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Cattle to Coddle Class; Tips from JetBlue, Turkish and Others

Christine Negroni | Posted 01.28.2015 | Travel
Christine Negroni

I don't often sit outside of the economy cabin when I fly and neither do most of my friends. So when I or someone I know gets an upgraded experience it is fun to compare what the various airlines consider a lux experience.

A Postcard From Sydney: Essential Travel Tips

George Hobica | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

Australia's largest city is also the jumping off point from exploring Australia, and the city with the most inbound flights from North America. Here are some essential tips to plan and enjoy your visit.

The World's Largest Passenger Plane Now Runs The World's Longest Route

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 11.29.2014 | Travel

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Qantas is putting the world's biggest passenger plane on the world's longest airline route. A Qantas Airbus A380 touched d...

The 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights From Los Angeles | Posted 11.29.2014 | Travel

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.

Plane Forced To Land After Springing A Leak In Mid-Air

AP | Posted 09.01.2014 | Travel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Water flowed down the aisles and rained down on passengers of a double-decker Qantas Airways flight bound for Australia after a l...

Should You Earn a Mile for Flying a Mile?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Here's a secret: Airlines don't want you to have those miles just as badly. Worse, you don't find out about the mile-free flights until it's too late.

The Big (Ain't Always) Easy

Zachary Dominitz | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Zachary Dominitz

The meaning of 'social good,' a lot like the Occupy movement, varies greatly depending on your perspective.

'Mildly Venomous' Snake On Plane Strands 370 Passengers

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 11.23.2013 | Travel

CANBERRA, Australia -- A tiny exotic snake was found on a Qantas Boeing 747 airliner, leading to 370 passengers being grounded in Sydney overnight, th...

Computer Outage Causes Worldwide Flight Delays

Posted 08.06.2013 | Travel

A computer outage is being blamed for causing major delays at airports worldwide, KTLA reported. Sabre, a reservation system used by many carriers,...

Sick Passengers Quarantined At Sydney Airport

AP | Posted 10.01.2013 | Travel

SYDNEY — More than 20 passengers who became ill during a Qantas flight from Chile to Australia were treated by paramedics and placed in quaranti...

Australian Near Disaster Deserves Continued Attention

Christine Negroni | Posted 09.01.2013 | Travel
Christine Negroni

The ATSB spent two and a half years examining Qantas Flight 32. But its report is disappointing in that it has not resolved questions about durability of the plane or the ability of a two-person crew to handle all that went wrong.

Airline Creates Books To Last The Duration Of Your Flight

Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel

There is something to be said for reading a good book on a long flight, but what if this book was designed specifically for your journey? You start wh...

43 Days Of Your Life -- Gone

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.24.2013 | Business

One moment, please. ... Your call is important to us. .... A representative will be with you shortly. Annoyed yet? That's just a fraction of the...

T-Shirt Sparks Incident On Qantas Flight

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 01.24.2013 | Travel

Qantas passenger Wynand Mullins caused quite a stir on a Sunday evening flight from Australia to New Zealand when he wore an Inigo Montoya T-shirt fro...

A Look Back At Aviation In 2012

Christine Negroni | Posted 03.04.2013 | Travel
Christine Negroni

There's no better way to see the ebb and flow in the world of aviation than to go back and review the events of the past year. As I look at what I saw fit to write about in 2012, I appreciate the unconventional approach some airlines have taken in response to the rapid changes in the industry.

Chicken or Beef?

Civilian | Posted 01.19.2013 | Travel

Airline food can represent a uniquely perverse pleasure for the gourmet. Karen Krizanovich considers some of her favourite mile high meals.

Crocodile Gets Loose On Qantas Airplane

Posted 09.24.2012 | Travel

A Qantas baggage handler got a nasty shock last week after discovering that a crocodile that had been caged amid the plane's cargo had gotten loose an...

Wowch! Qantas Joins the Competitor It Could Not Beat

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business
Christine Negroni

Qantas boss Alan Joyce has made no secret of his resentment of Emirates. But having failed to beat 'em, Qantas is joining its former nemesis.

Pilots Grounded For Cockpit Fight

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 08.21.2012 | Travel

CANBERRA, Australia -- Qantas Airways Ltd. grounded two pilots who quarreled in the cockpit of their Boeing 747 jumbo jet at a Dallas airport last wee...

Passengers Delay Flight Over Pajamas

Posted 08.10.2012 | Travel

A Qantas flight bound from LA to Melbourne was delayed after two first class passengers refused to fly without size extra large pajamas, reports the H...

Qantas Pilot Suspended For Exceeding Alcohol Limit

AP | Posted 08.06.2012 | Travel

CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia's air safety regulator says Qantas Airways Ltd. has suspended a pilot for attempting to fly while under the influence...

Granny's Got Air Rage

Posted 06.04.2012 | Travel

A 58-year-old New Zealand woman is facing jail time after becoming so drunk on a Qantas flight that she punched a fellow passenger, forcing the flight...

Qantas Returns A380 To Service

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.23.2012 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Both Woody Allen and William Shakespeare have words of wisdom regarding the momentous flight today of Qantas Airlines' newly resurrected Airbus A380. Don't believe me? Keep reading.

An In-Flight Maggot Snack?

Posted 04.02.2012 | Travel

Airplane food gets a bad rap, but you don't expect to find creatures crawling in it. But, that was the unfortunate experience for Victoria Cleven, who...

Qantas & China Eastern Collaborate On New Budget Airline

Posted 03.26.2012 | Travel

Qantas, the beleaguered Australian airline, will soon team up with China Eastern Airlines to launch a China-based low-cost carrier. The new venture...