Why You Might Not Be Able To Fly Even If Your Passport Doesn’t Expire For Months

(Alan Rappa)

You’ve got everything ready for The Big International Trip You’ve Been Planning Forever: Bags are packed, itineraries are confirmed and you’ve made sure all your documents are in order, including that all important passport. But before you fly, you might want to check its expiration date — because depending on where you’re going, that passport might not work within six months of expiring. [More]

American Airlines Canceling More Flights Recently Due To Pilot "Sick-Outs"

American Airlines Canceling More Flights Recently Due To Pilot "Sick-Outs"

The sun is shining, the weather is clear and bright, and yet your flight today has been canceled. While you shake your fist at the cloudless sky, here’s the reason why there’s been an uptick in canceled American Airlines flights recently, as well as the potential for more cancellations in the future: American Airlines’ parent company AMR is having a tough time dealing with its pilots and as such, many pilots have allegedly been calling in sick. [More]

Direct Air Suspends Flights For Two Months Just In Time To Ruin Spring Break Plans

Direct Air Suspends Flights For Two Months Just In Time To Ruin Spring Break Plans

Consumerist reader Chris is just one of many whose spring break plans have just gone straight to travelers’ hell after discount airline Direct Air announced they’re suspending all flights for at least two months, until May 15. [More]