Articles tagged “flight cancellations”

U.S. Airlines Face Computer Outages About Once a Month

U.S. Airlines Face Computer Outages About Once a Month

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Some airlines track delays and cancellations associated with computer outages internally to identify patterns and recurring issues that need fixing. The industry as a whole might benefit if it shared such data. But don't hold your breath on that happening.

1 month ago

TSA Sickouts Double as Backdrop to a Challenging Travel Weekend

TSA Sickouts Double as Backdrop to a Challenging Travel Weekend

Hailey Waller, Bloomberg

From air traffic control towers to airport security lanes, safety and staffing issues at U.S. airports are bound to get worse the longer the U.S. government shutdown persists.

6 months ago

Winter Storm and Security Lane Closures Add Up to Travel Misery Across Parts of the U.S.

Winter Storm and Security Lane Closures Add Up to Travel Misery Across Parts of the U.S.

Hailey Waller, Bloomberg

It's a perfect storm, and we're not just talking about the snow. But Winter Storm Gia, along with pissed off U.S. Transportation Security Agency employees going without paychecks, hasn't made the friendly skies very amiable this weekend.

6 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

JFK Airport’s Terminal Setup Contributed to the Storm-Recovery Fiasco

JFK Airport’s Terminal Setup Contributed to the Storm-Recovery Fiasco

Brian Sumers, Skift

Most of the world's airports have lots of "common-use gates" that can be used by any carrier. Not JFK. It operates under a different model, and that has been a big problem over the past week.

2 years ago