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What Southwest Airlines' Big New Rebranding Signals for Low-Cost Carriers

Talk to any designer after a few drinks, and the usual story will come up, that “design is cyclical and everything that we see now has been seen …

Ever Wondered What It's Like to be a Private Pilot?

<i>What is it like to be a private pilot?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and get insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Tim Morgan, Pilot</i><p>Hm, where do I start?? There's …

Flight Tonight App Finds Same-Day Flights For Incredibly Cheap

Move over, Hotel Tonight -- there's a new sheriff in town.<p>As Hotel Tonight revolutionized last-minute hotel bookings, Flight Tonight will do the same for last-minute air travel. Enter your desired departure airport on the app, and Flight Tonight will show you a whole treasure trove of cheap trips …

Qatar's New Multibillion-Dollar Airport Signals Its Tourism Ambitions

A vast new airport in the Qatari capital opened for business following years of delays Wednesday as the natural-gas rich Gulf nation works to …

A Guide To Spotting And Hiding From Drones

Like birdwatching, but for military robots.<p>Consider it a rough Audubon guide to the mechanical fauna of battlefields. Created by Amsterdam-based designer Ruben Pater, the Drone Survival Guide is, on one side, a rough bird watcher's guide to the modern robot at war. The other side is a short section …

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The 10 Most Sketchy-Sounding Airline Names, In Order

Budget airlines like Ryanair and easyJet are known for skimping on everything from reclining seats to airport check-in in an effort to cut costs and bring us the cheapest tickets in the industry.<p>One element that costs zero dollars, however, is an airline's name. Even though they cost nothing to …

Virgin Galactic Will Accept Bitcoin as Payment for Space Flights

Travel industry mogul and founder of space travel company Virgin Galactic Richard Branson is a big fan of Bitcoin. And today he announced that the …

Airbus and Boeing Clash Over Seat Width and Standards

A row has flared up between leading planemakers over the width of tourist-class seats on long-distance flights, setting the tone for a bitter …

10 Airports With Awesome Amenities

While traveling is ultimately about getting from point A to point B, there's no harm in wanting to have an enjoyable experience along the way. Airports around the world are making the journey more fun with upscale restaurants, entertaining activities and a whole host of unique amenities. From yoga …

British Airways and Vueling Get Approval for $17 Billion in New Airplanes

IAG SA investors backed the purchase of jets from Boeing Co. and Airbus SAS worth $17 billion at list price to upgrade the fleets of its main British …

The United 'Friendly' Campaign Gets Plastered All Over NYC Subways

United Airlines recently revived its iconic “Fly The Friendly Skies” campaign in an attempt to fight back against its ongoing un-friendly problems …

5 Aviation Trends We're Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends. We’re now highlighting the …

Virgin Galactic Takes Second Supersonic Test Flight

Virgin Galactic says it successfully conducted a second rocket-powered, supersonic test flight of the passenger spaceship it is developing.<p>The craft …

5 Best Travel Ads to Watch Online This Week

It’s a new season and that means travel companies are pushing out their autumn adverts in an effort to lure people away for a long weekend or spark …

Regional Airlines' Pilot Shortage is Heading Toward the Perfect Storm

Regional airline pilots are trained to fly in all kinds of weather, but they are heading toward the proverbial perfect storm.<p>That’s because regional …

It Costs More on Ryanair to Fly a Golf Bag Than a Human

Airline charges for golf bags and heavy luggage are now so high that it is often cheaper to send them by courier, consumer watchdogs revealed last …

Low Cost Carrier WestJet Launches Fares with Premium Perks

Low cost carrier WestJet, following in the footsteps of its larger rival, Air Canada, introduced a premium fare type that includes extra legroom, two …

Another Dreamliner Problem and Boeing Blames Another Outside Supplier

Boeing Co. has traced the incorrectly assembled engine fire extinguishers on 787 Dreamliners to the manufacturing of bottles at a supplier’s facility …

The Biggest Airline Battle Being Fought On Transcontinental Routes

<i>Editor’s Note: This comprehensive analysis by Airchive.com was written prior to the antitrust lawsuit filed against the American Airlines-US Airways</i> …

Ryanair Fires Pilot Who Publicly Questioned Its Safety Practices

Ryanair has fired one of its senior pilots and is preparing legal action against him for questioning the airline’s safety record in a television …

19 Aviation Trends We’re Tracking at Skift This Week

Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends. We’re now highlighting the …

Travel Wheres and Wares: Week in Review

We agree that it’s about the journey, not the destination—and that what you <i>bring</i> is just as important. This week we let you in on the coveted travel …

Secrets to a Seamless Embarkation

Not sure how to avoid the long lines to board? We've got the answers. -- Photo by Thinkstock<p>Boarding a ship can often be a tedious and drawn-out experience. Since hours of waiting in a terminal is not how you want to start your vacation, it's important to know what you can do to make embarkation go …

WATCH: Airport Time-Lapse Video From Swiss Airlines

VIDEO: Swiss<p>You've probably asked the question "What is going <i>on</i> out there?" while you restlessly await to board your flight.<p>Well, Swiss Airlines has decided to answer that question -- with a stunning airport time-lapse video.<p>The video shows aircraft of all different shapes and sizes arriving and …

Androad apps loaded into Norwegian's Dreamliner entertainment systems

Norwegian passengers flying around Europe this summer on the airline’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be able to access Android apps pre-loaded into its …

United's Dreamliner flights are canceled four times more often than other planes

United Airlines, the only U.S. operator of Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner, is canceling flights by those planes almost four times as often as on the …