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Airline Delays

When You Should Complain To An Airline

Map Happy | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

I suspect many flyers still take a lot lying down from airlines that they don't have to. And sometimes I run across something and wonder if a complaint is justified. Here are some flight travel situations in which kvetching might deserve some compensation.

Weather Delays Cost HOW Much? | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

The super cold storms punishing the Midwest and parts of the East Coast have already cost airlines and their passengers more than $1.4 billion in oper...

Furloughs Kick In Causing Delays At U.S. Airports

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2013 | Travel

By Alwyn Scott NEW YORK, April 21 (Reuters) - Travelers waited more than an hour for flights in New York and experienced delays at oth...

American Airlines Reservation System Outage Delays Flights

Posted 04.16.2013 | Travel

American Airlines tweeted a notice earlier today alerting customers that its booking and reservation tool was unavailable. Our reservation & bookin...

The World's Most On-Time Airlines Are...

Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel

Only one U.S. carrier cracked the top 10 on this list.

How To Navigate Airline Delays This Holiday Season

Bobby Laurie | Posted 01.29.2013 | Travel
Bobby Laurie

In the airline industry, when a flight is delayed it usually means that something is wrong, somewhere. Generally, you're delayed because the airline cannot get you to your destination safely at the present moment, but is trying to work through the issue.

Airline On-Time Records Improve

Posted 10.04.2012 | Travel

North American airlines posted an improved on-time performance for September, gaining more than five points compared to August's numbers. More than...

Travel This Weekend Will Be A Nightmare

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 10.25.2011 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

It's about to get ugly for anyone visiting or living on the East Coast because the storm is huge and powerful. It'll bring the big winds, plenty of ra...

Flight Delayed: New Protections For Airline Passengers

Samantha Bomkamp, AP Transportation Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) -- You've heard the horror stories of airline passengers stranded on the tarmac for hours without food or water or even sanitary bathroo...

The WORST Iceland Volcano Air Travel Nightmares (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If you're unfortunate enough to have traveled to an airport in the last week, there's a good chance you're among the thousands stranded by Iceland's v...

DOT Tells Airlines To Report Tarmac Delays Fully

New York Times | David Stout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Department of Transportation said on Friday that it would require airlines to give fuller accountings about what has become a bane of modern air t...

A Tale Of Two Americans

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

I don't know about you, but as soon as somebody thanks me for my patience I lose mine.