FLIGHTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FLIGHTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Air travel: Late flights are up, complaints down http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57785200-79/airlines-flights-complaints-american.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57785200-79/airlines-flights-complaints-american.html.csp">Air travel: Late flights are up, complaints down</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID KOENIG</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T17:56:31.4-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 05:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • A big drop in customer complaints helped U.S. airlines post their best ratings ever even though more flights were late and more bags were mishandled, according to a report released Monday by university researchers. Virgin America topped the ratings, and three regional airlines scored at the bottom. Among the four biggest airlines, Delta ranked best followed by Southwest, American and United, according to researchers from Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577852002014-04-07T17:56:31.4-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T17:56:31.4-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57785200@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:56:31 MDT Lufthansa cancels 900 flights due to strike http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57763551-79/lufthansa-pilots-flights-strike.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57763551-79/lufthansa-pilots-flights-strike.html.csp">Lufthansa cancels 900 flights due to strike</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T08:09:01.622-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 08:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berlin • Lufthansa canceled almost 900 domestic and intercontinental flights Wednesday after the pilots’ union started a three-day strike in a wage dispute with Germany’s largest airline. In all, the airline expects to cancel about 3,800 flights through Friday, affecting more than 425,000 passengers, spokeswoman Barbara Schaedler said. Lufthansa Cargo and its budget airline Germanwings were also affected by the strike, which the company estimates will cost it “tens of millions” of euros (dollars...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577635512014-04-02T08:09:01.622-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-02T08:09:01.622-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57763551@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 08:09:01 MDT Minter: The phone-friendly skies aren’t unsafe or annoying http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57753552-82/flight-passengers-calls-service.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57753552-82/flight-passengers-calls-service.html.csp">Minter: The phone-friendly skies aren’t unsafe or annoying</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Adam Minter</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T03:57:02.748-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 03:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By Adam Minter Bloomberg View What would the friendly skies look like if you could use your cellphone on flights in U.S. airspace? On Wednesday, comments closed on a proposed Department of Transportation rule that would continue the long-standing U.S. ban on in-flight use of cellphones, and the response was overwhelming and predictable. “Increased conflict and misery,” predicted one of the 1,760 respondents. “Violence on the aircraft,” surmised another. Congress seems to agree: In February, a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57753552@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 03:57:02 MDT SkyWest now serving Moab, Vernal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57703371-79/flights-moab-skywest-service.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57703371-79/flights-moab-skywest-service.html.csp">SkyWest now serving Moab, Vernal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T18:24:33.827-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 06:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">SkyWest began regular service from Salt Lake City to Moab and Vernal on March 2, and, according to at least one tourism official, the flights are doing well. SkyWest offers two round-trip flights daily from Thursday to Monday and one round-trip flight daily on Tuesday and Wednesday to Moab. The airline also offers daily flights to Vernal. Airline officials said the flights are timed to provide maximum connection opportunities in Salt Lake City, where there are 260 daily flights to more than 80...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57703371@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:24:33 MDT Russia shuts down flights in, out of Crimea http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57667532-68/ukraine-russia-crimea-military.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57667532-68/ukraine-russia-crimea-military.html.csp">Russia shuts down flights in, out of Crimea</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">the New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T21:57:56.946-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 09:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BC-EXP-UKRAINE-TENSIONS-2NDLD-WRITETHRU-NYT,0438 Air Links Are Severed as Russia Tightens Its Grip on Crimean Peninsula (EDS: SUBS for complete writethru; SUBS byline and headline.) ; (This article is part of TIMES EXPRESS. It is a condensed version of a story that will appear in tomorrow’s New York Times.) By STEVEN ERLANGER and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN c.2014 New York Times News Service KIEV, Ukraine - The airport in the regional capital of Simferopol was closed Tuesday to all flights except thos...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57667532@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:57:56 MDT Airline revenue takes hit from weather, but spring outlook is strong http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57664757-79/airlines-flights-revenue-canceled.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57664757-79/airlines-flights-revenue-canceled.html.csp">Airline revenue takes hit from weather, but spring outlook is strong</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID KOENIG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Airlines Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T08:20:02.413-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 08:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • Airlines are still tallying up the damage from this winter’s storms, but solid demand for travel means they are likely to weather the rocky start to 2014 in good shape. Reports from some of the airlines point to higher average prices, and executives say spring bookings look strong. This has been the worst winter for flight cancelations since the government started keeping track more than 25 years ago. The top four airline companies by miles flown — American, which includes US Airways; U...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576647572014-03-11T08:20:02.413-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-11T08:20:02.413-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57664757@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:20:02 MDT