Pilots’ Union: American Airlines Left 20K Standby Passengers Behind At The Gate

For an airline, taking off on time is crucial to maintain a good on-time performance rating. But in an effort to keep those numbers up, a pilots’ union says American Airlines is abdandoning thousands of standby passengers at the gate. [More]

(David Transier)

Alaska Airlines Employee Buys Ticket For Stranded Delta Passenger

Generally when people decide to pay it forward, it involves purchasing the coffee for the vehicle behind them in the drive-thru or covering the cost of diapers for the woman ahead of them at the register. For an employee of Alaska Airlines in Seattle it meant taking out her own credit card to buy a new plane ticket for another airline’s stranded passenger. [More]

AirTran Forgets To Tell Your Disabled Mom That Her Tickets
Are Standby

AirTran Forgets To Tell Your Disabled Mom That Her Tickets Are Standby

Kym’s disabled mother was going to move in with her a few weeks ago. She purchased tickets for her mother and four nieces to fly to Kym’s city from a major hub airport about two hours away from their town. Instead of getting on their flight, the family ended up stuck in the airport for six hours, then had to hire a car service to drive them back home. What happened? Garden-variety airline delay? No, Kym writes: AAA sold her sister standby tickets without letting her know. The stress of the experience has affected Kym’s mother so much that she still hasn’t been able to make the flight. [More]


The current standby policies of 12 airlines. Free standby is going… going… [Dan’s Deals]