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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Delta Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Windshield Shatters Mid-Flight

The Washington-bound flight was diverted to Denver after its crew “declared an emergency due to a cracked windshield,” according to the F.A.A.

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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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Southwest Airlines to Start Selling Alcohol on Flights Again

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

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Passenger Exposed Buttocks and Threw a Can During Flight, Prosecutors Say

Shane McInerney, 29, was charged after his disruptive behavior aboard a flight from Dublin to John F. Kennedy International Airport on Jan. 7.

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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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JetBlue, Alaska Airlines and Others Cancel More Flights

JetBlue and Alaska Airlines are among the hardest hit as weather and the latest coronavirus wave continue to snarl operations.

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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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Bosses Have a New Headache: How Long Should Sick Workers Isolate?

Amid staffing shortages, companies are weighing conflicting guidance on when employees who have tested positive for the coronavirus can safely return to work.

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Omicron Variant Surfaces Amid an Airline Travel Rebound

With several countries imposing new restrictions, the question now is whether travelers will be deterred.

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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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Covid Vaccine Resisters Seek Religious Exemptions. But What Counts?

Major denominations are essentially unanimous in their support of the vaccines against Covid-19, but individuals who object are citing their personal faith for support.

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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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Delta’s Extra $200 Insurance Fee Shows Vaccine Dilemma for Employers

Charging unvaccinated workers more for health coverage may seem more appealing than a mandate but could be harder to carry out.

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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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Help! I’m Traveling to Europe. All The Required Documentation Is Dizzying

For three confused but vaccinated travelers, our columnist tries to make sense of the new rules of entry into the European Union.

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Off-Duty Flight Attendant Is Detained After an In-Flight Struggle, Delta Says

Video from the flight showed a violent confrontation involving several people wrestling a man to the floor as someone said: “Get him down. Keep him down.”

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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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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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Signs of Economic Hope Are Growing, Some With Superlatives

Soaring retail sales and a sharp drop in jobless claims are the latest reflection of a quickening recovery and suggest a year of remarkable growth.

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Help! I Want to Go to Europe in August. Is This a Pipe Dream?

Much of the continent remains closed to Americans because of the virus, but many travelers want to visit this summer. Will their plans materialize?

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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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Delta and Coca-Cola Reverse Course on Georgia Voting Law, Stating ‘Crystal Clear’ Opposition

Prominent Black executives had called on companies to publicly oppose a wave of similarly restrictive voting bills that Republicans are advancing in almost every state.

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Delta Air Lines to Resume Booking Middle Seats in May

The company, which started blocking middle seat bookings in April 2020 to give passengers peace of mind, is the last of the four big U.S. airlines to get rid of the policy.

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Corporations, Vocal About Racial Justice, Go Quiet on Voting Rights

“They are complicit in their silence,” one activist said, as bills that would disproportionately affect Black citizens across the country stir public debate.

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Help! Will All My Travel Vouchers Expire Before I Can Use Them?

Vouchers and trip credits emerged as a major consumer flash point at the start of the pandemic. Here’s a look at what some major travel companies are offering in the way of flexibility.

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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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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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Mask Fights and a ‘Mob Mentality’: What Flight Attendants Faced Over the Last Year

Furloughs, passengers who won’t wear masks and tense political confrontations contributed to a year of perpetual chaos for flight attendants. “It’s insane,” one veteran attendant said.

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Testing Requirement Is the Latest Curveball for the Travel Industry

The United States now requires a negative coronavirus test for all arriving international travelers, which has hotels adding testing suites and airlines enhancing mobile apps with health features.

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2 Passengers, Dog Slide Out of Moving Plane at La Guardia Airport

Delta Flight 462 was delayed for hours after a male passenger forced open a cabin door while the plane was taxiing. He and his companions slid their way out of the plane.

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2 Passengers and a Dog Slide Out of Moving Plane at La Guardia

Delta Flight 462 was delayed for hours after a male passenger forced open a cabin door while the plane was taxiing. He and his companions slid their way out of the plane.

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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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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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Help! Where Is the Safest Seat on an Airplane?

Deciding where to sit on a plane has always been an exercise in strategy and skill: how to get the most legroom, the best shut-eye, the quickest exit. The stakes certainly feel higher now.

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Stocks Post Worst Day in 4 Months as Infections Rise Around the Globe

The S&P 500 was down 3.5 percent after France and Germany announced new lockdown measures, an unwelcome reminder of the recovery’s fragility.

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Airline Miles Programs Sure Are Profitable. Are You the Loser?

United and Delta have been boasting to lenders about fat margins in frequent-flier mile programs. Time for customers to pay a bit more attention.

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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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