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Screaming Babies and Air Travel

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 10.12.2015 | Travel
Trisha de Borchgrave

A recent Facebook post went viral when on an internal US flight to Alabama, the mother of a screaming baby thanked another mother for offering to try to calm her inconsolable baby daughter. The screaming baby spent the journey's duration peacefully (and importantly, silently) asleep on the surrogate's lap.

British Airways Plane Catches Fire At Las Vegas Airport

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 09.09.2015 | Crime

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An engine on a London-bound British Airways jet caught fire Tuesday while the plane was preparing to take off from La...

The Best Way to Fly New York to London

George Hobica | Posted 06.04.2015 | Travel
George Hobica

Several airlines have attempted success at operating an all-business class route or an entire premium class airline. Remember EOS, MaxJet, and Silve...

How To Hack Frequent-Flyer Flights

Edward Schneider | Posted 06.17.2015 | Travel
Edward Schneider

From now on, when seeking reward flights on popular long-haul routes, I'll book them piecemeal, leg by leg.

Unusual "Backstage" Things You Can Only Do In London

George Hobica | Posted 05.07.2015 | Travel
George Hobica

For the ultimate "backstage" experience, this annual event literally opens to the public buildings that are normally off limits. The theme is "revealing great architecture for free," and, indeed, the entire weekend offers free admission.

Aer Lingus Backs Takeover Bid

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 03.28.2015 | Business

DUBLIN (AP) — Aer Lingus said Tuesday it supports a takeover bid by British Airways parent IAG, putting the Irish national airline with its trademar...

Before Joining A Loyalty Program, Pick Your Destinations First

U.S. News Travel | Posted 01.05.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

What's the "right" program? The answer to that question is another question -- where do you want to go?

Gwyn Makes Flying Look GOOD

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.30.2014 | Travel

Well we definitely don't look like this in the aisle seat. Actress and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow is positively stunning in a new ad campaign fo...

Airline Sets Its Airplane Food To... Music?

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.19.2014 | Travel

We always knew airplane food was kinda funky, but this takes things to a whole new level. British Airways -- already making strange waves with its...

Never Lose Out On A Good Deal Again With British Airways' New Fare Option

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.21.2014 | Travel

You know that feeling when you're about to book a flight... the price is perfect, but you're not exactly sure if it's the flight for you? British ...

British Airways Wants You To 'Paws And Relax'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.14.2014 | Travel

Flying can be really ruff. British Airways knows that air travel can be a stressful, nerve-racking experience. That's why the airline is launching...

New Level of Sanctions, or From Russia With Love

Evgeniya Melnikova | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Evgeniya Melnikova

These days, authorities in Russia are seriously considering the prospect of imposing an airspace ban against all European airlines that fly above the country, using Trans Siberian air route.

British Airways Suspends Liberia And Sierra Leone Flights Because Of Ebola Outbreak

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2014 | World

LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) - British Airways has suspended flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone until the end of the month due to public health c...

Smarty Pants: Sensor-Laden Fabrics Shape Future Apparel

Melissa Thompson | Posted 09.06.2014 | Technology
Melissa Thompson

While smart textiles for the consumer are still nascent, the decreasing cost and size of sensors, along with the DIY proliferation, will undoubtedly yield more utility from our everyday garb.

This Bizarre Blanket Measures Your In-Flight Happiness

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.02.2014 | Travel

Well this is...innovative. British Airways has come up with a unique way to judge the satisfaction of its customers -- the "happiness blanket." ...

No Upgrade, But a Happy Surprise on British Airways: The New Premium Economy Cabin

Edward Schneider | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Edward Schneider

When we boarded the plane, resignation turned to moderate delight: The showroom-new Boeing 777 had been equipped with the new version of BA's World Traveller Plus seats, which I'd read about but had never seen, much less sat in.

The Best Airline For Your Money Is...

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 05.01.2014 | Travel

Air travel is not cheap. But which airlines offer the greatest bang for your buck? Skyscanner surveyed 4,000 UK travelers to find out which airlin...

Luxury, Then and Now

Victor Dorff | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Victor Dorff

Thirty-five years ago, I enjoyed what I thought was the thrill of a lifetime when I flew the Concorde from London to the U.S. and made the trip in fou...

To the Man or Woman in Row 23

Lynn Morrison | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Lynn Morrison

I have a pretty good idea of what's in store for you during this flight. Which is good, as it will make it super easy for me to make sure that I've covered all the bases even though we haven't taken off yet.

6 Tricks for Conquering Flight Anxiety

Budget Travel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

We put together a guide to help you conquer your fear just in time for the holiday travel season -- because nothing should stand between you and the vacation you deserve.

Watch Out Delta, American and United: The Arabs Are Coming!

George Hobica | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

Rarely mentioned in the debate about whether the consolidation of the U.S. airline industry is a good or bad thing are news items like this: "Boeing...

Airline Flies Obese Man To Destination -- Then Refuses To Fly Him Home

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.09.2013 | Travel

Kevin Chenais flew to the United States from France for medical treatment a year and a half ago. But last week, when he tried to fly home, the same ai...

Who's First in First? Best in Business?

George Hobica | Posted 10.18.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

There's no such thing as "pure" business class or "pure" first class anymore. Which airlines? Which routes? Which planes? On some airlines, business class is better than first class on other airlines. Some routes have fancier business and first. It's hard to keep up.

This Airline Will Fly You To London For $250

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel

Are you an anglophile who bemoans the exorbitant price of transatlantic flights to London? Well, we've got some good news for you. Beginning in Ju...

Bag Tags Of The Future

Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel

If waiting in lengthy lines to check your luggage peeves you and starts your travels off on the wrong foot, British Airways has found a solution for y...