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Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend

May. 28, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. They're also dealing with a pileup of flight cancellations. More than 1,200 flights were canceled as of 2 p.m EDT Saturday, according to flight...

'Deeply sorry' Alaska CEO: Flight cancellations to continue

May. 13, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The CEO of Alaska Airlines says the high level of flight cancellations since April will continue through this month. The Seattle Times reports that Ben Minicucci said in a message to employees Thursday evening that stability should return in June. ...

Norman Mineta, transportation secretary in 9/11 era, dies

May. 03, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Norman Mineta, who broke racial barriers for Asian Americans serving in high-profile government posts and ordered commercial flights grounded after the 9/11 terror attacks as the nation's federal transportation secretary, died Tuesday. He was 90. John...

Norman Mineta, who as federal transportation secretary ordered flights grounded after 9/11 terror attacks, has died.

May. 03, 2022 16:17 PM EDT
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Norman Mineta, who as federal transportation secretary ordered flights grounded after 9/11 terror attacks, has died.

Poland agrees to work demands of air traffic controllers

Apr. 27, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

WARSAW (AP) — Poland’s air navigation agency said Wednesday that it has agreed to implement all of the demands of the country’s air traffic controllers’ union, preventing the mass cancellation of flights in coming days. Poland’s government announced plans earlier this week...

JetBlue sees return to profitability delayed by flight woes

Apr. 26, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — JetBlue Airways said Tuesday that it lost $255 million in the first quarter, and widespread flight cancellations in April plus the need to hire and train more pilots will delay the company's return to profitability. New York-based JetBlue said it would further reduce...

Alaska Airlines suspends Alaska-Hawaii nonstop during summer

Apr. 26, 2022 00:22 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Airlines says its canceling nonstop flights between Anchorage and Honolulu during the summer months, primarily because of limited staffing. The suspension will last from June until November. Alaska Airlines Public Affairs Manager Tim Thompson said no...

Many flights canceled at Amsterdam's airport due to strike

Apr. 23, 2022 08:03 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dozens of flights were canceled or delayed Saturday at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport as a group of KLM baggage handlers went on strike for several hours on one of the busiest days of the year at the major aviation hub to protest working conditions and staff shortages....

US airlines say they've reached a turning point in recovery

Apr. 21, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — U.S. airlines say they have hit a turning point: After a lousy first quarter, they expect to be profitable as Americans return to travel in the biggest numbers since the start of the pandemic. American Airlines is the latest carrier to give a rosy outlook for the rest...

NASA moon rocket faces more flight delays as repairs mount

Apr. 18, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The flight debut of NASA’s mega moon rocket faces additional delays following a string of failed fueling tests. Officials said Monday it will be challenging to meet a launch window in early to mid-June. The next opportunity to send an empty capsule to...