Airlines

American Airlines Continues to Cancel Flights into Monday after Weekend Woes

An American Airlines Boeing 737 inflight

An American Airlines Boeing 737 inflight

Courtesy of American Airlines

Widespread travel woes for American Airlines continued on Monday with more than 300 flights canceled, following a weekend that saw more than 1,800 of the carrier’s flights canceled.

Frustrated travelers took to Twitter, complaining of flights canceled multiple times and being stranded far from home. Beyond cancellations, American Airlines delayed more than 190 flights, according to flight tracker FlightAware.

Monday’s issues come on the heels of massive problems over the weekend in which the airline was forced to cancel more than 1,800 flights, according to reports, including more than 1,000 on Sunday alone, or about 36% of its schedule.

Flight cancellations started on Friday, with the airline blaming staffing shortages and bad weather, according to a company letter from COO David Seymour shared with Travel + Leisure. Seymour noted severe winds at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, where

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Hawaiian Airlines Is Encouraging Responsible Travel to the Islands With New In-flight Video

Hawaiian Airlines is encouraging people to travel responsibly in Hawaii in a new video the carrier will play before landing in the island paradise.

The video, which runs for five minutes, asks visitors to “Travel Pono,” or “explore with care” as they land on one of the state’s islands, the airline shared with Travel + Leisure. The message is woven in with gorgeous views of the mountains, deep blue water, and amazing wildlife that make Hawaii such a unique and special destination.

In the video, Hawaiian Airlines crew members, including a pilot and flight attendant, share ways to tread lightly on the islands, offering tips like carrying your own trash, keeping your distance from wildlife (ignoring this one can lead to hefty fines), and using a reef-safe sunscreen.

Hawaiian Airlines Video

Hawaiian Airlines Video

“We’ve served as Hawai’i’s hometown carrier for over nine decades, and as residents of this

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Travel group, airlines oppose quarantine for US-bound air passengers

Groups representing the U.S. travel industry and airlines on Friday voiced opposition to mandatory quarantines for air passengers arriving in the United States from overseas a day after President Joe Biden signed an order to take that step.

Reuters, Washington

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:41 AM IST

Groups representing the U.S. travel industry and airlines on Friday voiced opposition to mandatory quarantines for air passengers arriving in the United States from overseas a day after President Joe Biden signed an order to take that step.

Biden on Thursday issued an executive order directing federal agencies to require international air travelers to quarantine upon U.S. arrival. His administration also is implementing effective next Tuesday a requirement that all U.S.-bound passengers ages 2 and above get negative Covid-19 test results within three days before traveling.

The U.S. Travel Association, an industry group representing businesses including hotels and airlines, said the

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