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The Airline With The Most Space For Your Dollar, And More

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.17.2014 | Travel

While cabin space will be vast and peppered with putting greens on the flights of the future, right now we're obligated to work with what we've got. ...

America's Meanest Airlines 2014

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

The 2014 Airline Quality Ratings report, released April 7, shows that United Airlines is finally beginning to recover from its merger with Continental Airlines, which took place in 2010. But that wasn't enough to keep United from earning the lowest AQR score of all national airlines for the fourth year in a row.

Best U.S. Airlines: 2013 Edition

Tracy Stewart | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
Tracy Stewart

It's that time of year again. The Airfarewatchdog team has been hard at work crunching numbers to determine the best domestic airlines. (In case you m...

Unruly Passenger Tries To Open Plane Door In Mid-Flight

AP | Posted 10.20.2013 | Travel

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An AirTran flight was safely diverted to Memphis, Tenn., after a passenger tried to open an emergency exit on the plane, offic...

The Top 5 Best Airlines for Bringing Sports Gear

The Active Times | Posted 09.07.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

You may be headed to the best biking trails, ski runs, surf breaks or golf courses in the world, but if your trip starts off with a gauntlet of extra fees and restrictions at the airport, your vacation buzz will be killed before you even hit the fresh air.

The Best (And Worst) Customer Service In The US

Posted 03.18.2013 | Travel

A new survey investigating which US airlines offer the best "customer experience" has found that most domestic carriers get lackluster ratings and tha...

AirTran To Offer Daily Flight From Denver To Mexico

AP | Posted 12.27.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Southwest Airlines and its subsidiary AirTran Airways are launching another flight between Denver and Mexico. Southwest said Wednesday that...

Too Fat To Fly?

U.S. News Travel | Posted 01.10.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Should the sizeable be forced to spend more if they can't wiggle into a standard-size coach seat?

JetBlue Schedule Change And Orlando's "Other" Airport

George Hobica | Posted 10.22.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Come on JetBlue, step up.

Airline Employee Charged With Attempted Booze Theft

Posted 01.03.2012 | Travel

A 28-year-old airline employee was charged with theft after trying to pilfer mini-bottles of booze and potato chips from a parked plane at Milwaulkee'...

Southwest Flight Attendant Union Reaches Seniority Deal

AP | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

DALLAS -- Southwest Airlines Co. flight attendants are the latest group of workers to agree on how they will integrate their seniority with that of wo...

FBI: Woman Made Bomb Threat To Delay Husband's Flight

Posted 12.22.2011 | Travel

A woman upset with her husband called in a bomb threat in an attempt to ground his flight at Los Angeles International, the FBI has alleged in a new c...

Notorious Company Changes Its Name Again

Posted 12.15.2011 | Business

An infamous company is attempting a complete brand makeover -- again. The private security firm formerly known as Blackwater and most recently kno...

Women Kicked Off AirTranFlight Blame Ornery Flight Attendant

Posted 12.06.2011 | Travel

Three New York-bound women were kicked off their AirTran flight Monday, and they say a disagreeable flight attendant is to blame. Marilyn Miller, C...

WATCH: Couple Sues Airline Over Cockroaches

Posted 11.13.2011 | Travel

A Charlotte, North Carolina couple is suing AirTran Airways for "negligence and recklessness, intentional infliction of emotional distress, nuisance, ...

The Horror Of AirTran

Rahim Kanani | Posted 01.09.2012 | Travel
Rahim Kanani

Cut to five hours later: We approach AirTran again and inquire about the flight. The man behind the desk was wide-eyed and high-strung, with a wrinkled white dress shirt and untucked in the back.

AirTran Adopts 'Too Fat To Fly'

Posted 12.14.2011 | Travel

Southwest Airlines has garnered a lot of attention in the past few years for booting passengers for being "too fat to fly." "Clerks" director Kevin...

Google Offering Free WiFi on Three Airlines Over the Holidays

Sue Frause | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Sue Frause

Google at Frankfurt Book Fair. Sue Frause photo. Flying over the holidays? If so, good news for Wi-Fi in the sky users. Google Chrome has teamed u...

Southwest to Purchase AirTran

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

How much did Southwest Airlines covet access to the traffic-rich airports in Atlanta and New York? Enough to offer AirTran Airways more than $7 a shar...

Muhammad Abu Tahir, Man Who Caused Emergency Plane Landing In Denver, Sentenced To Three Months

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A Virginia man who disrupted a cross-country flight that led to the plane being diverted to Colorado has been sentenced to three months...

Two-Inch Turtle Causes Taxiing Plane To Return To Gate

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ATLANTA — A caged, 2-inch turtle traveling with a 10-year-old girl caused a crew to turn around a taxiing plane, take the girl and her sisters o...

Frontier Airlines Lives On, Will Become Official Brand Name Of Republic Airways

AP | JOSHUA FREED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

MINNEAPOLIS — The Midwest Airlines name is going away. Republic Airways Holdings Inc., which owns both Midwest and Frontier Airlines, said on T...

Muhammed Abu Tahir Caused Emergency Plane Landing By Shaving With Shirt Off Drunk In Bathroom

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Bizarre details are emerging about an emergency plane landing in Colorado Springs on Friday that prompted the deployment of two F-16 fighter jets from...

Muhammad Abu Tahir Freed On Bond

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — An airline passenger accused of locking himself in a bathroom to shave and prompting his flight to be tailed by two military jets won't...

Flights Diverted and Other Airline Security Concerns

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christine Negroni

It's usually wise not to let media reports distort your perception of reality, but I'm getting nervous about this apparent uptick in aviation security events.