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Cancellations top 640 as storms hit East Coast airports

USA TodayUSAToday – It was a messy day for air travelers in the East today as a broad area of storminess affects the region.

The New York and Philadelphia airports — delay-prone even in mild weather events — suffered from long delays for much of Monday.

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Finnair arrives and departs first

eTravelBlackboardeTravel Blackboard – New data has shown Finnair to be the most punctual international airline for the past two months.
For the months of April and May 2013, over 90 percent of all Finnair flights arrived or departed within 15 minutes of schedule, according to data provider FlightStats.

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Flightstats APIs: global coverage of commercial airline flight information

3scale3scale – An interview with David White, FlightStats Chief Customer Officer. “APIs have been a core part of our business since 2003. We’ve built FlightStats around providing day-of-travel data and services to the travel industry. APIs are the primary delivery mechanism.”

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When delays occur, flying equals frustration

BerkshireEagleThe Berkshire Eagle – There’s a lot of frustration with air travel these days, from the confusing fares to the fees. Just figuring out what each airline charges for baggage can tricky. Booking the most affordable flight can be mind-bending.

The five cardinal rules experienced travelers go by are:

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Plane on LAX-to-Austin route makes emergency landing in Phoenix

DailyBreezeNewsDaily Breeze – Responding to a telephoned bomb threat, a Southwest Airlines plane from Los Angeles to Austin made an emergency landing in Phoenix without incident Monday, an FBI official said.

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