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Man Tries To Open Plane Door, Says He Thought It Was Bathroom

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.29.2015 | Weird News

For most of us, the signs indicating a toilet on an airplane are pretty clear. But for one passenger on a KLM flight from Edinburgh to Amsterdam, appa...

When Business Connections Are Made on the Plane

Map Happy | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Tight quarters where everyone is stuck for hours with no place to go except maybe the bathroom can make it a prime place to meet people. Now, let's make this merger happen, eh?

Airline Brings Passengers To Tears With Surprise Letters From Loved Ones Before Takeoff

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.26.2014 | Good News

Air travel these days is largely an impersonal affair. Nothing says "you're valued" quite like frequent flier numbers, boarding groups and hundreds...

KLM's Adorable Lost And Found Service Makes Us Want To Leave Stuff On Planes

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green

KLM's new lost and found program is a lesson in perverse incentives. On one hand, owners who leave property behind risk losing it permanently. The...

Body Found In Plane Wheel Well Could Belong To Missing Teen

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 06.05.2014 | Crime

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch border police say they found a body in the wheel well of a KLM airplane that landed at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Thursd...

A First For Airline Bag Fees

Posted 02.14.2013 | Travel

The dreaded airline bag fees have hopped the pond. Beginning in April 2013, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will begin charging passengers for checked bags o...

Is Delta About To Get A Lot Sexier?

John Nicholson | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel
John Nicholson

Even if Delta retains its corporatist image and mediocre product quality, though, the prospect of being able to accrue, redeem and enjoy benefits on Virgin Atlantic makes Delta's frequent flyer program, SkyMiles, and its alliance network, SkyTeam, much more attractive for transatlantic fliers.

Building Social Media Communities

Chris Abraham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Chris Abraham

Communities are so used to being abused that you'll be surprised and insulted by the level of caution, dread, and mistrust you'll wander into, even if your intentions are pure and you're just looking for ways to discover, engage, and help folks online.

Mile-High Networking: Will The 'Friendly Skies' Get Too Friendly?

Debra Ollivier | Posted 01.08.2013 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

Here's to sitting back in the stratosphere and enjoying the moment on a plane -- alone.

Social Media To Help KLM Passengers Find Seatmates

Posted 12.14.2011 | Travel

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is developing a service by which passengers can select seatmates via social media, according to the Dutch Daily News. Tho...

Gerard Depardieu Laughs At Plane Peeing Incident, While Wearing Pigtails

Posted 11.04.2011 | Entertainment

Even Gerard Depardieu himself can't help but laugh at his infamous plane peeing incident. The French star, who peed in the aisle of a CityJet plane...

Which Country's Mega-Rich Want To Pay Higher Taxes?

WSJ | Robert Frank | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

By Robert Frank of the Wall Street Journal Warren Buffett is playing well in France. A group of 16 of the richest people in France has signed a ...

Depardieu Publicly Pees on Plane...

AOL Travel News | Posted 10.17.2011 | Travel

The French actor Gerard Depardieu gave the passengers on a CityJet flight from Paris to Dublin quite the show on Tuesday when he reacted to the news h...

..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, ...

21 Airlines Fined For Price Fixing

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — When the airline industry took a nose dive a decade ago, executives at global carriers scrambled to find a quick fix to avoid finan...

Smoking Bag Removed From KLM Flight

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HOUSTON — Police say a ruptured, smoking suitcase found on an international flight in Houston posed no threat and that damage to the bag was cau...

International Travel in an Era of Terrorism

Bekeh Utietiang | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bekeh Utietiang

This unfortunate event is a call to action. It is worth placing full body scanners in all airports around the world.

Exclusive: TSA Seizes Computer from Travel Blogger

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Two black sedans with TSA special agents came to the Connecticut home of blogger Steven Frischling and walked out with his laptop computer, looking for the anonymous source who leaked a directive.

Understanding The Mindset of A Nigerian Terrorist

Bekeh Utietiang | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bekeh Utietiang

The very process of radicalization had a devastating effect on the otherwise good life and good upbringing this young man had enjoyed.

Airlines flying to Nairobi hire private guards

AP | TOM MALITI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Many airlines flying into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport have hired private security firms to guard passengers, cargo and aircraft rather than rely on the Kenya Airports Authority or local police for protection.

Although U.S. and Kenyan authorities said there is no immediate threat of terrorism to the airport or to airlines operating there, previous incidents have raised concerns.

Kenya has been hit with three major terrorist incidents over the last 11 years. Al-qaeda operatives bombed the U.S. Embassy in 1998, killing more than 200 people. In 2002 a car bomb exploded at a seaside hotel frequented by Israeli tourists, killing 15 people. At almost the same time, terrorists tried to shoot down a charter jet carrying Israeli tourists with a shoulder-fired missile.

The question of security at the Nairobi airport was raised again last month when Delta Air Lines abruptly canceled an inaugural flight from Atlanta to Nairobi after the Transportation Security Administration refused to sanction the route.

Aviation experts say private airport security guards are common in war zones around the world, but rare in relatively stable nations like Kenya. Still, national carrier Kenya Airways is among those using a private security firm at the Nairobi airport.