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Airplane Seats

Delta Makes Networking At 35,000 Feet Easier Than Ever

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel

What if, instead of dreading who your seatmate might be on your next flight, you looked forward to the experience? That's what Delta Air Lines is a...

The Airplane Smells Like Farts... And 4 Other Travel Annoyances

Caitlyn Becker | Posted 03.06.2014 | Travel
Caitlyn Becker

With the crazy expensive cost of flying these days one would think that you would have a pleasant, even 5 star experience traveling the friendly skies. But, if you're like most people, you're shelling out a big chunk of change to fly coach and there is little, if anything, friendly about it.

JetBlue Makes A Pivotal Change

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 10.05.2013 | Travel

NEW YORK — JetBlue, known for shuttling vacationers from Northeast cities to the warmth of Florida and the Caribbean, is making a play for corpo...

Travel 'Perks' That Aren't Always as Good as They Sound

SmarterTravel | Posted 08.05.2013 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Have you ever paid for a travel perk that left you wishing you had kept your wallet shut? It's often best to ignore the hype--or at least investigate the truth behind for-fee (or even free) perks before you book. Here are seven disappointing travel perks that I've encountered.

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...

The Single Worst Airplane Seat Ever

Posted 01.25.2013 | Travel

Seriously, you would not want to get stuck sitting here on a long flight -- or, really, any flight.

Finding The Best Airplane Seat

Chris Lopinto | Posted 03.16.2013 | Travel
Chris Lopinto

Airlines will generally hold back certain choice seats for assignment to their elite frequent flyers. If these seats are not assigned they will then be released at the airport just before flight time.

PHOTOS: Which Candidate Makes The Best Seat Mate?

Posted 11.06.2012 | Travel

Some of the most popular politicians in the country aren't up for election on Tuesday, a new survey of fliers reveals. Working from a poll of more ...

How To Pick The Right Airline Seat

Fly.com | Posted 12.29.2012 | Travel
Fly.com

Have you ever experienced this scenario? You are nearly finished with the online booking for your next flight when the airline's reservation system prompts you to select a seat. You are stumped. Which seat do you pick? How do you know if 8A is better than 14C? What if you end up in one of those seats that don't recline?

Even More About Those AA Seats

Christine Negroni | Posted 12.04.2012 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Passengers think of airline seats mostly in terms of space and comfort (most often noticing the absence of both) but the news that American Airlines has grounded eight of the Boeing 757s in its fleet after some seats shifted in flight is all about safety.

Are Airplane Seats Strong Enough For Overweight Passengers?

nytimes.com | CHRISTINE NEGRONI | Posted 05.08.2012 | Travel

More than six decades ago, when the federal standards on the strength of airplane seats and seat belts were written, government regulations specified ...

The Future Of Airplane Seats?

inside-digital.blog.lonelyplanet.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Man has made large metal people carriers fly. From here on in, it's all just a tweaking of the original concept: fly it faster, make the plane bigger,...

Reclined Seat-Backs Can Break Laptops and Assure Uncomfortable Flight

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

What especially bothers me about the seat-back issue is that the extra discomfort I'm experiencing greatly exceeds the small amount of extra comfort the person in front of me may be enjoying.