Latest Air travel disruptions News

Unsupported ‘sickout’ claims take flight amid Southwest woes

Oct. 13, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — When Southwest Airlines canceled more than 2,000 flights over the weekend, citing bad weather and air traffic control issues, unsupported claims blaming vaccine mandates began taking off. Conservative politicians and pundits, including Republican Sen. Ted...

Delta posts $1.2 billion Q3 profit, touts holiday bookings

Oct. 13, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

Delta Air Lines posted a $1.2 billion profit for the third quarter on Wednesday, helped by the latest installment of federal pandemic aid for the airline industry, but warned that rising fuel prices will lead to a “modest” loss in the fourth quarter. The airline also...

Southwest limits canceled flights after 3 tumultuous days

Oct. 12, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines flights appeared to be running closer to normal on Tuesday after the airline canceled nearly 2,400 flights over the previous three days. By midday Tuesday, Southwest had canceled fewer than 100 flights, or 2% of its schedule, according...

Southwest cancels hundreds more flights; passengers stranded

Oct. 11, 2021 21:23 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines canceled more than 350 flights Monday following a weekend of major disruptions that it blamed on bad weather and air traffic control issues. The pilots union accused the company of a botched response to what it said would have been a minor challenge for...

Southwest Airlines cancels more than 1,000 Sunday flights

Oct. 10, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds of flights over the weekend, blaming the woes on air traffic control issues and weather. The airline canceled more than 1,000 flights in total, or 29% of its schedule, as of 7 p.m. ET Sunday, according to flight...

Indonesia to reopen Bali to international flights Oct. 14

Oct. 04, 2021 07:50 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia plans to reopen the airport in the resort island of Bali for international flights on Oct. 14, after closing it for more than a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar...

Attempted carjacking attempt closes RDU parking deck

Sep. 29, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A parking deck at Raleigh-Durham International Airport was closed for about two hours Tuesday night while officials responded to a report of an attempted carjacking, the airport said. The airport said in a statements that the parking deck was...

United Airlines fined $1.9 million for long ground delays

Sep. 24, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — United Airlines has been fined $1.9 million over 25 flights in which the plane sat on the ground for several hours, the largest fine imposed by the government for such long delays. The Transportation Department said Friday that the incidents occurred...

UK airports report delays as IT failure shuts e-gates

Sep. 24, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Travelers arriving at U.K. airports faced delays Friday after electronic passport gates failed, forcing passengers to wait in line for border officers to inspect their documents. London Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh airports all reported that a...

Western WA rain, wind causing power outages, airport delays

Sep. 17, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A surge of moisture from the Pacific moving into western Washington is bringing rain and wind to the region, causing power outages and airport delays. The National Weather Service in Seattle said Friday that 1 to 2 inches of rain was possible...