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Don’t Get Stuck Paying For A Flight You Can’t Take; Know Your Airline’s 24-Hour Cancellation Policy

You can spend months, and thousands of dollars, putting together a trip abroad, but no matter how much effort you take to avoid travel trouble, unforeseen circumstances can force you to change your plans. Thankfully, most airlines flying to and from the U.S. have a policy that lets passengers cancel tickets within 24 hours of booking. Note that we said “most airlines” — not all. [More]

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24-Hour Cancellation And Hold Policies For Major U.S. & International Airlines

Did you just make travel plans and suddenly need to change your plans? Not knowing whether your airline allows you to cancel a reservation within 24 hours can leave you on the hook for hundreds, possibly thousands, of dollars for a flight you can no longer take. [More]

Aviation Authority: No, You Can’t Put Your Supernatural Dolls In Airplane Seats

Aviation Authority: No, You Can’t Put Your Supernatural Dolls In Airplane Seats

Earlier this week, a Thai airline made international news by allowing passengers to pay child ticket rates for trendy “child angel” dolls and telling its staff to treat these supposedly supernatural dolls like real passengers. But the country’s aviation authority is not pleased. [More]

Airline Lets Passengers Buy Child Tickets, Snacks For “Supernatural” Dolls

Airline Lets Passengers Buy Child Tickets, Snacks For “Supernatural” Dolls

Do you feel compelled to travel with a supposedly supernatural-powered doll that not only gets its own seat, but a meal it can’t possibly eat? Then one airline is ready to cater to your very specific needs. [More]

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Airline Temporarily Bans Checked Bags To Prevent Jets From Running Out Of Fuel

UPDATE: Malaysia Airways has now lifted the temporary ban on checked bags, saying that passengers flying to Amsterdam and Paris can now bring two pieces of checked bags each. [More]

Spirit Airlines Replaces Loudmouth CEO Ben Baldanza

Spirit Airlines Replaces Loudmouth CEO Ben Baldanza

For the last decade, Ben Baldanza has been the outspoken, often crass leader of Spirit Airlines, the bottom-dollar carrier that was easily the most complained-about airline in the U.S., but which Big Ben declared was the country’s “most consumer-friendly” carrier. It looks like Spirit has fallen out of love with Baldanza, who has stepped down from his gig as CEO. [More]

Before You Use “Star Shower” To Light Up Your Home For Xmas, Familiarize Yourself With Your Local Airport’s Flight Path

Before You Use “Star Shower” To Light Up Your Home For Xmas, Familiarize Yourself With Your Local Airport’s Flight Path

We’ve written before about jerks who deliberately point lasers at nearby planes, and we’ve also covered businesses that don’t realize that their rooftop light shows might present a hazard, but now some homeowners may be unintentionally blinding pilots by misusing their home decorations. [More]

Virgin America Passenger Says He Was Blocked From Flight Because Crew Didn’t “Feel Comfortable”

Virgin America Passenger Says He Was Blocked From Flight Because Crew Didn’t “Feel Comfortable”

We’ve all heard stories of airline passengers being removed from planes because of apparently minor disputes with the flight crew, but a Dallas man says he wasn’t even allowed to board his Virgin America flight because he made the crew uncomfortable. [More]

Pilot Says He Was Fired For Evacuating Smoky Plane

Pilot Says He Was Fired For Evacuating Smoky Plane

Allegiant Air — already in the spotlight over repair issues, onboard fires, and safety concerns from those who fly the airline’s planes — now stands accused of firing a pilot because he evacuated his aircraft after crew and passengers detected smoke in the cabin. [More]

Some American Airlines Passengers Can Now Put 7-Day Hold On Ticket Purchase (For A Fee)

Some American Airlines Passengers Can Now Put 7-Day Hold On Ticket Purchase (For A Fee)

While other U.S. commercial carriers let customers cancel their reservations within 24 hours of purchase, American Airlines allows travelers to put a free 24-hour hold on their ticket purchases. Now American is testing additional options that let travelers put holds of three, five, or seven days on their tickets — for a fee, of course. [More]

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Pinterest Doesn’t Own Exclusive On “Pinning” Things Online

Ages before there was an Internet, and certainly long before Pinterest ever came onto the scene, folks were pinning things — to bulletin boards, to computer dashboards and docks. But the folks at Pinterest believe they have an exclusive trademark of the online use of phrases like “pin it.” Unfortunately for them, a federal judge disagrees. [More]

Unintentionally Hilarious Airbus Patent Suggests Stacking Passengers On Top Of Each Other

Unintentionally Hilarious Airbus Patent Suggests Stacking Passengers On Top Of Each Other

Sick of fighting over the armrest on a flight? Or maybe your knees ache at the mere thought of squeezing into an airplane seat? While some patents seek to address those issues with clever design, a recently filed Airbus patent intends to cram more passengers into a plane by simply stacking them on top of each other. [More]

A nursing woman claims that a United employee suggested she pump in the terminal's pet relief area. (@lizabethmeagher)

United Passenger Says Airline Suggested She Pump Breast Milk In Pet Relief Area

Over the years, airlines have been found to be less than welcoming when it comes to nursing mothers: a flight attendant shaming a women for breastfeeding during a flight or the carrier that made a mother check a bag containing her breast pump. That rocky relationship continued this week as a United Airlines passenger says she was instructed to use a “pet relief’ area for pumping purposes.  [More]

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Airlines Eager To Offer Flights To Cuba, So What’s The Delay?

Now that U.S.-Cuba relations are thawing, a lot of Americans would love to visit the nearby island nation that had been a no-go zone for five decades, and U.S. commercial airlines really want to start regularly scheduled flights to Cuba. But it’s not as simple as flipping a switch. [More]

Delta Opening First “Sky Spa” To Pamper Employees Next Month

Delta Opening First “Sky Spa” To Pamper Employees Next Month

After flying thousands of miles and catering to (sometimes unruly) passengers, flight attendants might need a few minutes to unwind and forget about all that work for a while. That’s part of the reason Delta Air Lines is opening three “sky spas” where employees can be pampered in their downtime. [More]

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Driver’s Licenses From 4 States Could Soon Be Useless For Getting Through Airport Security

At some point in the next year, millions of Americans may need to start carrying a second form of ID with them when they go to the airport, as driver’s licenses from four states and one U.S. territory are not currently compliant with federal security standards. [More]

Ousted United Airlines CEO Smisek Scores Millions Of Dollars, Free Flights, Airport Parking Forever

Ousted United Airlines CEO Smisek Scores Millions Of Dollars, Free Flights, Airport Parking Forever

I’m not saying I want to be fired in the middle of an investigation into a scandal involving one of the country’s busiest airports, but if it were to happen, I’d want the same deal that ousted United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek is getting. [More]

United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek Steps Down Amid Investigation

United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek Steps Down Amid Investigation

One of the nation’s largest airlines has lost its CEO and two other top executives, as United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek has stepped down from the company’s top post in the midst of a federal investigation into the airline. [More]