United Airlines announced more than 40 breeds of dogs and certain breeds of cats that would be banned from its flights starting in June. The company previously received backlash over the death of a French bulldog puppy aboard the carrier.
May 3, 2018
Emirates struck a new deal with Airbus, agreeing to order up to 36 A380 planes worth $16 billion. The airline agreed to 20 firm orders, with the option to get 16 more.
Business Tech January 18, 2018
The U.S. travel ban on large electronics in airline cabins has already been difficult for travelers. If it gets extended through the summer, it could be even more costly.
Defense May 18, 2017
United Airlines experienced a security protocol mishap, as the access codes to the flight deck were leaked online. Although United Continental Holdings stresses this was not a security breach, the incident attests to the vulnerability of airline security measures.
Business Tech May 15, 2017
A United Airlines passenger says that she was forced to pee in a cup on a flight, and then shamed for it. The woman says she has an overactive bladder and was not allowed to use the restroom.
Life & Style May 11, 2017
A 67-year-old Australian man is suing American Airlines after spending a 14-hour flight seated next to two obese passengers who encroached on his space. The man says he suffered neck and back injuries as a result.
Business Tech May 7, 2017
United recently dragged a passenger off a plane, but Delta kicked an entire family off a flight. The family had already paid for the ticket, but Delta threatened to throw the adults in jail and the kids in foster care.
Life & Style May 6, 2017
A violent brawl broke out between two passengers aboard an All Nippon Airways plane, delaying the U.S.-bound flight for an hour and a half. Another passenger caught the fight on camera, and authorities arrested a 44-year-old American man.
Life & Style May 3, 2017
United Airlines executives, including the CEO, faced the Congress on Tuesday, May 2, over the airline's lousy treatment of passengers. The Congress warned that it will not accept half-measures and unless things drastically improve, it will take action.
Business Tech May 3, 2017
U.S. airlines generally had a better performance last year, according to the results of Airline Quality Rating 2016. Find out how the airlines fared in terms of baggage handling, flight arrivals, and government-filed complaints.
Business Tech April 10, 2017
The recent ban on electronics larger than smartphones, as upheld by some U.S. and UK airlines came without sufficient reason. Recent reports, however, have now shed light on the possible cause of the ban.
Security March 28, 2017
The air transport sector is transitioning toward biofuels to reduce carbon emissions and fight climate change. To decide on the calibrated transition, the international Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) convened an experts' conference in Montreal.
Energy February 14, 2017
Delta’s two and a half hours flight suspension has come to an end, with the airline resuming domestic flights in the United States. Around 170 flights were grounded by the airline due to systems outage across the country.
Life & Style January 30, 2017
An anonymous online survey revealed that hundreds of airline pilots likely suffer from depressive symptoms and some have suicidal thoughts. Last year, a Germanwings copilot suffering from depression deliberately crashed the plane.
Neuroscience December 15, 2016
Southwest Airlines Co. and Transport Workers Union of America Local 556 finally struck an agreement in principle after three years of negotiations. The surging number of air travelers caused multiple unions of airline employees to ask for better working conditions.
Business Tech September 12, 2016
Government officials have ordered airlines flying Boeing 787 Dreamliners to to repair the jets' engines immediately. The General Electric engines in these planes are prone to shutting down suddenly because of ice buildup.
Business Tech April 24, 2016
More reason to fly! Dedicated rooms for nursing mothers, early check-in for pregnant women and reimbursed fees for late arrival of checked-in baggage. These are just few of the passenger benefits included in the new aviation bill.
Business April 20, 2016
An internal EgyptAir flight was hijacked on the morning of March 29 and forced to land on the airport of Larnaca, Cyprus. The hijacker of the Airbus A320, who was armed with an explosive belt, released almost all hostages after landing.
Society March 29, 2016
Most of the major airlines in the United States are submitting proposals to begin commercial flights to Cuba, with Havana being the most popular destination.
Deals March 3, 2016
Major U.S. airlines might have brought back in-flight perks in the economy class. Unfortunately, ticket prices can increase due to the worsening effects of climate change.
Earth/Environment February 11, 2016
The aviation industry agreed to set standards to limit carbon emissions. The standards will be adopted by companies for new aircraft designs by year 2020.
Earth/Environment February 11, 2016
Like hoverboards, it looks like rechargeable batteries might be the next thing to be booted from airlines.
FUTURE TECH January 28, 2016
Ease your worries over unsafe flights and get on the safest commercial carriers to your dream destination. Check out the best and worst airlines for 2016, evaluated in terms of safety.
Society January 6, 2016
In a latest survey, Virgin America emerged as the airline offering the healthiest menu to its passengers. Which other U.S. airlines scored high on calorie count and nutritional information, and which ones provided the least healthy in-flight fare?
Life January 1, 2016
American Airlines will soon be offering premium economy seats for its international flights. The service is meant for those who want service that is better than economy but not as lavish as business class.
Business December 10, 2015
Airbus has had some pretty far-fetched ideas in the past, but its latest patent that just got approved by the USPTO proves to be quite a clever concept to cut down boarding times.
FUTURE TECH November 26, 2015
The design consulting firm Teague presented Poppi Airlines, a concept flight company. The creative team put consumers' needs first, which meant a better cabin layout, smarter luggage handling and better time management for everybody.
Society October 10, 2015
Emirates Airlines takes a jab at U.S. airlines in its humorous new advertisement starring Jennifer Aniston. The new brand ambassador shows just how luxurious flying on Emirates is.
Internet Culture October 7, 2015
We probably will not see the Millennium Falcon in the sky anytime soon. However, an actual R2-D2-themed airplane is the next best thing.
FUTURE TECH September 14, 2015
Longer flight times caused by changes to the jet stream could keep airliners aloft longer, resulting in more exhaust emissions of CO2 per flight, researchers suggest. Air travel and climate could could get locked in a 'feedback' loop, they say.
Animals July 13, 2015
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration set up a high-level advisory committee to meet this month over potential vulnerability to computer hackers. The meetings are private.
June 29, 2015
Virgin America is testing out Android-based in-flight entertainment, but it isn't the only airline to offer passengers entertainment options.
Apps/Software June 12, 2015
Air France Flight 953 nearly flew into Mount Cameroon in Africa. What could make an airliner come close to crashing into a volcano?
May 27, 2015
Bloody Marys may be the best-tasting item you can order on an airplane — here is the science behind bad airline food.
May 19, 2015
The Feds want to search the property of a security researcher who claims he hacked into a plane and took over the flight briefly, according to court documents. He has been warning the industry about the issue for years.
Society May 18, 2015
Google Flights has partnered up with flight-rater Routehappy, and will provide air travelers with even more detailed search results.
Internet March 17, 2015
When SkyMall filed for bankruptcy, many people mourned the loss of a catalog that has been part of our cultural consciousness for so long. But Scott Jordan is in talks to bring back the SkyMall brand.
Internet Culture March 3, 2015
Airlines are giving passengers more access to Wi-Fi but connectivity still isn't perfect, according to a new report. Today, 52 airlines offer in-flight Wi-Fi to passengers.
FUTURE TECH January 27, 2015
SkyMall filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Jan. 22. Pay tribute to the beloved in-flight catalog by checking out eight of the most bizarre products on the SkyMall website right now.
Internet Culture January 23, 2015
"Emotional support" pig and its owner asked to leave airliner after the animal uses the aisle as a toilet. Although emotional support animals are allowed, they -- and their owners -- can be asked to deplane if they're "disruptive."
Society November 29, 2014
Airline flights cancelled in southern Japan as giant volcano rumbles to life. Magma thrown into the air as ash cloud towers above the crater.
Animals November 28, 2014
JetBlue Airways Corp. announced Wednesday that it will take steps to cut back on its legroom in the future and plans on adding fees as early as 2015.
Internet Culture November 19, 2014
According to Airlines for American, airports will be more crowded this Thanksgiving than the year before. Airlines are expected to carry approximately 24.6 million flyers domestically and internationally from Nov. 21 to Dec. 2. That is a 1.5 percent increase in travelers compared to last year's Thanksgiving period.
Internet Culture November 6, 2014
Flight to Dominican Republic from Philadelphia held on runway after landing when Ebola joke by passenger backfires. Hazmat team meets the aircraft, passenger escorted off.
Life October 10, 2014
Discovery Channel's 'Mythbusters' found that most airlines are boarding their planes in the slowest and most inefficient way possible. So what boarding method works best?
Internet Culture September 25, 2014