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United Airlines Bans More Than 40 Breeds Of Dogs And Certain Cats From Flights

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 Orders Up To 36 Airbus A380s Planes Worth $16B, Ending Shutdown Concerns

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

Extended Airline Ban On Electronics Could Prove Costly

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

Airline Protocol Breach? United Airlines Cockpit Codes Made Public

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

United Airlines Passenger Says She Was Forced To Pee In A Cup And Shamed For It During 'Worst Flight Ever'

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

Man Sues American Airlines Over Injuries Sustained During 14-Hour Flight Stuck Next To Obese Passengers

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

Delta Air Kicks Family Off Flight, Threatening Jail And Foster Care: Can It Do That?

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

Airplane Brawl: Passengers' Violent Fist Fight On A Flight Caught On Camera, American Arrested

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 CEO And Executives Under Fire Over Airline's Passenger Abuse: Lawmakers Issue Warning

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

Good Time To Fly? New Report Lauds US Airlines For Improved Performance

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

Here’s Why Some US And UK Airlines Are Banning Electronics, Gadgets From Flights

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

Airlines Slowly Turning To Renewable Energy To Reduce Carbon Emissions In 20 Years

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 Resumes US Flights After Computer Glitch Grounded 170 Flights

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

Hundreds Of Airline Pilots Depressed And Some Have Suicidal Thoughts

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 Reaches Tentative Labor Agreement With Flight Attendants Union

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

FAA Orders Urgent Fix For Icing Problems In Boeing 787 Jets

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

Senate Approves Aviation Bill That Would Protect Airline Passengers, Boost Airport Security

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

EgyptAir Flight MS181 Hijacked: Crew And 4 Foreigners Remain Hostage

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

Top US Airlines Submit Proposals To Start Regular Commercial Flights To Havana, Other Parts Of Cuba

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

Airline Passengers May Have To Pay For Pricier Airfare As Global Warming Worsens

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

Aviation Industry Approves Standard To Limit Aircraft Carbon Emissions

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

A UN Panel Seeks To Ban Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Batteries From Airlines

Like hoverboards, it looks like rechargeable batteries might be the next thing to be booted from airlines.

FUTURE TECH January 28, 2016

Flying Soon? Here Are The World's Safest And Least Safe Airlines

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

Many Airlines Fail To Offer Passengers Healthy Food: Survey

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 Offers New 'Premium-Economy' Seats For International Flight Passengers

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 Patents Removable Cabins To Cut Down Boarding Times

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

This Is Poppi, The Airline That All Passengers Deserve

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

Jetsetting Jennifer Aniston Calls U.S. Airlines 'A Nightmare' In Ad For Emirates [Video]

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

Japanese Airline Unveils New 'Star Wars' R2-D2 Boeing Dreamliner

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

Air Travel And Climate Change May Be Linked In 'Feedback' Loop

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

US Introduces New Panel To Protect Planes From Cyberattack

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 Adds Android In-Flight Entertainment System: What Do Other Airlines Offer?

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 Jet In Cameroon Nearly Flies Into Volcano - Wait, What?

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

Airplane Food Tastes Bad Because Of Noise, Study Reveals - So Why Are The Bloody Marys So Good?

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

This Security Researcher Made Plane Fly Sideways By Hacking Into Its In-Flight Entertainment System

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 Can Now Be Used To Find Wi-Fi Equipped Flights

Google Flights has partnered up with flight-rater Routehappy, and will provide air travelers with even more detailed search results.

Internet March 17, 2015

The SkyMall Catalog Could Be Making A ComeBack

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

Wi-Fi Takes Flight Among Airlines But Connectivity Still Often Grounded

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

8 SkyMall Products So Weird You Can't Unsee Them

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

Stinky, Pooping Pig and Owner Kicked Off US Airways Flight

"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

One of World's Largest Volcanoes is Spewing Rocks into the Sky

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 Loses Legroom And Adds Baggage Fees. Passengers Are Really Not Happy

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

Thanksgiving air travel will be even worse this year

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

Don’t joke about Ebola: This man did and the hazmat team didn’t get the punchline

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

Not just a myth: Airlines are boarding their planes wrong

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

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