Eric BEAUME

Don’t Give Up Your Seat On A Flight Until You’ve Read The Airline Voucher’s Fine Print

You’re waiting at a crowded gate to board your flight, when suddenly, you hear it. “Flight XYZ is overbooked; do we have any volunteers willing to give up their seat in exchange for a travel voucher?” But before you volunteer yourself as tribute in the airline Hunger Games, make sure you understand exactly what kind of restrictions might come with that voucher. [More]

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Amid Rash Complaints, American Airlines Flight Attendants Want New Uniforms Recalled

After months of many American Airlines flight attendants complaining that their new uniforms are giving them hives, rashes, and headaches, a union that represents the workers is pushing the company to issue a full recall of all the uniforms. [More]

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United Airlines Passenger Opens Exit Door, Hops Out While Plane Taxis

It’s always important to know where the exits are on an aircraft, but it’s also important that you not use the exit until the plane has come to a stop — and even then, you should not take it upon yourself to open the door. These are lessons that one United Airlines passenger apparently forgot. [More]

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Lufthansa Pilots’ Strike Cancels 876 Flights, Affecting 100K Passengers

If you’ve got tickets to fly with Lufthansa on Wednesday, well, you might be facing a kink in your travel plans: the airline has canceled 876 flights amidst a 24-hour pilots’ strike. [More]

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United Airlines Launching Cheaper “Basic Economy” Fares

Don’t mind not being able to pick your seats, boarding last, and carrying just a single personal item on board with you that fits under your seat? United Airlines thinks it has an option for you in its new, cheaper, “Basic Economy” fares. [More]

Alaska Airlines Flies First Commercial Jet Fueled By Trees

Alaska Airlines Flies First Commercial Jet Fueled By Trees

Alaska Airlines flew a bit greener yesterday, powering up one of its jets with a special biofuel made from trees and flying from Seattle to Washington, D.C. [More]

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More Flight Attendants Reporting Issues With American Airlines’ New Uniforms

Although American Airlines previously said issues flight attendants were having with the new uniforms — like causing hives and headaches — were limited to about a dozen people with wool allergies, a union that represents flight attendants says there have now been 1,300 complaints over the clothing. [More]

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Multiple Airlines Experience Issues With Reservations After Sabre Systems Glitch

If you’ve been having issues booking flights today, you’re not alone: multiple carriers have confirmed they were affected by a glitch in the Sabre reservation system. [More]

American Airlines’ In-Flight WiFi Love Triangle

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While it’s no secret that American Airlines has been working with in-flight WiFi provider ViaSat to offer speedier connections, its current partner GoGo can’t be too thrilled that the carrier has plans to install its rival’s service in about 500 more of its aircraft. [More]

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Large Green Snake On A Plane Surprises Passengers On Aeromexico Flight

Pardon me a moment, while I pull out the usual Samuel L. Jackson reference out and dust it off: passengers on an Aeromexico flight experienced a real life Snakes On A Plane moment on Sunday after a large green snake slithered from the ceiling to greet his captive audience. [More]

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Travelers Can Now Earn Delta Miles When They Book An Airbnb Stay

Following in the footsteps of fellow carriers Qantas and Virgin Atlantic, Delta Air Lines says it’s also teaming up with Airbnb to reward travelers who book stays through the home-sharing service. [More]

Quinn Dombrowski

Airlines Expecting More Travelers To Fly This Thanksgiving

Planning on flying to visit friends or family this Thanksgiving? You’ll have plenty of company, airlines say, but there will be enough seats for everyone. [More]

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Lyft Passengers Can Earn JetBlue Frequent Flyer Points On The Way To The Airport

Everyone likes getting a ride to the airport; no parking, no trudging from the garage to the terminal, but do you really care if it’s Lyft, Uber, a taxi, or your cousin Ralph who takes you there? Lyft is trying to make that decision easier for JetBlue passengers by offering them frequent flyer points by using the ride-hailing service. [More]

Dad Hands Out Candy On Flight So Daughter Won’t Miss Trick-Or-Treating

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Imagine telling your child they won’t be able to go trick-or-treating. Not a fun image, right? One dad managed to turn a potentially unfortunate situation into a super sweet one, when he made sure his daughter didn’t miss out on Halloween’s biggest tradition just because she was stuck on a plane. [More]

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SkyWest Airlines Pilot Arrested On Suspicion Of Operating Flight While Intoxicated

Travelers on a Delta connection flight from Rapid City, SD to Salt Lake City experienced an unusual, but necessary, delay on Wednesday morning when police arrested the pilot on the suspicion that he was intoxicated. [More]

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Alaska Air Manages To Fight Off JetBlue’s Effort To Nab Havana Flight

Now that the Department of Transportation has given approval to eight airlines to start scheduled passenger flights to Cuba’s capital city of Havana, one might think that the elbowing and jockeying for spots would be over. Not so, as some airlines are still trying to nab coveted flights from other carriers — and failing, in the case of JetBlue. [More]

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One Airline Now Offers Kid-Free “Quiet Zones” On Flights

For years airlines have toyed with the idea of separating sometimes fussy, loud children from adults on flights, either through flying nanny services or the ever-popular, but seldom instituted “kid-free zones.” Now, one airline is taking the plunge, offering separate “quiet zones” where passengers under the age of 12 aren’t allowed to sit. [More]

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American Airlines Flight Delayed After 2 Passengers Walked Onto Plane Without Showing Boarding Passes

You know that feeling you get when you realize you’ve left the car unlocked overnight? That may be what American Airlines felt like after two passengers were able to walk onto an apparently unlocked plane sitting at Philadelphia International Airport without showing anyone their boarding passes. [More]