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Delta Cancels More Flights as Woes Drag on

Airline offering travel vouchers to those affected

(Newser) - Delta's travails, and those of its customers, move into day two with the airline canceling nearly 250 flights, reports the AP . The cancellations Tuesday follow about 1,000 canceled flights Monday and almost 3,000 delayed flights after an outage at its Atlanta headquarters caused a global systems failure... More »

Warnings, Advice Pile Up as Northeast Blizzard Looms

United cancels all NYC, Philly, Boston flights

(Newser) - Thousands of flights in the Northeast have already been canceled for today and tomorrow as dire warnings about a coming blizzard pile up, and some 30 million people hunker down, reports NPR . Some 2,000 flights have been canceled for today, with another 1,800 nixed for tomorrow, FlightAware.com... More »

Chicago Airport Lines Stretch More Than a Mile

1.8K flights delayed across country

(Newser) - If you're reading this while you wait in line at Chicago's Midway Airport, we wish you the best of luck. Lines at security have reportedly reached more than a mile long today, Gawker reports. According to one tweet : "The line for TSA at Midway airport leaves the... More »

Snow Pounds East Coast Yet Again

DC could see 12 inches; 2K flights canceled

(Newser) - It may be March, but the winter weather isn't over. The East Coast is once again getting pummeled by snow, with Washington, DC, and other mid-Atlantic cities expecting between six and 12 inches, AccuWeather reports. Ice, meanwhile, could reach to Charlotte, NC. Virginia, Tennessee, and Delaware are among states... More »

Atlanta Losing Power as 'Catastrophic' Storm Begins

Georgia governor: Ice 'our biggest enemy'

(Newser) - The warnings haven't minced words , and the potentially "catastrophic" weather set to hit the South has begun, with Atlanta already feeling the effects: Some 39,000 and counting have lost power there, with that number climbing by the thousands within spans as short as 10 minutes. In terms... More »

Deep South Braces for 'Paralyzing' Winter Storm

Schools closed; hundreds of flights canceled

(Newser) - The next big winter storm is reportedly on its way, and this time, it's the Deep South that will be feeling its effects. The Weather Channel sees 40 million people in the path of Winter Storm Leon, which an expert says could bring once-in-a-generation weather; another calls the storm... More »

3 Feet of Snow Could Bury Boston

New York City could get more than a foot

(Newser) - The blizzard barreling toward the Northeast is still on track to bury New England and New York City later today, reports AP . The big airlines have canceled nearly 3,000 flights so far, reports CNN , and that number is only going to grow. Boston could get three feet of snow... More »

Beijing Pollution Off the Charts—Again

On scale that goes to 500, it registers 526

(Newser) - Once again , air pollution in Beijing is literally off the charts. It's gotten so bad that airlines have had to cancel flights as locals wear face masks for protection, and state news says it's difficult to see beyond 100 yards in sections of eastern China. Airborne particulate... More »

Winter Storm Takes Aim at East Coast

Thousands of flights already canceled

(Newser) - The winter weather that ravaged much of the country yesterday is pummeling the East Coast, and thousands more flights have already been canceled, CNN reports. Parts of Pennsylvania have already been hit with up to a foot of snow, MSNBC notes, and central Maine could see more than two feet... More »

Midwest Blizzard Kills 7

1K flights canceled as storm begins to pass

(Newser) - Seven people died across four states as a winter storm continued to tear through the Midwest, dumping more than a foot of snow on sections of Iowa and Wisconsin. A 25-car pileup in Iowa killed two people, and nearly 100 accidents were reported in the state by late last night.... More »

Volcano Could Cancel Up to 500 Flights

But officials say this won't be as bad as last year's eruption

(Newser) - The volcanic ash cloud drifting from Iceland toward Europe has already caused more than 250 flights to be canceled, and that number could rise to 500, according to the European air traffic agency. Clouds have already affected Iceland and Scotland and could reach northern Europe within 48 hours, the Wall ... More »

Winter Cancellations May Cost Airlines $600M

Record number of flights grounded by weather

(Newser) - If you’ve had to deal with a flight cancellation recently, rest assured that the airlines most definitely feel your pain. A seemingly never-ending string of winter storms has forced airlines to cancel a record 89,884 flights since Nov. 1, Bloomberg reports, costing them more than $629 million according... More »

Ash Cloud Reaches Africa

Airport closed in Morocco, Spain, Turkey

(Newser) - Drifting ash from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano has closed airports as far away as the Sahara. Authorities in Morocco, which wasn't affected by last month's closures, shut down 10 airports today as an ash cloud moved south. Some Spanish airports were also forced to close and Turkey briefly closed a section... More »

Ash Grounds Irish Planes Again

Volcano's latest spewings headed for western Ireland

(Newser) - Yet another massive cloud of ash from Iceland is ruining Irish travel plans for the second time in 5 days. Six airports in the west of the country will be closed today because of a massive cloud of ash, the BBC reports. Cancellations caused by volcanic ash are likely to... More »

Another Ash Cloud Closes UK Airports

'Summer of uncertainty' lies ahead for travelers

(Newser) - Another wave of Icelandic volcanic ash is drifting toward Europe, closing airports for the second time this week in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Authorities believe the airports may reopen later today, but warn that more closures are possible if the clouds drift south, CNN reports. Airport closures at short notice... More »

Volcano Drives Travelers to Video Conferencing

Europe's web traffic soars

(Newser) - Europe's travel industry sites and video conferencing sites have been flooded with visitors in recent days, thanks to would-be travelers stranded by Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano, Bloomberg reports. One phone company says it's seen demand for audio and video conferencing jump an unheard of 35%, and overall web traffic is... More »

Flight Attendant Fisticuffs Ground Plane

Passengers cleared after brawl on NY-to-Atlanta flight

(Newser) - A flight from Rochester, NY, to Atlanta wasn’t even off the ground when a throwdown between two flight attendants scrapped the whole trip. The two women “got into a fistfight,” one passenger says. So “the pilot decided to kick everyone off the plane.” Pinnacle Airlines,... More »

FAA Says Airport Computer Glitch Fixed

System broke down in both Atlanta and Salt Lake City

(Newser) - FAA officials say failed computers that delayed flights across the country are now working again. The air traffic controllers union says the computer failure involved both of the Federal Aviation Administration's computer centers in Salt Lake City and Atlanta, which handle flight plans for air traffic throughout the country. More »

Hudson Survivors Nearly Charged Cancellation Fees

Passengers Spirit put on downed jet had uphill battle in getting out of return ticket

(Newser) - An airline that canceled its own flight and placed passengers on US Airways 1549 will not, after all, charge them for canceling their return trip, WTIC-TV reports. “I need your credit card number,” a passenger on the jet that ditched in the Hudson River recalls a representative of... More »

American Airlines Report Roasts FAA

Airline blames policy switch for thousands of canceled flights

(Newser) - American Airlines blames the FAA for its recent grounding of thousands of flights, the Wall Street Journal reports. The airline is set to deliver a report today that says 3,300 flights were canceled because FAA headquarters reversed a "handshake deal" the airline had with regional aviation officials that... More »

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