Airlines

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight search yields valuable seafloor data

In 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 disappeared from radar and a massive search for the missing aircraft ensued. For two years, scientists used sonar to map the seafloor where the plane was thought to have crashed, and then search for any remnants. Nothing was found and the search was …

Malaysia Airlines

Air France is launching an airline for millennials, a generation that 'inspired us a lot’

Joon launches in September<p>Air France is introducing a new airline for millennials called Joon. Launching in September, Air France said in a statement that Joon will be “aimed at a young working clientele, the millennials (18 to 35 year-olds), whose lifestyles revolve around digital technology." How …

Air France

Delta takes aim at Jennifer Aniston in employee training video

“There’s a battle being fought for our skies and most people don’t even realize it,” intones the narrator of a Delta Airlines video released in late June.<p>The video, a slick, 15-minute production, was created to educate Delta employees about the supposed unfair practices of the three largest Gulf …

Delta Airlines

Another Devaluation - Delta Award Pricing No Longer Even Following Its Hidden Award Chart

Delta removed its award charts so that customers wouldn’t know what awards are ‘supposed to’ cost. That way they could continually devalue their …

Air France-KLM

LAN Business Class review IAD LIM

As part of my recent trip to Peru, we flew on LAN business class from Washington DC (IAD) to Lima Peru (LIM). For more information on how we booked …

Business Class

Stick The Landing: An Interview With Sully Sullenberger

Can you turn a crisis around in 208 seconds?<p>In times of intense pressure it can be difficult to remember the leadership skills you’ve learned throughout your career. When a catastrophic situation strikes, we go into ‘fix-it’ mode, and often forget to step back, keep calm, and bring in other …

US Airways

Meet Steve Rothstein, The Man Whom The Airlines Grounded For Flying Too Much

Back in the 1980s, the American Airlines was facing financial issues and decided to launch a frequent fliers program for a quick inflow of money. The …

American Airlines

Air Canada Pilots Reportedly Weren't Using Normal Navigation Aids in Close Call at San Francisco

WASHINGTON—Pilots of an Air Canada jet failed to use a ground-based guidance system when they nearly landed by mistake on a taxiway at San Francisco International Airport two weeks ago, potentially coming within dozens of feet of airliners on the ground, according to people familiar with the …

Aviation

This Private Boeing 787 Dreamliner Costs $74,000 an Hour

Heated floors, a master bedroom, and a full shower might ease the sting of the price.<p>There's a lot you can do with with $74,000: buy a Land Rover, shell out for a day picking the brain of entrepreneur Mark Cuban, pay for a year of college with room and board at Columbia University, or book one hour …

Aviation

Woman Takes Viral Photo of ‘Nightmare’ Airplane Passenger Putting Feet on Her Armrest

As if fighting for the armrest wasn’t tough enough!<p>On JetBlue flight from Long Beach to San Francisco on July 18, 30-year-old passenger Jessie Char …

Flight Attendants

U.S. fines American Airlines, Delta, Frontier for violating consumer protection rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday has fined Frontier Airlines, American Airlines (O:AAL) and Delta Air Lines …

Delta Airlines

Starbucks Is Giving You Gold Status After Just One Purchase

Good news, Starbucks lovers: everyone’s favorite coffee chain is giving you Gold status after just one purchase. That’s right, make just one purchase …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Earn Up to 3,000 Bonus MileagePlus Miles by Shopping for Back to School 2017

Effective through Friday, August 18, 2017 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time, you can earn up to 1,500 bonus United Airlines …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Southwest Airlines Gift Cards 25% off: $100 for $75 + more

Groupon is offering $100 Southwest Airlines gift cards for $90, but if you apply code <b>OFF</b> during checkout your total will drop to just <b>$75 with free digital delivery</b>. That’s 25% off your next Southwest purchase and one of the best discounts we have seen on any gift card all year.<p>Speaking of free …

Southwest Airlines

Why Air France-KLM Is In A Bubble

Air-France profited enormously from the decline in oil prices.<p>Operationally Air-France is weak, was weak and will be weak in the future because of …

Air France-KLM

How To Score Free Gogo Inflight Internet

If you flight often it is nice to have internet onboard your flight. Especially if you are taking a long one. As a reminder, one great benefit of the</b> …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Fly Qantas business class to Singapore, Tokyo, HK for $1,000

by Chris Chamberlin | July 21, 2017<p>Psst… want to fly Qantas business class from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to Singapore, Hong Kong or Tokyo for …

Air Travel

This Week in Travel News: A New Airline is Targeting #Millennials With #Hashtags and #Branding

Guess what, fellow millennials? We now have our own airline! And it’s pointedly targeted right at us, the elusively digital millennial demographic! …

Air France

United Airlines says it's bumping fewer passengers since dragging scandal

United Airline’s image took a beating in April because of an ugly incident caught on video involving a passenger who was dragged from his seat.<p>Since an initial defensive response, the carrier has been working overtime to rebound from the scandal.<p>The Chicago-based carrier this week reported that the …

United Airlines

Limited Time: Get Starbucks Gold Status After Just One Purchase

Starbucks is back with a similar promotion to what they offered last year, back when their program went revenue based. The catch is that this time …

Frequent-flyer Programs

This Airline Charges the Most in Extra Fees

The biggest offender charges almost $100 more for a round-trip flight on average.<p>The truth is, there's almost no such thing as a $20 flight; whether you've found a deal within the U.S. or one across the pond, those rock-bottom prices represent your wallet's death by a thousand cuts. A bag fee here, …

Delta Airlines

Air India disinvestment: GoM holds first meeting

<b>New Delhi:</b> A Group of Ministers (GoM) appointed by the Union Cabinet to look into disinvestment of Air India held its first meeting here.<p>The …

Air India

Don’t bare your feet on the plane! And more inflight etiquette tips

Summer is here and the the feet are coming out all over! On the plane that is. As we all pack onto planes during peak summer travel season, the behavior of our fellow passengers is on full display.<p>CONNECT WITH CHRIS<p>Chris McGinnis is a travel blogger and editor of TravelSkills.com. You can reach …

Etiquette

UK sidelined as Europe looks beyond Brexit in aerospace

PARIS (Reuters) - Britain risks losing clout in the aerospace industry, one of its largest skilled employers, due to concerns over its departure from the European Union, a corporate overhaul at Airbus and a new Franco-German push on defense, industry insiders say.<p>Initiatives from a new continental …

Brexit

What the airport of the future will look like

Shanghai Airport’s proposed redesign. Image: Corgan<p><b>No matter how well regarded</b> a particular airport happens to be, the slog from kerb to cabin is …

Airports

Troubles Continue For Middle East Airlines, Even After U.S. Laptop Ban Is Lifted

The lifting of the ‘laptop ban’ on flights to the U.S. will have come as a welcome relief to Middle East airlines. The Department of Homeland Security announced that the last airport on the restricted list – King Khalid International Airport in the Saudi capital Riyadh – was removed on July 19. It …

Qatar Airways

Empty JetBlue Seats Turn Into a 'Nightmare' and People Are Super Grossed Out

One of life's great pleasures is the surprise of open seats next to you on a plane. That happened for Jessie Char as she boarded a recent JetBlue …

Cool Stuff

Minor Left Behind at Airport After Overbooked Flight

<i>PHOTO: EasyJet removed an unaccompanied minor from a flight. (photo via Flickr/Jason Puddephatt)</i><p>A woman sending her son to meet family in Toulouse …

Aviation

Plane crash victim survives horrific burns, vows to create change

INDIANAPOLIS -- His story sounds too epic to be true.<p>The bush pilot soared the skies, searching for signs of elephant poachers in a wildlife preserve in his native Kenya. On the ground, he helped start a coconut oil business to provide a source of income for farmers in his hometown. In his spare …

Plane Crash

Delta Enters Next Phase Of Testing Fingerprints As Boarding Passes

Back in May, Delta announced that it would test allowing a subgroup of passengers to access its Sky Club lounge at Reagan National Airport using only …

Consumer Protection