‘Time for change’: Airline chaos irks travel agent, clients

‘I am embarrassed, frustrated and infuriated by the airline industry and their lack of accountability,’ says owner of Cruise Holidays

For more than 12 years Cheryl Kelly-Guest has owned Cruise Holidays, a travel agency in Bradford West Gwillimbury, but she’s never seen anything like the chaos unfolding with airlines this holiday season.

Canadians across the country have experienced flight cancellations and delays that have left them stranded and, in many cases, their luggage lost. Yet, the airlines have gone unscathed when it comes to the accumulating expenses for travellers and agencies.

“I am embarrassed, frustrated and infuriated by the airline

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January 12: Air travel thrown into chaos across US. More classified Biden docs found.

Good morning! It’s Thursday Jan. 12, 2023. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1️. White House: FAA investigation a ‘top priority’

A display shows flights, many delayed, at LaGuardia Airport in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. A computer outage at the Federal Aviation Administration brought flights to a standstill across the U.S. on Wednesday, with hundreds of delays quickly cascading through the system at airports nationwide. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

2. Inquiries build after second batch of Biden classified docs found

President Joe Biden talks with reporters before he and first lady Jill Biden board Marine One
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Air travel across US thrown into chaos after computer outage

CHICAGO (NewsNation) — Thousands of flights were delayed or canceled across the U.S. Wednesday after air traffic was grounded for hours due to a government computer system failure.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced an outage of its computer system called the Notice to Air Missions, or NOTAM. The NOTAM system is responsible for communicating flight hazards and real-time restrictions to pilots, making it hazardous for pilots to take off without it.

The NOTAM system broke down late Tuesday. The outage caused a temporary nationwide pause in flight operations early Wednesday morning. The FAA has since announced that normal air

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Air travel across U.S. in chaos after computer breakdown

Thousands of flights across the U.S. were canceled or delayed Wednesday after a system that offers safety information to pilots failed, and the government launched an investigation into the breakdown, which grounded some planes for hours.

The Federal Aviation Administration said preliminary indications “traced the outage to a damaged database file.” The agency said it would take steps to avoid another similar disruption.

The breakdown showed how much American air travel depends on an antiquated computer system that generates alerts called NOTAMs — or Notice to Air Missions.

Before a flight takes off, pilots and airline dispatchers

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Air travel is getting back to normal after a day of chaos

(CNN) — Air travel appears to be off to a smoother start a day after a Federal Aviation Administration system outage disrupted operations with nearly 11,000 delayed flights in the United States and more than 1,300 cancellations.

“FAA operations are back to normal, and we are seeing no unusual delays or cancellations this morning,” the agency posted on Twitter.

By 11:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, about 1,320 flights in the US were delayed, with about 115 cancellations, according to data from flight tracking site FlightAware.

On Wednesday, more than 10,900 flights were delayed, according to FlightAware, with 1,353 cancellations.

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