US airlines cancel flights after FAA grounds Boeing 737 Max jets

That has left airlines scrambling to rebook passengers and reassign planes. American Airlines, which has 24 Boeing 737 Max planes in its fleet of nearly 1,000 aircraft, said it was ferrying those planes to be parked until the FAA order is lifted. It operates about 85 flights out its 6,700 flights a day using the Max. United Airlines has 14 of the Boeing 737 Max 9s, a larger model, in its fleet. Southwest Airlines flies 34 Boeing 737 8s that service about 4 percent of its daily flights.


That has left airlines scrambling to rebook passengers and reassign planes. American Airlines, which has 24 Boeing 737 Max planes in its fleet of nearly 1,000 aircraft, said it was ferrying those planes to be parked until the FAA order is lifted. It operates about 85 flights out its 6,700 flights a day using the Max. United Airlines has 14 of the Boeing 737 Max 9s, a larger model, in its fleet. Southwest Airlines flies 34 Boeing 737 8s that service about 4 percent of its daily flights.
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US airlines cancel flights after FAA grounds Boeing 737 Max jets

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday joined dozens of other countries’ regulators in ordering airlines to ground new Boeing 737 Max planes, citing evidence linking a deadly crash of one of them in Ethiopia over the weekend to a similar fatal flight in Indonesia in October. (You can find more detail on why the planes were grounded here.)

That has left airlines scrambling to rebook passengers and reassign planes. The three U.S. airlines — United, American and Southwest — that have recently added the planes to their fleets, and have more on order, said they will rebook or waive ticket-change fees and fare differences for travelers affected by the FAA’s order, which went into immediate effect.

American Airlines, which has 24 Boeing 737 Max planes in its fleet of nearly 1,000 aircraft, said it was ferrying those planes to be parked until the FAA order is lifted. It operates about 85 flights out its 6,700 flights a day using the Max.

Routes with multiple flights each day, where passengers can more easily be rebooked to another time, are likely to take the biggest hit. Travelers who aren’t booked on the Max may also be affected as airlines deploy their planes to cover other routes with less frequent service.

United Airlines has 14 of the Boeing 737 Max 9s, a larger model, in its fleet. The airline said it expects minimal disruptions from the issue, but it will work with customers if their flights are canceled.

Southwest Airlines flies 34 Boeing 737 8s that service about 4 percent of its daily flights. The carrier does not charge travelers to change their trips, but said passengers booked on canceled Boeing Max flights won’t have to pay the difference in fares to change their dates if it’s within two weeks of their original departure.


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Phew! Delta and American agree to fly each other’s stranded passengers

The two largest U.S. airlines have found an ally to prevent passengers from getting stranded: Each other. American Airlines, the biggest U.S. carrier, and the No. 2 airline, Delta, on Wednesday are resuming an agreement that allows the airlines to rebook their passengers on each other’s flights during travel disruptions. Delta and American had an agreement until 2015 that allowed them to rebook each other’s passengers. Delta said that so-called interline agreement was scrapped after more America


The two largest U.S. airlines have found an ally to prevent passengers from getting stranded: Each other. American Airlines, the biggest U.S. carrier, and the No. 2 airline, Delta, on Wednesday are resuming an agreement that allows the airlines to rebook their passengers on each other’s flights during travel disruptions. Delta and American had an agreement until 2015 that allowed them to rebook each other’s passengers. Delta said that so-called interline agreement was scrapped after more America
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Phew! Delta and American agree to fly each other's stranded passengers

The two largest U.S. airlines have found an ally to prevent passengers from getting stranded: Each other.

American Airlines, the biggest U.S. carrier, and the No. 2 airline, Delta, on Wednesday are resuming an agreement that allows the airlines to rebook their passengers on each other’s flights during travel disruptions.

The decision comes after costly and highly visible travel chaos in recent years, from computer failures to power outages to bad weather, all made more noticeable to the public through social media.

Delta and American had an agreement until 2015 that allowed them to rebook each other’s passengers. Delta said that so-called interline agreement was scrapped after more American passengers were sent to Delta than vice versa.


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Travelers play epic game of musical chairs as Atlanta airport recovers from blackout

Atlanta, the world’s busiest airport, is a major connection point that handles some 2,500 flights and 275,000 passengers a day. The outage knocked out jet bridges, which are used to board and unload passengers; airport screens and concession stands, among other things. Travelers stranded in the crippling outage were left to play a massive game of musical chairs to secure seats on other flights. But because the blackout was sudden airlines had no time to prepare for the influx of stranded travele


Atlanta, the world’s busiest airport, is a major connection point that handles some 2,500 flights and 275,000 passengers a day. The outage knocked out jet bridges, which are used to board and unload passengers; airport screens and concession stands, among other things. Travelers stranded in the crippling outage were left to play a massive game of musical chairs to secure seats on other flights. But because the blackout was sudden airlines had no time to prepare for the influx of stranded travele
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Travelers play epic game of musical chairs as Atlanta airport recovers from blackout

Operations were returning to normal at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Tuesday in the wake of a massive blackout over the weekend that grounded hundreds of flights and stranded thousands of passengers.

Only six flights were canceled into or out of the airport on Tuesday, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware. Atlanta, the world’s busiest airport, is a major connection point that handles some 2,500 flights and 275,000 passengers a day.

Airlines — including Delta, which is headquartered in Atlanta, and Southwest — scrubbed more than 1,000 flights on Sunday after a fire shut down power to the airport. The outage knocked out jet bridges, which are used to board and unload passengers; airport screens and concession stands, among other things.

Delta said it would reimburse travelers who needed to stay at hotels on Sunday.

Travelers stranded in the crippling outage were left to play a massive game of musical chairs to secure seats on other flights.

During bad weather or other foreseen events, airlines often give travelers plenty of time to rebook their flights for other dates, a way to avoid chaos at the airport, long before a snowflake falls or tropical-storm winds pick up. But because the blackout was sudden airlines had no time to prepare for the influx of stranded travelers.

Delta said it added a “handful” of flights on Monday to accommodate travelers. However, some passengers were offered flights scheduled for midweek.

Carriers waived date-change and fare-difference fees so passengers could rebook for other dates. Delta said travelers stuck in the blackout could rebook for travel as late as Friday.

Some passengers took to social media to complain that they couldn’t get seats until Wednesday, three days after the blackout. Some were asking the airline to cancel and refund their trips altogether because it was too late for them to travel.

The blackout’s timing came at the start of a busy holiday travel week, which is a tough time to get a seat in general.

One piece of good news: Business travel tends to slow down in the days before Christmas, and some travelers flying for work are likely to have called off trips booked for early in the week because of the chaos in Atlanta, said Henry Harteveldt, travel industry analyst and founder of consulting firm Atmosphere Research Group.

One challenge is that after years of mergers between U.S. carriers that gave birth to mega-sized airlines, agreements between competitors to rebook passengers on rival airlines have been dying out, he added.

“You have to view this as a multidimensional game of chess,” he said.


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Travelers worried about Tropical Storm Cindy may be able to rebook

As Tropical Storm Cindy begins to affect consumers’ travel plans, it’s worth investigating strategies to minimize the cost of canceling your trip. Tropical Storm Cindy has weakened slightly, according to the latest advisories from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center. They predict the storm will approach southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas sometime Wednesday. The agency had issued tropical storm watches and warnings for several areas along the U.S.


As Tropical Storm Cindy begins to affect consumers’ travel plans, it’s worth investigating strategies to minimize the cost of canceling your trip. Tropical Storm Cindy has weakened slightly, according to the latest advisories from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center. They predict the storm will approach southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas sometime Wednesday. The agency had issued tropical storm watches and warnings for several areas along the U.S.
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Travelers worried about Tropical Storm Cindy may be able to rebook

As Tropical Storm Cindy begins to affect consumers’ travel plans, it’s worth investigating strategies to minimize the cost of canceling your trip.

Tropical Storm Cindy has weakened slightly, according to the latest advisories from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center. They predict the storm will approach southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas sometime Wednesday.

The agency had issued tropical storm watches and warnings for several areas along the U.S. Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida, cautioning of hazards including “life-threatening flash flooding,” strong winds and storm surges. Advisories mid-day Wednesday discontinued tropical storm warnings for areas “north and east of the Mississippi River, including Metropolitan New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain.”

Many states have already enacted emergency plans.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2017-06-21  Authors: kelli b grant, gerald herbert
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