Latest Air travel disruptions News

American Airlines hopes new kitchen will cut delays at DFW

Dec. 4, 2019 6:35 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is providing another reason for its high number of delayed flights this summer — an antiquated, overworked kitchen at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. American says 2,300 flights were delayed between Memorial Day and Labor Day so that food and...

French trains stop as mass strike begins over pensions

Dec. 4, 2019 3:53 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French trains rolled to a halt Wednesday evening, kicking off massive nationwide strikes and protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to overhaul the retirement system, seen as an untouchable symbol of the French way of life. Tourists canceled travel plans and Paris deployed...

Lingering snowstorm wreaks havoc on Boston commute

Dec. 3, 2019 7:49 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A long-lasting snowstorm hit much of New England at the height of the morning commute Tuesday and continued to hang around for most of the day, snarling travel and closing schools. The wintry weather that moved into the region Sunday night brought more than 2 feet of snow to parts of upstate...

Dominica protesters block airport roads in election fight

Dec. 3, 2019 2:48 PM EST

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Protesters trying to cancel national elections blocked roads leading to the main airport on the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Tuesday, forcing passengers to drag suitcases through the street to make their flights. Supporters of the opposition United Workers' Party set up...

Schools, offices close as long-lived storm clobbers US East

Dec. 2, 2019 9:38 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A seemingly endless winter storm that hindered travel across most of the country over the long holiday weekend is delivering a last wallop as it swoops through the Northeast, dumping heavy snow, shuttering hundreds of schools and bedeviling commuters in the region Monday. The storm...

The Latest: Bus, tractor-trailer collide in upstate New York

Dec. 2, 2019 9:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a wintry storm in the U.S. East (all times local): 9:10 p.m. A bus carrying about 30 people collided with a tractor-trailer on an upstate New York highway during a snowstorm. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says there were some injuries in Monday night’s crash but that they...

Washington’s Sea-Tac airport expects delays caused by storm

Dec. 2, 2019 3:00 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Sea-Tac International Airport has warned passengers to expect delays as a winter storm hampers holiday travel. KING-TV reports the airport in Washington state recommends travelers plan for congested drive times. Officials have also asked customers to consider using public transportation to...

The Latest: Flight cancellations pile up as storm heads east

Dec. 2, 2019 3:58 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a powerful holiday weekend storm (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Hundreds of flights are being canceled because of the winter storm sweeping across the U.S., leaving travelers scrambling to get home after Thanksgiving. Flight-tracking site FlightAware says there were 506 canceled...

Deadly storm moves cross country taking aim at Northeast

Dec. 1, 2019 10:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of flights were canceled and thousands delayed for travelers heading home after the Thanksgiving holiday as a deadly winter storm moved to the Northeast on Sunday, packing one last punch of snow and ice. The National Weather Service predicted more than a foot (0.3 meters) of snow...

The Latest: Chicago, Denver flights delayed by winter storm

Dec. 1, 2019 5:23 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on a powerful holiday weekend storm (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Airlines at Chicago’s two major international airports are reporting average delays of 15 minutes as a winter storm heads toward the Midwest with heavy snow and ice and gusty winds. The companies have canceled...