Airlines

Here's everything flight attendants notice about you when you board a plane — and their tips could help you get a free upgrade

• <b>What the cabin crew think of you is vital if you're looking to bag a free upgrade.</b>• <b><br>A Quora user asked: "What do flight attendants notice about passengers as they board the plane?"</b>• <b><br>According to flight attendants, the long list includes what you're wearing, if you're travelling alone, and if you're a</b> …

Psychology

Dolores O’Riordan Cause Of Death: Cranberries Singer Died Of Fentanyl Poisoning In Apparent Suicide, Report

Dolores O’Riordan, the 46-year-old lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries, died of Fentanyl poisoning in an apparent suicide, <i>The Santa Monica</i> …

Entertainment

The Amex Platinum is becoming even more useful for travelers

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network.</i><p><i>American Express</i><p><b>One of the best perks that comes with the Platinum Card from American Express is that you can access a ton of airport lounges.</b>• <b><br>The best are</b> …

Platinum Card

Don’t bother bringing cash if you’re flying American Airlines

If you’re planning on flying American Airlines out of Miami International Airport, don’t forget your debit card.<p>Starting Thursday, the mega-airliner …

Business

The Ferocious, Sublime Dolores O’Riordan, of the Cranberries

The Irish singer Dolores O’Riordan, who fronted the alt-rock band the Cranberries since 1989, died on Monday, at the age of forty-six. O’Riordan was managing several health issues at the time of her death—she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2015 and had been suffering from back pain, which …

Culture

Passenger turned away from two flights after wearing 10 layers of clothing to avoid luggage fee

A man travelling from Iceland to London was turned away from two flights after he wore eight pairs of pants and 10 shirts to avoid paying for excess luggage.<p>Ryan Carney Williams, who goes by the name Ryan Hawaii, was due to fly from Keflavik airport on Wednesday when he was refused a boarding pass …

Aviation

American Airlines CEO admits he's never been on company's new plane with 'tiny lavatories'

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker revealed he’s never actually flown on the company’s new Boeing 737 MAX planes, which feature more seats and smaller bathrooms.<p>Back in May, the airline announced plans to reduce the pitch, the space between seats, from 30 inches to 29 in the new models in order to …

Aviation

Buzz Aldrin to Delta I Need You Like the Man on the Moon

<b>Buzz Aldrin</b> went ballistic on Delta Airlines after missing his flight.<p>We got the second man to step foot on the moon Tuesday at LAX, and Buzz was …

Moon

Man Unable to Pay Airline Baggage Fee Arrested After Trying to Wear All His Clothes Onboard

A typical flight home turned into an ordeal when Ryan Hawaii made a peculiar attempt to circumvent baggage costs. According to <i>LADbible</i>, after hanging …

Offbeat News

Why You Should Fly First Class at Least Once, and How to Afford It

With so many websites offering free financial tools, it can be hard to know whom to trust. At NerdWallet, we thoroughly research financial products …

Money

The Little-known Type of Airline Ticket That Can Take You Around the World on a Budget

There’s a little-known type of airline ticket that could help travelers on a budget circumnavigate the globe.<p>A round-the-world ticket — sometimes …

Air Travel

Flight attendant: "Keep your phone on. No one cares"

There are quite a few rules to remember when you board a plane, and sometimes you can forget to follow them all to the letter.<p>In fact, how many times have you daydreamed during the safety presentation and then realised mid-flight that you never actually turned off your mobile phone?<p>As a nervous …

Warner Bros

United Airlines flight diverted to San Francisco after bathrooms reach capacity

Airline PR nightmares<p>United Airlines continues to have problems with its bathrooms.<p>On Sunday, a United Airlines flight from Denver to Hawaii was diverted to San Francisco when the aircraft lavatories reached their capacity before the flight was scheduled to land in Kauai.<p>According to FOX 31, …

Aviation

Southwest Airlines sues website that monitored changes in airfare

For as much as people tend to hate the hassle associated with flying, Southwest Airlines over the past few years has done a stellar job of …

United Airlines

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class review: get ready for luxury air travel at its most rock 'n' roll

It’s not every day you get to fly Virgin Atlantic Upper Class – so we put it to the test to see how the other half fly<p>When you fly Virgin Atlantic …

Virgin Atlantic

Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee suspected of spying for China

BREAKING<p>News<p>Share<p>Ken Dilanian<p>Twitter<br>• Email<p>Pete Williams<p>Twitter<p>Topics News, Asia, Crime & Courts, National Security, World, U.S. news<p>First Published Jan 16 2018, 6:35 pm ET<p>Next Story What's the mental test Trump took?

World News

Richard Branson's ABCs of Business

Throughout the year, the Virgin co-founder shared what he thinks are the essential elements to success.<p>Online Editorial Assistant<p>If there’s one thing Richard Branson knows, it’s how to run a successful business.<p>Throughout last year, the Virgin founder shared what he thinks are the keys ingredients …

Success

Six simple extravagances that can transform a holiday

The other night I faced a wait of at least four hours at Geneva airport. The place was in chaos, with many other flights either cancelled or delayed. Disgruntled skiers packed out the food courts, hogged tables and were paying through the nose for unappetising, overpriced food.<p>We went in search of …

Travel

Hurry JetBlue Flash Sale From $20!

Looking for great, last-minute fares to JetBlue destinations that could be gone in a flash? Check out #JetBlueFlashFares which are valid for selected …

Air Travel

Qantas worst airline operating across Pacific for CO2 emissions, analysis reveals

Qantas used the two most fuel-intensive aircraft and carried the most empty seats of any transpacific airline<p>Qantas emits more carbon dioxide per passenger-kilometre than any other airline operating across the Pacific, according to an analysis by the International Council on Clean Transportation, …

British Airways

Aeroflot Deported US Citizens — To India, Because Racism?

Aeroflot cancelled flight SU102 from Moscow to New York JFK on January 7. They offer 3 flights a day on the route, this is the second one, but they …

Racism

Boeing moves into the 'seats and suites' business

by Bloomberg News | January 17, 2018<p>Fed up with the delays that plague production of luxurious jetliner cabins, Boeing is forming its own company …

Aerospace

Flight attendants reveal 5 secrets for actually sleeping on a flight

One of my favorite things to do on any flight over four hours is take a refreshing nap.<p>But it's not always easy to curl up and fall asleep in cramped and uncomfortable airline seats. So how do flight attendants, who sometimes have to catch some shut-eye in an overhead bin, do it all the time?<p>We …

Canada’s TSB Points to Unstable Approach in MU2 Accident

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s final report of the March 2016 crash of a U.S-registered MU2 at Îles-de-la-Madeleine Airport (CYGR), …

Aviation

Qatar Airways Business Class India to USA for INR 1 Lakh / $1500

Qatar Airways is currently offering the Global Travel Boutique sale through January 19, 2018. Under the deal, the airline is offering a fantastic …

Qatar Airways

Can 'Teleporting' Your Luggage Save You Travel Time?

Nothing so clearly marks the traveler as his luggage. Whether you are on an overnight business trip or a month-long holiday, it’s hard to travel without luggage, as tempting as steep airline baggage fees make it.<p>Unfortunately, luggage takes up not only space but also time. The need to carry one’s …

Entrepreneurship

Alaska Airlines announces eight non-stop routes from Paine Field

We now know where Alaska Airlines intends to fly when it begins service at Paine Field north of Seattle.<p>The carrier revealed eight new routes it will add from the airport in Everett, Wash., which does not currently have commercial airline service.<p>Alaska Airlines announced last May that it would …

Aviation

Chase Sapphire Reserve Review: Worth the $450 Annual Fee?

<i>We receive compensation from our advertising partners for links on the blog. Here’s our full Advertiser Policy.</i><p>The Chase Sapphire Reserve came on …

Personal Finance

Centre Cancels Haj Subsidy. But Who Was It Really For, Anyway?

Share this:<p>Both Central and state governments continue to spend thousands of crores on various Hindu festivals and pilgrimages.<p><b>New Delhi:</b> The Haj …

India

Help conquer jet lag with tips from these flight pros

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>Flight crews somehow manage to stay energized and focused throughout long plane rides and …

Business