Rep. Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia, Other Lawmakers Call On U.S. DOT To Intervene On Expiring Airline Credits From Trips Canceled By COVIDIf you’re like a lot of people, you still have airline credits from canceled trips during the COVID-19 pandemic that may soon expire. Now, U.S. Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-Illinois) and a group of Democratic lawmakers are asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to intervene.
Thanksgiving Airline Travel Down 50 Percent, Which Could Spell Trouble For AirlinesAAA projects the largest dip in overall holiday travel since the 2008 recession.
Air Passengers Could Face Long Waits Due To COVID-19 RulesYou might want to get to the airport early next time you fly -- three hours early -- and that's in the United States. It's thanks to strict rules from the Transportation Safety Administration because of COVID-19.
Consumers, Lawmakers Rip Airlines For Withholding RefundsSenate Democrats proposed legislation that would require airlines to give full cash refunds to passengers during the pandemic, even if it was the customer who canceled. They say they will try to include the requirement in any further virus-relief measures.
Cheap Fares Luring Travelers To Fly Despite PandemicDylcia McBlackwell couldn't justify taking a single spring vacation. Air fares were so cheap, she decided to book three. Now the 39-year-old food service worker from Chicago has tickets to fly to Denver to visit friends next month followed by a May trip to Charleston, South Carolina.
Delta Reduces Flights To Korea As Virus Outbreak SpreadsDelta said it will suspend flights between Seoul and Minneapolis after Saturday and running through April 30. Delta also said it will reduce flights from Seoul to Atlanta, Detroit and Seattle to five times a week. The airline said last fall that it was operating about 28 flights per week on those routes.
Boeing's Checklist Of 737 Max Fixes Grows With Wiring IssueThe wiring issue came to light after the Federal Aviation Administration asked Boeing to audit key systems on the Max after two crashes in which new software and faulty sensors were implicated.
Grounded Max Jets Could Contribute To Higher Summer FaresWith Max jets grounded after two deadly accidents, U.S. airlines will operate about 200 fewer daily flights than planned through the heart of the peak summer season. That's around 35,000 seats lost every day.
Delta Profit Surges And Releases Strong OutlookInvestors worry that airlines are adding too many seats and creating fare wars that hurt profits. Delta expects to increase passenger-carrying capacity by a relatively modest 4% to 5% in the second quarter, compared with a year ago.
Travel Deals For Black Friday And Cyber MondayPeninsula Hotels has touted 30% discounts as well, at properties in New York, Chicago and Beverly Hills.
Will Airline Passengers Fly Off With Millions From A Class Action Lawsuit?Sixty million dollars sounds like a lot of money. But attorneys fees could be as much as 30 percent, or $18 million. Mailing out checks could cost tens of millions, leaving little to nothing for passengers.
More Than 1,300 Flights Canceled Ahead Of FlorenceAirlines have extended waivers and advisories for travelers with itineraries involving airports in the path of the storm.
United Airlines: Baggage Fees Will Jump To $30, Matching JetBlueUnited raised fees for checking a first bag from $25 to $30 and a second bag from $35 to $40 for tickets issued on or after Friday.
Airlines Gradually Resuming Flights To Florida After Irma PassesNow that Irma has moved out of Florida, airlines have resumed flights to the Sunshine State, as the repair and recovery process begins.
Evacuees Flood Airports To Escape Irma, But Some Still Flying Into Storm ZoneTime is ticking for travel between Chicago and Florida before Hurricane Irma hits the U.S.