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Friday, May 25, 2018

Are Airlines Padding Flight Times?

On-time statistics are pretty worthless. A study by a British company that collects and analyzes travel data concluded that airlines around the globe have been padding their flight schedules for nearly 20 years.

December 5, 2015

Tracking Glitch Cancels More Than 200 Flights On U.S. East Coast

More than 200 flights were canceled at airports along the U.S. East Coast on Saturday due to a problem with a flight-tracking system in the Washington, D.C. area.

August 15, 2015
drones in air flying

Drone Close Encounters Surge As Lawmakers Demand Tighter Rules

The FAA now gets several reports a day of drones flying too close to planes and helicopters.

August 10, 2015
The British Airways terminal at London Heathrow Airport (Tony Higsett/WIkimedia Commons)

‘Technical Problem’ Disrupts London Airports

Learn more about the issue that’s scrambled travel plans in England.

December 12, 2014

Ebola Screening Of Travelers To U.S. May Begin This Weekend At Five Airports

Learn more about the new step in the fight against Ebola.

October 8, 2014

Iceland Lowers Alert Over Lava Eruption Near Bardarbunga Volcano

By Lennart Simonsson, dpa REYKJAVIK — Icelandic authorities Friday lowered an aviation alert, hours after raising it to its highest level over a small lava eruption detected near a volcano in the south-east. The concern focuses on Bardarbunga, a subglacial volcano that has been threatening activity for more than a week in the south-east. The […]

August 29, 2014

‘Snowmaggedon’ Takes Aim At Winter-Weary U.S. East

Washington (AFP) – A major storm blowing in heavy snow and ice gripped large swaths of the winter-weary United States early on Thursday, leaving a dozen people dead and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes. Thousands of travelers were stranded as flights, including at major air hubs in Atlanta and New York, […]

February 13, 2014