Tag Archives: Disruption

10 tips to make your winter fog travel easier

Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400F 9V-SFQ in fog at Bangalore Kempegowda airport

Early morning fog is the bane of the Indian air passenger, especially at Bangalore and New Delhi airports. It disrupts schedules and leads to aggravation, quarrels, shouting, and general ill-will not just for passengers but also airlines, airports, and all their staff and stakeholders. Here are some tips that should help you avoid the disruption and hopefully keep your blood …

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Air France allowing free ticket change ahead of possible strike

Air France is facing a possible employee strike from September 15 to 22. While it continues negotiations with the employee unions, the airline is enabling passengers to postpone their trip or exchange their tickets free of charge. Passengers can change their travel to outside the potential strike dates i.e. to travel before the 15th or between 23rd and 30th September. …

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Malaysia Airlines warns of possible flight disruptions due to haze

by Devesh Agarwal Malaysia Airlines is advising its passengers on the possible closure of airports, and disruptions of flights with little advance notice, due to the current haze situation which has deteriorated in parts of Malaysia over the last few days. Specific stations under close watch for possible closure or interruptions are airline’s main hubs in west and east Malaysia …

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Houston Intercontinental airport terminal B sealed after shooting incident

Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental airport (IATA: IAH) is undergoing severe disruptions, as officials have effectively sealed up Terminal B after a fatal shooting earlier today. The Houston Police report on its Facebook page says The armed suspect in the airport incident has died from his injuries. He entered Terminal B and fired at least one shot in the air. A …

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50 flights diverted due to Dubai airport closure

Air Traffic at the middle-east’s busiest hub experience major snarls due to the fog and loss of power to a critical runway backup system. The closures were caused this morning when reduced runway visibility. About 06:45 there was a loss of power to a critical runway backup system required to maintain runway lights during foggy conditions. While actual power was …

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Share your view: Strikers manhandle fellow employees at Kingfisher Airlines disrupting flights across the network

Our topic of this week comes thanks to the financial troubles at Kingfisher Airlines. The flights of the financially ailing carrier have been disrupted across its India network due to striking engineers. As per media reports, striking employees, after hearing that some employees received salaries, manhandled fellow employees, beat up a management executive, held passengers hostage aboard a flight for …

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Lufthansa faces cabin crew strikes and flight disruptions after talks fail

[Note: Most of the links are to web pages in German. Use a translation tool or a web browser with built in translation like Google Chrome.] German national carrier Deutsche Lufthansa AG faces multiple flight disruptions after talks with the union representing over 18,000 cabin crew failed. The failure of the 13 month old talks has been acknowledged by both …

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Kingfisher Airlines’ strikes lead to flight cancellations and disruptions

The Press Trust of India is reporting that disgruntled employees of the financially ailing Kingfisher Airlines went on a wildcat strike at Mumbai and Delhi earlier today which led to the cancellation of over 30 flights, with ripple disruptions across the airline’s national network. The protesters were mostly pilots and engineers who are protesting non-payment of their salaries for many …

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