on flights to Turkey out of an Israeli airport, the Israel Airports Authority said Tuesday. The move is part of a series of gestures Israel says it is making to improve the living...

Estonia, Finland want Europe to end Russian tourist visas

Aug. 09, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The leaders of Estonia and Finland want fellow European countries to stop issuing tourist visas to Russian citizens, saying they should not be able to take vacations in Europe while the Russian government carries out a war in Ukraine. Estonian Prime...

Lawyer: Giuliani won't testify Tuesday in Ga. election probe

Aug. 08, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Rudy Giuliani will not appear as scheduled Tuesday before a special grand jury in Atlanta that’s investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally tried to interfere in the 2020 general election in Georgia, his lawyer said. A judge last month...

Storms ground US air travelers as airlines cancel flights

Aug. 05, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of flyers had their travel plans upended Friday after airlines canceled about 1,400 U.S. flights as thunderstorms hit the East Coast. Another 6,300 flights had been delayed by early evening, according to tracking service FlightAware. ...

US proposes to increase refund protections for air travelers

Aug. 03, 2022 23:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...

Volcano near Iceland's main airport erupts again after pause

Aug. 03, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — A volcano in southwest Iceland began erupting Wednesday, the country’s meteorological authorities said — just eight months after its last eruption officially ended. The Icelandic Meteorological Office urged people not to go near the Fagradalsfjall...