Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Content Tagged As flights

Tagged News

  • 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 »

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
7 Days