Latest Air travel disruptions News

Woman with 'emotional support squirrel' removed from plane

Oct. 10, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police at a Florida airport removed a passenger who refused to get off a Cleveland-bound flight after she was found carrying an "emotional support squirrel." Passengers had already boarded Frontier Airlines Flight 1612 at Orlando International Airport on Tuesday night when they were told...

AA aims to avoid putting delayed travelers on other airlines

Oct. 8, 2018 10:41 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is telling employees to think twice before rebooking stranded customers on rival airlines, and regular economy-class passengers are the most likely to suffer when there are long delays or canceled flights. A new policy at American directs airport agents not to rebook economy...

Reports: 2 military planes collide on Sudan airport runway

Oct. 3, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese media are reporting that two military airplanes have collided on the runway at the main airport in the capital Khartoum. Video footage posted on social media show two Soviet-era planes moving along the runway before one suddenly rams the tail of the other. Both planes appeared to have...

Delta Air Lines says Hurricane Florence cost it $30 million.

Oct. 2, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta's stock fell 3.4 percent on Tuesday after the airline said it took a $30 million hit from Hurricane Florence and is paying more for fuel. Last month's hurricane caused at least 3,500 flight cancellations, mostly in the Carolinas. Delta said on Sept. 17 that it canceled 275 to that...

Typhoon pummels Japan; flights canceled, trains shut down

Sep. 30, 2018 8:10 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon ripped through Japan on Sunday, forcing cancellations of flights and trains, including in the Tokyo area as authorities warned of strong winds and torrential rain. Farms and homes in Miyazaki on the southern main island of Kyushu were flooded as Typhoon Trami swept across...

Thousands of travelers affected in Europe by Ryanair strike

Sep. 28, 2018 6:59 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Thousands of travelers in Europe saw their plans disrupted Friday after airline Ryanair cancelled more than 200 flights because of strikes by cabin crew in Spain, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Italy and Germany. The budget airline says it had informed passengers of possible disruptions ahead of...

Delta fixes 'technology issue,' flights no longer grounded

Sep. 25, 2018 9:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines says its IT systems have been restored and flights are no longer grounded due to the technology problem. The airline said in a statement Tuesday night that a "technology issue briefly affected" some of its systems, causing a ground stop order to be issued in the U.S. The...

Argentina's unions stage nationwide strike to protest crisis

Sep. 25, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Unions called a nationwide strike Tuesday to protest Argentina's economic crisis, and walkouts grounded airline flights, paralyzed bus and train lines and forced the closure of the main agricultural port. Many workers stayed home as the strike made commuting a puzzle, and...

Ryanair cancels 190 flights on Friday amid cabin crew strike

Sep. 25, 2018 10:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Budget airline Ryanair has cancelled 190 flights scheduled for Friday because of strikes by cabin crew in Spain, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Italy and Germany. The flights represent some 8 percent of the 2,400 originally scheduled. The airline said in a statement Tuesday that all affected...

Florida student pilot charged with attempt to steal plane

Sep. 20, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old student pilot suspected of boarding a vacant passenger plane at a central Florida airport early Thursday has been charged with criminal attempt to steal an airplane, officials said. The Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating and trying to determine a motive in the...