Stories tagged: flights
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 4:03 p.m.
Flights into Seattle delayed due to wildfire smoke
Flights arriving at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport are being delayed because of low visibility caused by wildfire smoke in the area, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
DHS officials announce enhanced security measures for all flights to the U.S.
U.S. officials on Wednesday announced enhanced security and screening measures for all commercial flights to the United States, but backed away from a proposal to expand a ban on laptops …
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
Southwest Airlines cutting service to two Cuban cities
DALLAS – Southwest Airlines, pulling back on its service to Cuba, plans to end flights to two cities on the island in September after determining the routes aren’t sustainable, the …
Sun., May 28, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
London flight chaos lingers as British Airways revives computers
British Airways said many of its computer systems are running again as the carrier pushed to recover from a massive technology failure that disrupted hundreds of flights and stranded thousands …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:18 p.m.
Ban aimed at electronics in cabins of some U.S.-bound flights
The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and most other electronics in carry-on luggage starting Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:59 p.m.
Washington spends thousands on special flights for prisoners, report says
Washington state’s corrections department has been shuttling prisoners back to the state on airplanes routinely used by Gov. Jay Inslee. The King Air trips have cost taxpayers tens of thousands …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
‘Miracle on the Hudson’ legacy: 70,000 slain birds
Birds took the blame for bringing down the jetliner that “Sully” Sullenberger landed on the Hudson River eight years ago this weekend. They have been paying for it with their …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
Weather forces delay in flight arrivals at Spokane airport
Closure of Spokane International Airport runways because of weather conditions has delayed several flights scheduled to arrive late Sunday night, according to the airport’s website. Southwest Flight 3518 from Oakland, …
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 8:46 a.m.
Lufthansa scraps almost 2,000 flights as pilot strike extended
Strikes at Deutsche Lufthansa will wipe out almost 2,000 flights after a failed bid to have a pilot walkout over pay declared illegal led a union to extend it by …
Mon., Feb. 3, 2014
Spokane airport sees flights drop in 2013; planes stay full
Spokane International Airport saw a small decrease in the number of passengers flying out of the city last year, but the decline may be due to cutbacks by airlines. Aircraft …
Sun., May 5, 2013
Do your homework before booking vacation
It’s May. Memorial Day and the end of the school year are in sight. Suddenly, you’re thinking about a summer vacation. A little advance planning – and some insider tips …
Thu., April 11, 2013
Allegiant suspending nonstop Hawaii flights
Allegiant Air said it will temporarily halt flights to Hawaii from Spokane and several other U.S. cities, including Boise and Eugene. The last Spokane flight to Honolulu will leave Aug. …
Tue., Feb. 12, 2013, 8:34 a.m.
Alaska Airlines starting Fairbanks-Portland flight
SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines is adding daily, nonstop flights this summer between Fairbanks and Portland. Service starts June 9 and continues through Sept. 2.
Sun., Dec. 16, 2012
Airlines serve up new fancy drinks
NEW YORK – Airlines have found a way to take the edge off the stress of flying and make a few extra bucks along the way: fancy new cocktails, craft …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2012
Nine tips to snag seats together on holiday flights
Flying this Thanksgiving and worried that you won’t be able to sit with family? You’re not alone. Nearly 24 million people are expected to fly during the 12 days surrounding …
Sun., Oct. 21, 2012
If your winter plans include air travel, it’s time to review options
1. Book early. Chances are you will have better flight options, seat selection and lower prices if you commit soon. It can be difficult to travel light during the holidays. …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2012, 9 a.m.
Now arriving on time: Your flight and suitcase
NEW YORK — Fliers rejoice: U.S. airlines are more punctual and less likely to lose your bag than at any time in more than two decades. Travelers still have to …
Tue., July 26, 2011, 9:09 a.m.
Southwest Airlines to end Spokane-Seattle flights
Southwest Airlines has announced it is trimming four flights each day between Seattle and Spokane starting Jan. 8, reducing passenger choices in getting to the West Coast air corridor.
Sun., April 3, 2011
Incident grounds Southwest flights
LOS ANGELES – Southwest Airlines grounded 79 of its Boeing 737-300 aircraft Saturday after a harrowing incident in which a hole tore open in the fuselage of a 15-year-old plane …
Sun., April 3, 2011
No Spokane cancellations from Southwest incident
None of the 79 airplanes Southwest Airlines pulled from service Saturday flew routes to or from Spokane, said Spokane International Airport spokesman Todd Woodard. Still, passengers in Spokane were experiencing …
Wed., Aug. 18, 2010
Shawn Vestal: A more civilized era of flight
Back when Jim Bickel helped break the gender barrier among flight attendants, the skies were a good bit friendlier. At least that’s how he remembers it. Airline passengers chose among …
Wed., April 21, 2010
Flights resume in Europe
LONDON – Europe’s busiest airport reopened Tuesday as air traffic across the continent lurched back to life. But the gridlock created by Iceland’s volcanic ash plume was far from over: …
Fri., April 16, 2010, 8:28 a.m.
Some Sea-Tac flights canceled by Iceland volcano
A number of European flights at Sea-Tac Airport have been canceled because of the eruption of a volcano in Iceland.
Thu., Jan. 15, 2009, 7:17 a.m.
Fog affecting travel
Freezing fog made for slippery conditions again today. Many side streets and areas higher than downtown were sheets of ice. Clear and dry on Interstate 90, but Highway 395 has …