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Articles tagged “flight delays”

Airlines

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.

Airlines

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

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

Online Travel

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

Airlines

United May Finally Be Frank About Why Flights Are Delayed

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

United May Finally Be Frank About Why Flights Are Delayed

Online Travel

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

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.

SkiftX

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

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.

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

Airlines

Flyers Weigh Benefits of Travel Insurance After Long Winter of Delays

Airlines often anticipate delays by dropping change fees, but insurance can be a lifesaver for flyers already at the airport. However, our findings were not conclusive enough to suggest the weather will result in a long-term benefit for insurance companies.

Flyers Weigh Benefits of Travel Insurance After Long Winter of Delays

Airlines

Travelers Dealing with Flight Delays Instagram The Chaos

Flight delays in the age of social media mean that the traveler never feels alone, even in a crowded powerless terminal.

Travelers Dealing with Flight Delays Instagram The Chaos

Airlines

Stranded Flyers at Dallas Airport Still Waiting on Hundreds of Cancelled Flights

The unusual weather at Dallas Airport is just the first of several weather-impacted delays to sweep the country in the coming months.

Stranded Flyers at Dallas Airport Still Waiting on Hundreds of Cancelled Flights