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  • Limited Delta flights resume after global system shutdown

    August 8, 2016 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Delta says limited flights are to begin after a global computer shutdown caused thousands to be stranded and large numbers of cancellations. Delays will continue through the morning as the system comes back online. Departing flights from Baton Rouge Metro Airport that were impacted include... more »
  • Southwest says technology outage fixed but more flights cut

    July 21, 2016 12:54 PM

    DALLAS - Southwest says it has fixed computer problems that caused hundreds of flights to be canceled, but it is telling passengers to get to the airport early because there could be long lines. The airline has already canceled more than 220 flights on Thursday. Several of the airline's technology... more »
  • JetBlue offering free flights to families of Orlando shooting victims

    June 13, 2016 5:24 PM

    ORLANDO - JetBlue airline company is providing free seats on flights to and from Orlando for those impacted by a mass shooting that took place on Sunday at a Florida nightclub that left at least 49 dead and another 53 injured. The free flights are available for immediate family... more »
  • Move to OK commercial drone flights over people

    April 3, 2016 2:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - Recommendations sent to the government could clear the way for commercial drone flights over populated areas and help speed the introduction of drone delivery and newsgathering flights. The recommendations come from a group that includes drone manufacturers, companies that want to fly drones, airline pilots and other aviation... more »
  • US airlines vie for Cuba flights; Havana top destination

    March 2, 2016 5:53 PM

    NEW YORK - U.S. airlines are telling the Transportation Department what routes they would like to fly to Cuba. Government approval is expected to take months. At least seven carriers submitted applications to the DOT Wednesday. Most are looking to serve Cuba primarily from their large hub cities, with Havana... more »
  • US bans use of e-cigarettes on airline flights

    March 2, 2016 3:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Department of Transportation says it has issued final regulations prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes on any domestic or foreign airline flying to, from or within the United States. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says the rule will protect passengers from unwanted exposure to aerosol fumes in the... more »
  • DOT launches process to award new flights between U.S. and Cuba

    February 16, 2016 11:19 AM

    HAVANA - The U.S. Department of Transportation signed an arrangement Tuesday morning that provides for the re-establishment of scheduled air services between the United States and Cuba. Following the signing, the DOT invited U.S. air carriers to apply for an allocation to provide scheduled passenger and cargo flights between... more »
  • Snowstorm socks US East: A look at the effects by state

    January 23, 2016 3:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - A massive winter storm buried much of the U.S. East Coast in a foot or more of snow by Saturday, shutting down transit in major cities, stranding drivers on snowbound highways, knocking out power to tens of thousands of people. A look at some of the impacts by... more »
  • Canceled flights pile up as major storm threatens Eastern US

    January 22, 2016 3:32 PM

    NEW YORK - Airlines are canceling 2,800 flights Friday to, from or within the U.S., as a blizzard swings up the East Coast, according to flight tracking service FlightAware. The bulk of Friday's cancelations are in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina. Another 3,200 flights were canceled for Saturday. Those cancelations... more »
  • Storms cause travel woes

    December 24, 2015 6:14 PM

    ATLANTA - Storms extending from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast caused hundreds of flight delays for travelers trying to get home for Christmas. Long lines filled concourses at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Thursday, and flight status boards showed multiple flight cancellations. FlightAware, a website that tracks airline flights,... more »
  • Airlines prep for holiday crush: More flights, bigger planes Play Video

    December 23, 2015 6:18 PM

    DALLAS - Airlines are shifting the timing of thousands of flights, even adding dozens of redeyes, as they try to avoid delays while hauling millions of passengers from now through the Christmas weekend. Success or failure could all depend on the weather and Mother Nature isn't making it easy... more »
  • 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 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 »

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