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Airlines begin canceling flights in Hurricane Irma’s path

September 7, 2017 |

Airlines are preparing to cancel Florida flights that are in the path of Hurricane Irma.

The hurricane is expected to reach Florida by the weekend. American Airlines says it will begin shutting down operations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Sarasota and West Palm Beach by Friday afternoon…


L.A. Times – Business

Bare-bones economy seats may be coming to international flights on American Airlines

September 3, 2017 |

Some low-cost foreign carriers are offering fares to Europe that sound too good to be true.

Norwegian Air Shuttle is advertising one-way tickets as low as $ 89, while Reykjavik-based Wow Air has flights starting at $ 69. For the most part, such fares are for bare-bones tickets and are limited to…


L.A. Times – Business

Harvey causes airlines to delay or cancel almost 11,000 flights

August 28, 2017 |

Since Hurricane Harvey reached land in Texas, the ensuing flooding has forced the delay or cancellation of almost 11,000 flights across the U.S., mostly in hardest-hit Houston and nearby airports.

From Saturday through Monday morning, the storm delayed 6,309 flights across the country and forced…


L.A. Times – Business

Spanish Attacks Prompt Airlines to Let Travelers Rebook Flights

August 20, 2017 |

Airlines are offering passengers with Barcelona flights flexibility to rebook travel after dual terrorist attacks hit the European tourist hot spot.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Long Beach added more flights at its airport and passenger volume soared 50%

August 9, 2017 |

A decision by the city of Long Beach to open its airport to new carriers and more flights has paid off with a nearly 50% increase in passenger volume over the last six months.

During the first half of the year, Long Beach Airport served nearly 1.3 million passengers, a 46.5% jump from the same…


L.A. Times – Business

American Airlines offers more free alcohol on more flights

July 1, 2017 |

Complaints against airlines have been on the rise and for good reason. Seats in the economy section are cramped, passenger fees are abundant and the mood among many crew members is downright sour.

But U.S. carriers are hoping to improve the onboard atmosphere with something that puts a smile on…


L.A. Times – Business

Homeland Security chief considers banning laptops on all flights to and from U.S.

May 28, 2017 |

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly said Sunday that he’s considering banning laptop computers from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States.

That would dramatically expand a ban announced in March that affects about 50 flights a day from 10 cities,…


L.A. Times – Business

British Airways Cancels Flights After Computer Failure

May 27, 2017 |

A far-reaching computer outage forced British Airways to cancel a large number of flights and warn of further disruption Sunday during one of the U.K.’s busiest travel weekends and the long Memorial Day break in the U.S.
WSJ.com: US Business

Canada Bans Removing Passengers From Overbooked Flights

May 19, 2017 |

No one who has bought a ticket for a domestic or international flight in Canada will be allowed to be removed because of overbooking under a new passenger bill of rights, the country’s transportation minister announced this week. Minister Marc Garneau says the shoddy treatment of air passengers outlined in…
Newser

U.S. weighs a ban on laptops on flights from Europe

May 11, 2017 |

Department of Homeland Security officials met with airline industry representatives Thursday to discuss the possibility of expanding a ban on laptop computers and other large electronic devices as carry-ons on planes flying to the U.S. from Europe.

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly ended…


L.A. Times – Business