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Airlines got $50 billion in pandemic relief — but are still screwing Americans

If you’ve flown recently, or attempted to, it might have gone something like this: Your 1 pm flight became a 5 pm flight became a midnight flight before being summarily canceled. No explanation is given. The next flights out are already fully booked, but they have a middle seat with two stopovers leaving next week …

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United Airlines will cut 12% of Newark flights in effort to tame delays

A United Airlines passenger airplane is landing on Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, on January 19, 2022. Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images United Airlines will cut about 50 daily flights from Newark Liberty International Airport next month in an effort to reduce delays that have disrupted travelers’ plans this …

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Flights returning to normal after difficult holiday weekend

New York CNN Business — Air travel is returning to normal Monday after several days of widespread flight cancellations due to weather and staffing issues. Tracking service FlightAware was showing that as of Monday evening about 2,200 flights were canceled worldwide. Only 380 of those cancellations were to, from or within the United States, representing …

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American Airlines ending service to three cities due to pilot shortage

American Airlines will eliminate service for three cities following the Labor Day holiday weekend as a result of staffing shortages, marking the latest hiccup for the airline industry amid thousands of cancellations and cuts in recent months. An airline spokesperson said the company will drop service to Toledo, Ohio; Ithaca, NY; and Islip, NY, on …

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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. Tea harrowing scene was captured on Twitter by Sky News correspond Deborah Haynes, as she left the messy terminal. As …

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Long lines at LaGuardia as travelers try to rebook flights

Dozens of travelers stranded by a string of disastrous delays and cancellations at LaGuardia Airport waited in hourslong lines Friday in hopes they could finally rebook their flights. “It’s awful. They text you all the updates as far as the delays, but when the actual cancellation [comes]no word from anybody,” John Rodriguez, who missed a …

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