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Here Is Really Why Airlines Are Shrinking Your Leg Room

Seriously Skewed | Posted 09.05.2014 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

In the past couple of weeks, no less than three physical fights have broken out between passengers on commercial planes over the right to recline thei...

United Airlines Will Soon Debut New, Extra-Big Jet

AP | Posted 09.05.2014 | Travel

SEATTLE (AP) — United Airlines is showing confidence in Boeing's 787 by taking delivery of the new, larger version of the jet that Boeing calls the ...

Say Bye Bye To The Knee Defender

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.28.2014 | Travel

The Knee Defender sounded too good to be true. Reclining seats have plagued long-legged travelers for decades. When the seat back in front of you ...

Success and Continued Struggle for Airport Workers

Michael Stewart | Posted 08.08.2014 | New York
Michael Stewart

Forty-six years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said it was "criminal" that people working full-time jobs were making part-time pay. It is still true today -- and it's time that the hard-working men and women at the airports and elsewhere bring home enough money to support themselves and their families.

United Flight Makes Emergency Landing Due To 'Small Fire'

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business

TORONTO, Aug 5 (Reuters) - A United Airlines jet on its way to Brussels made an emergency landing in Halifax, Nova Scotia after a small fire aboard ...

Delta to Let Four 747s Fly Out of the Fleet

Christine Negroni | Posted 08.01.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

In a startling change of plans, Delta Air Lines today confirmed that it will retire four of its Boeing 747s beginning in September.

Dedicated to the Employees of Malaysia Airlines

Helen Davey | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

As a veteran Pan Am flight attendant from 1965 to 1986, and a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist for the past 27 years, I feel compelled to reach out t...

Are Frequent Flier Programs A Fool's Game?

U.S. News Travel | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

N i c o l a / Flickr Airline loyalty programs have long tempted their most frequent customers with upgrades, bonus points and other forms of spec...

United Airlines' Outsourcing Jobs to Company That Pays Near-Poverty Wages Is Shameful

Robert Creamer | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The "market" may be a fine way to price corn or beans, but by itself it is not an appropriate way to price wages. That's because people are not commodities. Their well-being is the point of the economy. Everyone who works for a living deserves a living wage.

How Do You Know When You've Grown Up?

Courtney Garcia | Posted 09.07.2014 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

I decided you grow up a little bit each time you learn what it means to lose something you can't get back. Time, of course, is the most significant loss to digest, but it's hard to understand the value of a minute. I only totally get it when I'm on my way to work in the morning.

Why Social Media Requires Being Human

Ian Altman | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

While on a trip to California to speak at an event last month, I took the opportunity to see how hospitality and travel companies respond (or don't respond) using Twitter.

Fly the Friendly Skies - United Earned My Business

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Steve Nelson

Airline travel gets a pretty bad rap these days, but one must give credit where credit is due. And United Airlines has earned my deepest gratitude.

Plane Diverted After Emergency Chute Opens In Mid-Flight

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2014 | Crime

June 30 (Reuters) - A United Airlines flight bound for southern California with 101 people on board was diverted to Wichita, Kansas on Sunday night ...

Airport Lounges: Get VIP With an Economy Ticket

Grace McClure | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel
Grace McClure

Airport lounges ooze exclusivity and warm muffins. They are also a revolving door for the travel elite and road warriors - the "cool kids" of the ai...

Airlines Change the Carry-on Rules

George Hobica | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

American (as well as Delta and United) have fairly new carry-on bag limits, including a 14-inch maximum width -- and my bag is 15 inches wide, as are many carry-ons.

Say Goodbye To Your Frequent-Flier Perks

The Washington Post | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel

It's a sad day for anyone who's ever known the joy of carefully hoarding frequent-flier miles....

Big Changes Coming To United's Rewards Program

AP | By DAVID KOENIG | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel

DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines is about to reward its big-spending customers at the expense of bargain-hunting travelers who rack up miles with long-...

Airline Passenger Arrested After Allegedly Saying, 'I Kill White People Like You'

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.03.2014 | Crime

A 43-year-old woman is being charged with assault after allegedly making threatening comments on a United Airlines flight. According to a court aff...

Pre-Tony's Broadway Tasting: Stars in the Alley

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Even before I got to Schubert Alley, a tad late of course, the sounds were rocking Broadway. Audiences were treated to a free sampling of numbers from...

College Student Vanishes At O'Hare Airport

Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime

Law enforcement and other officials are working to locate a missing Illinois college student who disappeared after checking his luggage at O'Hare Inte...

Investigation Underway After Two 757s Came Within 5 Miles Of Each Other

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.19.2014 | Crime

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating a disturbingly close call after two Boeing 757s pas...

The 'Un'American Way?

Jim Goldman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Jim Goldman

I'm writing this from an overly crowded bus taking me from American Airlines' "remote terminal" back to the main terminal at LAX. I wish I could say I...

Why United's Jeff Smisek Is Perhaps the Worst CEO in the Business

David Fagin | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
David Fagin

Whether it's a relationship with your spouse, or a relationship with your customers/partners, is there any more important factor than trust?

Eight Meals You'd Never Believe Came From An Airplane

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Here are eight dishes that take haute cuisine to new heights -- quite literally.

Why I Wasn't Sure I Belonged In An Exit Row Seat

Tova Laiter | Posted 06.08.2014 | Fifty
Tova Laiter

On a recent trip to Mexico City, luck struck just when I least expected it. It was a crowded coach flight, but the busy agent at the United Airlines check-in desk suddenly smiled at me and said the magic words: 'I gave you the best seat in the house -- exit row'.