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British Airways IT glitch strands passengers at 3 London airports

If troubles with its pilots and repercussions from last year’s data breach incident were not enough, British Airways has just taken another hit. An IT system failure on August 7, 2019, has forced the UK’s flagship carrier to cancel and delay hundreds of flights across three London airports, stranding passengers during peak summer travel season. The problem has since been resolved, British Airways told AeroTime. ...


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Southwest to investigate jet groundings amid tense labor dispute

Southwest Airlines announced it will launch an investigation into the cause of an “operational emergency” declared by the carrier last Friday, February 15, 2019, after a significant number of aircraft were taken out of service due to mechanical issues. At the heart of the matter lies Southwest’s tense negotiations with a union, which, the carrier claims, “has a history of work disruptions”....


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Southwest in “operational emergency” as dozens jets grounded

If the delay of the FAA’s authorization for Southwest’s Hawaii service launch as well as the fallout from the shocking in-flight tragedy in which a passenger was killed last year were not enough, Southwest has now been hit with another major setback. On Friday, February 15, 2019, news emerged that Southwest has declared an “operational emergency” after a significant number of aircraft were taken out of service for maintena...


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Airlines: why EU law is desperate fighting against the €8 B debt

Over the last 25 years air travel in Europe has become cheaper, safer and bigger. Air passenger numbers increased by 558 million and today there are almost eight times as many routes as there were in...


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SKYCOP lends a hand to airlines with special book

In the world of ever-improving technologies, where digital tools are changing the way we communicate, live and work, there are still those lacking even to the basic foreground of knowledge – literac...


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Airlines’ silence – a threat to airport security

Every day, over 100 000 people suffer from flight delays, cancellations, overbookings, baggage mix-ups and other exhausting challenges caused by airlines. Stranded travelers wait hours for disrupted f...


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Weather conditions impact on flights and how airlines covers it

If you have just been told that your flight has been delayed or cancelled, we can almost guarantee that it is because one of these reasons – airline negligence, technical issue or weather conditions...


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How and why airlines sell you tickets that do not exist

According to ABC News, in 2016, 46 000 US travelers were bumped from flights. In Britain, even more, 50 000 passengers were asked to leave the plane the same year. Many airlines worldwide deliberately...


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Skycop.com reveals ways airlines trick passengers

Even though air transportation is without a doubt the no. 1 choice for business and leisure travellers world-wide, flight disruptions are still a huge headache. Thousands of delayed, cancelled flights...


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7 tips: if your flight is cancelled, delayed or overbooked

Many of us have faced at least one of these very unpleasant situations when you are getting ready for a vacation or a business trip, but the flight is cancelled or delayed turning travellers into host...