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US flight cancellations, delays this year surpass 2019 levels

A flight status board shows on-time, delayed, early and canceled flights in Logan Airport at the start of the long July 4th holiday weekend in Boston, Massachusetts, US, June 30, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 12 (Reuters) – Flight cancellations and delays by US airlines in …

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US lawmakers look to crack down on airlines over canceled flights

WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Two US House Democrats on Tuesday proposed making it unlawful for airlines to offer flights if they know they lack sufficient staff or to cancel flights close to scheduled departures because of foreseeable staffing issues. In a summer of growing frustration over tens of thousands of canceled flights, Representatives Jan …

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Analysis: Spirit Airlines winning bidder may need years to recoup price tag

July 12 (Reuters) – The bidding war for Spirit Airlines Inc (SAVE.N) between Frontier Group Holdings Inc (ULCC.O) and JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O) may leave the acquirer taking years to earn back their investment. JetBlue’s latest cash-and-stock bid values ​​Spirit at $ 3.7 billion, while Frontier’s latest cash-and-stock bid, which Spirit recommends its shareholders should …

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US hotels spin travel demand into gold as airlines struggle

A man exits the Four Seasons Hotel, which was later clarified by President Donald Trump’s official Twitter channel as not the Four Seasons location mentioned for the legal team’s press conference, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US November 8, 2020. The press conference was subsequently held at the Four Seasons Total Landscaping company in Philadelphia. REUTERS / …

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SpiceJet flights to be reinstated gradually – India aviation watchdog

A SpiceJet passenger Boeing 737-800 aircraft takes off from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel international airport in Ahmedabad, India May 19, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, Aug 4 (Reuters) – India will allow SpiceJet Ltd (SPJT.NS) to reinstate flights in a “graded manner” once the airline shows …

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India asks airlines to boost engineering capabilities after series of safety incidents

A SpiceJet passenger Boeing 737-800 aircraft takes off from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel international airport in Ahmedabad, India May 19, 2016. REUTERS / Amit Dave Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, Aug 1 (Reuters) – India has asked airlines to increase their engineering-related capabilities at all base and transit stations, the …

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US will not lift travel restrictions, citing Delta variant, White House says

WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – The United States will not lift any existing travel restrictions “at this point” due to concerns over the highly transmissible COVID-19 Delta variant and the rising number of US coronavirus cases, the White House confirmed on Monday . The decision, which was first reported by Reuters, comes after a senior …

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FAA did not properly oversee Southwest Airlines, US watchdog says

A Southwest Airlines aircraft flies past the US Capitol before landing at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, US, January 24, 2022. REUTERS / Joshua Roberts Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 27 (Reuters) – An investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) found that the agency failed to conduct …

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US should fine airlines over staff-linked flight cancellations – senators

Passengers make their way through a terminal at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, September 26, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – Two US senators have urged the US Transportation Department to fine airlines that delay or cancel flights because of staffing or …

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US completes 10 airline refund probes, plans enforcement actions

WASHINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) – The US government has completed 10 airline investigations into delayed or withheld passenger refunds during the COVID-19 pandemic and will take enforcement action in coming weeks, a Transportation Department official told Reuters on Sunday. US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday disclosed the passenger refund probes were complete and said …

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