Southwest Airlines Hit With Flightaware Cancellations Due To COVID-19


TEXAS (October 11, 2021)---Southwest Airlines has pulled the plug on almost 2000 cancellations leaving  hundreds and thousands of travelers stranded following a  weekend of major service disruptions. According to Flightaware, the carrier has cancelled 348 flights Monday and delayed another 303 flights. The Dallas-based airline had blamed air traffic control…

Amtrak Travel Adjustment Due To The Derailment Of the Empire Builder Trains


MONTANO  (September 26, 2021)---On Sept. 25, at approximately 4 p.m. MT, Empire Builder train 7/27, traveling westbound from Chicago to Seattle/Portland, derailed operating on BNSF tracks near Joplin, Mont. There were approximately 141 passengers and 16 crew members onboard. The train consisted of two locomotives and 10 cars, with eight of…

Amtrak’s Passenger Train Bounded To Seattle, And Portland Derailed In Montana


JOPLIN, Mont. (September 26, 2021) — At least three people were killed Saturday afternoon when an Amtrak train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed in north-central Montana, an official with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office said. Dispatcher Starr Tyler told The Associated Press that three people died in the…

Kim Jong Un: DPRK tried to import $1 million in Lexus vehicles in 2020


North Korea attempted to acquire multiple high-end Lexus sport utility vehicles worth more than a million dollars in total last year, a forthcoming U.N. report shows, suggesting that DPRK interest in sanctioned luxury cars has not ceased despite recent COVID-19-related economic woes. A Nanjing-based company was involved in efforts to…

White House, U.S. Department of Transportation Appoint Port Envoy to Address Supply Chain Disruptions


WASHINGTON  (August 27, 2021)– Today, the White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that John D. Porcari will be the Port Envoy to the Biden-Harris Administration Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force.  Envoy Porcari will work closely with Secretary Buttigieg and the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) as well…

Spirit Airlines Cancelled Half Of Its Flights Thursday, Leaving Travelers Stranded


VIRGINIA (August 5, 2021)--Spirit Airlines passengers were reportedly still stranded at multiple airports Wednesday night, forcing travelers to sleep in terminals for another night after weather and some "operational challenges" resulted in hundreds of delays and cancellations since last weekend.  Spirit Airlines wrote on Facebook  "We are experiencing operational challenges in…