Air Travel

Delta Air Lines Kicks Man Off Plane Because He Went To The Restroom Just Before Takeoff

Yes, of course there's video.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>There was no blood.<p>Well, except for bad blood.<p>The latest in the ever-continuing saga of <i>Airlines And The Restless</i> involves a passenger on a Delta flight last week from …

Delta Airlines

United Is Offering "Apology Fares" That Include Cheap Flights To Europe

Four months into 2017, United Airlines has borne the brunt of countless frightening headlines. They’ve come under fire for denying passengers entry for wearing leggings and there was also that time a pilot terrified passengers over the loudspeaker. Possibly the most disturbing episode in the <i>Fly the</i> …

Airlines

Delta kicks passenger off flight for restroom use

Passengers aboard a Milwaukee-bound flight filmed a fellow passenger being asked to leave the flight after he used the lavatory while the plane was …

Aviation

Man kicked off flight for using bathroom

A passenger who was on board a Delta flight says he was kicked off because he had to use the lavatory while the plane was waiting to takeoff.

Aviation

These Are the 14 Best-Paying Jobs for People Who Love to Travel

Combine work with jet-setting.<p>If you love traveling, chances are you'd probably rather spend your time seeing the world's most spectacular sights than sitting at a desk 9-5 every day. But is it possible to combine a steady career with globetrotting? And do these jobs have any earning …

Employment

United Just Released Its Report On The Plane Dragging Incident

United Airlines, still reeling from the fallout over video showing a man being violently dragged from one of its flight, has finally released its report on what happened that day, and what changes the airline is making to prevent similar incidents.<p>The report offers the airline's most detailed …

Aviation

The Best Time to Book a Memorial Day Weekend Getaway Starts This Week! Here’s Why

If you thought you had to book your weekend flights six months in advance to avoid massive fare hikes, think again. According to , the earliest …

Travel

This Is Scary: Turbulence Injuries Doubled In 2016

The seatbelt lights are on for good reason. <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> reports that turbulence-related injuries are rising, adding one more thing to worry about at 30,000 feet.<p>The travel magazine looked at the Federal Aviation Administration's new Fact Sheet on Turbulence, which examines a slew of …

Airlines

United raising limit on payments to bumped flyers to $10,000

By DAVID KOENIG<p>DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines says it will raise the limit — to $10,000 — on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold …

Delta Airlines

There’s An Airline People Dislike Even More Than United

At least, based on a report conducted before the David Dao incident.<p>America finds one airline less fly than the rest.<p>Spirit Airlines ranks dead last in customer satisfaction, according to a 2017 travel report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index.<p>The airline scored a 61 on a 100-point scale.<p>…

Airlines

United to offer passengers up to $10,000 to surrender seats

NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Airlines said on Thursday it would offer passengers who volunteer to forfeit their seats on overbooked flights up to $10,000 as part of the carrier's efforts to repair the damage from the rough removal of a passenger.<p>The offer came after rival Delta outlined plans to …

Airlines

The eight simple secrets to bagging a free airline upgrade

Most air passengers will never experience anything but economy class.<p>Premium seats are shockingly unaffordable. Should you fancy a week in New York next month, travelling in first class with BA, for example, you'll need between £3,584 and £5,400 to do so. Dramatic, life-changing sums of money to …

Airlines

Couple offloaded from British Airways flight after dispute over business class upgrade

In a separate incident, British Airways passengers at Heathrow were left stranded for four hours without food.<p>British Airways, which has been …

Aviation

United admits 'many things went wrong' when passenger was dragged from flight

United Airlines in a new report admits “many things went wrong” on the day a passenger was violently dragged of one of its flights.<p>“This is a turning …

Airlines

Turning Two Caribbean Trips Into One for 4,000 Avios + $27.50

One of the places we have visited that really imprinted on my oldest daughter, who at the time was only four, was The Bahamas. I’ll be honest and say …

Airlines

United Airlines Does Right Thing With $10,000 Offer - Always, But Always, Ration By Price

United Airlines seems to have learned something from that incident with David Dao. What they’ve learned being something that any random passing economist would have told them is the way to deal with such matters in the first place. If something needs to be rationed then ration it by price, always, …

Airlines

Facebook Aims To Nose In On Google’s Territory With Dynamic Ads For Flights

Facebook is lusting after lucrative online travel ad dollars.<p>And on Thursday, Facebook launched its next assault on the travel industry – encroaching …

Advertising

How United selects passengers for involuntary bumping

In a report being issued Thursday about the April 9 dragging incident involving a passenger on an overcrowded United Express plane, United spelled …

Airlines

A United ad showing pampered customers had to be pulled after it prompted laughter

Yet again, a costly ad campaign is backfiring. Every time the Tribeca Film Festival (April 19-30) ran the sleek promo spot for United Airlines’ super-posh Polaris International business class (see below), New York audiences erupted in jeering laughter.<p>Clearly, United still has PR repair work to do, …

Airlines

Glasgow Airport drop-off charge comes into force

<b>A new drop-off charge at Glasgow Airport has come into force.</b><p>Drivers dropping passengers off at the airport will now have to pay £2 for a stay of up to 10 minutes.<p>A new pick-up and drop-off point opposite the main terminal building has been opened with the old area at Caledonian Way West …

Airports

Harbhajan tweets to Modi against “racist” Jet Airways pilot

Pilot allegedly misbehaved with a disabled passenger<p>Cricketer Harbhajan Singh fired a series of tweets to Prime Minister Narendra Modi complaining …

Aviation

Details of the first ever non-stop flight to Australia have been announced

The first ever non-stop passenger flight from Europe to Australia is set to make history when it departs from Heathrow airport at 1.30pm on Sunday 25 …

Airlines

Airbus chief in Eurofighter fraud probe

<b>Vienna prosecutors have named Airbus chief executive Tom Enders as one of the targets of a fraud investigation.</b><p>The dispute stems from Austria's 2 billion-euro (£1.7bn) Eurofighter warplane purchase more than a decade ago.<p>Its defence ministry has said it was misled over the pricing.<p>Airbus confirmed …

Aerospace

United CEO Oscar Munoz blames David Dao incident on ‘system failure,’ apologizes for rabbit incident

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz blamed the now infamous incident where passenger David Dao was dragged off a flight on "a system failure" — even as …

Airlines

New nonstop flight connects Austin to favorite East Coast city

Delta is adding another direct flight to its Austin roster. This fall, the airline will introduce service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport …

Texas

How to Pool Your Hilton Honors Points for Free

As promised yesterday, Hilton Honors is now live with their Points Pooling feature where you can share points for free with up to 10 other Hilton …

Hospitality

United had more pet deaths in 2016 than any other major US airline

United Airlines made headlines on Wednesday after a giant bunny died in one of its pet-holding facilities after flying with the airline from London to Chicago.<p>But this isn't the first time the airline has come under fire for how it handles pets in transit. In February, A Michigan resident said the …

Airlines

Liner's engine repair job failed: ATSB

A luxury cruise liner stranded 2000 passengers in Melbourne because a repair job on the motor failed at sea, a report has found.<p>The Norwegian Star …

Aviation

Business class flights to Europe are on sale this summer, so treat yo’ self

This article originally appeared in Travel & Leisure.<p>Several airlines are selling steeply discounted business class seats to Europe, according to a …

Airlines

Airbus CFO says A330 production sustainable at six aircraft per month

Airbus will run out of orders for the current version of its A330 jet in 2019, but is confident of filling gaps in the production line for the rest of that year with further sales, finance director Harald Wilhelm said on Thursday.<p>The European planemaker is adequately covered with orders to sustain …

Aviation