Air travel disruptions

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 file photo, a British Airways plane, at left, is towed past other planes sitting parked at Heathrow Airport in London. British Airways and Asian budget carriers Lion Air and Seoul Air are suspending all flights to China as fears spread about the outbreak of a new virus that has killed more than 130 people. British Airways said Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, it is immediately suspending all flights to and from mainland China after the U.K. government warned against unnecessary travel to the country. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
Associated Press
January 29, 2020 - 7:33 am
BANGKOK (AP) — British Airways said Wednesday it is halting all flights to China, joining several Asian carriers that are either suspending or significantly cutting back service there as fears spread about a new virus that has killed more than 130 people. Air India and South Korean budget carrier...
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In this undated photo released from the Rural Fire Service, a C-130 Hercules plane called "Thor" drops water during a flight in Australia. Officials in Australia on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, searched for a water tanker plane feared to have crashed while fighting wildfires. (RFS via AP)
Associated Press
January 23, 2020 - 5:21 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Three American crew members were killed Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the crash deaths in the state's Snowy Monaro region, which came...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2015 file photo, two Qantas planes taxi on the runway at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia. Some Asian airlines have rerouted flights to the Middle East to avoid Iranian airspace, amid escalated tensions over the United States’ assassination of a prominent Iranian commander in Iraq. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
Associated Press
January 08, 2020 - 9:55 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Commercial airlines are rerouting flights throughout the Middle East to avoid potential danger during heightened tensions between the United States and Iran. Jumbled schedules could effect as many as 15,000 passengers per day, lengthen flight times by an average of 30 to 90 minutes...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, an United Airlines Boeing 737 Max airplane takes off in the rain at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. Boeing said Tuesday, Jan, 7, 2020, it is recommending that pilots receive training in a flight simulator before the grounded 737 Max returns to flying, a reversal of the company's long-held position that computer-based training alone was adequate. The 737 Max has been grounded worldwide since last March after two crashes killed 346 people. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Associated Press
January 07, 2020 - 4:55 pm
Boeing said Tuesday it is recommending that pilots receive training in a flight simulator before the grounded 737 Max returns to flying, a reversal of the company's long-held position that computer-based training alone was adequate. The recommendation is based on changes to the plane, results from...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max airplane being built for Norwegian Air International turns as it taxis for take off for a test flight at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. Boeing faces a growing checklist of items it could be forced to fix before federal safety officials let the grounded 737 Max airliner fly again. The Federal Aviation Administration recently asked Boeing to review all possible ramifications of the changes it is making on the plane. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Associated Press
January 06, 2020 - 4:47 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The list of items Boeing could be forced to fix before federal safety officials let the grounded 737 Max airliner fly again has grown to include a problem with electrical wiring used for the plane's controls. Separately on Monday, the financial damage to Boeing from the airplane...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2019, file photo, grounded Boeing 737 Max jets belonging to American Airlines are stored at Tulsa International Airport in Tulsa, Okla. American Airlines said Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, it is negotiating with Boeing over compensation for the airline's grounded planes and will share some of the proceeds with its employees. (Tom Gilbert/Tulsa World via AP, File)
Associated Press
January 02, 2020 - 6:34 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines said Thursday it is negotiating with Boeing Co. over compensation for the airline's grounded planes and expects to share some of the proceeds with employees. American had 24 Boeing 737 Max jets when the planes were grounded worldwide in March after two...
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University of Northern Colorado facilities management staff Francis Garza, left, and Tina Longoria shovel snow from the steps and entranceway to Sabin Hall during a winter storm in Greeley, Colo. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. The storm is expected to dump at least a foot of snow on Greeley by Tuesday night and caused the closure of school districts, the Greeley and Weld County government offices, and the University of Northern Colorado. (Alex McIntyre/The Greeley Tribune via AP)
Associated Press
November 26, 2019 - 1:34 pm
DENVER (AP) — A storm dumping heavy snow buried highways in Colorado and Wyoming Tuesday, prompted school closures in Nebraska and forced more than 1,000 people to sleep overnight in Denver’s airport after hundreds of flights were canceled just as the busy Thanksgiving week travel period went into...
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File photo, a worker walks next to a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane parked at Boeing Field in Seattle. U.S. aviation regulators said Monday, April 1, Boeing needs more time to finish changes in a flight-control system suspected of playing a role in two deadly
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File
Associated Press
September 01, 2019 - 11:50 am
American Airlines says it is delaying the expected return date for its Boeing 737 Max jets. The airline said Sunday that while it "remains confident" that coming software updates and training will mean recertification of the aircraft this year, it is extending cancellations for Max flights through...
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FILE - This Jan. 10, 2017 file photo shows British Airways planes parked at Heathrow Airport in London. Spanish emergency services say that they have responded to a British Airways flight that filled with smoke while landing and had to evacuate its passengers, News agency Europa Press reported Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
August 07, 2019 - 5:39 am
LONDON (AP) — British Airways canceled almost 100 flights to and from London airports on Wednesday after its check-in systems were hit by computer problems. The airline said a "systems issue" was causing delays and cancellations for short-haul flights from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports...
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Commuters are reflected on a door panel of a subway train as they wait for the resumption of subway service at Fortress Hill MTR station in Hong Kong, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Protesters snarled the morning rush hour by blocking train and platform doors to prevent trains from leaving stations. Subway and train operator MTR said Monday that service had been partially suspended on five lines because of a number of door obstruction incidents. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
August 05, 2019 - 5:44 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Droves of protesters filled public parks and squares in several Hong Kong districts on Monday in a general strike staged on a weekday to draw more attention to their demands that the semi-autonomous Chinese city's leader resign. Police deployed tear gas in the Wong Tai Sin district...
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