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Delta Just Made a Huge Announcement That Puts Other Airlines to Shame

This is a big surprise for passengers.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I was sure my eyes were fibbing.<p>Sometimes, they present sights that stun me into stupor so much that it takes me a while to ponder whether what I'm seeing can …

Aviation

American and United Make Over $1 Billion Between Them on Just These Two Routes

One famous airline generates $1 billion a year on one single route.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>The words still surely echo in the ears and minds of Peruvians.<p>American Airlines CEO Doug Parker explained to a Flight Attendant …

American Airlines

Delta Opts For Bigger Seats In Widebody Aircraft Overhaul

Delta’s refurbished widebody 777-200s are finally rolling off the line, with a surprisingly nice set of statistics for passengers flying in economy. According to a release from the airline, economy passengers on the new aircraft will be seated in a 3-3-3 configuration, which means that passengers …

Aviation

I got the exit seat on a transatlantic British Airways flight — and it completely changed my economy experience

As a Canadian living in London for the past five years, I have to take a lot of transatlantic flights to keep up with friends and family.<p>And, as this comes at a cost, this usually means looking for the cheapest flight — and seat — available when I need to travel, and I always fly economy.<p>On the …

British Airways

That Was Fast: United Will Stop Flying Los Angeles – Singapore on Route’s One Year Anniversary

United just launched non-stop Los Angeles - Singapore service at the end of October. They've been flying with a Boeing 787-9 using old business class …

Singapore Airlines

Airlines Could Save $15 Billion Per Year By Offering Better Wi-Fi

Airline connectivity suppliers released new studies this week which highlight opportunities for airlines to profit from offering passengers better Wi-Fi.<p>Honeywell and Inmarsat each released reports on how an Internet-of-Planes, with Connected Aircraft applications, could save airlines billions each …

Internet of Things

What Is The Worst Airport In The United States?

American airports do not have the greatest reputation. Between the interminable delays, the foreboding TSA security checkpoints and beat-up terminals offering bad food at jacked-up prices, “American airports offer a shabby welcome to the greatest nation on Earth,” as the Economist puts it.<p>J.D. …

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United Airlines Is Rolling Out Its International Premium Economy Cabins This Month

In January, United Airlines quietly announced plans to launch an international premium economy cabin product on international flights. Now, the airline has revealed that its first aircraft equipped with the cabin will roll off the line later this month – ahead of the schedule that many …

United Airlines

United Airlines Gave Passengers a Terrible Explanation for the Lack of a Basic Service. What's Stunning Is How Passengers Reacted

Welcome to flying cross-country in 2018.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Jonathan's a salesman with a Fortune 500 company.<p>Worse than that, he's a friend of mine. (Naturally, he asked me to change his name for this article.)<p>He …

Flying

American Airlines Has Found a Painful New Way to Make Its Most Uncomfortable Planes Even More Uncomfortable

You knew this was going to happen. Or did you?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>It's become a homage to absurdity.<p>American Airlines has begun to shove more and more seats into its planes.<p>It's made the bathrooms 25 percent smaller. …

American Airlines

The plane seats on the world's longest flight are so luxurious they're basically fit for royalty

If you're the kind of person who gets restless on a six-hour flight, you'll shudder at the thought of Singapore Airlines' new 19-hour nonstop route between New York and Singapore.<p>The good news, however, is that the airplane features custom-designed premium seats that are so spacious, comfortable, …

'Heck, Yeah, We Took It': Business-Class Fliers Are Filching All That Fancy Swag

When Steve King jets across the Atlantic for work twice a month, he often comes back with souvenirs—from the plane.<p>At home, he sips brandy from his favorite British Airways glasses and his children curl up in premium Norwegian Air Shuttle blankets. Last year, British Airways began offering a soft, …

United investigating claim that infant's rear-facing car seat was forced to improperly face forward in flight

United Airlines said it is reviewing an incident aboard one of its flight during which a woman claims she was told to incorrectly sit her child facing forward in a car seat.<p>On Sunday, Cassie Hutchins shared on Facebook she was preparing to board a flight from Denver International Airport with her …

A single flight shows the complexities of the airline industry's nastiest feud

Air Italy landed in New York last week to great fanfare and an obligatory water-cannon salute. But Air Italy's new service between Milan's Malpensa Airport and New York's John F. Kennedy International is much more significant than just the arrival of Italy's second-largest airline to the US.<p>With …

American Airlines Just Took a Treasured Perk Away From Frequent Fliers (and They're Mad as Hell)

There's usually just one reason why these things happen.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Disappointment is at the core of life.<p>It also finds its place at the core of airline-passenger relations.<p>Somehow, airlines seem to …

American Airlines

Pilot who landed plane after co-pilot was 'sucked halfway' out cockpit window awarded $777G

A Sichuan Airlines pilot has been awarded roughly $776,912 for calmly landing a flight after his co-pilot was “sucked halfway” out of the cockpit window, the Daily Mail reported.<p>The Chinese pilot, Liu Chuanjian, was awarded the nearly five million yuan and the title of “hero captain of China’s …

Airplanes

United's Boeing 737 Max 9 makes its debut with flight from Houston

Image 1of/35<p>Caption<p>Close<p>United Airlines became the first North American carrier to operate the Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft on Thursday morning, with …

Air Force puts a chill on Trump's $24 million fridges for presidential jet

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US Air Force has canceled a $24 million contract for new refrigerators for President Donald Trump's presidential jet.<p>The decision to cancel the contract was first revealed in a statement issued Monday by Rep. Joe Courtney, a Connecticut Democrat who's the ranking member of …

Military

Inside Singapore Airlines' luxe new Dreamliner, where everyone has a window seat

Image: Singapore Airlines<p>Singapore Airlines have always been ahead in the game when it comes to luxury, but their brand-new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner …

Turns Out, Everyone Can Use First Class Bathrooms on American Airlines Flights

Yep, even if you're flying economy.<p>At a mere 24 inches from wall to wall, the space-saving economy bathrooms on American Airlines' new Boeing 737-Max aircraft are tight, to put it mildly. There's barely enough room to turn around—if you can turn around at all—so some passengers are backing in …

The world's 25 longest airline flights

Singapore Airlines is set to take back the “world’s longest flight” title this fall, when it launches non-stop service between Singapore and Newark.<p>With a distance of 9,534 statute miles (via Great Circle Mapper), the new Singapore Airlines route will knock Qatar Airways’ 9,032-mile run between …

Aviation

How to Trick Your Mind Into Enjoying Long Flights, According to a Travel Psychologist

Long-haul flights may only seem tolerable for travelers flying in luxurious lie-flat seats. But even in economy, I’ve discovered a number of ways to …

Duke University

Airlines and Passengers Keep Clashing Over Dress Codes

Model Iryna Ivanova is the latest traveler to clash with an airline over dress.<p>Iryna Ivanova may be a Playboy Playmate with 4.2 million Instagram followers, but the fact that she’s a social media star didn’t matter when she recently tried to board a JetBlue flight wearing a long knit skirt that …

Where pilots and flight attendants sleep on long flights

The part of the plane passengers never see<p>As the crowded, busy summer season approaches and travelers everywhere have less personal space than ever, let's take a look at some of the most secret places onboard planes: crew rest areas.<p>These are parts of the plane most passengers never get to see, but …

Singapore Airlines Scraps Economy Seating on New Longest Route

It is no secret that Singapore Airlines is a market leader in cabin product innovation. Singapore’s national flag carrier has always had a fond place …

If you get bumped off a flight, make it worthwhile

DALLAS (AP) — Allison Preiss became a hero to airline passengers this spring when she scored a $10,000 travel voucher for losing her seat on an oversold flight.<p>Negotiating skill mixed with a bit of luck helped Preiss land the elusive payoff.<p>With the peak summer travel season right around the …

Flying

The Exceptional Jet Singapore Airlines Will Use for the World's Longest Flight

Airbus SE has seen widespread popularity for its newest A350 long-haul aircraft. But only one carrier, Singapore Airlines Ltd., has found the need …

United Air CEO Says Decision to Drop NRA Discounts Was Personal

The passionate debate over gun control spilled over into United Continental Holdings Inc.’s annual meeting, when an attendee grilled Chief Executive …

Are Boeing's Innovative Folding 777X Wings Waving Goodbye To The A380?

<i>This article has been corrected to remove Cathay Pacific from the list of A380 customers.</i><p>The FAA has issued final approval of an innovative composite folding wing for the Boeing 777X aircraft, a plane intended to redefine long-haul travel. Those funny little flaps may be waving the A380 bye-bye.<p>As …

Aviation

Delta Air Lines and Coca-Cola Opened an Airport Lounge for Middle Seat Passengers Only (It's Appropriately Mediocre)

The amenities were nothing to get excited about. But nevertheless, it existed.<p>Nothing good ever comes from the middle.<p>Middle managers face scorn. Lukewarm food tastes blah. Political moderates inspire nobody.<p>And of course, people will go through all kinds of contortions to avoid sitting in the …

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