United Revamps First Class Meals With Fresh Sandwiches, Salads And Italian Wine

United Revamps First Class Meals With Fresh Sandwiches, Salads And Italian Wine

Less than a month after American and US Airways announced they would be cutting first class meals for shorter flights, rival United Airlines is gearing up to take its offerings for top-dollar passengers back a few decades – champagne-like drinks and all. [More]

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Airplane Food: From Multi-Course Meals To Warmed Up Bowls Of Something

Many travelers equate airplane food with hospital grub – they don’t want to eat either with a 10-foot fork, but will begrudgingly chow down when there are no other options. But it wasn’t always that way, and it likely won’t be that way forever, either. [More]

Lawsuit: Airplane Food Killed American Airlines Passenger

Lawsuit: Airplane Food Killed American Airlines Passenger

The family of a man who died on board a flight to Miami in May has sued American Airlines and the company that provided the in-flight meal, alleging that airplane food is what caused the passenger’s death. [More]

Sorry Your Flight Was Diverted, But Have Some Pizza

Sorry Your Flight Was Diverted, But Have Some Pizza

When a Southwest flight from Fort Lauderdale to Denver was diverted last week, stranding passengers in Pueblo, Colo. for a couple hours, the pilot ordered pizza for all the passengers. True, it was Little Caesar’s, but it’s the thought that counts, right? [More]

Crappy Food, Flimsy Headphones & 5 Other Things That Used To Be Free On Flights

Crappy Food, Flimsy Headphones & 5 Other Things That Used To Be Free On Flights

Somewhere in the last two decades, airplane food went from comedy punchline to premium purchase (though the quality is still often laughable), airline headphones went from “crappy but they’ll do in a pinch” to “crappy but I have to pay up to $5 for them,” and you may soon need to pay to join the mile-high club on some airlines. It was enough to make the folks at KIVI TV nostalgiac enough to look back at 7 former freebies we no longer enjoy. [More]

Is This The World's Best Airline Complaint Letter?

Is This The World's Best Airline Complaint Letter?

A disgruntled Virgin Air passenger sent an exhaustive complaint letter to Sir Richard Branson, supported by a series of incriminating photographs. We think it’s safe to say that he did not enjoy the in-flight food—which is surprising, because everybody likes a bit of mustard Richard.