Thousands of Travelers Stranded as Airlines Struggle With July 4 Demand

Carriers were dealing with a combination of staff shortages and passenger volume that approached or in some cases exceeded prepandemic levels.

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Thousands of Flights Are Delayed or Canceled as July 4 Travel Kicks Off

Airlines, dealing with bad weather and staffing shortages, struggle to keep up with high demand over the July 4 weekend.

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Fourth of July Weekend Will Test Airlines Struggling to Bounce Back

After shedding staff in the pandemic, airlines are scrambling to respond to increased demand.

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What Travelers Should Know About the Federal Mask Mandate

After a federal mask mandate was struck down on Monday, travelers are facing a patchwork of rules spanning air travel, trains, buses, cruise ships and ride-hailing services. Here’s what to know.

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Which U.S. Airlines Dropped Their Mask Mandate

After a federal mandate was struck down, the major carriers said masks would be optional on their domestic flights.

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Fuel Prices Send Airfares Higher, but Travelers Seem Ready to Pay

Supplies are not keeping up with demand, and costs may go higher, experts say.

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Bidding War for Spirit Could Undercut Power of Four Big Airlines

The rival bids for Spirit from Frontier and JetBlue could create an airline that presents a more formidable challenge to American, Delta, Southwest and United.

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Airlines ask Biden to end mask requirements for planes and airports.

The chief executives of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and several other passenger and cargo carriers made the request Wednesday.

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Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Passenger Tries to Enter Cockpit

An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., was diverted to Kansas City, Mo., after a man tried to open an exit door and was subdued by crew members and other passengers.

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Southwest Airlines to Start Selling Alcohol on Flights Again

A flight attendants’ union said the decision was “unsafe and irresponsible.”

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American Airlines Flight Turns Back Over Passenger Mask Dispute

The London-bound flight was about 500 miles into its 4,400-mile journey when it reversed course and returned to Miami.

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Miami-Bound Passenger Storms Cockpit in Honduras, Causing Flight Delay

As the American Airlines flight was boarding on Tuesday afternoon, the passenger entered the cockpit and “caused damage,” the airline said.

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Nearly 3,000 Flights Are Canceled on Monday

A storm in the Washington area knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people, adding to the problems facing airlines, like staff shortages.

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More Than 2,400 U.S. Flights Cancelled, Many in Chicago

More than 2,400 flights were off by midday — more than half concentrated in Chicago — due to crew shortages and snowfall. It was by the worst day for airlines in a holiday week that saw thousands of cancellations.

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Your Flight Has Been Canceled or Delayed. What Should You Do?

As demand grows and the Omicron variant spreads, airlines have been canceling thousands of flights because of staffing shortages, as well as bad weather. Here’s what you need to know if yours is one of them.

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Flight disruptions continue with thousands more cancellations as Omicron thins airline crews.

At least 2,400 more flights were canceled globally on Monday, including about 900 U.S. flights.

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Thousands of flights are canceled as Omicron thins crews.

On Sunday alone, about 1,300 U.S. flights and some 3,000 international ones were dropped.

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Airlines Cancel Hundreds More Flights as Virus Scrambles Air Travel

The virus, and winter weather, are making flights trickier during a busy season.

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Man Survives Flight From Guatemala to Miami in Plane’s Landing Gear

The 26-year-old man, whose name was not released, was taken into custody by border agents, officials said.

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Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Will Test Airlines

Thanksgiving will be the biggest test of the system’s resilience since the pandemic began, with millions more passengers than last year.

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275 Minutes on Hold: Why Airline Customer Service Still Can’t Keep Up

It’s been a familiar and infuriating story during the pandemic: Hours waiting for an agent only to have the call dropped. The ordeal of rescheduling canceled flights. Delayed refunds. What gives?

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Attack Left Flight Attendant With Concussion and Facial Injury, Authorities Say

The chief executive of American Airlines called the violent encounter on a California-bound flight from New York last week “one of the worst displays of unruly behavior we’ve ever witnessed.”

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American Airlines Cancels Hundreds of Flights This Weekend

The carrier blamed bad weather and staffing shortages. It was the second airline this month to face significant disruptions.

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La Guardia ‘Security Incident’ Draws Emergency Response

A flight from Indianapolis declared an emergency and landed “in response to passenger behavior,” a Republic Airways spokesman said.

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American Airlines and JetBlue Face Antitrust Suit Over Alliance

The Justice Department said their partnership amounted to a merger in the New York and Boston markets and reduced competition more widely.

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Why You Might Not Be Returning to the Office Until Next Year

After the Delta variant disrupted plans to reopen after Labor Day, many businesses pushed their targets further out or left them open-ended.

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Airport Lounges Reopening: What Travelers Should Know

The majority of airport lounges serving international passengers remain closed, but domestic locations are reopening — offering varying experiences, that is. Here’s what air travelers need to know.

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Flight Attendants’ Hellish Summer: ‘I Don’t Even Feel Like a Human’

For cabin crews, the peak travel season has turned into a chronic battle involving frequent delays, overwork and unruly passengers that leaves them feeling battered by the public and the airlines.

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United Asks Flight Attendants Not to Tape Passengers to Seats

Their union called the memo a publicity stunt. But plans by the F.A.A. to fine passengers suggest that the skies remain unruly, as does American Airlines’ extension of its alcohol ban.

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How Do I Show Proof of Vaccination When Traveling?

Proof of vaccination has become increasingly vital to accessing local restaurants and distant countries alike. Our columnist takes a deeper dive into what that means for travelers.

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A Bailout Backlash Nears for Airlines

They, and other companies that took pandemic rescue money, face new demands in return for their rescues.

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The Sound of Silence on Abortion

Sport leagues and corporations rally against bias and voter suppression. But they are quiet about abortion. 

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2 Airlines Will Postpone Serving Alcohol Amid Surge of In-Flight Violence

American and Southwest announced the policies after the latest assault was captured on a widely watched video that showed a woman punching a flight attendant in the face.

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6 Things You Should Know About Traveling to Europe This Summer

Shifting flight schedules, varying hotel flexibility and new tech: A lot has changed since the last time you packed that passport.

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Here’s The Latest News on the Colonial Pipeline Shutdown

The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline rose 2 cents on Tuesday, and some airlines began to take small measures in response to the shutdown.

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Once Crippled by the Pandemic, Airlines See a Fast Recovery Coming

As demand for tickets recovers, airlines are calling back workers, adding flights and planning for a summer they say could be normal.

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Inside Corporate America’s Frantic Response to the Georgia Voting Law

Companies like Delta are caught between Democrats focused on social justice and populist Republicans. They face major political consequences no matter what they do.

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American Airlines and Dell push back against restricting voter access in Texas.

The pushback came just a day after Delta Air Lines and Coca-Cola spoke out against similar efforts in Georgia.

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Were the Airline Bailouts Really Needed?

Once again, we have socialized an industry’s losses and privatized its profits.

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The Relief Bill Will Save Tens of Thousands of Airline and Airport Jobs

Aviation workers will be protected from furloughs through September under the bill President Biden signed Thursday, but a full travel recovery could take years.

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Airlines Still Don’t Know When Passengers Will Return

Experts say that tourists could come back in the spring or summer but that more profitable business travelers could stay away for a year or longer.

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Robinhood Faces a Cash Drain and Angry Customers

The online broker raised $1 billion to prop itself up. Overcoming customer anger may be harder.

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Boeing 737 Max to Resume Flying U.S. Passengers on Tuesday

American Airlines will use the plane, which has been grounded for nearly two years, on a flight from Miami to New York.

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Airlines Gear Up to Transport Vaccines That Could Revive Travel

Planes are one part of an elaborate supply chain to move billions of doses of vaccines around the world.

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Help! How Can I Help My Toddler Wear a Mask on a Plane?

Flying with a small child is difficult enough. Now try to get one to keep their mask on.

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Boeing’s 737 Max Will Be Flying Again. Here’s What You Need to Know

It will take weeks, if not months, for American, United and Southwest to get the plane back into service — and reassure travelers about its safety.

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Airlines, Facing a Slow Recovery, Begin Furloughing Thousands

With few people traveling and lawmakers deadlocked on a stimulus package, American Airlines and United Airlines are cutting more than 30,000 jobs.

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Hit First by the Coronavirus Pandemic, Arline Workers Seek New Paths

Pilots, flight attendants and other staff are retiring early or taking buyouts and leaves of absence in anticipation of a slow recovery.

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Help! My Very Direct Flight Added a Stop and So Many More Passengers

Sarah Firshein tries to resolve how a nonstop with seat selection became a packed “split flight,” with concerns over proper cleaning and an arrival two hours later than expected.

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Airline Job Cuts Could Pressure Congress and Trump on Stimulus

American Airlines said it would furlough 19,000 workers if lawmakers do not extend aid to the industry, which has been hammered by the pandemic.

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