Several airlines announced plans to accommodate travelers affected by inclement weather. Thunderstorms prompted flight cancellations and delays on Wednesday at airports in New York City, Boston, Chicago and Detroit.
Finnair has teamed up with American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia as part of a network to boost customer scheduling. On Monday, the carrier also announced that it was looking for regulatory approval for a deal on flights between Europe and Japan with British Airways and Japan Airlines.
In an effort to lower its carbon footprint, Concourse D at Dubai International Airport will include solar panels and recycled building materials. The move comes as a way to meet the industry goal of carbon-neutral growth by 2020.
Go ahead and fly with Fido -- travelers on Virgin Australia can earn up to 300 points extra when they bring along their pet. "Virgin Australia flies almost 30,000 pets each year around Australia, and a large proportion are owned by Velocity members, so we know how important their companions are to them," said Neil Thompson, who heads up the airline's frequent flier program.
A massive storm that swept through the East Coast on Thursday caused flight cancellations and delays at airports in Philadelphia, Washington and New York. American Airlines reported canceling a small number of flights. The storms led to the cancellation of at least 593 flights to and from O'Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport in Chicago on Wednesday, according to FlightAware.com.