Lufthansa Cabin Crew Strike

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS A cabin crew strike at Lufthansa will expand Tuesday night to affect all of the German airline’s flights in an escalating dispute over benefits. A union representing the flight attendants called Tuesday for its members to widen the strike, which began Friday at Germany’s three main airports. Tens of thousands of passengers have been affected so far … Read More

Lufthansa Pilots’ Strike

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German airline Lufthansa has announced that it is canceling 1,000 flights on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 because of a pilot strike. Approximately  140,000 travelers will be affected by the grounding, the airline said Tuesday. “Lufthansa deeply regrets the resulting inconvenience to its customers,” it said. The pilots union, Vereinigung Cockpit, began its strike on long-haul flights Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of 90 … Read More

American Airlines cancels nonstop service from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv effective January 1, 2016

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American Airlines has just announced that as of January 1, 2016 they will discontinue service between Philadelphia and Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. This decision came as a surprise to the travel industry because the flights for this route were almost always either sold out or filled close to capacity, however American Airlines has cited other factors in … Read More

Major Storm Warning

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Blizzard of 2015 to Shut Down NYC, Boston Tuesday By Brian Lada, Meteorologist January 26, 2015; 3:53 PM ET An all-out blizzard will slam the New York City area and New England Monday night through Tuesday, bringing many communities to a standstill. Flight cancellations are mounting and travel bans and state of emergencies are being issued ahead of the major … Read More

Major Christmas Eve Winter Storm

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Holiday Travel Forecast: Major Christmas Eve Winter Storm to Impact Millions in Midwest, East By Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist December 19, 2014; 10:47 AM ET Update at 1:00 p.m. EST Friday, Dec. 19, 2014: A major storm centered on Christmas Eve will affect the Midwest and East with areas of strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain and thunderstorms. A … Read More

Passport Renewal

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Renew Early: Passports Expiring Within Six Months May Disrupt Travel Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 5, 2014 Many international travelers may not realize that having an unexpired passport is sometimes not enough to enter certain foreign countries. U.S. citizens traveling on passports that expire in fewer than six months have increasingly been denied airline boarding or been detained … Read More