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Airlines Shift Security Costs to Passengers With Government Help

Christine Negroni | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Airlines got a $373 million dollar gift from the government when it eliminated the Aviation Security Infrastructure Fee last year. What with the slide in fuel prices, these 37 U.S. and 71 foreign airlines have to be feeling pretty flush right now.

Passenger Raped and Nearly Killed on a Cruise Ship

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 01.12.2015 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

A former crew member aboard Holland America's MS Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ship was sentenced by a Broward County Florida Federal Judge to 30 years in a federal prison this week for raping and then attempting to kill a female passenger.

The Boomtown Rats Return: A Conversation with Bob Geldof, Plus a Chat with Finch's Nate Barcalow and Lots of Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

photo courtesy Bob Geldof A Conversation with Bob Geldof Mike Ragogna: Bob, I'm honored to be talking to the Man Of Peace. Bob Geldof: You are ind...

On Electronic Devices on Planes, Facts A Minor Factor

Christine Negroni | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Christine Negroni

The majority of the flying public trusts the FAA is making this decision with air safety first and foremost because they want that to be the case. The fact of the matter is that the facts don't matter.

What Would William Shatner Do?

Dori Hartley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Dori Hartley

Wherever I go, whether it's a trip around the world or to the local supermarket to pick up Frosted Flakes, I live in a fantasy world that revolves around the idea that I am Neo from The Matrix -- regardless of how much of a mom I look like in real life.

The ABC's of Travel

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.04.2013 | Travel
Lisa Mirza Grotts

I have written a book on travel etiquette, but unfortunately, many people have not read it, and many more people are not aware of the ABC's of travel....

A Shocking Message For Airlines

John Nicholson | Posted 02.21.2013 | Travel
John Nicholson

Airlines: Stop forcing that default complimentary soda and snack on your economy passengers on domestic flights. Most of us don't want it, all of us can do without it and we all know you can't really afford it.

Torture At 30,000 Feet

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.13.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Are flight attendants behaving like petty tyrants on the plane, sometimes at the cost of our comfort, or are air travelers driving airline employees to it?

Airlines Scrooge Their Customers With Bag Fees

Kate Hanni | Posted 01.29.2013 | Travel
Kate Hanni

During a slow economic recovery, the flying public is being financially damaged by the airlines' refusal to post the hidden ancillary fees.

Why European Airlines Will Pay Passengers For Late Flights

Kate Hanni | Posted 12.31.2012 | Travel
Kate Hanni

Passengers are often placated with vouchers for a free meal or a refreshment when they are legally entitled to more significant reimbursement.

WATCH: The Pre-Flight Passenger Video Airlines Should Show

George Hobica | Posted 11.13.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

I've always thought that right before the safety demo, airlines should do a courtesy demo. Wouldn't it make air travel better for everyone?

The Secret Life Of A Cruise Ship Lecturer

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.11.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

When I get a last minute phone call to fill in for a sick shipboard lecturer, I am slightly nervous: What if I bring some sort of new virus aboard? Or what if -- as seems a lot more likely -- I end up boring passengers to death?

What An American-US Air Merger Might Mean

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 10.31.2012 | Travel

NEW YORK — While American Airlines and US Airways have started merger discussions, it would be several months – if not years – befor...

American Airlines Captain Gives Passengers Too Much Information

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 03.15.2012 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

"Our hydraulics are leaking and it wouldn't really be a good idea if we tried to fly that way. Not a good idea at all. I'm sure you'd all agree."

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 | 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...

Pickup Artists

Bess Kalb | Posted 09.18.2011 | San Francisco
Bess Kalb

If you've just flown across the country and it's late and your leg sockets are sore and your TylenolPM/gin situation makes the BART map look like a pretty spider, it's likely the first place you will go upon arriving in San Francisco is a taxi.

Searching For Nobuo Nagano

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Joseph

As workers battle catastrophe at stricken nuclear power plants spewing toxins into the environment a handful of modern-day Nobuo Nagano's stand against it, willing to sacrifice their lives in order to save the lives of countless others.

What You Need to Know About Antarctica

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

I have just returned from Antarctica, the loneliest, driest, most desolate place in the world. The only way to get there is by ship. So why go?

Airline Seat Pitch as a Profit Booster?

Kate Hanni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Kate Hanni

If airlines can decrease the distance between seats enough, they can install more seats, and the appalling discomfort of airline coach travel will soar to new heights.

"Leaving on a Jet Plane"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

My bag was packed. I was ready to go. For the first time I was flying solo. I was leaving on a jet plane, and though I knew when I'd be back again, oh, baby, I hated to go.

Into the Friendly Skies with Unfriendly Airlines

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

Why is it that we are so passive in our belief that we deserve no better than we are getting? We expect the worst from air travel and we are getting it.

More Comfy Skies Ahead for Passengers this Year

Terry Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Terry Gardner

Hopefully 2010 is the year that airlines focus more on passenger comfort and less on nickeling and diming us over pillows, blankets and baggage.

Northwest Flight 253: A Catalyst for a New Approach to Aviation Security?

Rani Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rani Singh

We are now at a critical crossroads for aviation security. The choices are simple: we can carry on as we are or we can face up to the difficult challenge of rethinking our approach.

Amtrak Ridership Shrinks, But It's Still Second Best Year For Railroad

AP | JOAN LOWY, Associated Press Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP)-- Amtrak said Monday its ridership dropped by more than a million passengers in the past year, still the second-highest year in the ra...