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October 29, 2012 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
July 14, 2011
Planning to fly Frontier Airlines on Friday? You might want to check your flight status. The airline says a severe hailstorm over Denver International Airport, Frontier's hometown airport, Wednesday night left many planes damaged and numerous flights canceled. Additional cancellations are expected. "The timing of this damaging storm couldn't have been worse," said Cliff Van Leuven, vice president of customer service. "High summer travel loads and the fact that other carriers at DIA were hit make it difficult to place passengers with other airlines, so we are doing all we can to minimize the pain of our guests' travel.
NEWS
August 1, 2011
US Airways Group Inc. sued its pilots union Friday, claiming that the US Airline Pilots Association is staging an illegal work slowdown that has caused flight cancellations and delays. The union denied the allegations. US Airways, since the 2005 merger with America West Holdings, has failed to negotiate a unified pilots' contract because of disagreements over merging seniority lists of the predecessor airlines. In an injunction request filed in federal court in Charlotte, N.C., US Airways alleged that the union is encouraging slow taxis to miss federal on-time performance criteria; encouraging delays in completing online pilot training in order to force flight cancellations, and writing up "non-flight-critical" maintenance items just before departure to delay flights.
BUSINESS
December 28, 2001 | By Marcia Gelbart INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Passengers flying US Airways found normal flight schedules yesterday after almost 200 flights nationwide had to be canceled the previous two days because too many flight attendants called in sick. On Christmas Day, the airline canceled 125 flights, or more than 10 percent of its daily operations, because of the shortage of flight attendants. An additional 69 flights, including 11 in Philadelphia, had to be canceled Wednesday. The cancellations caused unexpected snarls for travelers, especially here and in Pittsburgh.
BUSINESS
December 21, 2010 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Beware, holiday air travelers. 'Tis the season for delays. Winter storms have wreaked havoc and forced flight cancellations to and from Europe ahead of Christmas, with more snow forecast for overseas. US Airways Group Inc., whose primary international hub is Philadelphia, canceled its Philadelphia flight to London Heathrow airport on Sunday, and the return flight Monday, but was scheduled to operate its 9:10 flight to Heathrow Monday night. Philadelphia's busiest airline scrubbed its Philadelphia-to-Brussels flight on Monday, as well as the return Brussels flight Tuesday, and a Paris-to-Charlotte, N.C., flight Monday, US Airways spokesman Todd Lehmacher said.
BUSINESS
June 6, 2012 | By Paul Nussbaum and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Passenger traffic was down slightly in May for US Airways Group Inc. compared with the same month last year, the airline said Tuesday. The dip was largely attributable to the later start of some vacation-season flights to European destinations, US Airways spokesman Todd Lehmacher said. Total revenue passenger miles were 5.74 billion in May, down 0.9 percent from 5.79 billion in May 2011. For trans-Atlantic flights, the drop in revenue passenger miles was 5.5 percent — 1.06 billion, down from 1.12 billion.
BUSINESS
October 21, 1999 | By Tom Belden, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
US Airways Group Inc., parent of the dominant airline in Philadelphia and the Northeast, yesterday reported a third-quarter loss of $85 million, or $1.19 per share, on $2.1 billion in revenue. A year ago in the third quarter, the Arlington, Va., company made $142 million, or $1.51 per share, on revenue of $2.2 billion. US Airways is one of only two major airlines among those that have announced results to lose money in what is usually the industry's best three months of the year.
NEWS
February 19, 2003 | By Ira Porter INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Alex Wiederholt and Megaan Pelaar, both 18, spent yesterday afternoon kissing and cuddling at Philadelphia International Airport. The 9:40 a.m. flight to Dallas that Wiederholt was supposed to catch was canceled and rescheduled for 6 p.m., giving them much time to kill. "We walked around the whole airport, pretty much," said Wiederholt, of Dallas, who had been visiting Pelaar, a student at Philadelphia University. "We ate lunch. I had a meatball sandwich, and she had a chicken sandwich.
BUSINESS
April 6, 2010 | By Linda Loyd INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
To avoid fines that could total millions of dollars per flight if passengers were left stranded on tarmacs longer than three hours, US Airways said its planes would return to the gate after 2 1/2 hours, unless takeoff were imminent. Philadelphia's dominant airline told employees in a newsletter late last week that it implemented the procedure Thursday to "knock all the kinks out" before a new federal Transportation Department rule took effect April 29. Under the regulation, airlines will be fined up to $27,500 for each passenger kept on taxiways more than three hours.
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TRAVEL
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.
BUSINESS
January 24, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
January 23, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
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. lloyd@phillynews.com 215-854-2831@LoydLinda  
BUSINESS
April 19, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
February 14, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 23, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
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)
NEWS
February 10, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
December 28, 2012 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
October 31, 2012 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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