Tag: flight cancellation

American Airlines to Avoid Putting Travellers on Other Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute American Airlines has introduced a new policy to control and reduce rebooking of delayed or cancelled flights for economy passengers on other airlines. A new policy at American directs airport agents not to rebook economy passengers on competing airlines — with no stated limit on how long they must wait for a seat on another […]

Pilot Strike Forces Ryanair to Cancel Another 250 Flights

Reading Time: 1 minute Another 250 flights have been added to the list of Ryanair cancellations as the German Pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) confirms that pilots will be taking strike action this Friday after a 96 percent majority of Ryanair pilots employed in Germany voted in favor of a walk out. The VC pilot union has called for […]

Saratov Airlines Suspends All Flights Effective 30 May

Reading Time: 1 minute The Saratov Airlines announces the cancellation of all flights from may 30, 2018, the report said on the airline’s website. The air operator certificate of Saratov Airlines has been annulled from Wednesday and the Transport Ministry is working on carrying the passengers of the failed airline, according to the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) statement. […]

Disrupting Travel Disruptions And Helping Stranded Passengers

Reading Time: 2 minutes Despite many advances in airline systems over the last decade, there is one problem area in airline operations that technology hasn’t yet solved: cancelled flights and stranded passengers. Known as “irregular operations” (IROP), flights cancelled for non-weather reasons disrupt travel plans for hundreds of millions of US passengers each year. For airlines, flight cancellations are […]

French Strikes Triggered More Than 830 Flight Cancellations

Reading Time: 1 minute A five-day French air traffic control strike has already triggered more than 830 flight cancellations over the first two days and, separately, Finnair has warned of considerable disruption March 10. Lobby group Airlines for Europe (A4E) said more than 400 flights were canceled March 6, followed by a further 430 flights on March 7 as […]

1,000 Flights Likely to Be Canceled as a Result of French ATC Strike

Reading Time: 2 minutes Many airlines will be severely affected by a week of disruption caused predominantly by striking French air traffic control (ATC) staff. While Air France has indicated that this will not affect long-haul routes and only a handful of medium-haul ones, flights to the south and west of the country will be badly hit. The French […]

Eurowings Cabin Crew Reach Wage Agreement

Reading Time: 1 minute Lufthansa Group low-cost (LCC) subsidiary Eurowings and German public services trade union Verdi have reached a labor agreement for cabin crews. According to the agreement, flight attendants will see a 2.5% wage increase backdated from Oct. 1, 2016; a further 2.5% increase Oct.1, 2017; and another 1.25% increase Oct. 1, 2018. Eurowings cabin chiefs (Chefs […]

Finnair Prepares for Possible Flight Cancellations

Reading Time: 1 minute Finnair is preparing for possible individual flight cancellations due to working restrictions set by the Finnish Pilots’ Association. In unforeseen cases, Finnair might not have enough pilots to operate certain flights due to the restrictions placed by the Finnish Pilots’ Association. These restrictions include a ban on pilots working additional flights and pilot roster changes […]

European ATC Strikes Hit 1 Million Minutes of Delay in 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) condemned the effects of air traffic controller strikes, which have caused 1 million minutes of delay across Europe this year, and called for governments to take steps to ensure service continuity in the face of industrial action. “The current frequency of disputes is totally unacceptable. European air travelers have […]