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We Rank The Best Five Apps For Landing A Cheap Flight

If you follow our travel section at all, you know we at Uproxx love cheap flights. But we also know that sometimes you can’t plan ahead, or that you’re not always near a computer to book a flight. And the best deals require you to act fast. So we’ve ranked five apps that will let you snag a cheap …

American Airlines

A new tool uses legal loopholes to get you cheaper flights by checking prices 17,000 times a day

A new service is trying to exploit legal loopholes to get people cheaper plane tickets by automatically checking flight prices 17,000 times a day.<p>DoNotPay, an automated legal tool, is branching out into helping users book airline tickets, it announced on Monday. It says its services have previously …

Mockups

Are We On The Verge Of Eliminating Jet Lag?

New lighting plans on airlines are helping passengers adjust to new schedules. But how close are we to eliminating jet lag altogether?<p>When flight attendants start wheeling out dinner service on certain Singapore Airlines flights headed east, the cabin lighting dims to mimic candlelight. During …

Flight Returns to Airport After Passenger Insists on Staying in Yoga Pose

A flight headed to Japan was forced to return to the airport in Hawaii last week after a passenger standing in a yoga posed refused to sit down, …

Yoga

Bay Area man on Southwest flight convicted of assaulting passenger over seat position

A Bay Area man was convicted of choking and assaulting a fellow passenger on a San Francisco-bound<p>Southwest Airlinesflight that was forced to make an emergency return to Los Angeles last year.<p>Jurors found Lawrence Wells Jr., 54, of Richmond, guilty Wednesday of misdemeanor assault but acquitted him …

What It's Like to Fly on an All-Business Class Airline

There's no such thing as a middle seat.<p>Traveling for business is just that–work, not play. Boarding an approximately six-hour flight for a short stint in London or Paris requires a certain level of in-flight comfort to ensure no dark circles, crabby attitudes or the struggle of not falling asleep …

Brussels Airport

Here's What's Really to Blame for Long Airport Lines | Inc.com

A record number of fliers is expected this summer, and the Transportation Security Administration is warning travelers: Get to the airport two hours early for domestic flights, or risk missing a flight.<p>Airports across the country are seeing lines balloon in size, thanks to a "perfect storm" of …

Flying

12 Things You Need to Stop Doing on a Plane

Because you're probably an adult, and we expect so much more of you.<p>Using the aircraft bulkhead as a footrest.<p>The aircraft bulkhead is not your personal ottoman. It is not there for you to put your bare, un-socked, smelly feet on. Please keep your toesies covered and off our walls. Your seatmates …

Aviation

Warning: Boeing 767 slides may deploy spontaneously and land in your front yard

An emergency slide deployed from an airplane — while it was in the air — and landed in a front yard in Mesa, Arizona, on Wednesday afternoon.<p>No …

American Airlines will no longer let travelers hold flight reservations for 24 hours

Starting Friday, American Airlines will get rid of a feature that let customers lock in airfare for 24 hours without having to put any money down. Instead, it will switch to the model most other airlines follow: Travelers will now have the ability to cancel a flight and receive a full refund as …

Flying

Alaska Airlines Changes Mileage Plan to Crush Loopholes for Frequent Flyers

Alaska Airlines has changed a sliver of its loyalty program, and travel bloggers responded with unilateral fury.<p>“I feel what Alaska has done is …

Loyalty
Aviation Safety

Virgin America's new 'logo' is a booby trap

With all the widely-ridiculed logo changes big companies have tried to pull off in the last year, you could be forgiven for believing that Virgin …

India in desperate need for bigger, better airports

Severe capacity constraint and lack of infrastructure could come in the way India’s dream aviation story, warn airlines.<p>The result, airline sources …

Loyalty

Why You Should Always Travel With a Hard Suitcase

Which is better: a soft suitcase, or one with a hard shell? The debate is on.<p>You're staring at your piles of politely folded clothes, canvas bags of shoes, and your dopp kit. On top are other essentials: sunglasses, perhaps, or a belt. Now you just need something to actually put them in, and …

Flying

What the Next Round of Airline Mergers Could Mean for Travelers

Consolidation rarely works in consumers' favor.<p>The airline industry in America has been described as an “uncompetitive oligarchy,” with power resting …

Mergers & Acquisitions