Articles tagged “delays”

Europe Faces Another Summer of Airline Delays and Cancellations

Europe Faces Another Summer of Airline Delays and Cancellations

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The European Union has been trying to come to grips with the continent’s fragmented airspace for more than a decade, and it doesn’t sound like a solution is any closer.

7 months ago

Southwest Calls Flight Disruptions a ‘Deliberate Effort’ by Mechanics

Southwest Calls Flight Disruptions a ‘Deliberate Effort’ by Mechanics

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Southwest is frequently held up as an airline that has a great relationship with its employees. Has anyone factored in the airline's mechanics?

9 months ago

Computer Glitch Causes Hundreds of Southwest Airlines Delays

Computer Glitch Causes Hundreds of Southwest Airlines Delays

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Mechanical issues, and now computer glitches, have hampered Southwest Airlines' operations this month. Coupled with fallout from the government shutdown, it hasn't been a good year for the airline so far.

9 months ago

Kayak to Help Flyers Get Compensated for Delayed and Canceled Flights

Kayak to Help Flyers Get Compensated for Delayed and Canceled Flights

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Some airlines will not be happy that Kayak has lent its credibility and, in effect, its customer base, to startups that specialize in travel claims compensation. The claims cost airlines money. But Kayak still likes doing things a bit different from the other global online players.

1 year ago

United Will Begin Giving Passengers Details About Why Their Flights Are Delayed

United Will Begin Giving Passengers Details About Why Their Flights Are Delayed

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airline passengers don't like being late. But what they probably dislike more is being late and not knowing why. Over the next few weeks, United will give some customers detailed information about the reason for delays. That could make passengers less anxious, which is a good thing.

2 years ago

Airlines Are to Blame for Most U.S. Flight Delays, Not the Weather

Airlines Are to Blame for Most U.S. Flight Delays, Not the Weather

Michael Sasso and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Interesting that Delta is so far away from the other carriers, both in terms of performance and where it places the blame.

3 years ago

More Americans Sat on Tarmacs Waiting This February, Thanks to Weather

More Americans Sat on Tarmacs Waiting This February, Thanks to Weather

Associated Press

Alaska Air's numbers have its multiple Hawaii and southern California routes to thank for it's leading on-time ranking.

5 years ago

30-Minute Flight Takes Nine Hours Thanks to Dallas Ice

30-Minute Flight Takes Nine Hours Thanks to Dallas Ice

Associated Press

What's interesting is if American's maneuvering with the nine-hour flight means it won't have to pay penalties for tarmac delays.

5 years ago

U.S. Airport Tarmac Delays Were at Their Lowest Point on Record Last Year

U.S. Airport Tarmac Delays Were at Their Lowest Point on Record Last Year

Associated Press

Some of the flights that would have been delayed were simply cancelled, but by and large the threats of fines for delays has radically improved the passenger experience.

5 years ago

Epic Tarmac Delays Are Not a Thing of the Past Everywhere

Epic Tarmac Delays Are Not a Thing of the Past Everywhere

Katherine Chiglinsky and Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

Passengers don't love cancelled flights, but the love being stuck on a tarmac for multiple hours even less.

5 years ago

U.S. Airlines Were Less Reliable This August Than Last August

U.S. Airlines Were Less Reliable This August Than Last August

Associated Press

In all fairness, Hawaiian should be removed from the competitive set. They ruin the curve.

5 years ago

Atlanta Airport Officials Mull Domestic Terminal Hotel After Winter Delays

Atlanta Airport Officials Mull Domestic Terminal Hotel After Winter Delays

Associated Press

The past few winters have proven that a hotel directly connected to Atlanta's domestic terminal would fill up fast when widespread delays begin to impact the world's busiest hub.

6 years ago