Jetstar: Travelers stranded following cancellations, Customers vent online

Jetstar: Travelers stranded following cancellations, Customers vent online

Australia’s budget airline Jetstar has been plagued with complaints this month after a raft of flight cancellations has left hundreds of passengers stranded overseas. Australians far and wide have taken to social media to vent their anger and frustration over their dissatisfying experiences with the airline in recent months. A group of 16 passengers – … Read more

Europe’s Travel Disruption Set to Continue

Strikes and staff shortages have forced airlines to cancel thousands of flights to avoid hours-long queues at major airports, dashing hopes for a sizzling first summer following widespread COVID lockdowns with disruption set to continue into the autumn. Here is a summary of some of the key developments: LABOR UNREST After sweeping job and pay … Read more

“Incredibly frustrating” airline delays cause summer travel nightmares

"Incredibly frustrating" airline delays cause summer travel nightmares

Summer travel nightmares have continued, with more than 19,000 flights delayed and nearly 3,000 more canceled since Sunday in the US This summer, nearly a quarter of flights by US airlines have been delayed, according to FlightAware. The average delay has been almost an hour. Severe weather coupled with airline and air traffic control staffing … Read more

What to Do if Your Medications Are Lost on a Flight​

What to Do if Your Medications Are Lost on a Flight​

​According to recent data from the US Department of Transportation, airlines mishandled 235,200 bags in May 2022. The limited liability on lost, damaged or delayed baggage is $3,800. However, assistive devices, which include “medications and any medical devices needed to administer those medications, such as syringes or auto-injectors,” are not subject to these liability limits. … Read more

DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg Calls for Government Overhaul of Airline Oversight

DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg Calls for Government Overhaul of Airline Oversight

Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who has had his hands full with airline issues this summer, recently said that the federal government needs to re-think the way it approaches regulation of the aviation industry. “We’ve been due for a refresh on a lot of our rules toward airlines and when you get it right, … Read more

Warning Australians could miss out on Christmas holiday flights, accommodation

Warning Australians could miss out on Christmas holiday flights, accommodation

If you thought the chaos at airports over the July school holidays was enough to send you mad, experts say a whole lot more pain is coming – and not just when it comes to flying. With Christmas holidays creeping up and the busiest holiday period just around the corner, Aussies hoping for a breezy … Read more

Qantas flight cancellations spiral, airline struggles to cope with rebound | Travel

Qantas flight cancellations spiral, airline struggles to cope with rebound |  Travel

Qantas Airways Ltd. canceled one in 12 flights in Australia last month, even more than in May, increasing the pressure on Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce as the airline struggles to cope with a demand rebound. Australia’s national airline scrapped 8.1% of scheduled domestic services in June, making it the country’s least reliable carrier, according … Read more

Qantas flight cancellations spiral, airline struggles to cope with rebound | Travel

Qantas flight cancellations spiral, airline struggles to cope with rebound |  Travel

Qantas Airways Ltd. canceled one in 12 flights in Australia last month, even more than in May, increasing the pressure on Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce as the airline struggles to cope with a demand rebound. {{^userSubscribed}} {{/userSubscribed}} {{^userSubscribed}} {{/userSubscribed}} Australia’s national airline scrapped 8.1% of scheduled domestic services in June, making it the country’s … Read more

Extreme heat in UK adds further air travel disruption as it melts airport runway

Extreme heat in UK adds further air travel disruption as it melts airport runway

Parts of the UK are literally melting because of extreme heat. On Monday, Luton Airport, about 30 miles north of London, had to suspend flights because the excessive heat damaged part of its runway, adding further strain to an already tumultuous travel season. The airport tweeted on Monday that the high temperatures caused “a surface … Read more

Looming Airline Mechanic Shortage Could Prolong Flight Disruptions

Looming Airline Mechanic Shortage Could Prolong Flight Disruptions

Airlines have blamed staffing shortages for this summer’s widespread flight delays, cancellations and disruptions as demand for air travel rebounds to pre-pandemic levels. One of the contributing factors that could prove more troublesome in the future is a lack of airplane mechanics. As Reuters reports, COVID-related job cuts added fuel to the fire in terms … Read more