February 22, 2016
Winter storms remind us to always be prepared to handle flight delays and cancellations. A major storm in one region can affect the whole national flight system, while mechanical difficulties and flight-crew scheduling problems can happen regardless of weather. Here are a few tips to weather the storm of delays and cancellations: Know your rights. Nonweather delays, such as mechanical and scheduling issues, may entitle travelers to compensation, possibly food and lodging. A four-hour delay on our TAP Portugal flight from Seville to Lisbon resulted in a midnight cancellation, which the airline claimed was due to weather.
January 24, 2016 |
Airlines have canceled all flights in and out of Philadelphia International Airport on Saturday. The airport will remain open and crews will be working to clear snow from the runways so that flights can resume Sunday morning. "We're going to be working to keep at least one runway clear just in case of flight diversions or an emergency," airport spokeswoman Mary Flannery said. "Other runways and taxiways will be cleared, too, in anticipation of resuming operations on Sunday. " Some airlines have canceled flights here, beginning Friday evening.
January 23, 2016 |
American Airlines has reduced its flight schedule Friday evening and is canceling all flights on Saturday at Philadelphia International Airport due to the impending winter storm. American and merger partner US Airways operate 76 percent of the flights in Philadelphia. Flights here will resume on Sunday morning, the airline said. American said the storm will impact travel at 42 airports. email@example.com 215-854-2831@LoydLinda
April 19, 2014 |
Airlines will begin reporting first-quarter earnings next week, and despite a rough winter most expect strong profits this spring and beyond. The harsh weather forced newly merged US Airways and American Airlines to scrub more than 34,000 flights in the first three months of this year, whacking quarterly revenue by $115 million and lowering operating profit by about $60 million. American Airlines Group Inc., formed by the December merger of AMR Corp. and US Airways, revised its operating margin forecast to 5 percent to 7 percent for last quarter, down from a late January expectation of 6 percent to 8 percent.
February 14, 2014 |
If you couldn't get to Atlanta from Philadelphia on Wednesday, there's little chance you will get there by air on Thursday. Ditto for Charlotte, N.C. With an impending ice-and-snow storm moving up the eastern seaboard from the Southeast, thousands of flights were canceled for Thursday in Philadelphia, Charlotte, Atlanta, Washington, Baltimore, New York City, and Boston. In anticipation of severe weather, US Airways canceled more than 900 flights out of 3,100 systemwide Wednesday, giving passengers an opportunity to rebook, said airline spokeswoman Michelle Mohr.
January 23, 2014 |
Philadelphia International Airport had about 593 canceled arriving and departing flights as of Tuesday afternoon. Airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said at 3:30 p.m. there were "very few people" in the terminals. She said one runway was open, and the airport was operational. "Crews are working tirelessly to keep all paved surfaces clear," Lupica said. Airport officials had a conference call with airlines, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
February 10, 2013 |
Frank Kummer Philly.com As the Northeast blizzard of 2013 disrupted air and train travel, some travelers got an unplanned visit to Philadelphia. At Philadelphia International Airport, travelers said they'd spent hours in transit trying to reach destinations further north. While flights were generally leaving on time, with some cancellations still on the departures board, many travelers said they'd been forced to rearrange schedules and book hotel rooms to get around the storm which generally spared the Philadelphia region.
December 28, 2012 |
About 200 flights were canceled Wednesday afternoon at Philadelphia International Airport as wintry weather caused travel woes around the region. Arriving flights that were not canceled were experiencing delays of more than four hours Wednesday night because of high winds, said Victoria Lupica, an airport spokeswoman. The National Weather Service said the Philadelphia region was expected to get as much as two inches of rain, and a flood watch was in effect for Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and northern Delaware.
December 21, 2012
WASHINGTON - Confronted with a revolt among the rank-and-file, House Republicans abruptly put off a vote Thursday night on legislation allowing tax rates to rise for households earning $1 million and up, complicating attempts to avoid a year-end "fiscal cliff" that threatens to send the economy into recession and likely sending negotiations past Christmas. In a brief statement, House Speaker John Boehner said the bill "did not have sufficient support from our members to pass. " Meanwhile, he challenged President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to work on legislation to avert the fiscal cliff.
October 31, 2012 |
As Hurricane Sandy churned toward landfall, airlines in the Northeast prepared to halt air travel for a second day Tuesday at airports between Washington and Boston, including Philadelphia International Airport. US Airways, which operates a hub in Philadelphia, scrubbed 1,641 flights systemwide Monday, a little more than half of its daily schedule. US Airways announced at noon Monday that it would cancel all flights again Tuesday in Philadelphia, Washington, Boston, New York, and Newark, N.J. Ninety percent of Tuesday flights in and out of Philadelphia were suspended.