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Airline Safety

A Valentine for Airline Professionals

Rob Britton | Posted 02.11.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

Today I'd like to send a valentine to U.S. airline employees, from Hawai'i to Maine, and from Alaska to Florida. It's a valentine for pilots and flight attendants, airport teams, mechanics, call-center staff, managers and administrators.

The Real Dangers Of Flying, According To A Pilot

Supercompressor | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel

Turns out there are a few. Hoooraaaaay.

After A Disaster, This Is What Flight Attendants Want You To Know

Sara Keagle | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Sara Keagle

Flight attendants take on a crucial role after any airline incident, and in the wake of the latest Germanwings tragedy, it is no different.

Investigation Underway After Two 757s Came Within 5 Miles Of Each Other

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.19.2014 | Crime

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating a disturbingly close call after two Boeing 757s pas...

Ryan J. Reilly

Video Shows It Can Take Just 2 Seconds To Hijack A Plane | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A video produced by anonymous airline employees is circulating around Capitol Hill, meant to show members of Congress that airplane cock...

This Flight Attendant Knows How To Get His Groove On

Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

Air travel safety is serious business, but it never hurts to infuse some fun into the matter. Virgin America's safety video, released in October, i...

FAA Furloughs 3,000 Airline Safety Inspectors

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 10.01.2013 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 3,000 aviation safety inspectors are being furloughed by the Federal Aviation Administration as part of the government shutdown, ...

The World's Safest Airlines

Dane Steele Green | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

No airline is accident-free. Every single one has had something go wrong at one point, even if it is a flat tire. Nevertheless, there are several airlines out there that have particularly sterling reputations when it comes to safety.

World's Safest Airlines (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.14.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Travelers can find plenty of reasons to complain about airlines -- except when it comes to safety.

The Importance of Proper Pilot Training, From Captain Sully Sullenberger (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | Home

Do airline pilots need more training? Captain Sully Sullenberger discussed the need for more airline training when he joined me on this episode of Mon...

Michael McAuliff

Widow Of 9/11 Pilot Calls Airline Security Plan An 'Insult' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ellen Saracini became an airline security advocate in the hardest way possible. She lost her husband, Victor, on Sept. 11, 2001, when hi...

What Airlines Won't Tell You During The Safety Demonstration

George Hobica | Posted 05.04.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

The flight attendants don't explain everything during the safety demonstration.

Frequent Travelers: 'Boeing Will Fix This'

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 03.20.2013 | Travel

DALLAS — Some frequent fliers say they aren't worried about safety aboard Boeing's problem-plagued 787 aircraft, while many less-seasoned travel...

787s Grounded

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH and YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 01.16.2013 | Travel

TOKYO -- Japan's two biggest airlines grounded all their Boeing 787 aircraft for safety checks Wednesday after one was forced to make an emergency lan...

Ryanair CEO: Seatbelts Are Pointless

Posted 11.12.2012 | Travel

Ryanair's ever outspoken CEO has raised eyebrows again by asserting that seatbelts on airplanes are pointless, in an attempt to lobby for standing roo...

Why it's Worth Buying Toddlers Their Own Seats on a Plane

Women & Co | Posted 09.30.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

Many airlines allow children under the age of 2 to fly free as long as they travel as a "lap baby." This can mean major savings, but is it worth it?

Father: Sick Son Removed From Safety Seat By Southwest Airlines

AP | Posted 12.26.2011 | Parents

BEDFORD, N.H. -- A New Hampshire couple said Saturday that Southwest Airlines flight attendants put the couple's terminally ill son at risk by orderin...

In Europe, Fatigued Pilots Could Be 'Drunk' Pilots

Posted 12.20.2011 | Travel

Under proposed new aviation rules in the European Union, pilots could see their duty hours go from nine to 13 hours, reports the Daily Mail. That mean...

WATCH: Cutest Airline Safety Video

Posted 09.23.2011 | Comedy

It's easy to ignore the safety videos that play at the beginning of each flight on a major airline. If you don't know how to buckle a seatbelt in 2011...

'Crash Pads': Are Sleepy Pilots Flying Your Plane?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

An ABC News report that airs Wednesday on World News and Nightline shows the conditions many pilots are forced to deal with when trying to sleep betwe...

ScannerGate and Unhappy Ending Pat-Downs

Kate Hanni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Kate Hanni

What do you know about the TSA's two new security measures? Our recent survey showed us that many people haven't given this issue much thought.

Tray Tables Stowed! Seats in the Upright Position!

Carolyn W. Paddock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Carolyn W. Paddock

Ever since Delta Connection flight 4951 made its emergency one-wheeled landing at JFK on September 25th, people have been asking me questions about the reasons for all the procedures. Remember, they were designed for your safety.

Congress Readies Stricter Aviation Safety Legislation

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress is getting ready to pass tough new aviation safety measures that were developed in response to a deadly commuter plane cra...

Aeromexico Passenger Arrested After U.S. Refuses Flight Access To Airspace

AP | DOUGLASS K. DANIEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — An Aeromexico flight from Paris to Mexico City was diverted to Montreal on Sunday when the U.S. denied the flight access to its air...

Tales From the Cockpit: Co-Pilot Tells All

Glyn Vincent | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Glyn Vincent

We've all read newsy accounts of airline captains' heroism and tragic incompetence this past year. But it's rare to get an actual glimpse of what's going on in the cockpit and what your captain was up to before he strapped himself into the driver's seat.