Union strikes and shambolic negotiations: Alitalia still kicking

Two years after Alitalia declared bankruptcy and various deadlines extended, the Italian government is still negotiating a binding proposal with potential investors, including U.S. carrier Delta. The protracted talks over the rescue of the ailing national airline seem to be reaching the boiling point both among the partners working on a turnaround plan for Alitalia and the carrier’s employees. To express their frustration over the continuin...


BA + IT = Misery

It has been a day of complete misery for thousands of British Airways passengers as yet another IT glitch has caused a mass outage at check-in and departure operations at London Heathrow, London Gatwi...


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. ...


Russia bans passenger flights to and from Georgia starting July 8

Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a decree temporarily banning passenger flights to and from Georgia, following unrest in the capital of its southern neighbor....


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”....


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...


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...


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...


What compensation should airlines provide for you?

Since every month in the EU around 5000 flights are cancelled and over 30 times more flights are delayed, theory says frequent flyers should know the ins and outs of airline refund scam systems. Never...


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...