Articles tagged “flight delays”

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U.S. Airlines Prioritize Some Flights Over Others When Summer Storms Hit

Want to keep your summer storm delays to a minimum? Try to fly between the largest cities and book flights on the biggest aircraft. It's not a foolproof plan, but it helps. Airlines prioritize certain flights, and it helps to know what they are.

U.S. Airlines Prioritize Some Flights Over Others When Summer Storms Hit

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Air Traffic Controller Sickouts Disrupted Operations at La Guardia Airport

Disruption at U.S. airports, IRS agents calling in sick, and the overall negative impact to the U.S. and even global economy — all these factors will pressure legislators in Washington and the current occupant of the White House to come up with a deal to end the U.S. partial government shutdown.

Air Traffic Controller Sickouts Disrupted Operations at La Guardia Airport

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TSA Sickouts Double as Backdrop to a Challenging Travel Weekend

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.

TSA Sickouts Double as Backdrop to a Challenging Travel Weekend

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Airlines Prioritize New Technologies as They Position Themselves for the Future

For years so many airlines were relatively content to sit back and rest on their legacy technologies. These moves by airlines to adapt new technologies are a healthy omen for the future.

Airlines Prioritize New Technologies as They Position Themselves for the Future

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

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.

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

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Google Is Filling In the Missing Pieces With Mobile Flight-Delay Notifications

Google Assistant will soon start sending flight-delay notifications on mobile, and informing travelers about the reasons behind the disruption to their itineraries. This could be a really great service, and Google will do it at scale. Rest assured that an automated flight-rebooking service won't be too far behind.

Google Is Filling In the Missing Pieces With Mobile Flight-Delay Notifications

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London Stansted Airport Subject to Flight Disruptions After UK Lightning Strikes

The flight disruptions at London Stansted will have a spillover effect at other airports during a UK bank holiday. Mother Nature obviously got her calendar wrong for this.

London Stansted Airport Subject to Flight Disruptions After UK Lightning Strikes

Online Travel

Kayak to Help Flyers Get Compensated for Delayed and Canceled Flights

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.

Kayak to Help Flyers Get Compensated for Delayed and Canceled Flights

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JetBlue’s Venture Arm Invests in a Startup That Predicts Flight Delays

If venture-backed startup Lumo has its way, more travelers will avoid flight cancellations thanks to breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. No wonder that JetBlue, EasyJet, and other companies are interested.

JetBlue’s Venture Arm Invests in a Startup That Predicts Flight Delays

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Heathrow Airport’s $50 Million Bad Weather Investment Pays Off

A light dusting of snow is usually enough to bring the UK to a total standstill. In that sense, keeping Heathrow open is a pretty good achievement, even if it did cost the airport $50 million.

Heathrow Airport’s $50 Million Bad Weather Investment Pays Off