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Supreme Court Casts Doubt On Frequent Flyer's Lawsuit

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court indicated Tuesday it won't offer much help to frequent flyers who want to sue when airlines revoke their miles o...

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...

Wall Street's Plunge Threatens Already-Weak Consumer Confidence

AP | PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — What little confidence consumers have is being undermined by the tumult on Wall Street. Americans struggling with lean wages and j...

I'll Have the Can, Hold the Cups

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Tell the flight attendants you want just the can, no napkin, next time you need a shot of carbonated caffeine while in the air. Why use so many plastic cups, and what happens to them when the plane lands?

Northwest Airlines Failed To Follow FAA Safety Orders, Government Watchdog Confirms

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — A government watchdog has verified complaints by a federal inspector that Northwest Airlines wasn't following Federal Aviation Admi...

Spot The Northwest Flight Attendant

Simon Sinek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Sinek

I flew to London and back on Delta Airlines, which was great because I got to play my new favorite game: spot the old Northwest Flight Crew. Northwe...

Feds Interview Northwest Pilots Who Overshot Minneapolis Airport

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Federal investigators interviewed the crew of the Northwest Airlines flight that overshot the Minneapolis airport by 150 miles on ...

White House Creates Ministry of Hindsight and Self-Flagellation

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

The mission of the Ministry of Hindsight and Self-Flagellation will be to organize and exacerbate reaction to any future past issues that end badly and make the government look stupid.

Reading the Pictures: This Kid Abdulmutallab

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2009-12-31-headshot.jpgPictures circulating of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on a school trip to London in '03 is making it near impossible for the right-wing to hype his danger.

Father Of Would-Be Bomber, Abdulmutallab, Warned U.S. About Son

AP | PAMELA HESS and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — U.S. government officials tell The Associated Press that the Nigerian man charged with trying to destroy a jetliner came to the att...

Air Sickness

Lloyd Garver | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd Garver

We've all gotten so absorbed in our computers that we lose track of everything else. Of course, when I do it, I don't have 144 passengers sitting behind me.

Modesty Won't Fly At The Airport

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Dorfman

As we all know, getting past security at the nation's 560 airports will be an even bigger pain in the butt for the roughly 100 million Americans who fly each year.

Cheney Plays 'Let's Pretend...': The Old Man's Off His Rocker

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The problem here in Cheneyville is the Old Man's off his rocker. That's the way some folks are seeing it, anyway. He's lost his marbles, they say. His brain's turned into oatmeal. He doesn't know his --

Just Another Day at the T.S.A.

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Rrriinnnng! Rrriinnn -- "Good morning, and thanks for calling T.S.A., 'Your Travel Partner.' This is Janet speaking -- how may I help you?" "I w...

Where Are the Firing Offenses in Medicine?

Patrick Malone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Malone

In the medical industry, for a doctor to lose their license only a flagrant pattern of drug or alcohol abuse or other criminal behavior will put the practitioner out of business. This needs to change.

As Airlines Cut Corners, Pilot Fatigue Could Run The Industry Into The Ground

DailyFinance | Bruce Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On Wednesday night, Northwest Airlines (DAL) Flight 188, an Airbus A-320, overshot its destination by 150 miles before the pilots re-established conta...

Flight Diverted Over Christmas Ornament

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A spokesman says a Northwest Airlines flight from Detroit was briefly diverted to Tennessee after someone found a suspic...

Privacy Isn't the Price for Security

Mike German | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike German

Profiling and electronically strip searching the innocent doesn't help find terrorists, it only wastes security resources.

'Please Remove Your Jackets, Sweaters and Pants, and Place All Laptops and Electronics...'

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

So what now? Will the Department of Homeland Security now require that we remove our pants too, leaving us standing there even more humiliated in our underwear and tees?

Northwest Pilots Who Overshot Minneapolis Airport Were Working On Laptops

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Not sleeping, the pilots say. They were engrossed in a complicated new crew-scheduling program on their laptop computers as their p...

Airline Crew Overshot Minneapolis Airport By 150 Miles

AP | STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MINNEAPOLIS — Two Northwest Airlines pilots failed to make radio contact with ground controllers for more than an hour and overflew their Minnea...

Unruly Passengers Cause 2 Flights To Cange Course

AP | CATHERINE TSAI and MARK NIESSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DENVER — Military jets scrambled to intercept a San Francisco-bound jetliner reporting a problem aboard – one of two commercial airplanes ...

Delta, Northwest Airlines Can Work As Single Carrier

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ATLANTA — Delta Air lines Inc. has received government permission to operate its namesake service and its Northwest Airlines subsidiary as a sin...

Like Moses, Barack Needs An Aaron

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

On Christmas Day, President Obama himself gave an absolutely tone-deaf response to the near catastrophe on Northwest Airlines Flight 253. If he is truly a Moses, then perhaps he needs an Aaron.

The Not-So-Mystifing Mystery of Northwest 188

Susan Isaacs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Isaacs

For a mystery writer like me, much of the why the plane overshot Minneapolis by 150 miles conjecture has been deeply unsatisfying.