Air travel disruptions

File--- In this picture taken Jan.9, 2019 an aircraft of German Germania airline is parked at Schoenefeld airport near Berlin. Germania has applied for insolvency. (Bernd Settnik/dpa via AP)
February 05, 2019 - 3:14 am
BERLIN (AP) — German airline Germania grounded its planes on Tuesday after filing for insolvency as it failed to secure short-term financing to stay aloft. The Berlin-based airline, which carried more than 4 million passengers a year on scheduled and chartered short- and medium-haul flights, blamed...
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Children sled down one of Seattle's steeper hills, ice-covered Queen Anne Ave., Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Western Washington was hit by a major winter storm, with several inches of snow, cold temperatures and bone-chilling winds overnight and into the day Monday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
February 04, 2019 - 8:06 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Winter weather pounded a swath of the U.S. West on Monday, closing schools, delaying flights and turning streets into sledding hills in coastal cities like Seattle that rarely get much snow. Parts of California and Montana braced for the threat of mudslides and avalanches this week,...
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February 04, 2019 - 2:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — A strike by the ground staff at Germany's Hamburg Airport has caused the cancellation of more than 50 flights. The ver.di labor union called ground staff out on a one-day strike starting at 3 a.m. Monday. The walkout was announced Sunday evening. The airport said airlines had canceled...
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People wait to get through security at the Orlando International Airport following a security incident on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Passengers on shuttles to gates at Florida's busiest airport had to be brought back for a second screening, bringing security checkpoints to a temporary standstill. A spokeswoman for Orlando International Airport told television station WKMG on Saturday that the passengers were returned in "an abundance of caution" after some passengers may have gotten through the checkpoints without being screened property. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 02, 2019 - 6:35 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An officer from the Transportation Security Administration jumped to his death from a balcony inside Florida's busiest airport Saturday, creating panic that brought some security checkpoints to a halt for hours, grounded flights and caused serious delays. Panicked passengers...
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Ice forms along the shore of Lake Michigan before sunrise, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Chicago. The painfully cold weather system that put much of the Midwest into a historic deep freeze was expected to ease Thursday, though temperatures still tumbled to record lows in some places. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
January 31, 2019 - 10:40 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The painfully cold weather system that put much of the Midwest into a historic deep freeze was expected to ease Thursday, though temperatures still tumbled to record lows in some places. Disruptions caused by the cold will persist, too, including power outages and canceled flights...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2014 file photo, taken with a fisheye lens looking south toward downtown Atlanta, the ice-covered interstate system shows the remnants of a winter snow storm, in Atlanta. The National Weather Service projects that up to an inch (2.5 centimeters) of snow is possible Tuesday in Atlanta, with up to 2 inches (5 centimeters) in far northern suburbs. Forecasters warn of the possibility of ice-glazed roads and highways. (AP Photo/David Tulis, File)
January 29, 2019 - 4:30 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta got a mere spritzing of rain Tuesday, hours after a winter weather forecast prompted authorities to close government offices, shutter schools and cancel flights in anticipation of icy streets. But the southern city was experiencing abnormally frosty conditions as fans arrived...
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Chicago's El trains move along snow-covered tracks Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, in Chicago. The plunging temperatures expected later this week that have forecasters especially concerned. Wind chills could dip to negative 55 degrees in northern Illinois, which the National Weather Service calls "possibly life threatening." (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
January 28, 2019 - 6:55 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Heavy snow and powerful wind created blizzard-like conditions Monday across parts of the Midwest, prompting officials to cancel about 1,000 flights at Chicago's airports and close hundreds of schools. But forecasters warned the most dangerous weather is yet to come: frigidly low...
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President Donald Trump announces a deal to temporarily reopen the government, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
January 25, 2019 - 9:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 9:25 p.m. President Donald Trump has signed a bill that temporarily opens the federal government for three weeks, ending the longest shutdown in U.S. history at 35 days. The White House says Trump signed the measure...
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The air traffic control tower at LaGuardia Airport is seen, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in New York. The Federal Aviation Administration reported delays in air travel Friday because of a "slight increase in sick leave" at two East Coast air traffic control facilities. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
January 25, 2019 - 4:59 pm
Politicians couldn't overcome their differences and end the government shutdown over five weeks. Six air traffic controllers might have done it in a day. Six of the 13 controllers who normally staff a critical air traffic center in Virginia didn't come to work Friday. That center handles air...
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January 25, 2019 - 11:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on delays in U.S. air travel (all times local): 11:40 a.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says delays at East Coast airports amid a partial federal government shutdown are another symptom of the "federal madness" caused by Republican President Donald Trump. The Democrat says...
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