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The eight airlines that offer in-flight Wi-Fi for free

With in-flight Wi-Fi increasingly provided by airlines, more and more digital addicts are able to remain connected in the sky.<p>The budget-conscious among you will also be glad to know there are some carriers, though currently only a handful, that offer the service for free.<p><b>Norwegian</b>, Europe’s third …

Wi-Fi

Why airplanes still have ashtrays in the bathroom

Curious, I asked a flight attendant about the ashtrays.<p>Turns out that all airlines are required by the Federal Aviation Administration to attach an ashtray to the bathroom door of every plane.<p>The FAA categorizes bathroom ashtrays as part of each plane's "minimum equipment," meaning that a broken …

Here are the 11 craziest airline patents

Squeezed into a big metal tube, shoulder to shoulder with a stranger, flying isn't most people's cup of tea.<p>But airplane manufacturers are always trying to make things better and are constantly creating patents for potential new innovations.<p>Airbus for example, one of the biggest aerospace …

Award Booking Essentials: American Airlines Charts, Regions and Rules

Here at FrugalTravelGuy we are always thinking of ways to help our readers make sure they have as much information as possible at their disposal to …

American Airlines

Delayed airline passengers 'missing out on millions in compensation'

<b>Delayed airline passengers are potentially missing out on millions of pounds of compensation, according to an investigation by Which?.</b><p>The consumer group found that between June 2014 and May 2015, 37 million passenger journeys to or from the UK were delayed by 15 minutes or more.<p>About 900,000 people …

Flying

Airline Frequent Flyer Miles Programs - How They Work

Airline miles programs, sometimes called frequent flyer programs, began popping up shortly after the 1978 Airline Deregulation Act. It was a way for …

Frequent-flyer Programs

2015-16 Best Airline Rewards Programs

<b>U.S. News announces Best Airline Rewards Programs</b><p>No loyalty program is ideal for everyone, but choosing one that best matches your lifestyle can help …

10 Best Airlines for In-Flight Entertainment

While more flyers tote along their own iPads, Kindles, and smartphones with each passing year, plenty of passengers rely on the airline for entertainment. With innovative seatback screens and nearly endless programming options, airlines seek to differentiate themselves from the competition (at …

How to Pick the Right Travel Rewards Program for You

<i>James Wang / Flickr</i><p>To get the most out of a rewards program, you need to know which ones offer the greatest return for your loyalty. After all, each loyalty program is unique. Some make it easy to earn points for free flights and hotel stays while others incentivize loyalty with upgrades and free …

The Best and Worst Airline and Hotel Rewards Programs

US News & World Report released its new list of the best and worst airline and hotel rewards programs, and there are some surprises.<p>If you’re going …

Hospitality

Europe Shows Us Real Airline Competition

A market split into many smallish shares is truly competitive.<p>There was a time when critics lambasted Europe for having inefficient airlines and …

Amazing color photos of the Hindenburg Zeppelin show what luxury air travel was like 80 years ago

Before the modern jumbo jet and its first class suites, the biggest and grandest thing in luxury air travel was the German Zeppelin Airship.<p>Of all the massive Zeppelin's constructed, the most famous was the Hindenburg, which crashed in New Jersey in 1937. The Hindenburg was designed to ferry …

10 beloved planes that have been retired | CNN Travel

CNN

Boeing to airlines: Flying with batteries in cargo can destroy planes

WASHINGTON — Boeing, one of the world's two largest aircraft makers, warned its passenger airline customers on Friday that flying bulk shipments of …

Delta Air Lines to alter reward program; other airlines may follow

If you are saving up reward miles to pay for a trip on<p>Delta Air Lines, you might want to book the trip before the airline switches to a new format that could raise the number of miles you need for the most popular destinations.<p>For travel on or after June 1, 2016, Delta said the number of miles …

Delta Airlines

United Airlines gives hacker free flights and reward miles for finding flaws

Jordan Wiens is a hacker. But not the kind that seeks to cause havoc or who steals information. Instead, he found flaws in the United Airlines online …

Airline group proposes smaller carry-on bags

Get ready to buy a slimmer carry-on bag.<p>To address the problem of size limits that vary by airline, a trade group for the world's airlines has come up with a standard size for luggage that passengers are allowed to bring on board planes.<p>But passengers may not be happy about the new guidelines …

Aviation

The World's Scariest Runways

<b>Who Flies There:</b> All major U.S. airlines, as well as Paris-based charter carrier Corsairfly, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, and a handful of regional …

Sea Level

Emirates is attacking its competitors by evoking the Golden Age of air travel

In Emirates' new ad titled "The Golden Age," the airline evokes the lost glamour and luxury of flight. In the commercial, the Dubai-based carrier references the legendary service of Pan Am's Jet Clippers of the 1950s and 60s. This is then contrasted with the crowded, impersonal experience of modern …

I travelled to 41 countries using borrowed air miles and credit card points

I am a 29-year-old woman from a middle-class Indian family from a Kolkata suburb.<p>My father worked with the Indian Army. Once a year, during the vacations, my family travelled in trains using my father’s leave travel allowance. Those journeys weren’t particularly luxurious, still I wanted to travel …

Uttar Pradesh

Technology to make air travel less stressful in the future, study says

Airline passengers are expected to rely more heavily in the future on smartphones and portable devices to make travel less stressful thanks to mobile check-in apps, automatic flight updates, mapping software to navigate airports and technology to locate bags.<p>That conclusion comes from a survey of …

Flying

Star Alliance CEO Says There Too Many Airline and Airport Apps

A topic of discussion at the SITA Air Transport Technology Summit in Brussels this week was whether air travelers now have too many airline and …

Apps

Singapore Air Working to Regain Title to World's Longest Flight

Singapore Airlines Ltd. is impatient to restore nonstop flights to the U.S.<p>The airline is in talks with Airbus Group SE and Boeing Co. on developing …

United Airlines is Leaving JFK Airport and Adding Flights at Newark

United Airlines announced yesterday that service to New York's JFK Airport will come to an end on October 25th. Instead, incoming flights from Los …

The 10 Best Airlines in the World

Director of the Entrepreneur Partner Studio<p>Hey you, busy business traveler: Is your favorite airline among the best in the world? If you fly predominantly in the U.S., then the answer is no.<p>This week in Paris, air travel research firm Skytrax unveiled its annual World Airline Awards, ranking the …

United Airlines Quitting New York's JFK Airport: What It Means for Passengers and Alliance Partners

United Airlines announced this week that it will cease operations at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The airline’s passengers and partners are probably not going to like it.<p>You didn’t hear about this? That’s because United basically buried the announcement in a news release about …

Flying