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British Airways Slashes More Than 10,000 Flights Amid Industry Staffing Shortages

British Airways ICAGY 2.81% is scrapping another 10,300 flights from its summer schedule as airlines contend with a resurgence in travel demand that has overwhelmed operators. The airline’s cancellations have been mounting, starting with an initial 8,000 return flights scrapped at the start of the summer season. On Tuesday British Airways said it was canceling more than 1,000 more. Including the 10,300 announced on Wednesday, the…

Several IndiGo Flights Delayed Nationwide Due to Non-availability of Crew; DGCA Seeks Explanation

IndiGo on July 1 started operating additional flights on Delhi-Leh, Delhi-Srinagar and Lucknow-Pantnagar routes to cater to increased demand. (Image: REUTERS/Amit Dave)The DGCA has taken strong cognizance against IndiGo and sought a clarification behind the massive delaysSeveral IndiGo flights across the country were delayed due to non-availability of crew members. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) took cognizance of the issue and ordered the airline to issue a clarification as to the delays, officials…

Airlines are canceling more holiday flights due to staffing shortages

Ahead of the July Fourth weekend, airlines are facing a wave of concern over flight cancellations — and new pressure from Washington to make sure they’re not leaving travelers in the lurch. Wednesday saw more than 2,000 cancellations in a single day, according to FlightAware data, with uncertainty continuing into the holiday travel season. The surge in canceled flights is particularly bad because it’s happening across all airlines, straining the system’s capacity and leaving many travelers unable to reach their…

Delta Lets Travelers Change Flights for Free Over Fourth of July Weekend

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I always thought Delta was reliable. Then came these five disastrous flights

Hard landing?(A screenshot from a Delta video.) Screenshot from a Delta videoRespecting a brand inspires you to be forgiving.Most people -- not so many admit it -- allow their preferred brands to fail occasionally, in the belief that the benefits ultimately outweigh the pain.Yes, even if it's an airline.Which makes me wonder what is going on at Delta Air Lines. For many years, it was easy to believe that Delta had their act so (relatively) together. This was a clever operation run by clever people.The airline

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 ImagesUnited 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 year.The cuts amount to about 12% of United's schedule at its New Jersey hub and apply solely to domestic flights, starting July 1.United executives have said the delays are the…

With 30 Flights Cancellations at London’s Heathrow, Over 5,000 Passengers Affected

(Image used for representation/News18)In recent weeks, tens of thousands of passengers have been hit by airport disruption and flight cancellations in the UK, raising concerns of additional travel woes during the summerIANS Last Updated:June 22, 2022, 16:00 ISTFOLLOW US ON:Technical issues affecting baggage systems at London’s Heathrow Airport led to the cancellation of some 30 flights, affecting upto 5,000 passengers, the media reported. The airport on Monday asked airlines to cut 10 percent of flights from schedules…

Airports Around the World Battle Long Lines, Canceled Flights

Delays, cancellations, long lines and lost baggage are plaguing air travel world-wide, as airlines and airports struggle with soaring summer demand and staff shortfalls.London’s Gatwick Airport has told airlines to cut back on inbound flights as it struggles with staff shortages and canceled flights. Over a four-day weekend celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee earlier this month, lines of passengers waiting to check in stretched out of the terminal. Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is limiting the number of…

Executives defend industry as airlines cancel flights around world

Air travel is roaring back, but not without some significant hiccups.Particularly in North America and Europe, travelers have described chaos at airports, with scores of flights canceled or delayed, luggage lost and wait times to board planes exceeding four hours. That's partly the result of labor shortages from the pandemic, as layoffs have put pressure on airports and airlines facing a surge of summer passengers eager to travel.Qantas CEO Alan Joyce, speaking to CNBC's Dan Murphy about the sector's recovery, said that…