Air travel disruptions

FILE- In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo a Southwest Airlines jet moves on the runway as a person eats at a terminal restaurant at LaGuardia Airport in New York. The CEO of Southwest Airlines Gary Kelly said Tuesday, March 5, that a spike in planes ruled out of service for mechanical items is costing the carrier millions each week because of delayed and canceled flights. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
March 05, 2019 - 6:27 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The CEO of Southwest Airlines says that a spike in planes grounded by mechanics' concerns is costing the carrier millions each week by causing more delayed and canceled flights. Gary Kelly didn't give a precise figure Tuesday, but said the financial damage prompted the airline's...
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Map locates Wagah border crossing between Pakistan and India, where Pakistan will hand over captured Indian pilot; 2c x 2 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 63 mm;
March 01, 2019 - 4:32 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on escalating India-Pakistan tensions (all times local): 9 p.m. Pakistan has handed over an Indian pilot captured after his plane was shot down by the Pakistani military this week amid a dramatic confrontation between the two nuclear-armed rivals over the disputed...
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Pakistani police officers block a road to Karachi airport after it was close for civilian operations amid tension along the border with India, in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Pakistan's military said Wednesday it shot down two Indian warplanes in the disputed region of Kashmir and captured a pilot, raising tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. (AP Photo/Muhammad Rizwan)
February 28, 2019 - 12:17 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A temporary closure of air space over Pakistan has snarled air traffic, especially between Asia and Europe. Pakistan aviation authorities say the country's air space would reopen as of midnight Thursday (1900 GMT). The government closed it Wednesday after Pakistan said its military...
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Indian army soldiers arrive near the wreckage of an Indian aircraft after it crashed in Budgam area, outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Feb.27, 2019. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
February 27, 2019 - 2:57 am
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's air force shot down two Indian warplanes after they crossed the boundary between the two nuclear-armed rivals in the disputed territory of Kashmir on Wednesday and captured one Indian pilot, a military spokesman said. The dramatic escalation came hours after...
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A man, who declined to give his name, takes a picture of a small snowman at the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign along the Las Vegas Strip, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is getting a rare taste of real winter weather, with significant snowfall across the metro area in the first event of its kind since record keeping started back in 1937. (AP Photo/John Locher)
February 21, 2019 - 4:11 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Winter storms in the U.S. Southwest brought rare snowfall Thursday to the Las Vegas Strip, dusting casino marquees and prompting revelers to erect a snowman near the famous "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign. A half-inch (1.3 centimeters) of the white stuff began falling late Wednesday,...
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FILE- In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo a Southwest Airlines jet moves on the runway as a person eats at a terminal restaurant at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Southwest Airlines is lashing out at the union representing its mechanics and suggesting that workers are purposely grounding planes to gain leverage in negotiations over a new contract. Southwest had canceled more than 400 flights, 10 percent of its schedule, by midmorning Wednesday, Feb. 20. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
February 20, 2019 - 4:52 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines is lashing out at the union representing its mechanics, suggesting that they may be grounding planes to gain leverage in stalled contract negotiations. Separately, Southwest said Wednesday that the partial shutdown of the federal government will cost it $60 million...
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A departure board showing the BMI flights cancelled following the collapse of the airline, at Bristol Airport in Bristol, England, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. Hundreds of passengers have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi. The airline says it's filing for administration _ a British version of bankruptcy because of higher fuel costs and uncertainty caused by Britain's upcoming departure from the European Union. (PA via AP)
February 17, 2019 - 7:27 am
LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of passengers throughout Europe have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi. British Midland Regional Limited, which operates as Flybmi, said it's filing for administration — a British version of bankruptcy — because of higher fuel costs...
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Kylie Silvia, 7, of Sedro-Woolley slides down a hill Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at the Northern State Recreation Area while being chased by Atlas, one of the two family dogs. The National Weather Service is predicting more snow throughout the week in Northwest Washington. (Scott Terrell/Skagit Valley Herald via AP)
February 09, 2019 - 9:12 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Residents of the Pacific Northwest took to neighborhood hills with skis, sleds or even just laundry baskets Saturday to celebrate an unusual dump of snow in a region more accustomed to winter rain. Some areas received more than a foot of snow, and meteorologists say more is on the...
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Light traffic passes by as a highway sign over Interstate 90 warns of expected snow later in the day Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Seattle. Officials have issued a winter storm warning for the Puget Sound region including Seattle. The National Weather Service says the warning will be in effect from noon Friday to noon Saturday, with snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches expected in the interior lowland areas. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 09, 2019 - 5:02 am
SEATTLE (AP) — A winter storm pounded Washington state Friday, forcing the cancellation of 200 flights in Seattle as officials worked to get people off the streets and into shelters during the nation's latest bout with winter weather. Snow began falling north of Seattle with some areas recording 8...
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February 08, 2019 - 2:23 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Pilots from Taiwan's China Airlines went on strike Friday in the middle of the Lunar New Year travel rush, forcing the cancellation of at least 18 flights over coming days and stranding thousands of passengers. Hundreds of the state-owned carrier's 1,300 pilots were believed...
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