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Denver Now Flying Direct To Tokyo

Posted 06.10.2013 | Denver

The first passengers to take a direct flight from Denver to Tokyo boarded around 12:35 p.m., completing a dream for local officials who have been purs...

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.

New American Airlines Planes Give Foreign Carriers Serious Competition

George Hobica | Posted 07.18.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

For years now, profitable foreign-based airlines have offered newer, more luxurious aircraft than their poorer U.S.-based competitors. British Airways...

Fear, Good and Bad: Lessons From an Awful Week in Boston

David Ropeik | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
David Ropeik

Fear is not something we can turn off, something we can consciously control.

Mumbai: Jenn Goes Jain

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 04.10.2013 | Travel
Jennifer Schwab

As a person of East Indian descent, but an American through and through by birth and upbringing, I have always wanted to journey to the motherland to explore my Jain heritage.

America's Meanest Airlines

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.09.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

ellenm1 / Flickr The 2013 Airline Quality Ratings (AQR) report -- released on Monday, April 8 -- shows that the U.S. Department of Transportation rec...

United Airlines Flight Gets Diverted After Customer Complains About A Movie

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.05.2013 | Business

Next time you're unhappy with your plane's inflight entertainment, take a minute to really, truly consider if it's worth complaining. A family tra...

Employees Say the Darndest Things -- a Lesson in Culture

Ian Altman | Posted 05.19.2013 | Business
Ian Altman

If you are not sure if your culture strives to wow customers, then rest assured it is not. It is never too late to change your culture and values. But the longer you wait, the harder it is to reverse the trend.

A More Comfy Transcontinental Flight

Posted 03.19.2013 | Travel

Flights across the U.S. are about to get a lot more comfortable for business class passengers. United Airlines announced Monday the rollout of a ne...

Michael McAuliff

Widow Of 9/11 Pilot Calls Airline Security Plan An 'Insult' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ellen Saracini became an airline security advocate in the hardest way possible. She lost her husband, Victor, on Sept. 11, 2001, when hi...

United Airlines Holds Plane So Passenger Can Say Goodbye To His Dying Mother

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.06.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

As it turns out, United flight 667 was delayed leaving San Francisco. Drake was visibly distraught. You can't prepare for a moment like this, but now came the very real possibility that he wouldn't have chance to see his mother before she passed away.

Is United's Premier Access Service A Rip-Off?

Posted 03.01.2013 | Travel

United Airlines made news recently by announcing a new "Premier Access" option that would allow passengers to skip to the front of security lines for ...

Why Frequent Flier Miles Are Never 'Free'

George Hobica | Posted 05.01.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Whatever happened to "free" frequent flier tickets?

Mercury Retrograde: Get Ready for Three 'More' Weeks When the World Goes Haywire!

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

Many readers have asked to be warned when Mercury goes retrograde. They want to avoid the kind of mental mistake that cost Governor Perry his presidential nomination.

Airline VIP Club Cheat Sheet

George Hobica | Posted 04.14.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

It's important to note that airline clubs vary greatly in quality, even within a single airline.

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.

New TSA PreCheck: Elitist, Confusing, Mysterious, Maddening

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

If you are under 12 or over 75--in like Flynn. No worries. No more long TSA security lines involving taking off your shoes or taking out your laptop...etc... But for the rest of us flyers, it's a secret new "E-ZPass" program of sorts: "Managed Inclusion" is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, to paraphrase Winston Churchill.

Airline Will Stop Shipping Monkeys For Inhumane Medical Testing

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green

Animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said in a press release Monday that United Airlines would no longer ship monkey...

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.

Bad Airline Service: When Is Enough Enough?

Robert Schrader | Posted 02.17.2013 | Travel
Robert Schrader

Whether you want to congratulate or lambast an airline you've recently flown, head on over to BadAirline and make an airline complaint on the airline's report card. Or, subscribe to our airline news blog and keep abreast of the latest airline developments.

1st Class Flyers Offer Seats To Crying Disabled Vet, Delta Won't Accommodate

Posted 12.14.2012 | Impact

Marine Lance Cpl. Christian Brown, a disabled veteran, was wheeled down to the last row of the airplane and bumped up against aisle seats after he had...

PHOTOS: Rothenburg Is Germany's Christmas City

Susan Fogwell | Posted 02.04.2013 | Travel
Susan Fogwell

Shop windows display beer steins, wooden nutcrackers and German-made Teddy bears.

Planes, Trains and Cars: Cartels Take Over the Travel Industry

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 11.22.2012 | Business
Blake Fleetwood

If airlines and car rental companies want to increase market share, the big guys should have to earn it by winning the business and loyalty of their customers; not by gobbling up competitors or driving them out of business

Last Minute Holiday Air Travel Tips to Save Your Sanity

Elizabeth Thorp | Posted 01.19.2013 | Travel
Elizabeth Thorp

Approximately 24 million travelers will take to the skies in the next few weeks to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, according to Airlines for America. Whether you're visiting Grandma, hitting the slopes or simply getting away from the hustle and bustle, there are some air travel tips you should know.

Paralyzed Marine Sues Airline For Allegedly Forcing Him To Sit In Urine

Posted 11.15.2012 | Impact

An Afghanistan War veteran and Paralympian is suing United Airlines and an airport contractor for allegedly causing him injury and, he says, to make s...