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In a plot twist, Spirit tops US airlines in on-time arrivals

Dec. 14, 2018 5:43 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Spirit Airlines tops the latest ratings for on-time flights, a big turnaround for a discount carrier that consistently ranked as the tardiest airline in America three years ago. Spirit also has the second-lowest rate of canceled flights in the latest government report. It still has a high...

Snowed-in South makes the best of day off from work, school

Dec. 10, 2018 7:59 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Snowed-in Southerners made the best of a day without work or school Monday while officials warned that roads remained treacherous even as the worst of a wintry storm departed. Snow, sleet and freezing rain tapered off across states from Georgia to West Virginia that were recovering from...

Winter storm causes icy roads across swath of South

Dec. 9, 2018 6:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South on Sunday — causing dangerously icy roads, immobilizing snowfalls and power losses to hundreds of thousands of people. Accidents on snow-covered interstates caused major delays, hundreds of...

The Latest: Police say driver killed by falling tree

Dec. 9, 2018 6:27 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on severe winter storm hitting parts of the U.S. Southeast (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Authorities in North Carolina say a driver was killed when a tree fell on a vehicle. Police in the Charlotte suburb of Matthews said Sunday that the vehicle was traveling down a street...

The Latest: Snow, sleet and freezing rain take aim at South

Dec. 8, 2018 9:19 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the South's severe weather (all times local): 9 p.m. A snowstorm building across parts of the South is causing flight cancellations to and from Charlotte, North Carolina, out of the Midwest. WTOL-TV reports that Toledo Express Airport's website says that several American...

UK regulator seeks to force Ryanair on strike compensation

Dec. 5, 2018 4:37 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's airline regulator is seeking to force Ryanair to pay compensation for flights that were cancelled or delayed by a series of worker strikes after Europe's biggest discount carrier said it wasn't required to pay thousands of claims under European Union rules. The Civil Aviation...

Airline disputes family's account of woman left at O'Hare

Dec. 4, 2018 12:57 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — American Airlines says closed-circuit television footage at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport shows a 67-year-old woman in a wheelchair wasn't left alone nearly as long as her family claims. American released a timeline that shows Olimpia Warsaw was alone 1 ¼ hours after her flight...

Woman in wheelchair whose flight was canceled left at O'Hare

Dec. 3, 2018 12:46 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — American Airlines is investigating how a 67-year-old woman in a wheelchair was left alone overnight at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport when her flight was canceled. The incident, first reported by CBS 2 in Chicago , started Friday night when Olimpia Warsaw's flight from Chicago to...

The Latest: Thousands without power after major Alaska quake

Nov. 30, 2018 10:37 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in Alaska (all times local): 5:25 p.m. A city official says thousands of residents remain without electricity after a powerful earthquake shook parts of Alaska. Anchorage Municipal Manager Bill Falsey said Friday that progress was being made restoring...

Clarification: Midwest Snowstorm story

Nov. 27, 2018 10:48 AM EST
CHICAGO (AP) — In a Nov. 26 story, The Associated Press reported that 123 flights were canceled Sunday at Midway International Airport and another 71 had been canceled as of midnight. The story should have said another 71 had been canceled since midnight.