Air travel disruptions

August 15, 2018 - 8:04 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A problem with an air traffic control communications system has briefly halted all flights to and from Amsterdam's busy Schiphol Airport. The airport reported early Wednesday afternoon that the problem has grounded all flights. A few minutes later, the airport tweeted...
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This photo provided by NASA shows the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard shortly after the Mobile Service Tower was rolled back, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. NASA is sending the spacecraft straight into the sun's glittering crown, an atmospheric region so hot and harsh any normal visitor would wither. Set to launch early Saturday, the Parker Solar Probe is as heat-resistant as a spacecraft gets, essential for exploring our star closer than ever before. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
August 11, 2018 - 8:08 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A last-minute technical problem Saturday delayed NASA's unprecedented flight to the sun. The early morning launch countdown was halted with just one-minute, 55 seconds remaining, keeping the Delta IV rocket on its pad with the Parker Solar Probe. Rocket maker United...
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Check-in counters of Irish Ryanair airline are unstaffed at the Hahn airport, western Germany, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 when several flights were cancelled due to a strike of pilots. (Thomas Frey/dpa via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 4:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — Ryanair pilots in several European countries on Friday staged a strike that prompted the budget carrier to cancel 400 flights. A walkout called by German union Cockpit accounted for many of Friday's cancelations. Strikes were also called in Sweden, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2018, file photo, Las Vegas Aces guard Kayla McBride drives against Minnesota Lynx forward Cecilia Zandalasini (9) during the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Minneapolis. The Aces had an adventure getting to Washington for their game against the Mystics on Friday night. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, File)
August 04, 2018 - 9:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Las Vegas Aces are still waiting to hear what the WNBA will do about the game the team decided not to play after a long travel day. The Aces' contest in Washington was canceled Friday night about 1 1/2 hours before the expected tipoff. It took the team nearly 26 hours to travel...
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Cars at a standstill as they queue for the Eurotunnel in Folkestone, southern England, as some miles of traffic wait to make their way to the cross-Channel services, with warnings of delays up to five hours, Thursday July 26, 2018. Temperatures are expected to hit around 35C (95 Fahrenheit) today as the heatwave continues across the UK. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
July 28, 2018 - 9:44 am
LONDON (AP) — Tourists and Britons hoping to go on vacation are enduring another day of travel trouble in Britain after severe weather led to flight cancellations and delays on cross-Channel trains. A week of extreme heat gave way to thunderstorms Friday, touching off travel delays on Saturday...
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A Portuguese woman, who preferred not to give her name, sits at a Ryanair airline check-in desk after her flight to Pisa, Italy, was cancelled during the first of two days cabin crew strike at Adolfo Suarez-Barajas international airport in Madrid, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Low-cost airline Ryanair cabin crew are to stage a 48-hour strike July 25 and 26 in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Belgium. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 25, 2018 - 12:47 pm
MADRID (AP) — Cabin crew workers for low-cost airline Ryanair went on strike Wednesday in four European countries over working conditions, forcing tens of thousands of passengers to make last-minute travel adjustments at the peak of the summer holiday season. Ryanair said the 50,000 customers...
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July 18, 2018 - 10:20 am
GENEVA (AP) — The world's biggest trade association of airlines is criticizing air traffic control agencies in Europe for seeking "super-normal profits" instead of working to improve performance, as air travelers have faced soaring delays this year. The swipe by the International Air Transport...
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People loot a Delimart store that was burned during two days of protests against a planned hike in fuel prices in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, July 8, 2018. Government officials had agreed to reduce subsidies for fuel as part of an assistance package with the International Monetary Fund, but the government suspended the fuel hike after widespread violence broke out. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
July 08, 2018 - 9:37 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Looters pillaged burned and vandalized shops in Haiti's capital Sunday following two days of violent protests over the government's attempt to raise fuel prices. Journalists saw young men stripping shelves bare in some supermarkets that were charred from the protests...
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A police officer walks through the parking lot of the Delimart supermarket complex, where vehicles sit charred and looted merchandise lies scattered after two days of protests against a planned hike in fuel prices in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, July 8, 2018. Government officials had agreed to reduce subsidies for fuel as part of an assistance package with the International Monetary Fund, but the government suspended the fuel hike after widespread violence broke out. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
July 08, 2018 - 5:40 pm
Volunteer groups from several U.S. states were stranded in Haiti Sunday after violent protests over fuel prices canceled flights and made roads unsafe. Church groups in South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Alabama are among those that haven't been able to leave, according to newspaper and...
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South Korea's Asiana Airlines chairman Park Sam-koo bows in apology during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Park has apologized for in-flight meal service disruptions and a reported suicide at a meal supplier. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 04, 2018 - 6:25 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The chairman of South Korea's Asiana Airlines apologized Wednesday for inflight meal service disruptions and a reported suicide at a supplier to one of its catering companies. Park Sam-koo, chairman of the country's second-largest air carrier, said he felt a moral...
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