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Storms Cause Thousands of Delays and Cancellations on the East Coast

Storms Cause Thousands of Delays and Cancellations on the East Coast

A series of major storms in the Northeast and in Florida on Thursday caused thousands of flight delays and cancellations that had a domino effect across the entire country.
Over 8,000 flights within, flying into, or departing the United States were delayed, including 1,400 on Southwest Airlines, 956 on American Airlines, 944 on Delta Air Lines, 736 on United Airlines, and 586 on JetBlue Airways, according to data from FlightAware, a …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – March 24: BA.2 Now Dominant Variant of Omicron, U.S. Hits 1 Million Mark in Covid Deaths

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – March 24: BA.2 Now Dominant Variant of Omicron, U.S. Hits 1 Million Mark in Covid Deaths

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 744th day of the pandemic.
The World Health Organization said Thursday that the new BA.2 subvariant of the highly-transmissible omicron variant is now the dominant version of omicron across the world.
To be more precise, BA.2 comprised 86% of new infections reported to the WHO in the period from February 16 and …

Delta Adds New Flights to Europe for the Summer Travel Season

Delta Adds New Flights to Europe for the Summer Travel Season

Delta Air Lines announced multiple new flights to Europe and said it will also increase frequencies and upgauge aircraft on other routes.
The list of new flights includes New York to Stockholm, which will start on June 1, 2022, and Salt Lake City to London Heathrow, commencing on May 14.
The Atlanta-based carrier said it would operate up to 74 daily flights to 21 European cities from its ten U.S. gateway cities …

Russian Invasion of Ukraine Disrupts Global Air Traffic

Russian Invasion of Ukraine Disrupts Global Air Traffic

Just as the airline industry was starting to recover from two years of coronavirus pandemic-induced travel restrictions, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia is starting to disrupt things all over again.
Airlines are cancelling partnerships with each other and many are already avoiding the use of airspace over Ukraine as well as over parts of Russia. The United Kingdom and Russia banned each other from their respective airspaces as well.
On Thursday, …

Delta to Restart Longest Domestic Flight, New York to Honolulu

Delta to Restart Longest Domestic Flight, New York to Honolulu

Delta Air Lines announced plans to restart what will be the longest domestic flight in the United States and one of the longest domestic flights in the world, non-stop service from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu.
The flight, at 4,970 miles (8,000 kilometers) is further from New York than is Moscow (4,650 miles or 7,483 kilometers) or Rio De Janeiro (4,810 …

Delta Asks DOJ to Ban Unruly Passengers from the Skies

Delta Asks DOJ to Ban Unruly Passengers from the Skies

Delta Air Lines doesn’t want unruly passengers it has banned to be able to fly, on any airline.
The carrier has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to place such passengers on a “no fly” list such as that maintained by Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The request came via a letter from Delta CEO Ed Bastian to Attorney General Merrick Garland sent Thursday.
The Atlanta-based carrier, along with the trade association Airlines …

Delta, United Update Smartphone Apps with New Features Including Free Wi-Fi Messaging

Delta, United Update Smartphone Apps with New Features Including Free Wi-Fi Messaging

Both Delta Air Lines and United Airlines announced updated versions of their iOS smartphone apps in recent days.
Delta unveiled version 5.16 of the app and made the Today Mode Boarding and Departure Time tile easier to read by increasing the speed of the rotation.
In addition, passengers who book a flight using an American Express Companion Certificate can now change their planned itinerary using the Modify Flight feature in My Trips.  …