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Airplane Delays

Dick Durbin To Seek Probe Of Control-Center Sabotage That Caused Massive Flight Delays

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 11.28.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday that he will seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional con...

Delta Blues

Paul Stoller | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business
Paul Stoller

It almost summer and the peak season for travel agony is upon us. Most of us know of a travel horror story -- a tale that usually underscores the institutional insensitivity of the corporations that in large measure shape the quality of our comings and goings.

Surviving Stuck at the Airport: A Las Vegas Parable

Alison Stein Wellner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Stein Wellner

I made it home to New York City on Friday from Las Vegas, after three unsuccessful attempts to leave Sin City, which  tacked two extra nights on ...

British Airways Forced To Hire FedEx To Deliver Late Bags

Bloomberg | Tracy Alloway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

British Airways canceled 50 flights at London Heathrow airport's new Terminal 5 and brought in U.S. courier firm FedEx Corp. to help reunite passenger...

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...

Plane Crazy: Airline Delays Expected To Increase In 2008

New York Times | Jeff Bailey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The miserably full flights of 2007 might seem like a good reason for airlines to roll out a few more planes and ease the crowding. But passengers sho...

Two Fliers Seek Class-Action Suit Against American

USA Today | Marilyn Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two passengers who were kept aboard American Airlines jets on the ground for more than nine hours in 2006 have sued the airline, saying they deserve c...

One In Every 138 Checked Bags Is Lost

New York Times | Jeff Bailey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Why do so many passengers get off the plane only to discover that their baggage did not make the trip with them? American Airlines started asking tha...

Airlines Hope Tech Improvements Will Reduce Delays

New York Times | Jeff Bailey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At any given moment, the airline industry's powerful networks of computers are setting fares, tracking reservations and calculating how much fuel each...