Air travel disruptions

Passengers wait for a bus at the airport in Stuttgart, southern Germany, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 when the strike of security staff at three German airports caused severe disruption to flights. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)
January 10, 2019 - 4:03 am
BERLIN (AP) — A one-day strike by security staff at three German airports on Thursday is causing travel chaos for tens of thousands of travelers. The ver.di union called on staff at airports in Duesseldorf, Cologne-Bonn and Stuttgart to walk off the job all day, leading to hundreds of flights being...
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January 09, 2019 - 2:46 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German labor union is calling on security staff at three German airports to stage a strike Thursday amid ongoing pay negotiations. The ver.di union said Wednesday that it's urging workers to join a one-day walkout that is likely to cause disruptions for airline passengers. The...
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A passenger train crosses the Cuha Valley in the heavy snowfall near Vinye, some 140 km west of Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Zoltan Mathe/MTI via AP)
January 08, 2019 - 2:23 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Deadly winter weather blasted Europe for yet another day Tuesday, trapping hundreds of people in Alpine regions, whipping up high winds that caused flight cancellations and increasing the risks of more deadly avalanches. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related accidents...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2017, file photo, air traffic controllers work in the tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The partial government shutdown is starting to effect air travelers. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick while they are not getting paid. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 08, 2019 - 1:51 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick as they face the prospect of missing their first paycheck this week. Safety...
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January 07, 2019 - 2:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — Security staff at Berlin's two airports are staging a strike that is causing disruption to flights. The ver.di union called on staff at the German capital's Tegel and Schoenefeld airports to walk off the job from 5 to 8:45 a.m. (0400 to 0745 GMT) Monday. German news agency dpa...
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January 06, 2019 - 8:45 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Airlines flights are back in the air after a nationwide ground stop that was apparently caused by a power outage. The airline says all its flights were grounded between about 4:20 a.m. and 5:15 a.m. after a power outage in the Seattle area, where the airline's operations are...
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Coral singer in traditional costumes walk through the snow in Eglingen, southern Germany, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (Thomas Warnack/dpa via AP)
January 05, 2019 - 12:54 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Heavy snow caused travel chaos in parts of Germany and Austria as authorities closed roads and train routes because of avalanche danger and airports reported weather-related cancelations Saturday. Munich Airport, Germany's second biggest, said 120 flights were canceled and others were...
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January 05, 2019 - 5:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German labor union is calling on security staff at Berlin's two airports to stage a strike Monday amid ongoing pay negotiations. The ver.di union said Saturday it's urging workers to join a four-hour walkout starting at 5 a.m. (0400 GMT) that is likely to cause disruptions for...
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December 29, 2018 - 5:54 am
LONDON (AP) — British police say two drones found near London's Gatwick Airport were not involved in the disruption that shut down the busy airport just days before Christmas. Sussex Police Chief Giles York told BBC Saturday police have searched 26 potential launch sites near the airport but do not...
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In this photo provided by Con Edison, workers walk in a power substation, Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 in the Astoria section of Queens, New York. Thursday night a high-voltage equipment failure at the substation unleashed an otherworldly flash of bright blue light in the night sky over New York City. (Con Edison via AP)
December 28, 2018 - 5:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Electric utility Con Edison was working Friday to figure out what caused a high-voltage equipment failure that unleashed an otherworldly flash of bright blue light in the night sky over New York City. The event Thursday caused power outages, briefly grounded flights at LaGuardia...
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