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Flight Delays

Your Flight Might Be Delayed For The Most Ridiculous Reason

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 07.21.2016 | Travel

This is the ultimate betrayal. According to a new piece by The New York Times, malfunctioning coffee makers on airplanes cause flight delays that can ...

Why Flight Attendants Hate Delays More Than You

David Anthony | Posted 07.20.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

We have all experienced dreaded airport delays where you approach the gate to board and instead of passengers starting to make their way on the aircra...

How Climate Change May Delay Flights And Make Them Longer

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.12.2016 | Science

Flying from London to New York City takes about seven and a half hours -- for now. As climate change causes the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosp...

She Had a Bomb Threat on Her Plane to Paris, What She Did Next Will Change Your Life

Sara El-Yafi | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics
Sara El-Yafi

So, for what it's worth, I apologize to this man. And I apologize to all men and women who endure any type of fear-based, awful, oppressive discrimination based on their faith. We have got a long way to go before we make everyone feel safe in our world.

5 Ways To Spend Time At The Airport

Travelle | Posted 10.12.2016 | Travel

If you're waiting for a delayed flight or layover, just think about how much boredom you'll have to endure on that long flight if you race through the film and book you brought along before you even step onto the plane. Save any entertainment you can enjoy sitting down for the ride.

When Annoying Things Happen to Good People

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 08.25.2016 | Women
Jody Gastfriend

I travel a lot. I have grown to expect flights will be delayed or cancelled. I no longer get riled when airlines treat passengers like annoying cargo they have to shuttle about. Spirit Airlines anyone?

There's A Magic Day You Should Fly To Avoid Airline Delays

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 05.14.2015 | Travel

If you want to avoid airline delays, then book your flight for a Saturday, according to air travel agency AirHelp. That's when delay rates are lowest ...

When You Should NEVER Complain To Your Airline

Map Happy | Posted 06.14.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Nobody's idea of a fun time is dealing with a bunch of delayed passengers. If a weather-related delay or cancellation happens, just accept it.

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...

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 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 plan to ease air...

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...