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Flight Cancellations

How to Cancel a Trip If Someone Dies

Map Happy | Posted 06.21.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

If you've got other travel arrangements planned when you get the bad news, it's good to know that even airlines can be human in the worst of time.

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.

The Misery Map Is The Best Way To Show We're All In This Together

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 01.26.2015 | Travel

By now you're likely familiar with the "top-five historic storm" that's currently pounding the northeastern United States. The storm has created a...

Thanksgiving Travel: How to Get Money Back on Flight Delays

Sonia Gil | Posted 01.18.2015 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! But beware... Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year. This means more flight delays, overbookings and cancellations.

Air France Cancels More Flights As Strike Stretches On

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business

Air France has hit more turbulence. The longest strike in the French national carrier’s history grounded 55 percent of flights scheduled for Sund...

Miss Your Connection? Here's $500 For Your Pain

George Hobica | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

Air travel mishaps--misconnections, delays, lost bags-- happen every day, and although there's travel insurance to protect you against some things, an...

Weather Shouldn't Ground Airline Call Centers

Christine Crandell | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel
Christine Crandell

At the mercy of the airlines, there is little customers can do but ride it out, literally. Directing passengers to websites to monitor travel alerts is not good enough when Grandma is stuck somewhere, completely outside of her element and ill-equipped to navigate the intricacies of air travel.

Travel Tips: Avoiding Fees When Changing a Flight

Sonia Gil | Posted 04.13.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

You finally purchased your plane ticket, you are already daydreaming about the piña colada that will soon be in your hand and then -- life gets in the way.

When Your Flight Gets Delayed or Cancelled in the Cocos Islands: Marooned on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Sometimes when your flight to 'there' is delayed or cancelled, you still get 'there,' albeit a few hours, even a day or so, later because the airline...

WATCH LIVE: How This Year's Winter Storm Will Affect Holiday Travel

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.26.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

This year's winter storm may put many of Americans' Thanksgiving travel plans in jeopardy. We bring you the latest in weather news, including updates ...

What You Need To Know About The Airlines & Airports Post-Sandy

Posted 11.03.2012 | Travel

UPDATE, 10:48am 11/3: FlightStats.com has issued a report stating that from October 27th to November 1st in North America alone, 20,254 flights wer...

What To Do When Your Flight Gets Canceled

Money Talks News | Jason Steele | Posted 08.03.2012 | Money

Money Talks News: A United Airlines flight from China was recently delayed by three days. According to ABC News, the situation was so tense that vi...

Easyjet Forces Man With Disability Off Plane

Posted 01.18.2012 | Travel

A passenger who uses a wheelchair was asked to leave his Easyjet flight because of safety concerns by the airline. Martin Sabry, 39, was heading f...

Your Flight's Cancelled: Now What?

Kate Hanni | Posted 03.19.2012 | Travel
Kate Hanni

We all know that air travel is never a sure thing. Many flights are delayed or cancelled, for a variety of reasons. But if your flight is cancelled, what do you do? What are your rights?

The Horror Of AirTran

Rahim Kanani | Posted 01.09.2012 | Travel
Rahim Kanani

Cut to five hours later: We approach AirTran again and inquire about the flight. The man behind the desk was wide-eyed and high-strung, with a wrinkled white dress shirt and untucked in the back.

Terminal Velocity: Stranded By Hurricane Hysteria

Rachel Dickinson | Posted 10.26.2011 | Travel
Rachel Dickinson

We were like the great unwashed, refugees banding together with a single purpose -- getting the hell out.

Hurricane Irene: Airlines Offering Refunds, Flight Changes To Travelers (VIDEO)

Posted 10.24.2011 | Travel

UPDATE 8/25/11: Airlines are expanding the scope of their Hurricane Irene wavers, now offering assistance to passengers traveling to or from Caribbean...

New Protections Coming For Air Travelers

AOL Travel | David Jones | Posted 06.20.2011 | Travel

The U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a series of new consumer protection measures that will force airlines to disclose hidden fees, ...

WATCH: Record Number Of Flights Canceled

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The humongous storm that covered 75% of the country is setting new records for the number of flights canceled. Boston's Logan airport was closed d...

RECORD SNOWFALL (Send Us Your Pics!)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

If you feel like you've never seen this much snow in January, you're right. The 19 inches of snow New York City received Wednesday and Thursday broke...

WATCH: What Airports Are Doing To Accomodate Stranded Travelers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

2011 is shaping up to be the year weather kicks travelers in the butt. Since the start of the year, there have been thousands of flight delays and can...

Hot or Not? Iceland Style

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Ólafur Ragnar Grímssonhas has invited geologists, airline executives and yes, even the press, to come to Iceland to review what happened when Eyjafjallajökull volcano issued the belch heard round the world.

Norway's Stranded Prime Minister Uses iPad To Direct Country From New York City

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

An enormous volcanic ash cloud has shut down air travel in Europe, canceling flights and stranding Europe-bound passengers around the world. But t...

FAA Flight Delays: O'Hare, Midway Flights Back On Track After Computer Glitch Caused Delays

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: The FAA computer glitch has been resolved, though problems continue to ripple across the country from the nearly five hour computer outage. Ge...

Airlines Grounding Cheap Flights

Wall Street Journal | Scott McCartney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Oakland International Airport has ridden the wave of rapidly growing discount airlines to a 58% increase in passengers over the past 10 years. And now...