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The 10 Best Airlines In The World

Hopper.com | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

We may have the best barbecue ribs and baseball teams, but when it comes to airlines, the United States has fallen slightly behind. The latest Skytrax World Airline Awards, which rank global airlines in a number of categories, are out.

A Plane Appeared To Fly Backward At The French Open

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.02.2015 | Sports

Mystery in plane sight.

Trade and the Enforcement Issue

Mike Lux | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

I wanted to throw another thing into the whole trade discussion today, and that is the issue of enforcement: Why are we to have any faith in the language of these trade deals on labor, the environment or anything else if the administration won't enforce the rules of trade that already exist?

Emirates, Black Tomato, and Movements Changing Travel

Scott Goodson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel
Scott Goodson

"Hello Tomorrow" reads the global ads for Emirates, the commercial airline of the future. Like Google, the company is growing exponentially - and in t...

10 Coolest Airline Amenities

Hopper.com | Posted 05.04.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

With all the airline fees adding up, it's hard to remember what perks you get as a passenger. However, there are still some airlines that show their appreciation for customers, dishing out amenities that make them stand out from the rest.

Seriously Long-Haul: 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights from the United States

Hopper.com | Posted 06.17.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

Since the very beginnings of aviation in America, U.S. flyers have been trying to push the boundaries: Chuck Yeager cracked the sound barrier; Amelia Earhart crisscrossed the Atlantic Ocean, and Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong left footprints on the moon.

Preying on Anti-Arab Bias

James Zogby | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
James Zogby

Delta Airlines is leading an effort to petition the U.S. government to sanction Etihad Airlines, Emirates Airlines, and Qatar Air. What is troubling is that precisely because their case is weak, the U.S. coalition has shamefully stooped to subtle and not so subtle "Arab-baiting" in their efforts to demonize the Arab carriers.

Airlines Squabble Over "Open Skies" Treaties

Richard Finger | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Richard Finger

A rift has occurred between the big three United States airlines -- United, American and Delta -- and the heavyweights from the Middle East -- Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways.

Why I Left Delta and Took My Diamonds Elsewhere

John Nicholson | Posted 02.07.2015 | Travel
John Nicholson

In this traveler's eyes, American air carriers generally, and Delta specifically, have slipped from atop the quality and service rankings. They have gone from diamonds to diamonds in the rough. And with a good bit of polishing, we may both one day be Diamonds again.

Sponsorship of FIFA: a new front in Gulf political rivalry

James Dorsey | Posted 01.04.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Lurking in the background of world soccer body FIFA's talks with Qatar Airways to replace its Dubai rival Emirates as a sponsor is the escalating hostility between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates as a result of their divergent attitudes towards political Islam.

The 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights From Los Angeles

Hopper.com | Posted 11.29.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

While in terms of total passenger traffic, LAX still sits somewhere in sixth or seventh place globally; it's always claimed the crown for the planet's busiest single origin and destination airport.

Get Free International Stopovers on These Airlines

Hopper.com | Posted 11.23.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

For adventurous travelers, a free trip to an exotic city is a mouthwatering prospect. Stopovers -- connections between flights of more than 24 hours -- provide a sneaky way to do just that, giving travelers two holidays for the price of one.

The 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights from New York

Hopper.com | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

The team at Hopper has put together this list of the 10 longest non-stop flights from New York City; the ones that take passengers further afield than anywhere else, from the bubbling bazaars of Indian Mumbai, to the seething streets of China's megacities.

Subsidies for Big Business: Why Are We Doing This Again?

Mike Lux | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

One area where a lot of us populist progressives agree with at least the rhetoric of the Tea Party is the issue of subsidies to big business. Case in point: the Export-Import Bank.

What Is the Deal With the Export-Import Bank?

Mike Lux | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

By receiving financial subsidies from the Export-Import Bank of the US, an airline with antiquated laws is getting unfair competitive advantage over American companies. American taxpayers should no longer be giving their money to foreign companies whose principles run contrary to ours.

'The Shawati' Interviews': When I Saw You Filmmaker Annemarie Jacir

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.24.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

"Listen to your heart. If my films can touch one person and maybe give them the feeling that they don't have to be swallowed up by this world."

At the Helm of an Emirates A380

Jay Cheshes | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Jay Cheshes

Emirates trains its real pilots on a much more complex piece of equipment, where all the knobs and levers actually work and the cockpit shakes on its hydraulic lift. For most of us who've dreamt of earning more than our plastic wings though, this pared-down version is as close as we're likely to get to taking charge of an actual jumbo jet.

Aim for Global

Scott Goodson | Posted 11.16.2013 | Media
Scott Goodson

Successful global brands realize that as consumers naturally wander across the digital media landscape, an inconsistent brand from market to market will be noticed by consumers and lose value in their eyes.

What Airline Takes Care Of Infants?

George Hobica | Posted 04.05.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Flying internationally? If there's a choice, you definitely want to choose a foreign-based airline over a U.S.-based one.

12 Things To See Before The Apocalypse

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

With the Maya apocalypse fast approaching, now is the time to start crossing some things off your bucket list. If you've ever wanted to stay on a private island, gamble with your life savings, or treat yourself to the best meal on Earth, you've got less than two weeks to do it.

Baby Born On Emirates Plane

Posted 08.30.2012 | Travel

Little EK is going to have quite the story to tell when he grows up. That's because he was born aboard an Emirates plane somewhere between Dubai and M...

America Needs A Five-Star Airline

John Nicholson | Posted 10.24.2012 | Travel
John Nicholson

Why harp on one tiny aspect of airlines' customer experience? Because it's illustrative of the overall trend of poor product and service outputs by all major U.S. airlines.

Passengers Get Into Fight Mid-Air

Posted 01.12.2012 | Travel

Two passengers got into a mid-air fight over a reclined seat aboard an Emirates flight from Dubai to Manchester, England January 10. The fight sta...

GADLING: Emirates, Virgin America Win Passenger Choice Awards

www.gadling.com | Melanie Renzulli | Posted 11.13.2011 | Travel

Window or aisle? Coffee or Coke? Choices for airline passengers are shrinking faster than the on-board snack. But there are some airlines that are sti...

Showering at 30,000 Feet: Aboard the Super-Jumbo A380, Life is Large

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.01.2011 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The plane I'm about to board, the super-jumbo Airbus A380, has brought a certain excitement back to air travel since its debut in 2007.