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Flight Delays

How to Recover From Weather Delays

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.08.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

You've packed your bags, checked in online and arrived at the airport on time when you find out your flight is delayed -- indefinitely.

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.

This Is When You Should Fly To Avoid Delays

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.14.2014 | Travel

When we work hard to pick the perfect flight, check in before leaving for the airport and arrive on time, it seems like nothing can stand in our way.....

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...

Detroit Is Better Than Any Other U.S. City And Here's Proof

Ryan Nickum | Posted 04.29.2014 | Detroit
Ryan Nickum

Take a deep breath, Detroit. Enjoy all that oxygen because in Philadelphia they're choking on air pollution. According to the American Lung Association, Philadelphia is one of the most polluted cities in the country.

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...

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...

Ice And Snow Interfere With Holiday Travel

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 12.21.2013 | Travel

CHICAGO (AP) — A storm with a 2,000-mile footprint threatened to frustrate Christmas travelers from Texas to Nova Scotia with a little of everything...

Technical Glitch Causes Airport Chaos In Britain

AP | Posted 12.07.2013 | Travel

LONDON (AP) — Scores of flights were delayed or canceled at Britain's busiest airports Saturday because of a technical problem at a main air traffic...

Delayed Due To WHAT?!

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.27.2013 | Travel

Think your Thanksgiving plane delay is funny? Wait till you hear these crazy excuses for tardy takeoff. Bill Clinton's scalp In 1993, four LAX...

Best U.S. Airlines: 2013 Edition

Tracy Stewart | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
Tracy Stewart

It's that time of year again. The Airfarewatchdog team has been hard at work crunching numbers to determine the best domestic airlines. (In case you m...

Spider Infestation Halts Flights At Airport

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.08.2013 | Green

Delayed flights are a fairly common occurrence; thankfully they're usually postponed for mundane reasons. "Common," however, would be the last word us...

War and Peace and Dog Poop: An International Travel Saga

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 10.06.2013 | Travel
Rachel Braun Scherl

Alas, bad travel is a bit like childbirth. You forget the pain soon after, and focus on the joy of the outcome.

6 Ways To Turn A Flight Delay Into A Fun Date

Posted 08.06.2013 | Weddings

This article originally appeared on DateNight.Is Summer is travel time. And the unfortunate reality of travel today means that you will, inevitably...

The Worst Country For Airport Delays

AP | Posted 07.12.2013 | Travel

BEIJING -- China's airlines and airports continue to have the worst flight delays in the world, according to a travel industry monitor. A survey of f...

The Flight Departs When?

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.27.2013 | Travel

Southwest Airlines has a great sense of humor. And with airlines struggling to stick to departure and arrival times, it's probably smart to keep i...

Latest FAA Delay: A Typo

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

Legislation to avert furloughs at the Federal Aviation Administration has been held up because of a typo in the bill, ABC News and CNN report. The ...

Sam Stein

Companies Launched Pricey Efforts To Avoid Sequester | Sam Stein | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As sequestration cuts grew more likely during the first two months of 2013, one industry found profit in budget belt-tightening. Organiz...

Obama Chides Republicans For 'Band-Aid' Fix To Big Problem

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama chided Republicans on Saturday for approving a p...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Victims To Congress: WTF? | Sam Stein | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Victims of sequestration lashed out at Congress on Friday, after lawmakers moved swiftly to address long lines at airports while leaving...

Senate Democrats' Shameful Cave

The New Republic | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

Try to do something about senseless gun violence and you'll see tumbleweeds blowing across the Senate floor. Try to make life a bit less stressful for...

Jason Linkins

Lawmakers Suddenly Aghast That Sequestration Actually Does Stuff | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

Way back in August of 2011, Congress passed a law called the Budget Control Act, which raised the debt ceiling, enacted a tranche of spending cuts, cr...

K Street: Then and Now

Scott Lilly | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Scott Lilly

Airlines for America CEO Nick Calio's recent lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration demonstrates that lobbyists today aren't as invested in the details as they used to be.

Elise Foley

John McCain Rips Into Senators For Focusing On Airline Delays | Elise Foley | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) tore into his colleagues on Thursday for their recent focus on delays to air travel caused by sequestration, ...

Amanda Terkel

Cable Networks Finally Find A Sequestration Story Worth Covering | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.24.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Since sequestration's $85 billion in federal spending cuts went into effect last month, food pantries have closed, contractors have been...