Flight Delays

The damage sustained by an ExpressJet plane after it collided with an Airbus on May 1, 2013, at Newark Liberty Airport, was obvious. (Photo: CBS 2)

Planes Collide At Newark Liberty International Airport

Shortly before 7:30 p.m., Scandinavian Airlines 908, an Airbus A330, and ExpressJet 4226, an Embraer E145 aircraft, made contact while both aircraft were taxiing for departure, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

05/01/2013

Air Traffic Controller (file/credit: CBS 2)

Flight Delays Come To An End After FAA Furloughs Are Lifted

Congress approved a bill Friday allowing the U.S. Department of Transportation to shift about $250 million within the agency and put 15,000 air traffic controllers back on the job full-time.

04/28/2013

FILE - Flight Status Board At LaGuardia Airport (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

FAA Officially Suspends Employee Furloughs

The Federal Aviation Administration has suspended all employee furloughs, officially ending the flight delays that have plagued the nation all week.

04/27/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (credit:blumenthal.senate.gov) /LaGuardia flight delays (file/credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Blumenthal: FAA Furloughs ‘Enhance Risk’ At Nation’s Airports

The FAA announced all of its 47,000 employees, including 15,000 air traffic controllers, will be furloughed one day every two weeks through September.

04/24/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer holds a press conference on the sequester and furloughs of air traffic controllers. April 21, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sequester Budget Cuts To Hit FAA, May Trigger Nationwide Delays

About 50,000 FAA employees including 15,000 air traffic controllers are being forced to take a furlough day every other week until the end of September because of the cuts.

04/21/2013

FILE - Flight Status Board At LaGuardia Airport (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Airlines Announce Widespread Flight Cancellations Ahead Of Winter Storm

As of Thursday night, airlines have canceled more than 2,400 flights scheduled for Friday. Newark Liberty International Airport, John F. Kennedy Airport and LaGuardia Airport have more than a 1,000 cancellations.

02/07/2013

Snowfall in Central Valley (credit: CBS 2)

Tri-State Area Dries Out, Thaws After Wintry Blast Blankets Region

By afternoon, there were no major problems on the roadways. Subway, bus and rail service also was normal.

12/27/2012

Snowfall at 114th Street between Broadway and Riverside Drive. (credit: Jesse Zanger, CBSNewYork.com)

Winter Storm Does A Number On Roads In Rockland, Raises Concern On Long Island

The storm system is the same one that dumped snow and sleet on the nation’s midsection and unleashed damaging tornadoes around the South.

12/26/2012

JFK Airport (file / credit: MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

Fog Blamed For Major Delays At All New York Metro Airports

All New York metro area airports were experiencing major delays Monday afternoon due to heavy fog in the area.

12/10/2012

A Continental Airlines jet is seen at Newark Liberty International Airport (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

New York City Area Airports Look At Expansion

While the Port Authority takes in proposals to do an airport capacity study Newark, JFK, and LaGuardia, one local aviation advocate says the first thing to do is upgrade the air traffic control system.

07/08/2011

John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Massive Winter Storm Disrupting Area Flights

Be prepared for delays if you’re planning on catching a flight from JFK, Laguardia or Newark airport. The ice storm frosting the region is also freezing some flights.

02/02/2011

Snow blowers on Long Island

There’s No Escaping Snow Misery Anywhere In Tri-State

No matter where you went in the Tri-State Area on Thursday there was no escaping the aftermath of a Wednesday snowstorm that dropped as much as 20 inches in certain spots.

01/27/2011

Departing travelers wait in line at LaGuardia Airport - Queens, NY - Sep 30, 2010 - Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

New York City Area Flight Delays As Bad As Ever

A new government report criticizes attempts to reduce area airport chaos, saying scheduling rules continue to put too many planes in line when weather is the worst.

11/04/2010