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See Something, Say Something

Crystal Cheatham | Posted 07.08.2016 | Impact
Crystal Cheatham

Not only was that email reassuring but the next time I jumped on a Delta flight -- last week in fact -- I was delighted to see that the safety video not only incorporated all skin tones, it was created using multiple languages and subtitles to boot.

Donald Trump Says Brexit Is Good For Business -- Is He Right?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.30.2016 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

CO-AUTHORED BY HILLARY FERGUSON The day after Britain voted to leave the EU, Donald Trump boasted that Brexit would be good for--who else?--Donal...

Victory For Open Skies Is A Victory For Flyers

Roger Dow | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Roger Dow

After months of deliberation, the U.S. Department of State on Monday confirmed media reports that the Obama administration has resisted pressure from the Big Three U.S. airlines (American, Delta and United) to dismantle the aviation policy known as Open Skies.

Southwest Is Officially America's Favorite Airline

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.16.2016 | Travel

In the contentious world of air travel, we often forget to celebrate those who are doing things right. And according to a survey of more than 11,000 ...

A Ride on Qatar Airways Inaugural ATL Flight

Dayvee Sutton | Posted 06.06.2016 | Travel
Dayvee Sutton

courtesy Adam for Decisive Moment There were some complications in the departure of Qatar Airways inaugural flight out of Atlanta to Doha, Qatar on ...

Misplaced Blame for the TSA's Long Line Problem

Rob Britton | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

The New York Times' Gail Collins is just the latest, opining that someone should "Make the airlines stop charging fees for checked baggage." Ms. Collins' column is so full of myths and errors that the best response is point by point:

Who Should Read Your Airline Comments And Complaints?

Bobby Laurie | Posted 05.18.2016 | Travel
Bobby Laurie

Generally speaking, the thought of filling out a comment card is to provide constructive feedback about what you enjoyed or disliked about a product or service. But who should be reading the comments you're leaving?

Expiring Airline Miles: Just One More Way to Penalize the Poor

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Samuel C. Spitale

When I logged in to my Southwest account last week, I was surprised to find my 30,000 accumulated miles were missing. Apparently, they disappeared aft...

96-Year-Old Fulfills Lifelong Dream Of Becoming A Flight Attendant

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.31.2016 | Fifty

Growing up near Athens, Georgia in the 1930s, Clem Ferguson always dreamt of becoming a flight attendant. It took around 80 years, but she finally rea...

Can Business Act As a Moral Compass?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics
Lisa Earle McLeod

There's a lot of talk about the negative influence of business in politics. We know what happens when business leaders manipulate politicians for the...

Who Owns American Skies - the People or the Skyjacking Airlines?

Ralph Nader | Posted 03.11.2016 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Without a muscular pushback from the public, the big airlines could claim the American airspace as their own to tax and regulate, without any significant compensation to the American taxpayer and no oversight from elected officials. Talk about getting skyjacked!

This Pilot Just Bent The Rules To Make EVERYone's Day Better

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.25.2016 | Travel

Despite air travel's prickly reputation, flying is NOT always the dehumanizing experience we make it out to be. A group of Delta passengers were remin...

Bullying in the Airline Business?

Rob Britton | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

Earlier this month, at a press conference in Los Angeles, the CEO of Qatar Airways, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, once again said he and his airline were being "bullied" by U.S. airlines, notably American and Delta.

Furious Mom Writes Open Letter To Delta After Breast Milk Incident

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 12.22.2015 | Parents

Texas mom Vanessa Kasten Urango claims that Delta Air Lines employees would not allow her to take her frozen breast milk in dry ice on her flight. U...

The Gulf Airline Trade Dispute: The Bad News Keeps on Coming

Rob Britton | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

United Airlines announced that in January it will end its nonstop Washington-Dubai flights. The news adds another proof point to the mass of evidence that the hugely-subsidized Gulf airlines are harming the U.S. aviation industry and violating the terms of the "Open Skies" agreements.

Delta Is Making A Major Change To Its Pet Policy

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.30.2015 | Travel

Delta will no longer allow pets to be checked as baggage starting March 1, 2016, a change that'll make plenty of concerned animal lovers happy. That'...

40 Airport Secrets Only Insiders Know

GOBankingRates | Posted 11.30.2015 | Travel
GOBankingRates

By Melanie Lockert, Contributor Airports often mean long lines, big crowds and a looming headache for travelers. While traveling might be a hassle ...

Azealia Banks Calls Flight Attendant Anti-Gay Slur During On-Plane Incident

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Azealia Banks hurled a homophobic slur and various expletives at a Delta Airlines flight attendant after an incident with a fellow passenger aboard a ...

Why Cecil's Death Means More Than Walter Palmer Could Have Imagined

Randy Paynter | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green
Randy Paynter

As the uproar surrounding Cecil's petition continues to ripple around the world, it shows the rising desire from people across the globe to right wrongs and move society in line with their values. Petitions offer a constructive outlet for this desire. The results can be extraordinary.

Hail Smashes Passenger Jet's Windshield, Forces Emergency Landing

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business

Passengers on a Delta flight got a scare on Friday night when hail smashed the cockpit windshield and damaged the aircraft's nose cone. Delta flight ...

After Cecil The Lion's Death, Airlines Refuse To Ship Exotic Hunting Trophies

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business

Airlines this week began refusing to ship exotic animal-hunting trophies amid global revulsion to the killing of Cecil the lion. Delta led the charge ...

Time for Major Airlines to Stop Shipping African Big Five Trophies

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 08.03.2015 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Dr. Walter Palmer's behavior in killing and mutilating Cecil the lion is disgraceful. But he's not a one-off character. He's a very enthusiastic participant in the larger enterprise of globe-trotting international trophy hunting.

I'd Rather Ride A Mexican Bus Than An American Airline

Beth Arnold | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Beth Arnold

Yes, rather than enduring the time suck and hassle that air travel anywhere now promises--the long, expensive taxi ride to the airport, the shoving, surly crowds, and the chaotic security and boarding processes--we opted for a Mexican bus.

Fan opposition to Qatar goes viral

James Dorsey | Posted 07.14.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

World Cup host Qatar is discovering the reputational risk involved in hosting high-profile mega sporting events. Qatar Airways' sponsorship of FC Barcelona is producing exactly the kind of publicity that is a corporate sponsor's worst nightmare while a Swiss investigation of the Qatari World Cup bid threatens to expose questionable financial dealings that will fuel demands for withdrawing the tournament from the Gulf state.

Marching With Pride and Corporate America

Jordan Roth | Posted 06.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Jordan Roth

Long before I was walking, they were marching. The pioneers of gay rights, gay visibility, gay pride first took to the streets of New York City in 1970 to march. And somewhere on this long road, a company started marching, too. And then another and another. First to us, then for us, then as us.