I don’t know about you, but I’d like to think that the feds have screened the other passengers sitting on my airplane. To do that, they also have to screen me. That’s the deal.
Consumer surveys have shown that the most important factor in buying an airline ticket is price. So a 5 percent drop in domestic airfares during the first 10 months of 2015 compared with the same period last year should result in lots of happy fliers, right? Not so. Instead, complaints against airlines are on the rise.
As consumers, we think that buying an airline ticket in advance is our hedge against airfare increases, and it very often is. Except when it’s not.
More than 200 flights were canceled at airports along the U.S. East Coast on Saturday due to a problem with a flight-tracking system in the Washington, D.C. area.
Malaysia is “almost certain” that plane debris found in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370.
In the preliminary accounts of Lubitz’s life before he killed himself and 149 others, they see a highly unstable and emotionally sensitive young adult who probably felt his world was coming apart.
The second black box recovered from the wreckage of Germanwings flight 4U9525 shows that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz accelerated the aircraft as it descended into the Alps.
A video from a cell phone which survived the horrific Germanwings crash casts doubt over Lufthansa’s full cooperation with investigators.
The cause of the crash, which occurred about midway through the flight, is unknown. German security officials said there was no initial evidence of terrorism.
A frequent mistake made by travelers can make the difference between a hassle-free trip, and one that’s far longer than you anticipated.
Because nothing important is going on in the world right now, America is engaged in a fevered debate about airplane seats. Is there a God-given right to recline, even if it impinges on the kneecaps of the person seated behind you? Three recent in-air disputes have resulted in commercial flights being rerouted for unscheduled landings, […]
Americans are in the dumps about their future. What does that have to do with legroom in economy class? Everything. The middle class sees its stature shrinking in the global pecking order and in a culture that favors money over well-being. There can be no better example for this than the indignities of flying economy. […]
New York (AFP) – U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines said Thursday it was no longer sending flights through Ukrainian airspace after the crash of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane in rebel-held eastern Ukraine. “Out of an abundance of caution, Delta is not routing flights through Ukrainian airspace and is monitoring the situation involving Malaysia Airlines […]