What we’re reading: AA ends bereavement fares, airline storm cancellations, 12 worst US airports


American Airlines ends bereavement fares

American Airlines became the latest airline to end offering bereavement fares.

“We remain committed to doing all we can to relieve the burden of travel for our customers in times of need. With the advent of more choices, lower cost carriers and larger networks, the industry has started to move away from bereavement fares because walk-up fares are generally lower than in the past, and customers now have more opportunities to find affordable fares at the last minute,” American spokesman Matt Miller said in a statement.

Flights canceled as massive storm hits US Midwest, East

A massive storm hitting the Midwest Sunday and moving East forced the cancellation of a number of flights.

Rainfall and snow associated with the system will stretch over 1,500 miles (2,400 km), from southeastern Colorado to southern Massachusetts, meteorologists said.

More than 1,500 flights were canceled and another 2,880 were delayed as of mid-afternoon on Sunday, according to flight tracker FlightAware.

Top 12 worst airports in the country

Viral Travel put together this list of, in their opinion, 12 of the worst airports in the country.

12. San Francisco International

Danger abounds at this busy airport, including a recent famous international flight that crashed and the subsequent panic afterward. Fog and other weather events make it difficult to take off and land, while the bustling nature of the airport makes travelers cranky.