Air travel

Don Ames
April 16, 2018 - 8:48 am
New Orleans will put out a pretty fancy welcome mat next year for folks flying into the city. Construction on New Orleans’ new airport terminal is proceeding as planned. The billion dollar project is about 60 percent complete, and on track to open in February of 2019. Airport officials recently...
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FILE- In this Nov. 23, 2016, file photo, pedestrians make their way through the arrival terminal as bags are delivered on a carousel at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in Atlanta. Major airlines including American Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines integrate buy-now-pay-later concepts into their online booking. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
April 12, 2018 - 9:05 am
Dreaming of a spring getaway with white-sand beaches and a cool drink in your hand? A search for airline tickets can bring your dream down to earth, if the steep fares charged by many airlines outstrip your savings. What if you could book your trip today and pay for it later — without maxing out...
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A child rides a sledge down the hill in Greenwich Park, east London, as the cold weather continues around the country, Saturday March 3, 2018. Unusually cold weather has gripped much of Europe, with predictions that the deep freeze will continue for the coming days. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)
March 03, 2018 - 8:11 am
LONDON (AP) — Snow and ice warnings for travelers remained in place Saturday even as temperatures crept higher in Britain after days of cold. Authorities warned rail travelers and drivers to expect ongoing disruptions even as temperatures rose above freezing for the first time in days. Heathrow...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2016, file photo, fueling manager Jarid Svraka looks on as he fuels an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800 jet at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. A coalition of airlines including Alaska, JetBlue and Southwest is suing Washington state over its new sick leave law, saying the measure will increase costs and delays for travelers. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
February 07, 2018 - 6:27 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A coalition of airlines including Alaska, JetBlue, United and Southwest has sued Washington state over its new sick leave law, saying it's part of a mishmash of state and local measures that could increase costs and delays for travelers — and which are blocked by federal regulation...
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January 24, 2018 - 9:38 am
DALLAS (AP) — Airline stocks went into a nosedive Wednesday on investor fears that a plan by United Airlines to grow rapidly will undercut prices and profits. Shortly after the opening bell, shares of United Continental Holdings Inc. were down $7.92, or 10.2 percent, to $70.05. American, Delta and...
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Chris Miller
January 17, 2018 - 1:19 pm
Ice on the runways earlier today at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport forced the cancellation of many flights and the delay of many others. The runways reopened around noon as airlines worked to reschedule their flights. "We continue to urge travelers to check on their flight status...
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January 04, 2018 - 1:25 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines will pay $15 million to settle class-action lawsuits that accuse the four biggest U.S. carriers of conspiring to boost prices by holding down the supply of tickets for sale. Southwest denies breaking the law but says it settled to avoid the expense of more...
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Jim Hanzo
December 21, 2017 - 9:31 am
(WWL.com) AAA says that U.S. travelers are now hitting the roads, rails and skies this Christmas holiday in their largest numbers on record. We checked with some folks in New Orleans to find out if they are in that number. "Yes, I am leaving for Virginia on Saturday night," said one woman. "I'm...
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Alexis Canete rests on his luggage as he waits in the Delta ticket line to get back home to Cuba from his visit to Tennessee on Monday Dec. 18, 2017 at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, the day after a massive power outage brought operations to halt. Power was restored at the world's busiest airport after a massive outage Sunday afternoon that left planes and passengers stranded for hours, forced airlines to cancel more than 1,100 flights and created a logistical nightmare during the already-busy holiday travel season. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
December 18, 2017 - 8:57 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The nation's air-travel system struggled to get back on schedule and re-book stranded passengers Monday after a fire and blackout at the world's busiest airport forced the cancellation of over 1,500 flights days before the start of the Christmas rush. Travelers sat on the floor,...
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Passengers wait after the lights went out at Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, in Atlanta. A sudden power outage at the airport on Sunday grounded scores of flights and passengers during one of the busiest travel times of the year. (AP Photo/Branden Camp)
December 18, 2017 - 11:53 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on a power outage at the Atlanta airport (all times local): 9:15 a.m. Airport operations were resuming Monday morning in Atlanta, a day after a crippling power outage left thousands stranded. The ticketing and baggage areas were a bit backed up, but security lines were...
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