United Airlines Flight Lands Safely After Two Attempted Landings, Ceiling Panels Fall Mid-Air

United Airlines Flight Lands Safely After Two Attempted Landings, Ceiling Panels Fall Mid-Air

A United Airlines flight with 214 passengers aboard landed safety in New Jersey on Tuesday after the pilot aborted one landing attempt while several panels inside the aircraft fell to the floor. [More]

Alaska Airlines Adjusts Plane’s Departure To Ensure Passengers See Total Eclipse

Alaska Airlines Adjusts Plane’s Departure To Ensure Passengers See Total Eclipse

It’s not everyday that we get to see a total solar eclipse, and it’s not everyday that an airline will adjust a flight’s path and departure time just so passengers can get the best possible view of said solar eclipse. But that’s exactly what Alaska Airlines did for a flight from Alaska to Hawaii today. [More]

Following American Airlines Lawsuit, GoGo To Upgrade In-Flight WiFi

Following American Airlines Lawsuit, GoGo To Upgrade In-Flight WiFi

Just days after American Airlines dropped its lawsuit accusing GoGo of providing unacceptably slow service, the in-flight WiFi provider said it would upgrade its systems to offer faster connections for customers flying with its contracted airlines. [More]

Bill Would Charge FAA With Creating Airline Seat-Size Requirements

Bill Would Charge FAA With Creating Airline Seat-Size Requirements

It seems as if each year airlines shrink the sizes of their seat in the name of fitting more people into their flying metal tubes. One lawmaker wants to put an end to that trend by creating a seat-size standard for commercial airlines.  [More]

Turbulence On Hawaii-To-Philippines Flight Leaves 15 Injured

Turbulence On Hawaii-To-Philippines Flight Leaves 15 Injured

More than a dozen passengers flying from Hawaii to the Philippines on Friday were injured when the plane hit an unusually rough patch of air. [More]

US Airways: "Angry is One Of the Words We Look For"

US Airways: "Angry is One Of the Words We Look For"

If you are planning on flying US Airways, make sure you are either grumpy, perturbed, unhappy, or uncomfortable- anything but ‘angry’. As reader James learned, ‘angry’ people get grounded on a No-Fly list.

Airlines Have Bumped 343,000 Passengers This Year

Airlines Have Bumped 343,000 Passengers This Year

Over a quarter-million passengers were bumped from flights in the past eight months, a number that is set to grow as airlines try to boost anemic profits by slashing fleets. The Department of Transportation requires airlines to compensate bumped passengers with cash or vouchers, but savvy passengers can leverage their situation to negotiate heftier payments…