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Economy Class

Bill Would Set Minimum Airline Seat Standards

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.19.2016 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

A Tennessee congressman on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Aviation has introduced a bill that establishes m...

Airline Space Deficit Turns Into a Human Rights Issue

Christopher Elliott | Posted 09.21.2016 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Do you have the right to room on a plane? If you answered "no," you're probably with the majority of American travelers. After all, airlines are private companies, and you always have the option of paying more for an upgraded seat, don't you?

The 10 Airlines With The Best Economy Class Food | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel

When it comes to airline food, the changes have been colossal, with on-board meals graduating from processed dishes to fresh and healthy dining that's infused with the tastes and cultures of the airlines that offer them.

The 10 Airlines With The Best Economy Class Seats | Posted 05.17.2015 | Travel

To help you find the airlines that offer the best bang for your buck in terms of comfort, we've used the World Airline Awards for reference to build this list of the ten best economy class seats. Enjoy!

Economy Class Gets An Upgrade... Wait, Make That a Downgrade

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.27.2015 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

When the cheap seats get a makeover, it's easy to assume that's good news for the average air traveler. But not all upgrades are the same. In fact, Alaska's and Delta's are worth closer looks, because they offer dramatically different visions of air travel in 2015.

The 9 Best Things About Flying Economy Class -- Really!

Mark Chesnut | Posted 10.12.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

Some airlines flying internationally still offer free checked bags within certain weight limits. For many U.S. carriers, you may need to pay -- or you may get at least one bag checked free if you sign up for one of their affinity credit cards.

Premium Economy Class: Is It Worth It?

Shermans Travel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

When Hawaiian Airlines announced their new Extra Comfort seating option a few days ago, they were just the latest in a line of airlines adding options for travelers flying economy -- for those of us who are fed up feeling squashed into standard economy seating.

Are Airlines Driving Coach Passengers Into Premium Seats by Making Them Miserable?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 08.05.2013 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

After the past years of nickel-and-diming, it shouldn't surprise us that airlines are finding even more ways to cut costs and generate revenue, like decreasing service and flying at a higher capacity. Honey, they shrunk the airline seats. Take it as a sign of the times.

Disabled List Flying Tips

Susan Lisovicz | Posted 03.20.2013 | Travel
Susan Lisovicz

I recently subjected myself to flying over the holidays. It made me pine for something supremely masochistic: the return of my to-the-knee non-walking casts.

Class Warfare: Economy Class vs. First Class (INFOGRAPHIC)

TravelSort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Take a walk through the history of first and economy classes.

Five Rules of Flying Economy Class

OneTravel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

You'd love to fly first class on every international flight. But as reality would have it, you're not made of money, don't have Elite status yet and c...

Best Airlines In the WORLD: Skytrax

Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

From rude stewardesses to plasticine food, flying is a painful experience for a lot of us. As the airline industry struggles to recover from the reces...

Flying Coach: Geithner Part Of Growing Bigwig Trend

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It all started with the Big Three Detroit automakers, when they took corporate jets to Washington to plead for a taxpayer bailout. But now, as pro...

The Difference Between First Class And Coach

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

When a US Airways jetliner crashed into the Hudson River last month, everyone survived. More than 150 passengers and crew members got into boats befor...