Airlines

British Airways chaos: All flights cancelled at Heathrow and Gatwick after global computer failure

British Airways has cancelled all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick following a massive global IT failure.<p>Every departure scheduled on Saturday was cancelled and the airline asked passengers not to come to the airports.<p>On Saturday night the operator said it intended to run a "near normal schedule" …

Aviation

There Was No ‘Golden Age’ of Air Travel

It’s pile-on time for America’s commercial airlines. The contempt people hold for them has long been severe, but following a raft of highly publicized incidents, resentment has hit a fever pitch.<p>It started about a month ago, with the forced removal of a passenger onboard a United Express flight. …

Air Travel

Delta Airlines allegedly held this dog hostage for 33 hours

A Minnesota woman claims Delta Airlines held her 8-month-old German Shepherd captive for 33 hours, refusing to release him until she forked over …

United Airlines

United Airlines' Route Network Strategy Makes No Sense

Some aspects of United Airlines' new route selection strategy make sense -- but others are completely baffling.<p>In the past year, <b>United Continental</b> …

Delta Airlines

Quiz: Test your planespotting skills

Did you know that’s a Boeing 767? Take our quiz to hone those planespotting skills! (Photo: InSapphoWeTrust / Flickr)<p><b>Over the last week we ran our</b> …

Boeing

10 Surprising Facts That Will Forever Change How You Look at Flying

You'll never take your shoes off on a plane again.<p>Whether you're a frequent or once-every-10-years flier, some aspects of flying are universal. You're probably uncomfortable, possibly dehydrated, and the person next to you is hogging the armrest. But how much do you really know about your …

Aviation

A passenger tried to bite a flight attendant — then leapt off the plane, police say

An American Airlines passenger is in federal lockup in North Carolina — accused of attacking a flight attendant and leaping from the jet as it prepared to take off from Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Thursday.<p>Flight 5242 had just pulled away from the gate and the seat belt lights had …

Aviation

14 Foods (and Drinks) You Must Try on a Trip to Peru

The worldwide diaspora of Peruvian cuisine has officially become one of the great global culinary trends of the past few years. The country’s …

South America

The Not So Secret way to Alaska Airlines First Class upgrades

Posted By Jon Nickel-D'Andrea on May 27, 2017 | 0 comments<p>Ever walk onto a plane and see all those people sitting in the first few rows of the …

Alaska Airlines

British Airways chaos should force us to re-evaluate our faith in technology

Long before Tim Berners-Lee started connecting the planet, the airlines had devised their own prototype of the World Wide Web.<p>The Société …

British Airways

Pilot's remains back on US soil from Vietnam after 52 years

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Deborah Crosby touched her father's flag-draped casket as her three brothers hugged her in a tearful embrace on the tarmac at the San Diego airport Friday — ending a more than half century search to find and bring home the remains of Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby, shot down as a …

Delta Airlines

BA passengers 'trying not to cry' over cancelled flights

<b>The British Airways check-in hall at Gatwick Airport is eerily empty. Elsewhere people are milling around with luggage, gazing hopefully at information boards not knowing if they will be going on holiday.</b><p>The emotion came earlier with the first announcement that a major IT system failure meant …

British Airways

Interpol brings back Gülen suspect to Turkey from Thailand

A man who had been issued arrest warrant for his links to the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) was brought to Turkey from Thailand by Interpol …

Turkish Airlines

Earn 120K AAdvantage Miles, 70K SkyMiles, Final Days 2 Best Ever 100K Sign-Up Offers, 2 Free Hyatt Nights

Wow, this Memorial Day holiday there are a ton of amazing card offers to consider! My favorites include limited time sign-up bonuses with American …

Personal Finance

British Airways branded 'a joke' as anger erupts over IT failure and cancelled flights

''Sort it out...ruining people's holidays!" wrote one stranded passenger.<p>Frustrated travellers have taken to Twitter to express their fury, …

British Airways

John Travolta Donates His Qantas Boeing 707 to HARS

John Travolta owns a former Qantas Boeing 707-138B which he uses as a private jet and this aircraft is the last Boeing 707-138B produced. The …

Boeing

Gatwick and Heathrow meltdown: BA IT systems cockup is due to 'power supply issue'

British Airways CEO Alex Cruz has said the the root cause of today's London flight-grounding IT systems ambi-cockup is "a power supply issue" and …

British Airways

Saving money on your mortgage and how to handle an Act of God

Welcome to our Frequent Miler Week in Review Around the Web, where we recap some of the stories that caught our interest around the Internet. This …

Delta Air Lines Launches Heathrow-Portland Flights And Why You Should Care

Delta Air Lines has just launched flights from London Heathrow to Portland, Oregon, (yesterday) and is the only airline to fly non-stop between …

Delta Airlines

Gay United passenger accused of inappropriately touching son

United Airlines apologized to a customer after a flight attendant falsely accused a gay father of inappropriately touching his son.

United Airlines

Will Electronics Be Banned on US Flights Departing Overseas? - Points Miles & Martinis

In the latest when it comes to airlines, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is considering expanding the ban on large electronic devices …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Any Electronics Ban On Airliners Now May Include Flights Originating In The USA

In comments made today by Homeland Secretary John Kelly, it appears that not only is an electronics ban imminent, it may extend beyond the original …

Air Travel

No questions asked: 5 one-way flights with a gun

It started with a normal exchange at a common check-in counter before a typical flight at Fort Lauderdale's airport:<p>"I have an unloaded firearm in a …

Airports

BA chaos: How to claim flight delay or cancellation compensation

British Airways has cancelled all flights from London Heathrow and Gatwick until 6pm today after its computer system crashed worldwide.<p>The IT system …

Personal Finance (UK)

Weekly Review: May 27, 2017

Hello from Paris! After spending last weekend in New York, Ford and I have been in Europe all week, and have had an amazing time. We just spent …

Business Class

Passengers describe airport 'pandemonium'

The airline announced that it had <b>cancelled all flights for the rest of Saturday</b> after passengers spent hours waiting to see if their flight would …

Aviation

Earn Triple Avios At Many Retailers - Up to 24 Avios Per Dollar!

While many people do not consider Avios that valuable for long-haul, premium redemptions, they certainly have their place when it comes to …

Shopping

Ryanair Has Finally Landed in the US with 20 New Routes

With both Norwegian and WOW making their North American debuts earlier this year, it seems only natural that another European budget airline would …

Ryanair

British Airways: Power supply issue source of IT failure

British Airways says it believes a "power supply issue" was the cause of a global IT failure that grounded scores of flights today.<p>It is feared that …

British Airways

Arun Jaitley pitches for Air India disinvestment

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has favoured disinvestment of the loss-making Air India, saying the airline's market share is just around 14 per cent …

Air India