Flight cancellations, delays in Boston continue after frustrating air travel weekend

Flight cancellations and delays continue Monday at Logan International Airport in Boston after travelers were stuck waiting in terminals for hours during the weekend. As of 9:45 am Monday, FlightAware reported 50 flight cancellations and 62 delays. More than 100 flights coming into or departing from Logan Airport were canceled and more than 200 were … Read more

Boston air travelers frustrated by hundreds of cancellations, delays

Many people trying to travel out of Logan International Airport in Boston had a frustrating weekend, as they were stuck waiting in terminals for hours for delayed or canceled flights. It was a tough weekend for air travelers across the country, as WCVB managing editor Bill Sheerin said his flight out of Tampa International Airport … Read more

Southwest apologizes for delays, cancellations; blames technology issues

Southwest Airlines flights were delayed and canceled early Saturday morning. In a statement to Fox Business, the airline cited “intermittent performance issues following routine overnight maintenance of some of [its] backend technology.” “We offer heartfelt apologies to our customers for any inconvenience, and gratitude to our employees who are working diligently to make it up … Read more

Southwest Airlines system down: Multiple flights delayed at Hobby Airport, Midway, others due to outage

HOUSTON, Texas — Southwest Airlines announced early Saturday morning that flights are expected to be delayed due to a country-wide system outage. An Eyewitness News crew was at Houston’s Hobby International Airport when passengers were told that they were unable to board their flight due to the outage and they will be updated every 10 … Read more

Biden: Government standing up to ‘hateful’ transgender bills

President Joe Biden says his administration is “standing up” for transgender Americans against what he’s calling “hateful bills” being passed by states By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press March 31, 2022, 5:38 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Thursday that his administration is “standing … Read more

COVID-19 transportation mask mandate could be lifted next month: Ex-FDA chief

The former chief of the Food and Drug Administration predicted Wednesday that the federal mask mandate for airplanes and other public transportation will be lifted next month if the US isn’t battling a COVID-19 surge fueled by the highly contagious Omicron subvariant BA.2. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who ran the Food and Drug Administration from 2017 … Read more

US will give airlines a break on takeoff rights in NYC, DC

Federal officials are extending pandemic relief to help major airlines keep their coveted takeoff and landing rights at big airports in New York and Washington this summer ByThe Associated Press March 26, 2022, 12:27 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON — Federal officials are extending pandemic relief that … Read more

Southwest Airlines unveils fares change to attract travelers

Southwest Airlines will add a fourth fare category as part of changes designed to attract more business travelers and boost revenue. The new fare level will be priced higher than Southwest’s cheapest tickets but below the airline’s top two fare categories. Southwest executives think this will fill the large price gap between the cheapest fares, … Read more

Hundreds stranded at OIA after multiple flight cancellations

Severe storms, staffing shortages and traffic left hundreds of people stranded at Orlando International Airport on Sunday. Multiple flights have been canceled throughout the weekend. “They told us the first flight we’ll get is 9 O’clock,” Southwest Airlines passenger Minerva Olson said. Olson had plans to be in Las Vegas by Sunday night until her … Read more