Feds Nudge Airlines to Let Families Sit Together on Planes – NBC4 Washington

Feds Nudge Airlines to Let Families Sit Together on Planes – NBC4 Washington

The Transportation Department on Friday urged airlines to make it easier for families to sit together on planes at no extra charge. The department said in a notice to airlines that the carriers “should do everything that they can to ensure the ability of a young child” 13 or younger to sit next to an … Read more

Hundreds of US flights canceled, delayed amid July Fourth travel chaos

Hundreds of US flights canceled, delayed amid July Fourth travel chaos

Heading home on the Fourth of July is shaping up to be a headache for many travelers – with nearly 200 US flights grounded and hundreds more delayed. At least 190 flights into, within or out of the US had been canceled as of midday Monday, while 1,348 other domestic trips have been delayed, according … Read more

Thousands more flights canceled or delayed

Thousands more flights canceled or delayed

Flight cancellations and delays continued across the nation on Sunday during an already chaotic July Fourth weekend for travelers. At least 267 flights into, out of or within the US had been cancelled as of 3:16 p.m. EST, and nearly 2,300 were delayed, air travel tracking site FlightAware.com reported. The bulk of the cancellations and … Read more

US May Act Against Airlines on Consumers’ Behalf – NBC4 Washington

US May Act Against Airlines on Consumers’ Behalf – NBC4 Washington

The day after Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met with airline leaders to quiz them about widespread flight disruptions, his own flight was canceled and he wound up driving from Washington to New York. “That is happening to a lot of people, and that is exactly why we are paying close attention here to what can … Read more

London luggage malfunction leaves hundreds without suitcases

London luggage malfunction leaves hundreds without suitcases

Passengers at this London airport had a lot of physical — and emotional — baggage yesterday. After a malfunction with the baggage system at a terminal in Heathrow airport, hundreds of pieces of luggage remained. The harrowing scene was captured on Twitter by Sky News correspondent Deborah Haynes, as she left the messy terminal. As … Read more

Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend

Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. They’re also dealing with a pileup of flight cancellations. More than 1,500 flights were canceled as of 9:50 p.m EDT Saturday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. That followed more than 2,300 … Read more

Save Our Skies LA

Save Our Skies LA

PASADENA, Calif. — Chanting “stop the noise” and “save our families,” dozens of LA residents from neighborhoods across the San Fernando Valley gathered in front of a Pasadena courthouse to support a federal lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration Friday. The group known as Save Our Skies LA is asking the court to end the health … Read more

Florida passenger with ‘no idea how to fly airplane’ lands safely after pilot gets sick

Florida passenger with ‘no idea how to fly airplane’ lands safely after pilot gets sick

A passenger with no flying experience successfully landed a small plane in Florida Tuesday afternoon after his pilot suffered a medical emergency. The incredible aviation accomplishment happened at Palm Beach International Airport with the help of air traffic controllers, according to WPBF-TV. “I’ve got a serious situation here,” the Cessna Caravan passenger was reportedly heard … Read more

TSA Is Expanding Use of Screeners to Help at Busy Airports – NBC4 Washington

TSA Is Expanding Use of Screeners to Help at Busy Airports – NBC4 Washington

The chief of the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that his agency has quadrupled the number of employees who could bolster screening operations at airports that become too crowded this summer. TSA Administrator David Pekoske said nearly 1,000 employees have volunteered to be sent to other airports if needed. It’s part of the agency’s plan … Read more