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  • 11 flights report being lit by lasers over New Jersey

    July 16, 2015 3:06 PM

    NEWARK - The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after 11 commercial flights reported they were illuminated by lasers while flying over New Jersey. The FAA says the incidents occurred Wednesday between 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The agency says the lasers hit the left and right sides of the cockpits,... more »
  • Airport runway lights back on after electrical issue check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 9, 2015 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The runway lights are back on after an electrical shortage shut them off Sunday night. Several flights were either delayed or cancelled all together as a result of the outage that lasted into early Monday morning when crews were finally able to solve the problem and... more »
  • Sloppy weather slows Thanksgiving travelers

    November 26, 2014 1:43 PM

    MINEOLA, N.Y. - More than 550 flights have been canceled nationwide so far today -- the bulk of them in the Northeast, where rain and snow is hampering pre-Thanksgiving travel. Highways have been sloppy along the Washington to Boston corridor. Forecasters are expecting major Northeastern cities to see mostly rain,... more »
  • Stepped-up Ebola screening starting at NYC airport

    October 11, 2014 11:20 AM

    NEW YORK - Customs and health officials are starting a stepped-up Ebola screening program at New York's Kennedy International Airport for passengers from three West African countries. Officials said at a briefing at Kennedy on Saturday morning that arriving passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will have their temperatures... more »
  • Smoker bypasses security at JFK; flights delayed

    October 5, 2014 11:45 AM

    NEW YORK - Authorities say an airline passenger who took a cigarette break caused a security scare at New York City's Kennedy Airport that led to some flights delays. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it happened late Saturday afternoon in Terminal 8 after the man... more »
  • Jindal: End flights from Ebola-stricken areas

    October 3, 2014 1:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is urging the Obama Administration to block flights coming into the United States from Ebola-stricken countries. In a statement Friday, Jindal said, "Even countries in Africa have cut back on or stopped accepting flights from countries with Ebola outbreaks." Jindal's comments come as... more »
  • Senator to seek probe of sabotage at Chicago airports

    September 28, 2014 3:12 PM

    CHICAGO - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he'll seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control center and bring Chicago's two international airports to a halt. Durbin told The Associated Press on Sunday that he will ask inspectors general at the U.S. Department... more »
  • Flights resume at Chicago airports

    September 26, 2014 2:47 PM

    Chicago, Ill.- Flights have begun taking off and landing again at Chicago's two airports after a fire at a suburban air traffic control center forced hundreds of cancellations. All flights in and out of O'Hare and Midway airports were halted for more than five hours, causing disruptions across the... more »
  • Landrieu repays part of questioned travel costs

    September 12, 2014 4:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Democratic Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu says her campaign has reimbursed the federal government nearly $34,000 for flights she took that included political fundraising events dating to 2002. Landrieu says Friday that she apologizes and takes full responsibility for "mistakes stemming from sloppy bookkeeping." Landrieu is seeking a... more »
  • New discount airline to add service to New Orleans

    August 16, 2014 12:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport officials say they're welcoming a new low-cost carrier that will provide service to Virginia. Officials say PEOPLExpress will begin flying from to New Orleans on Aug. 28. The airline will provide service three days a week to Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport... more »
  • BTR and MSY flights canceled due to weather

    January 28, 2014 1:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - All arrivals and departures from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport are cancelled for Tuesday. The Baton Rouge airport canceled nearly all of their arrivals and departures. Check your airlines for the most up to date information about flight delays and cancellations. more »
  • Spirit delays flights to check aircraft

    October 24, 2013 8:54 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Spirit Airlines says it delayed several flights at Fort Lauderdale International Airport following engine failure on an aircraft. Spirit spokeswoman Misty Pinson said today the Miramar-based airline is completing "a proactive and voluntary check" on aircraft as a precautionary measure following the engine failure on... more »
  • BR Metro Airport flights operating as usual

    October 4, 2013 2:47 PM

    Baton Rouge- Flights to and from Metro Airport in Baton Rouge are set to operate as usual over the weekend. Tropical Storm Karen has not caused any flight cancellations, but passengers who have scheduled flights over the weekend are urged to check with their airlines for updates due to... more »
  • Elite getting incentives for Metro Airport flights

    May 21, 2013 8:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Metro Airport will give a standard incentive package to Elite Airways when the company begins flying out of the market in July. Jim Caldwell, an airport spokesman, says Elite Airways will get a two-year waiver on landing fees and rent. Metro Airport will also help... more »
  • Outage grounds American Airlines flights at BTR

    April 16, 2013 2:03 PM

    DALLAS - American Airlines flights across the country are grounded because of computer problems. American asked the Federal Aviation Administration to halt its flights until 4 p.m. CDT because of problems with their online booking system. Some passengers are stuck on planes, while others can't make reservations. BTR Metro... more »
  • New TSA rules on knives draw fire from 9/11 kin

    March 6, 2013 2:11 PM

    NEW YORK - Some family members of Sept. 11 terror victims are angry over new flight-safety rules that will permit small knives on planes. The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that air passengers will now be allowed to carry folding knives with blades that are 2.36 inches... more »
  • Freezing rain closes schools, cancels flights

    January 15, 2013 3:01 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La.- Freezing rain and sleet closed Grambling State University early, canceled flights, sent drivers skidding and broke power lines in north Louisiana. Police in both Shreveport and Monroe closed ramps onto Interstate 20. Grambling sent students home at noon Tuesday but Louisiana Tech stayed open. Northwestern State canceled evening... more »
  • Frontier adds direct flight from NO to NJ

    November 16, 2012 9:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Frontier Airlines says it's adding a direct flight to Trenton-Mercer Airport in New Jersey from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport starting Feb. 1. An Airbus A319, which features seating for up to 156 passengers, will fly to and from New Orleans on weekdays. Frontier also... more »
  • AA says it knows why seats came loose on planes

    October 4, 2012 5:42 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines has canceled dozens of flights as it scrambles to fix seats that could pop loose during flight. The airline said Thursday that it has come up with a fix, and it began pulling planes out of service to make repairs. Airline officials say the... more »
  • Delta increases flights to and from Shreveport

    June 4, 2012 2:38 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Delta Air Lines will offer 10 flights daily from Shreveport Regional Airport to Memphis and Atlanta hubs beginning in July. Seven of the flights will serve the Atlanta hub, and three will serve the Memphis hub. This is the first time since 2004 that Delta has offered that... more »
  • Pentagon limits F-22 flights

    May 15, 2012 7:44 PM

    Flights of the F-22 advanced stealth fighter are now limited to regions where pilots can make quick landings if they experience oxygen problems. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made the decision after pilots complained about oxygen-deficit problems which have resulted in dizziness,blackouts and other symptoms that arise when the body doesn't... more »
  • BR-Dallas flights canceled due to tornadoes check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 3, 2012 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Seven flights to and from Baton Rouge to Dallas-Fort Worth were canceled Tuesday because of damage to more than a hundred planes at DFW International Airport. The storms blew through the North Texas Region around lunch time, dropping hail all over the airport. At least two twisters... more »
  • Air passengers react to bomb scare check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 1, 2011 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- Air passengers at the Baton Rouge Airport didn't let a bomb scare turn them away from taking to the skies. A fake bomb was found underneath a car inside the parking garage Thursday morning. Airport authorities shut the garage down, but allowed air travel to continue. ... more »
  • Southwest Airlines cancels 300 flights Sunday

    April 3, 2011 3:22 PM

    NEW YORK- Southwest Airlines cancelled about 600 flights this weekend as the airline continues its inspection of 79 of its Boeing 737 aircraft, in the aftermath of an emergency landing of one of its planes on Friday. The airline cancelled 300 flights Sunday after cancelling the same number on... more »
  • Blast of winter weather grips parts of the South

    January 9, 2011 10:45 AM

    A blast of winter weather gripped parts of the South on Sunday, bringing snow, sleet and freezing rain that coated bridges and roads and causing hundreds of flight cancellations. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency in preparation for severe conditions. He said the weather is likely... more »
  • JetBlue brings back "All You Can Jet" passes

    August 18, 2010 9:23 AM

    JetBlue is bringing back its popular All-You-Can-Jet pass, which allows anyone to travel to an unlimited number of cities over a one-month period. It's a chance for the airline to fill empty seats during what is traditionally the slowest time of the year and hopefully, for JetBlue, to create... more »
  • Russian, US spy swap flights take off from Vienna

    July 9, 2010 6:47 AM

    Russian and U.S. flights involved in landmark spy swap have taken off from Vienna, signaling the end of an exchange of up to 14 prisoners by Moscow and Washington. A Russian government plane with 10 agents deported from the U.S. believed on board took off first Friday as part of... more »
  • New U.S. Airways flights at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

    June 24, 2010 11:37 AM

    Baton Rouge-Today at a special ribbon cutting ceremony at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport U.S. Airways announced service to Charlotte, North Carolina, after a seven year hiatus. The airline is running three daily flights to Baton Rouge and three to Charlotte. more »
  • N.O. gets nonstop flights to Milwaukee on AirTran

    May 19, 2010 5:39 AM

    Starting October 7 AirTran will offer nonstop flights between New Orleans and Milwaukee. Milwaukee is the third city to get nonstop service to and from New Orleans on AirTran. Atlanta and Baltimore/Washington are the others. more »
  • Continental, United Airlines to combine in $3 billion deal

    May 3, 2010 6:31 AM

    United and Continental Airlines will combine under a $3 billion deal to form the world's largest airline. The new airline would jump past Delta Air Lines in size, but first it will need approval from shareholders and antitrust regulators. The announcement says the new carrier will keep the United name... more »
  • Iceland's main airport reopening after ash closure

    April 26, 2010 9:11 AM

    Travel agents and tour operators in Britain believe 100,000 British travelers stranded by the recent volcano eruption in Iceland are now home, but another 35,000 won't get back until Friday. Most flights are back to normal, but there's still a lot of disruption at some destinations. Meanwhile, Iceland's main international... more »
  • UK flight restrictions continue through Saturday

    April 16, 2010 5:39 AM

    Authorities in Ireland are lifting the restrictions on most of the country's airspace and reopening airports in Dublin and Cork to air traffic. The Irish Aviation Authority says the ash cloud, caused by a volcanic eruption in Iceland, has moved away from the country's southeast and Irish airspace is open... more »
  • Flights halted across Europe

    April 15, 2010 8:46 AM

    Update: All flights have been grounded and won't start departing or arriving in Britain until at least Friday at 1 a.m. All flights in and out of Heathrow and Stansted airports are grounded because of ash clouds drifting from Iceland's spewing volcano. Hundreds of flights across Britain have already... more »
  • Ash from Iceland volcano disrupts European flights

    April 15, 2010 5:54 AM

    All flights in and out of Heathrow and Stansted airports are grounded because of ash clouds drifting from Iceland's spewing volcano. Hundreds of flights across Britain have already been canceled, and airports in Scotland closed. Heathrow is Europe's busiest airport, with more than 1,200 flights a day. more »
  • FAA: Pilots allowed to take antidepressants on job

    April 2, 2010 9:29 AM

    The Federal Aviation Administration says it is lifting a ban on allowing pilots taking antidepressants to fly. The agency said the possible side effects, such as drowsiness, of taking medications like Prozac do not pose a safety hazard. The ban had affected as many as 10,000 pilots. It... more »
  • US Airways resumes service to Baton Rouge

    March 24, 2010 2:30 PM

    US Airways has announced they are resuming service to Baton Rouge. The airline will bring back daily nonstop service between Baton Rouge and Charlotte, North Carolina. All three daily flights will be operated by US Airways Express carrier PSA Airlines using 50-seat CRJ-200 regional jets. Once launched,... more »
  • Wind could be the real concern in snowy Northeast

    February 25, 2010 11:33 AM

    Forecasters say the worst of the latest snowstorm to hit the Northeast is yet to come. And it could be strong winds, rather than the foot or more of snow expected in some places, that wreaks the most havoc. Forecasters say that winds could reach 45 mph across a swath... more »
  • Update from Baton Rouge Metro Airport

    February 11, 2010 6:50 PM

    The Baton Rouge Metro Airport says it has crews on stand-by to take care of any snow or ice conditions that may happen over night. The airport is up and operational, but due to weather in other areas, like Dallas, some flights have been cancelled. American Airlines has cancelled the... more »
  • AeroMexico to cut service to New Orleans

    February 10, 2010 10:30 AM

    The first international airline to offer direct service to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina is reducing its service to the city next month after less than a year of operations. AeroMexico had been offering nonstop flights six times a week to Mexico City with continuation to San Pedro Sula, Honduras,... more »
  • Delta adding flights for Super Bowl

    January 26, 2010 1:55 PM

    If you are still in need of a flight to the Super Bowl, you may be in luck. Delta Air Lines is adding flights to and from New Orleans and Indianapolis to the big game in Florida February 7. Delta is adding a nonstop flight on Feb. 5... more »
  • FAA computer problem solved

    November 19, 2009 10:42 AM

    UPDATE: FAA officials said failed computers that delayed flights across the country are now working again. The air traffic controllers union said the computer failure involved both of the Federal Aviation Administration's computer centers in Salt Lake City and Atlanta. The union said controllers are still entering flight... more »
  • FAA computer problem causes widespread delays

    November 19, 2009 8:45 AM

    There were widespread flight cancellations and delays nationwide because of a problem with the FAA system that collects airlines' flight plans. FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said she doesn't know how many flights are being affected or when the problem will be resolved. An AirTran Airways spokesman said there... more »
  • Baton Rouge airport remains open

    November 9, 2009 7:50 AM

    Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport will remain fully operational during Hurricane Ida. The airlines serving Baton Rouge will be evaluating the flight status of all their routes in the gulf south. Passengers are advised to check with their individual airline for the most up to date information. more »

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