Latest Air travel disruptions News

Loud noise causes passenger panic at a Las Vegas airport

Aug. 14, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Flights out of Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas were delayed early Sunday after a loud noise caused panic among travelers who thought it was gunfire. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said the noise was caused by “an unruly subject” in Terminal 1...

Heathrow airport says passenger cap has eased travel chaos

Aug. 11, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Heathrow Airport in London said Thursday that its limit on the number of passengers is easing a travel crunch that has led to flight cancellations and lost luggage as soaring demand for summer trips runs up against pandemic-era staffing shortages. Britain’s busiest...

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. ...

Germany's Lufthansa, union reach pay deal for ground staff

Aug. 04, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa and a union representing its ground staff in Germany reached a deal Thursday to end a pay dispute, a week after a one-day strike that forced the airline to cancel more than 1,000 flights. The deal between Lufthansa and the ver.di service workers' union,...

Storm in metro Phoenix causes flight delays, power outages

Aug. 04, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Monsoon thunderstorms dropped more than a half inch of rain on much of metro Phoenix on Thursday morning, causing power outages and delaying dozens of flights out of Sky Harbor International Airport. Southwest Airlines workers said lightning struck a generator,...

Taiwan cancels flights as China holds military drills

Aug. 04, 2022 06:26 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan canceled airline flights Thursday as China fired missiles near the self-ruled island in retaliation for a top American lawmaker’s visit, adding to the risk of disruptions in the flow of Taiwanese-made processor chips needed by global telecom and auto industries. ...

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...

British Airways pauses short-haul flight sales from Heathrow

Aug. 02, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Airways said Tuesday that it's suspending sales of short-haul flights from London's Heathrow Airport, a response to the airport's request to limit bookings to help ease travel disruptions caused by booming demand and staff shortages. The suspension applies to...

Southwest posts record revenue but warns of rising costs

Jul. 28, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines' second-quarter profit doubled to $760 million on record revenue, but the carrier warned that rising costs and lower productivity are likely to continue in the second half of the year. Southwest shares fell 7% in afternoon trading Thursday. ...