Articles tagged “flight delays”

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.

4 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.

4 months 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.

5 months 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.

7 months 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.

8 months 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.

11 months 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 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years 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.

3 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.

4 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.

4 years ago