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Which Airlines Offer The Most Legroom For Free (Gasp!) On Domestic Flights?

Unless you cherish the feeling of your knees shoved up against the seat in front of you, more legroom on a flight is a creature comfort that many fliers cherish but few receive — except for an extra fee. But hold your gasps and shocked faces of disbelief, folks: You can actually get extra legroom in coach… for free. Okay go ahead, gasp now. [More]

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Trying To Exit The Plane In Mid-Air Earns Man Improvised Shoelace Shackles

There’s a certain sort of unspoken pact among airplane passengers when it comes to obeying the rules. For example, I’m not going to tattle on you for keeping your iPad on during takeoff (although I’ve got a wicked side-eye) but if you try to use the emergency exit in mid-flight, people are gonna stop you. Or at least, they should. [More]

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Alaska Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Pilot Passes Out

An Alaska Airlines flight flying from Los Angeles to Seattle had to make an emergency landing last night in Portland, Ore. after the pilot passed out, which could be a pretty scary situation. All 116 passengers aboard and the five crew members aboard are reportedly safe after the procedure. [More]

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Alaska Airlines Suffers Computer Systems Outage After Sprint Accidentally Cut Fiber Optic Cable

Not totally unlike when I yell to my roommate in the other room “Hey! The Internet is out — did you unplug something?” Alaska Airlines suffered a pretty severe computer system outage today after a cable in a Sprint fiber optic network in Wisconsin was cut. The disconnect rendered the airline basically powerless, delaying flights at all of its 64 destinations. [More]

Alaska Airlines Offers Free Tickets & Miles To Passenger Stung By Scorpion

Alaska Airlines Offers Free Tickets & Miles To Passenger Stung By Scorpion

There’s nothing in the Alaska Airlines contract of carriage about arachnid attacks, so when a passenger on board one of its planes was stung by a scorpion, the airline could have easily shrugged it off as one of those crazy things that happen when you’re a world traveler. Instead, someone at Alaska Air realized this was an opportunity to go above and beyond. [More]