Articles tagged “flight delays”

U.S. Airline Cancellations Jumped in August Thanks to Hurricane Harvey

U.S. Airline Cancellations Jumped in August Thanks to Hurricane Harvey

Associated Press

August wasn't the best month for U.S. airline on-time performance, but we know why. Hurricane Harvey caused a mess, especially in Houston. This appears to be an isolated issue. Most U.S. airlines are far more prompt than a few years ago.

5 days ago

Ryanair to Cancel 50 Flights Per Day to Fix Schedule

Ryanair to Cancel 50 Flights Per Day to Fix Schedule

Associated Press

Ryanair is not winning many friends in Italy with these flight cancellations at a time when it mulling a bid to buy Alitalia's assets. In the end, though, money — or the size of the bid — talks, and disrupted passengers' hard feelings would likely be secondary.

1 month ago

Mexico Cracks Down On Airlines Over Bag Fees and Flight Delays

Mexico Cracks Down On Airlines Over Bag Fees and Flight Delays

Andrea Navarro, Bloomberg

Mexico wants to ensure that airfares — the total fare, that is — remain relatively affordable. But, like everything else, airlines would find ways to try and recoup lost revenues from passengers if bag fees get axed.

2 months ago

Delta CEO Apologizes for Canceled Flights

Delta CEO Apologizes for Canceled Flights

David Koenig, Associated Press

Delta's offer of compensation to passengers will help soften the blow but it must make sure the same thing doesn't happen again. Like all good airline CEOs, Ed Bastian knows when to issue a strategic apology.

1 year ago

Ground Delays at U.S. Airports Are on the Rise

Ground Delays at U.S. Airports Are on the Rise

Scott Mayerowitz, The Associated Press

Runway construction and schedule changes are some of the factors driving up the taxiing time at airports around the country, causing not only passenger frustration but also increased operating costs of hundreds of millions of dollars extra.

2 years ago

U.S. Flight Delays Spread into Weekend After Control Center Fire

U.S. Flight Delays Spread into Weekend After Control Center Fire

Alan Levin, Del Quentin Wilber and Elizabeth Campbell, Bloomberg

A rare fire started by an FAA employee led to the widespread flight delays, which means these are one-time delays that will impact carrier's punctuality and profits for only one quarter.

3 years ago

6 Challenges for the Future of U.S. Air Travel

6 Challenges for the Future of U.S. Air Travel

Scott Smith, Quartz

The U.S. government needs to prioritize infrastructure improvements, not only to attract more foreign tourism dollars, but to encourage and support business travel within the country.

3 years ago

U.S. Flyers Encounter More Frequent Delays This Spring

U.S. Flyers Encounter More Frequent Delays This Spring

Associated Press

Flight delays are caused by a number of factors making it difficult to compare progress over time and regions. Improvements can be made by airlines by communicating sooner and more productively with customers.

3 years ago

SkiftStudio: Berkshire Hathaway Enters Travel Insurance Market With Disruption In Mind

SkiftStudio: Berkshire Hathaway Enters Travel Insurance Market With Disruption In Mind

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Travelers can probably get bits and pieces of Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection's flight delay and missed-connection coverage elsewhere, but the array of coverage for these flight hassles is unique in North America. However, don't be surprised if the $25 per domestic trip rate gets increased after awhile.

3 years ago

Fewer Than 2% of Flyers Try to Get Compensated for Delays

Fewer Than 2% of Flyers Try to Get Compensated for Delays

Reuters

The airlines purposefully keep the guidelines around flight delay compensation rules opaque and it's worked until recent startups have begun to disrupt the collection pipeline.

3 years ago

The Well-Designed Chair That Could Make Flight Delays Less Painful

The Well-Designed Chair That Could Make Flight Delays Less Painful

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Although it might make long delays slightly more bearable for the average travelers, frequent flyers will still be laughing at them all the way to their lounge.

3 years ago

American Airlines Loses $115 Million in Revenue to Winter Storms

American Airlines Loses $115 Million in Revenue to Winter Storms

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

American's busiest hubs were among the most impacted leading to more than 34,000 flight cancellations. Although incessant delays are not likely to happen again, the first quarter will still drag down full-year revenue.

4 years ago