Heavy snowfall is causing major delays and disruptions around the region.
Authorities say a US Airways flight to Philadelphia had to return to Phoenix’s airport and make an emergency landing because of an engine vibration issue.
Airlines are falling behind when it comes to keeping flights on schedule, but fewer passengers are complaining. 3 On Your Side’s Jim Donovan is here with that story and the rest of the day’s consumer news.
“Please allow ample time for check-in & screening (2 hrs) as lines are longer due to weather conditions that are still impacting flights,” PHL posted around 11:45 a.m.
There’s no federal law that protects passengers in the event of what’s called a force majeure event which is an event like bad weather that’s out of the airline’s control.
As of 3:30 p.m., a spokesperson for the airport says there are no FAA reported delays for arriving or departing flights.
As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, packaging the perks is a trend that’s taking off. From bundles to subscription services, there are a number of offers out there.
Passengers traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday are thankful – so far – for on-time departures, something that’s not guaranteed this time of year.
“I would’ve liked to have gone on Tuesday, but now I’m glad I’m leaving today, because I know the weather is going to be a bear,” says Maria Hull.
Frontier Airlines announced Wednesday that it is expanding operations at the New Castle Airport in Delaware with flights to Detroit and Atlanta.
US Airways was also fined $1.2 million for failing to provide adequate wheelchair access to passengers in Philadelphia and Charlotte, N.C.
WhichAirline is a new app that aims to compete with larger travel sites by offering comparison shopping from low cost and legacy carriers, as well as online travel agencies.
Years ago, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan was an airline flight attendant. He says many of those passengers may owe their survival to some very important safety rules.
American Airlines flights across the country are grounded because of computer problems.
The Federal Aviation Administration created a no-fly zone over the site of two explosions at the annual Boston marathon on Monday, and briefly ordered flights bound for Boston’s Logan International Airport held on the ground at airports around the country.