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December 14, 2018 7:55 PM Lack of de-icing gear at remote airports puts passengers at risk, safety board warns

OTTAWA—Commercial flights from airports in northern Canada routinely put passengers at risk by departing while the aircraft are contaminated with ice and frost, a known cause of accidents, the Transportation Safety Board is warning. On Friday, the safety board issued an urgent call to Transport Canada to ensure better de-icing equipment at remote airports 6

August 30, 2018 12:19 PM U.S. airports get playful — or is that competitive? — with gaming lounges to occupy travellers

As airport time killers, cocktails will never lose their most-favoured status. But the race for novel concessions inside the terminal is becoming more, well, playful. Especially when it comes to mollifying less-than-happy passengers. Last month, the first U.S. airport video game lounges opened with three dozen Microsoft XBox rigs at Dallas-Fort Worth 23

June 14, 2018 8:00 AM As World Cup kicks off, Russia looks to show the West it's not isolated

Inside Vladimir Putin's latest attempt to rebrand Russia With Moscow's historic squares, pedestrian malls — and, starting today, soccer stadiums — filling up with foreign tourists, President Vladimir Putin's latest rebranding exercise for Russia is well underway. The first game of the World Cup kicks off at 6 p.m. local time in the refurbished and freshly 271

May 25, 2018 12:29 AM Champions League final marred by price hikes, cancelled flights

KYIV, UKRAINE—Price hikes and cancelled flights are ruining the Champions League final for some fans two days before Real Madrid and Liverpool even kick off. Some owners of hotels and hostels in Kyiv have raised prices by more than 10 times for Saturday’s game, while the city’s two airports have been unable to accommodate a rush of extra charter flights 37

March 12, 2018 5:31 PM Air Canada says services restored after massive system outage affected Pearson, other airports

The disruption came two weeks after the airline had a computer issue that disrupted web and mobile check-ins. Air Canada says it has restored its computer systems after a morning outage led to delays across the airline’s operations. The company says it expects some continued flight delays as it works to clear the backlog caused by a disruption of its airport 47

March 12, 2018 5:09 PM Air Canada computer glitch causing long lines across Canadian airports

Multiple airports included, along with the airline's website A system-wide computer outage is leading to long lines at airports across Canada on Monday, as some flights are having to be checked in manually. Social media is full of reports of long lines at airports, including those in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. "We apologize for any inconvenience 70

February 28, 2018 3:03 PM Families celebrating $81M in budget to fix the no-fly list system

Federal money will create 'a rigorous centralized screening model' It's a welcome end of an era for Khadija Cajee, Sulemaan Ahmed and their family. The couple, who live in the Greater Toronto Area, say their eight-year-old son, Adam, has been flagged as a travel risk since he was a toddler. His name matches with someone on Canada's so-called no-fly list, which 45

February 27, 2018 6:50 PM Computer problems affect Air Canada check-in process

Airline says airport check-in problems have been fixed, but mobile is still affected Air Canada experienced a computer outage on Tuesday that affected check-in and other processes across Canada, although some functionality seems to have been restored. The airline was flooded with complaints by social media users complaining of problems logging into their 44

February 13, 2018 1:15 PM Trump says ‘last chance’ for Democrats, Republicans to make deal for ‘Dreamers’

In a tweet, the U.S. president asserts that Democrats and Republicans must act now to provide legal protections to young “Dreamer” immigrants. WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump is touting his proposals on immigration and infrastructure as they face uncertain prospects in Congress. In a tweet Tuesday, Trump asserts that Democrats and Republicans 36

February 11, 2018 2:01 PM Russian plane carrying 71 crashes near Moscow

Regional jet had disappeared from radar screens shortly after takeoff A Russian passenger plane believed to be carrying 71 people crashed Sunday afternoon near Moscow, shortly after takeoff from one of the city's airports. No survivors were immediately reported. The An-148 regional jet disappeared from radar screens a few minutes after departing from Domodedovo 63