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Air Travel

  1. pivot
    Is This the End of Business Travel As We Know It?Americans are getting on planes in bigger numbers, but one kind of trip may mostly be consigned to the past.
  2. buyer’s market
    Here’s Why Airlines Are Ending Change FeesWhile there won’t be fees for altering your travel plans, you’ll probably have to choose higher fares or cheap, inflexible tickets.
  3. the top line
    Why Airlines Are Getting Ready for Huge LayoffsThe layoff announcement from American is part warning and part threat.
  4. the top line
    Here’s Why So Many Planes Are Still Flying, Nearly EmptySchedule reductions haven’t lined up with the drop in demand amid COVID-19, as obstacles like logistics, DOT obligations, and algae get in the way.
  5. buyer’s market
    How Airlines Are Reacting to Coronavirus: Fewer Flights, More Flexible TermsAirlines are cutting down on the frequency of service on some major business routes, while easing off rebooking fees to attract flexible customers.
  6. air travel
    Tall Delta CEO Asks Passengers to Please Think of the Tall Before RecliningThere’s a button to recline your seat because that’s a thing you’re allowed to do; there’s no button to shake the seat in front of you.
  7. buyer’s market
    Disloyalty Programs: What Happens If You Break the Frequent-Flier RulesFrom “throwaway ticketing” to point trading to scamming lounge time, the airlines are onto our tricks.
  8. immigration
    TSA Is Sending Hundreds of Employees, Including Air Marshals, to the BorderIn internal emails, DHS acknowledged that the move comes with “some risk.”
  9. the top line
    Here’s Why Airplane Boarding Got So RidiculousAirlines have increasingly settled on a boarding order driven by social stratification.
  10. transportation
    How Yesterday’s Aeroflot Disaster Echoes the 737 Max CrashesA system malfunction highlighted a systemic vulnerability for passenger airlines.
  11. transportation
    Flight Attendants Are Ready to Protest Over Frontier’s Low PayAfter fighting to end the shutdown, flight attendants are taking on another kind of wage insecurity, which they say makes a vital job more difficult.
  12. transportation
    After 2 Deadly Crashes, Is It Safe to Fly on a 737 Max?Many nations grounded the 737 Max after Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash, but the FAA says it’s safe. Should U.S. travelers relax or switch flights?
  13. government shutdown
    Airports in Northeast Hit With Delays Over Shutdown-Related Staffing IssuesThe FAA attributed the temporary halt of flights at LaGuardia and delays in Newark, Philadelphia, and D.C. to a shortage of air traffic controllers.
  14. government shutdown
    The Government Shutdown Is Making Airports Even More HellishTravelers are seeing long security lines, and some TSA workers, who typically make very little, are struggling to pay their bills.
  15. Power Restored to Atlanta Airport After Debilitating 11-Hour OutageThousands of passengers were stranded in terminals and on planes stuck on the tarmac.
  16. United Flight Delayed After Scorpion Emerges From Sleeping Man’s ShirtIt’s the second time a scorpion has terrorized a United flight in the past month.
  17. what next?
    United Airlines Faces Another PR Disaster After Giant Rabbit Dies on Flight“Something very strange has happened and I want to know what.”
  18. united airlines
    United Employees Can No Longer Displace Boarded PassengersIt’s one of the most obviously needed corporate policy changes in history, but the damage to the company may already be done.
  19. U.S. Places New Restrictions on Air Travelers From 8 Muslim-Majority CountriesU.S.-bound passengers from eight nations in the Middle East are no longer allowed to carry laptops on flights.
  20. Muhammad Ali Jr. Says He Was Detained at Airport AgainHe was on the way home from speaking to U.S. lawmakers about his first detention in which he was allegedly asked about his name and religion.
  21. false alarms
    Fake Bomb Forces Air France Flight to Make an Emergency Landing in KenyaFour passengers have been arrested as a result of the hoax.
  22. air travel
    Passengers Stuck on Nightmare Plane for 28 HoursPassengers on an Etihad Airways flight were stranded on the tarmac for 12 hours.
  23. up in the air
    Survey Confirms That Airplane Travel Is the Worst The poll identified the most hated air travel faux pas. 
  24. horrible things
    Hawaii Man Allegedly Assaults Woman in Plane BathroomHe was arrested when the flight returned to Honolulu. 
  25. laguardia airport
    La Guardia, Before and After: The NYC Airport Most in Need of a MakeoverPlans for an overhaul versus photos of the current mold.
  26. air travel
    Cuomo Knows the Airports Are TerribleHe’s taking over renovation of JFK and La Guardia.
  27. oops
    Huge Plane Accidentally Lands at Tiny Kansas Airport, Is Too Big to LeaveWelcome to Kansas — forever.
  28. puppies!!!!!!
    Blind Man and Guide Dog Kicked Off Flight; Other Passengers RevoltA heartwarming insurrection.
  29. the future
    You Still Can’t Use Your Cell Phone on an Airplane, Thank GodBut the FAA has expanded use of most other electronics.
  30. air travel
    Flight Attendant Denies Smuggling Rats Aboard PlaneWe want to believe her.
  31. FAA Says You May Never Have to Turn Off Your Electronics AgainFlight rules will likely be loosened.
  32. unfriendly skies
    Senate Passes FAA Furlough-Aversion BillBorrows from airport improvement funds to keep air-traffic controllers at work.
  33. unfriendly skies
    TSA Isn’t Giving Sequester-Afflicted Travelers a BreakYou still can’t bring knives on planes.
  34. air travel
    Just Never Say ‘Bomb’ in an Airport It’s always more trouble than it’s worth.
  35. air travel
    Duct Tape Restrained Drunk Icelandair PassengerThe photo says it all.
  36. scary things
    Ann Romney’s Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Electrical FireEveryone is okay.
  37. air travel
    NYC-to-Vegas Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Texas [Updated]Flight captain starts screaming, “Say your prayers, say your prayers!”
  38. google
    Google Should Have Double-Checked Some Things Before Launching Its New Flight SearchThey seem to have used airport data from the eighties.
  39. terror begins at home
    Long Island Woman’s Bomb Threat Was Motivated by LoveAnd fear. (And maybe some craziness.)
  40. air travel
    Janet Napolitano: Pretty Soon You Should Be Able to Leave Your Shoes on Through Airport SecurityRemember dignity?
  41. the most important pee-ple in the world
    Public Plane Peeing Trend Gets Celebrity Cameo Earlier Than ExpectedAnd what a celebrity it is! Gérard Depardieu!
  42. corrections
    Update: Child Who Got Peed On in Plane Never Got Peed onThere was pee, though.
  43. air travel
    Peeing JetBlue Passenger Was American Olympic HopefulThe operative word being: “was.”
  44. air travel
    Somebody Peed on a Child in an AirplaneAs if bringing a child on a plane wasn’t hard enough.
  45. air travel
    Larceny Up 30 Percent at JFK This YearAnother reason to love the airport.
  46. why they hate us
    Terrifying Turtle Stampede Delays Flights at JFKThis again?
  47. air travel
    People Went Crazy on Airplanes YesterdayPlease stop doing that.
  48. air travel
    Continental Passengers Subdue Crazed Man Who Tries to Open Door Mid-FlightRemember this the next time a flight attendant asks you if you are able to assist in the exit row.
  49. air travel
    Boeing: Whoa, We Didn’t Expect Our 737s to Fall Apart THAT QuicklyDon’t worry, folks.
  50. air travel
    Man Boards Plane at JFK With Three Box CuttersRemember box cutters? The reason we have the TSA in the first place?
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