Deregulation led to cheap flights, Southwest cancellations

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Editorials and other Opinion content offer perspectives on issues important to our community and are independent from the work of our newsroom reporters. Southwest Airlines is Kansas City’s biggest carrier, and the US Department of Transportation vows to investigate its “unacceptable rate of cancellations.” Nick Wagner [email protected] Pictures of travelers still marooned … Read more

Updated: All the travel strikes still set to go ahead across Europe in December and January

Updated: All the travel strikes still set to go ahead across Europe in December and January

Travel is set to be heavily impacted by industrial action during the busy festive period this year. Rail and aviation unions are threatening strikes throughout December and January across Europe. It’s likely to cause disruption as people attempt to get home for the holidays. So where are strikes taking place in Europe this Christmas? International … Read more

A full list of the strikes set to cause travel disruption across Europe in December

A full list of the strikes set to cause travel disruption across Europe in December

Travel is set to be heavily impacted by industrial action during the busy festive period this year. Rail and aviation unions are threatening strikes throughout December and January across Europe. It’s likely to cause disruption as people attempt to get home for the holidays. So where are strikes taking place in Europe this Christmas? International … Read more

How are European airports and airlines hoping to avoid a repeat of this summer’s travel chaos?

How are European airports and airlines hoping to avoid a repeat of this summer's travel chaos?

European airlines and airports, reeling from delays that caused widespread disruption as demand roared back after COVID-19, are counting the cost of efforts to avoid a repeat next summer. Industry leaders meeting at the headquarters of air traffic control agency Eurocontrol sparred on Wednesday over who was to blame for the chaos that upset passengers … Read more

Ryanair, Vueling: Flight cancellations possible as Italian airline staff plan strike this Saturday

Ryanair, Vueling: Flight cancellations possible as Italian airline staff plan strike next week

Cabin crew from budget airlines Ryanair and Vueling will strike across Italy on 1 October. Cancellations and disruptions are possible as pilots and flight attendants walk off the job to demand higher pay and better working conditions. Tea industrial action – coordinated by the Italian Filt Cgil and Uiltrasporti unions – is also a protest … Read more

Ryanair, Vueling: Flight cancellations possible as Italian airline staff plan strike next week

Ryanair, Vueling: Flight cancellations possible as Italian airline staff plan strike next week

Cabin crew from budget airlines Ryanair and Vueling will strike across Italy on 1 October. Cancellations and disruptions are possible as pilots and flight attendants walk off the job to demand higher pay and better working conditions. Tea industrial action – coordinated by the Italian Filt Cgil and Uiltrasporti unions – is also a protest … Read more

Updated: More strikes planned as French air traffic walkout grounds 1,000 flights

Updated: More strikes planned as French air traffic walkout grounds 1,000 flights

More than 1,000 flights have been canceled as a French air traffic control strike upends millions of travellers’ plans. The industrial action – which started at 6am Friday 16 September and will run to 6am on Saturday 17 September – has forced airlines to radically slash their schedules, as other planes reroute around French airspace. … Read more

Updated: 1,000 flights canceled as French air traffic strike causes ‘severe’ disruption

Updated: 1,000 flights canceled as French air traffic strike causes 'severe' disruption

More than 1,000 flights have been canceled ahead of a French air traffic control strike on Friday, upending millions of thousands of travellers’ plans. France’s aviation authority the DGAC has warned of “severe” disruptionasking airlines to halve their schedules ahead of the walkout and urgent passengers to delay trips. “Flight cancellations and significant delays are … Read more

Winter travel warning: All the airlines canceling flights between now and March 2023

Winter travel warning: All the airlines canceling flights between now and March 2023

Staff shortages, strikes and general transport chaos are forcing more airlines to cancel flights this winter. Thousands of passengers across Europe are likely to be affected. Lufthansa Lufthansa confirmed today that it will be removing some flights from its winter schedule from now until 26 March 2023. So far the airline hasn’t confirmed how many … Read more

Your rights as traveler, tips to avoid airline cancellations

Thousands of air travelers are being left in the lurch each day. Some airlines are canceling anywhere from 5% to 50% of their flights on any given day, creating massive issues for thousands of travelers. Is there any way to avoid these problems? And what are your traveler rights? The Sum takes a look. To … Read more