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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...


AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 09.13.2013 | Travel

NEW YORK -- Dozens of JetBlue Airways flights were delayed Friday morning after a computer failure limited the airline's ability to dispatch planes. ...

US Airways Flight Delayed By WHAT?!

AP | Posted 09.23.2013 | Travel

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A US Airways Express flight left three hours late from a North Carolina airport after a swarm of bees kept crews from rolling ...

Airlines Struggle To Stay On Time: One In Four Flights Arrive Late

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 08.13.2013 | Travel

The nation's airlines struggled to stay on schedule in April, with nearly one in four flights arriving late, according to new government figures. The...

Passengers Held On Delayed Plane For Hours WIth No Air Conditioning

AP | Posted 07.13.2013 | Travel

DENVER — Passengers are upset after a Lufthansa flight leaving Denver for Frankfurt held passengers on board for three hours without air conditi...

Airline Service Improves, Delays Still Likely

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 06.23.2013 | Travel

NEW YORK -- A day after flight delays plagued much of the nation, air travel was smoother Tuesday, but the government warned passengers that the situa...

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...

Airlines Struggle To Be On Time

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel

NEW YORK — Airlines are struggling this year to get planes to the gate on time. The government said Thursday that 80.3 percent of flights by U....

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...

Despite New Rules, Airlines Still Only On Time 76% Of The Time

AP | SAMANTHA BOMKAMP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

NEW YORK — U.S. airlines were late more often in July than a year earlier, but there were only 3 planes stuck for more than three hours, the gov...

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...

British Airways Strike: Union Vote Coming Today,

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business


Holiday Travel: Fewer Planes, Higer Fees And More Delays Greet Travelers This Year

AP | JOSHUA FREED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MINNEAPOLIS — Haven't flown since last Christmas? Be prepared. Things have changed. Airlines continued to adjust to the tough economy. There ar...

Air Travelers Hit With Higher Prices And Fewer Options

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO — First it was soaring ticket prices and vanishing bargain fares, then new baggage fees. Now air travelers are facing dwindling choices ...

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...

Complaints About Airlines on the Rise

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Late flights and lost bags, to say nothing of higher fares, are making air travelers grumpy, an annual survey of airline quality sa...

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.

2007 Airline Delays 2nd Worst Ever

AP | DAN CATERINICCHIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — A quarter of domestic flights failed to arrive on time in 2007 _ the industry's second poorest performance on record _ and analysts...