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How To Make Sure You Don’t Accidentally Buy United’s Crappy “Basic Economy” Tickets

When searching for the best fare on a flight, it’s not uncommon for customers to peruse a third-party travel site like Expedia or Priceline and jump at the lowest number they see associated with a flight. But some United Airlines passengers say this tried-and-true method has resulted in the unexpected purchase of a no-frills Basic Economy ticket. [More]

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Will United Refund Tickets On Soon To Be Suspended Flights To Venezuela?

Scoring a direct flight from the U.S. to Caracas, Venezuela just got a bit more difficult for travelers, especially those who prefer to fly with United Airlines, as the company announced it would suspend flights to the country this summer.  [More]

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Dog Goes On 3,600 Mile Journey After United Puts Him On Wrong Flight

In just a few days, one puppy did more flying than many adults will do in a year, traveling on four different planes for a total of 3,600 miles — all because United Airlines put him on the wrong flight. [More]

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Southwest Passengers Get Into Fistfight As Plane Taxis To Gate

If it’s a day of the week ending in “y,” odds are something disruptive has happened on a U.S. airline (or in the airport, as the case may be). Case in point, the recent fistfight that broke out between two passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight. And because we know you’re asking: Yes, someone did catch it on camera. [More]

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Delta’s Travel Woes Left Man’s Body Stranded For Days

A North Carolina family says Delta Air Line’s recent spate of cancelations and delays was particularly hard on them, as it left their late son’s body stuck in a cargo hold over the weekend. [More]

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One Family Earned $11,000 By Not Flying Delta During Delay-Filled Weekend

If you had somewhere to be this weekend and booked to fly with Delta Air Lines, there’s a decent chance you either arrived late, never made it, or had to fly another carrier — all thanks to lingering cancellations and delays brought on by a storm. Yet Delta’s nightmarish weekend was a windfall for some frequent fliers, like one family who scored more than $11,000 by choosing to not fly Delta. [More]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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