flights

Andrew W. Sieber

American Airlines Unveils Routes For Basic Economy Fares

A few weeks back, American Airlines said it would soon begin offering a new “Basic Economy” fare that offers discounts in exchange for travelers giving up their ability to choose a seat or use the overhead bins. Now the airline has begun selling these lower-cost tickets on certain routes, at a savings of around $20 per leg of a flight. [More]

Themarcogoon49

There’s A New “Longest” Flight: 9,032 Miles From Doha To Auckland On Qatar Airways

Nearly two years after an 8,590-mile flight from Dubai to Panama City became the “world’s longest flight,” there’s a new route trying to claim that crown. [More]

Bernal Saborio G. (berkuspic)

Computer Glitch Grounds All United Planes, Snarling Travel Plans For Many

Many United Airlines travelers found their planes grounded in the U.S. last night due to a computer glitch that kept all the carrier’s domestic flights from flying for about an hour. As is often the case in these situations, a lot of those people were pretty annoyed by the disruption. [More]

Oliver Holzbauer

Man Pleads Guilty To Groping Teen On American Airlines Flight

Seven months after an Oregon man was accused of groping a 13-year-old girl traveling alone on an American Airlines flight, the man has pleaded guilty.  [More]

David Stabler

Following Richard Marx Heroics, Airline Eases Restrictions On Using Tasers On Unruly Passengers

A week after singer Richard Marx criticized Korean Air crew members as being “ill-equipped” to deal with unruly passengers after he helped subdue a fellow traveler on a flight from Vietnam to South Korea, the carrier says it will better train employees and allow them to use stun guns to manage in-flight disturbances.  [More]

Ron Kroetz

Airbnb Wants To Help Book Your Plane Tickets

Airbnb handles the lodging part of your travel, but the company has made it clear that it wants to handle more of your trip. Its previous expansion, Trips, let customers book things to do at their destination. Airbnb apparently also wants to help travelers get to those destinations in the first place, by helping its customers book their flights. [More]

Police Physically Drag Passenger Off Delta Flight After She Refused To Leave Plane

Police Physically Drag Passenger Off Delta Flight After She Refused To Leave Plane

There are unruly and disruptive passengers, and then there are situations where law enforcement has to physically drag someone off a plane: Delta Air Lines confirms that police had to forcibly remove a woman from a plane in Detroit after she reportedly refused to comply with staff at the gate — and it was all caught on video. [More]

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Delta Considering Bringing Free Meals Back To Coach

After years of airlines taking away perks that once used to be included in the price of a ticket, Delta Air Lines could be bringing back one of those amenities from the bygone travel era: free meals in coach. [More]

Themarcogoon49

American Airlines Apologizes To Family Kicked Off Flight Over Service Dog

American Airlines apologized and opened an investigation recently after an Illinois family claimed they were kicked off a flight because an attendant thought their service dog was too big.  [More]

CBS Los Angeles

Expedia Apologizes After Customer Says Employee Left “F—k You” Message In Her Itinerary

An Expedia customer in Los Angeles was surprised to find that her New Year’s travel reservation had suddenly been canceled — and, adding insult to injury, a nasty message from an employee on her itinerary. [More]

Rachel

Some Airlines Now Rewarding Passengers For Using Airbnb

It’s not uncommon for an airline to partner with hotel chains to earn and/or use rewards points, but now some carriers are looking at the growing sharing economy and seeing potential for rewards partnerships. [More]

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Cuban-American Flight Attendants Not Allowed To Stay Overnight In Country Where They Were Born

While Cuba appears to be welcoming American airlines and tourists with open arms, the island nation is not so forgiving to those who fled the country in recent decades. We’ve already told you about concerns that cruise ship operators had about coming into port with Cuban-born staff on board. Now American Airlines has had to pull some flight attendants from overnight flights to Cuba because they aren’t welcome to stay.
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Delta Adding Business Class Suites To Some Planes, Free Meal & Alcohol Service For Honolulu Flights

Delta Adding Business Class Suites To Some Planes, Free Meal & Alcohol Service For Honolulu Flights

For most of us, we understand that flying means giving up some degree of privacy for a few hours, and probably means sitting next to a complete stranger who chews too loudly and wants to chat. Delta Air Lines is the latest to offer privacy to its better-paying customers with the introduction of “suites.”
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kevindean

Are More Airline Outages Inevitable? Some Experts Think So

In just the past two weeks, two major airlines have suffered massive technical glitches, bringing their operations to a screeching halt, canceling thousand of flights, and stranding thousands of passengers. But a new report suggests that even more devastating glitches are likely to happen thanks in part to an aging U.S. airline reservation system technology.  [More]

David Transier

Southwest Outage Could Cost Airline As Much As $82 Million

Three weeks ago, Southwest Airlines was hit by a massive, days-long outage, disrupting 2,000 flights and spoiling travel plans for countless passengers. CEO Gary “I’m Not Going Anywhere” Kelly later described the debacle as a “once-in-a-thousand-year flood,” and now we have some idea of just how much that flood will cost the airline. [More]

Adam Fagen

United Airlines Revamping Some Fees For MileagePlus Members

Determining what fees you’ll have to pay when making changes to your United Airlines itinerary is about to get a bit slightly less complicated for MileagePlus members, as the airline recently unveiled it would create one set of fees for changing and canceling flights.  [More]

Earth2Kim

Man Accused Of Groping Fellow Passenger On Virgin America Flight

When it comes to air travel, it seems that every few months a passenger is assaulted by a fellow traveler. This time a woman on a Virgin America flight said her seat mate inappropriately touched her, and then offered to buy drinks to smooth things over.  [More]

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Southwest Passengers Recall Long Lines, Poor Communication During Massive Glitch

A major issue with its technical systems left thousands of Southwest Airlines flights grounded last week, leaving passengers stranded with few options: wait out the glitch or look for alternative means of travel. [More]