Articles tagged “flight delays”

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

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

Brian Sumers, Skift

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.

3 months ago

Air Traffic Controller Sickouts Disrupted Operations at La Guardia Airport

Air Traffic Controller Sickouts Disrupted Operations at La Guardia Airport

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

10 months 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.

10 months ago

Airlines Prioritize New Technologies as They Position Themselves for the Future

Airlines Prioritize New Technologies as They Position Themselves for the Future

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

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.

10 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.

10 months ago

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

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

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

11 months ago

London Stansted Airport Subject to Flight Disruptions After UK Lightning Strikes

London Stansted Airport Subject to Flight Disruptions After UK Lightning Strikes

Associated Press

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.

1 year 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

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

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

Sean O'Neill, Skift

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.

2 years ago

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

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

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

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.

2 years ago

United May Finally Be Frank About Why Flights Are Delayed

United May Finally Be Frank About Why Flights Are Delayed

Brian Sumers, Skift

Travelers often think their airlines lie to them about flight delays. While that could be true sometimes, it's almost certainly not the norm.

2 years ago

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.

2 years ago