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Airfares Higher, But New Planes Take Out Some Sting

George Hobica | Posted 07.17.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Airfares are higher than they've been in years, but there's some good news: airlines are at least putting your money to good use, buying new planes with the latest in-flight entertainment systems, seats that maximize knee-room if not hip room, and inflight connectivity.

The World's Busiest Airlines Are...

The Huffington Post | Emi Boscamp | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel

This week, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the figures of the top one hundred airlines ranked by traffic. According to the...

Emergency Landing Prompts Closure Of Heathrow Runways

AP | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel

LONDON (AP) — A British Airways jet made an emergency landing at London's Heathrow Airport Friday after developing a technical problem after takeoff...

'Fly' A British Airways Jet

George Hobica | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

I don't play video games, and probably I never will now that I've landed an Airbus A380 at airports all over the world in a flight simulator. Because ...

Why Frequent Flier Miles Are Never 'Free'

George Hobica | Posted 05.01.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Whatever happened to "free" frequent flier tickets?

I Survived Heathrow's Terminal 5 -- With the Kindness of Strangers

Dorothy Zinberg | Posted 02.11.2013 | Travel
Dorothy Zinberg

The food came close to being inedible -- an omelet that resembled a battered hockey puck, a white paste identified as potatoes on the menu, accompanied by four pieces of pale watermelon and six grapes plus a dead-white plastic-sealed icy Vienna roll and a putative apple dessert also dead-white.

When Flying First Class Makes Sense

Edward Schneider | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Edward Schneider

Having flown across the ocean countless times and having aged at least a few years since 1970, when I started doing so, I know that six or seven hours is about all I can take in an economy-class seat. So, when my wife and I started thinking about a far longer trip -- to Japan -- we knew we'd need to find a way to claw our way up to greater comfort.

Airline Will Google Passengers Before They Check In

Posted 07.06.2012 | Travel

British Airways will soon be literally watching out for its most important customers. The airline says its new "Know Me" program involves a thoroug...

Britain Uses Olympics To Shed Reputation For Bad Food

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 07.02.2012 | Home

LONDON -- Boiled potatoes, stringy beef and overcooked vegetables. If that's your impression of British food, you're not alone. The country hosting t...

Kim K Accuses British Airways Of Stealing From Her Luggage

Posted 05.30.2012 | Travel

UPDATE, 5/30: TMZ is reporting that the "sentimental" items allegedly stolen from her bag include a pair of sunglasses given to her by her late fathe...

Flying With The Olympic Torch

Posted 05.18.2012 | Travel

Greece handed over the Olympic torch to the U.K. on Friday, which is all fine and good, but how exactly do you get a lit torch on a plane and keep it ...

British Airways Unveils Olympic 'Dove' Plane

AP | Posted 04.03.2012 | Travel

LONDON -- It's a bird, it's a plane – it's a plane that looks a bit like a bird. British Airways has unveiled the first in a flock of Olympic-t...

Brawl Breaks Out On Flight, Colin Firth Unharmed

Posted 03.02.2012 | Travel

A brawl broke out Wednesday on a London-bound British Airways flight, and was so bad crew could not break it up. Romantic comedy fans will be happy to...

British Airways Terminal Evacuated At JFK

AP | Posted 02.24.2012 | Travel

NEW YORK -- The British Airways terminal at New York's Kennedy Airport was evacuated for about two hours due to a security incident. Port Authority s...

Oops! Passengers Told They Were Going To Crash

Posted 01.18.2012 | Travel

Passengers aboard British Airways flight 0206 got a rude awakening at 3 a.m. Saturday when an announcement warned them to prepare for an emergency wat...

Eleven for Eleven: Damien Hirst's Controversial Worldwide Exhibition

Artlog | Posted 03.14.2012 | Arts

Damien Hirst is coming to a town near you. In fact, his spot paintings will be on view at all eleven of the famous Gagosian galleries. On the occasion of the opening, provides you with eleven facts about the notorious spot paintings.

Pilots Fall Ill At Same Time, Force Emergency Landing

Posted 01.09.2012 | Travel

A British Airways flight was forced to make an emergency landing after both pilots fell ill in the cockpit. The plane, en route from London's Heath...

BA Passenger Jailed In Britain For Drunken Midair Rant

AP | Posted 11.23.2011 | Travel

LONDON -- A British court has sentenced an American mortgage consultant to three months in jail for launching a drunken rant aboard a trans-Atlantic f...

WATCH: The Points Guy: The Future Of British Airways Points

Brian Kelly | Posted 11.14.2011 | Travel
Brian Kelly

I wanted to briefly respond to the host of questions I've been receiving about British Airways points over the last few weeks.

Drunk American Passenger Threatened To Stab British Airways Staff

Posted 10.24.2011 | Travel

An American businessman was charged with assault and being drunk on an aircraft after threatening to stab the staff on his British Airways flight. ...

Is There An iPad App For Dispensing Peanuts?

Posted 10.18.2011 | Travel

British Airways has outfitted several of its flight crews with iPads as part of a pilot program aimed at helping stewards and stewardesses more closel...

..As WestJet Profit Soars

CP | Posted 10.04.2011 | Home

CALGARY - WestJet has seen its second-quarter profits soar almost 275 per cent as higher fares and cost controls helped offset increased fuel prices, ...

PHOTOS: British Airways' Uniforms Through The Years

Posted 02.12.2013 | Travel

As part of Vintage Festival, a three-day homage to all things old held in London's South Bank Centre, British Airways displayed a collection of flight...

Flying Through EU Skies? Then Expect to Play by EU Rules

Martin Rivers | Posted 09.05.2011 | Green
Martin Rivers

Beyond the brinkmanship and legal wrangling, Europe's path is clear. The ETS has committed to cutting emissions 21 percent against 2005 levels by 2020.

Drunk British Airways Passenger Gropes Flight Attendant

AOL Travel News | Posted 07.04.2011 | Travel

A male passenger is facing charges after he reportedly groped a British Airways flight attendant while she was serving him coffee on a London to New Y...