American Airlines Will Give You Free Treats At The Gate If Your Flight Is Delayed For At Least Two Hours

American Airlines Will Give You Free Treats At The Gate If Your Flight Is Delayed For At Least Two Hours

Would a bag of pretzels or a can of soda placate you if your flight were delayed for two hours? American Airlines hopes that’s all it’ll take.  [More]

Maiden Voyage Of Titanic II Pushed Back To 2018, Ship Won’t Cross The Atlantic After All

Maiden Voyage Of Titanic II Pushed Back To 2018, Ship Won’t Cross The Atlantic After All


If you’ve been patiently waiting to pack your valise and embark on a totally not ill-fated journey on a boat named Titanic this year, you’ll have to put that plan on hold a little while longer. The Australian tycoon behind plans for the Titanic II — a fully-functioning replica of the original vessel that sank beneath the frigid waves in 1912, killing 1,503 people — says the boat won’t be ready until 2018, and it has a new route. [More]

DOT: Average U.S. Airfare At Lowest Price Since 2010

DOT: Average U.S. Airfare At Lowest Price Since 2010

It’s not often that we get to use the word “cheap” along with “airfare,” but that’s the case today, after the U.S. Department of Transportation released its quarterly numbers, showing that the average price for an airline ticket in the third quarter of 2015 was the lowest it’s been in six years. [More]

Alaska Airlines Flight Diverted After Unruly Passenger Allegedly Threatened Crew

Alaska Airlines Flight Diverted After Unruly Passenger Allegedly Threatened Crew

An Alaska Airlines flight headed to Boston from San Diego last night had to make an unscheduled stop midway through the trip, when a drunk passenger allegedly became abusive and threatened the crew, the airline said. [More]

(John Kittelsrud)

Congressman Wants The FAA To Put A Limit On How Tiny Airplane Seats Can Get

That feeling you get on an airplane, the one where it feels like the whole thing is a tin of sardines ad you are just one little fish packed up tightly against all the others? You’re clearly not alone, says everyone who has ever been seated in economy on a flight, which is why one lawmaker is trying to establish minimum seat size standards for all airlines to abide by. [More]

(Faisal Akram Ether)

Airline Doesn’t Know Where Many Of Its Passengers Are Right Now

We know airline customer service representatives are trained to field calls about missing baggage, or even lost pets. But what happens when an airline misplaces all of its passengers? [More]

(FOX 30 News)

Unruly JetBlue Passenger Charged With Attacking Fellow Travelers, Flight Attendant

Another day, another unruly passenger allegedly stirring up trouble on an airplane: authorities say a man had four alcoholic drinks on a JetBlue flight on Sunday, and ended up being charged with assaulting crew members and a fellow passenger. [More]

United Airlines Reverses Policy After Four Years, Will Let Families Pre-Board Again

United Airlines Reverses Policy After Four Years, Will Let Families Pre-Board Again

United Airlines is changing course after four years, announcing that it will once again allow families with young children to board early. [More]

World Health Organization Declares Zika Virus “Emergency”: Which Airlines Offer Refunds, Rebooking?

World Health Organization Declares Zika Virus “Emergency”: Which Airlines Offer Refunds, Rebooking?

The World Health Organization officially declared the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness that has been linked to birth defects in thousands of babies, an International Health Emergency. [More]

American Airlines Bringing Back Free Snacks, Meals On Some Flights

American Airlines Bringing Back Free Snacks, Meals On Some Flights

Nearly two months after United Airlines said it would turn back the clock and start providing passengers with free nibbles, American Airlines is also jumping on the snack bandwagon, once again offering complimentary treats — and, on some flights, free meals — to economy-class travelers. [More]

Alaska Airlines Apologizes After “Meet Our Eskimo” Branding Effort Offends

Alaska Airlines Apologizes After “Meet Our Eskimo” Branding Effort Offends

When you’ve gone and repainted your planes with a new logo, we can understand the desire to show it off to everyone. But maybe consider running your new ad slogan by a few people before it goes public.
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JetBlue Will Also Refund Tickets For Travel To Areas Hit By Zika Virus

JetBlue is joining the list of airlines allowing refunds for customers who are traveling to certain regions hit by the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness that has been linked to birth defects in thousands of babies. Travelers can either get their tickets refunded or rebook flights for free, a spokesman said Thursday. [via Reuters]

American Airlines Flight Bound For L.A. Turns Around After Mystery Illness Spreads Through Cabin

American Airlines Flight Bound For L.A. Turns Around After Mystery Illness Spreads Through Cabin

It sounds like something out of a movie: a plane full of people and a sudden, mysterious illness that spreads through the cabin, taking down flight attendants and passengers alike. Except there was a real, puzzling malady afflicting people on an American Airlines flight last night, one that forced the pilot to turn the plane around and is still stumping officials. [More]

(U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Customs Officials Arrest Traveler With 9 Live Birds Hidden In His Pants, Fanny Pack At Miami Airport

As the saying goes: three birds in the pants are worth six in the fanny pack. Maybe that’s not quite the expression you’ve always heard, but it does pair nicely with a story out of Miami, where customs officials say a traveler was busted trying to smuggle nine live birds into the country. [More]

Airlines Allowing Travelers To Zika Virus-Affected Countries To Cancel, Postpone Trips At No Cost

Airlines Allowing Travelers To Zika Virus-Affected Countries To Cancel, Postpone Trips At No Cost

UPDATE: JetBlue is also offering refunds for travelers with tickets to regions affected by the Zika virus. [More]

(Martin Rottler)

Study: American Travelers Are More Frugal On Short Flights

We all know what it’s like to get hungry on a trip or need a bit of extra space, but a new study says travelers are less likely to dip into their wallets on short flights, and would rather spend on airline food, drinks, and roomier seats if we’ll be in the air longer. [More]

Severe Turbulence During American Airlines Flight Sends 7 Passengers To The Hospital

Severe Turbulence During American Airlines Flight Sends 7 Passengers To The Hospital

Seven passengers on an American Airlines flight from Miami to Milan were injured Sunday night after the plane encountered severe turbulence, and had to make an emergency landing in Newfoundland. [More]

Over 5,100 Flights Across Two Days Already Cancelled Due To Winter Storm

Over 5,100 Flights Across Two Days Already Cancelled Due To Winter Storm

Did you have plans to fly, er, anywhere involving the eastern half of U.S. this weekend? If you’re not already in the air, and you you didn’t already rebook with a travel waiver, now’s the time to get on that, because cancellations are rolling in. [More]