Latest Air travel disruptions News

British Airways cancels hundreds more summer flights

Jul. 05, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Airways said Tuesday it will cancel hundreds more summer flights, saying it was necessary after previously announced moves to cut back on scheduled flights proved insufficient to ease travel disruptions. The announcement will affect tens of thousands of...

Flight cancellations ease slightly as July 4 weekend ends

Jul. 04, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Travelers flying home from July Fourth getaways faced flight delays Monday, but airlines were canceling fewer flights than in the days leading up to the holiday weekend. Since holiday weekend travel picked up on Thursday, airlines have canceled more than 2,200 U.S....

Portugal enacts contingency plan to tackle airport delays

Jul. 04, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese authorities on Monday set in motion a summer contingency plan at the country’s airports, promising unprecedented staffing levels at passport control amid chaotic scenes in Lisbon and other airports across Europe. The contingency plan incudes an...

Holiday getaway pushes US airport traffic to pandemic high

Jul. 02, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The Fourth of July holiday weekend is jamming U.S. airports with their biggest crowds since the pandemic began in 2020. About 2.49 million passengers went through security checkpoints at U.S. airports Friday, surpassing the previous pandemic-era record of...

Stuck bags add to tangles at Paris airports amid travel boom

Jul. 02, 2022 09:41 AM EDT

Airlines worked Saturday to deliver luggage to passengers around the world after a technical breakdown left at least 1,500 bags stuck at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport, the latest of several tangles hitting travelers this summer. The airport’s baggage sorting system had a...

Pre-pandemic sized crowds descend on US airports for holiday

Jul. 01, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

The July Fourth holiday weekend is off to a booming start with airport crowds crushing the numbers seen in 2019, before the pandemic. Travelers seemed to be experiencing fewer delays and canceled flights Friday than they did earlier this week. The Transportation...

French airport workers strike for higher pay amid inflation

Jul. 01, 2022 06:54 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Flights from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris and other French airports faced disruptions Friday as airport workers held a strike to demand salary hikes to keep up with inflation and an urgent hiring push to deal with resurgent travel demand. The labor action is the...

Spirit's delay allows airline bidding war time to play out

Jun. 30, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Spirit Airlines rose Thursday after it postponed a vote for the second time on a proposed merger with Frontier Airlines, allowing for a bidding war over the budget airline between Frontier and JetBlue Airways to play out. The delay, announced hours before...

All eyes on airlines as July Fourth holiday weekend nears

Jun. 30, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines that have stumbled badly over the last two holidays face their biggest test yet of whether they can handle big crowds when July Fourth travelers mob the nation's airports this weekend. Problems were popping up well before the weekend, with some disruptions...

Liz Weston: 3 lessons I wish I’d learned sooner about travel

Jun. 30, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

Almost every trip teaches me something about myself, the world and what not to do next time. Here are three hard-won travel lessons that may help you learn from my mistakes. COBBLING TOGETHER FLIGHTS ISN’T WORTH THE SAVINGS Whenever possible, I book nonstop flights....