Tag: Delays (Transportation)

Help! My Flight Was Canceled and I Still Can’t Get a Refund

Dear Tripped Up, In September 2019 B.C. — “before coronavirus” — my family and I booked a round-trip flight from Tampa, Fla., to London with British Airways, scheduled to depart in March. Then the coronavirus hit and our flight was canceled by the airline. We contacted British Airways to request a refund, but they have […]

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China Delays Masks and Ventilator Exports After Quality Complaints

BEIJING — Chinese officials have begun inspecting every shipment of N95 respirators, ventilators and other medical supplies for quality issues before export, a policy likely to delay the arrival of critical gear at hospitals around the world that are struggling to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. The policy, announced by the General Administration of Customs […]

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It’s Not You: 2019 Was a Bad Year for U.S. Air Travelers

Forget about perks like miles, meals and movies. At their core, airlines promise a simple service — timely transportation — yet they made little progress toward improving that basic offering last year. Airlines in the United States performed worse in 2019 than the year before in getting flights to destinations on time, while the share […]

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How a Clash of Egos Became Bigger Than Fixing the Subway

One day in October, three powerful figures in New York affairs met for a serious lunch at Fraunces Tavern in Lower Manhattan. On one side were Patrick J. Foye, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and Kathryn S. Wylde, the president of the Partnership for New York City, which represents business leaders. In front […]

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Water Break on Upper West Side Disrupts Subway Service

A water main break, the second in one week, flooded New York City subway stations and suspended service on several lines on Sunday morning. The flooding disrupted subway service on the A, C and D lines between 125th Street and 59th Street-Columbus Circle, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said on Twitter. The break occurred at 102nd […]

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