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Airlines aim to shift blame for flight problems to FAA

Jun. 24, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines under scrutiny for widespread flight disruptions are renewing their criticism of the government agency that manages the nation’s airspace, saying that understaffing at the Federal Aviation Administration is “crippling” traffic along the East Coast. ...

United cuts flights at Newark in effort to reduce delays

Jun. 23, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — United Airlines will cut about 50 flights a day out of Newark, New Jersey, to reduce long delays that the airline blames on airport construction and other issues. The cuts– about 12% of United flights in Newark -- will start July 1 and last the rest of the summer....

Editorial Roundup:

Jun. 22, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 21 The Washington Post says it is crucial the White House stick up for what would be the FDA’s most assertive antismoking policy ever. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday...

20 S. Carolina airports to share nearly $19M in FAA grants

Jun. 20, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Twenty airports in South Carolina will received a share of nearly $19 million in federal grants to help pay for terminal upgrades, runway repairs and other improvement projects. More than two-thirds of the money will go to the state's four largest airports,...

Buttigieg: US may act against airlines on consumers' behalf

Jun. 18, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

The day after Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met with airline leaders to quiz them about widespread flight disruptions, his own flight was canceled and he wound up driving from Washington to New York. “That is happening to a lot of people, and that is exactly why we are...

Canceled flights rise across US as summer travel heats up

Jun. 17, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

U.S. airlines canceled high numbers of flights for a second straight day on Friday as they tried to recover from storms while accommodating growing crowds of summer vacationers. By early afternoon in the eastern U.S., airlines has scrubbed more than 1,100 flights after canceling more...

Flight cancellations create a bad travel day across the US

Jun. 16, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

Airlines canceled more than 1,500 flights in the U.S. on Thursday, one of the worst days yet for travel as the peak summer vacation season heats up. At LaGuardia Airport in New York, more than one-third of all flights were scrubbed, and more than one-fourth of flights were dropped at...

Biden seeks to counter 'legislative attacks' on LGBTQ rights

Jun. 15, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden issued an executive order Wednesday to stymie what what his administration calls discriminatory legislative attacks on the LGBTQ community by Republican-controlled states, declaring before a signing ceremony packed with activists, “pride is back at the...

COVID hits Buttigieg, others who attended Michigan event

Jun. 06, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — At least 15 people who attended a public affairs conference last week on Michigan's Mackinac Island have tested positive for COVID-19, including U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. The gathering is put on each year by a business group, the...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jun. 06, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

Detroit News. May 31, 2022. Editorial: Auto future is Michigan’s to lose U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg likely didn’t drive on Michigan’s “damn roads” to get to the Detroit Regional Chamber’s policy conference this week, hosted at the...