I Flew to Work in the Uber for the Skies

Flying from LA to San Francisco on business is a task normally fraught with stress and rage. But today, my journey begins from a better place. Instead of the gargantuan mess that is LAX, my Uber rolls up to a tiny airport three miles to the east. I start to realize just how different my work commute will be today. » 9/29/14 3:12pm Monday 3:12pm

How to Fly a Prizewinning Racehorse to the Kentucky Derby

When the crowds and hats and bourbon descend on Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby, all eyes will be on the thoroughbred racehorse—horses that have traveled thousands of miles for the two-minute race. How do elite racehorses fly? Well, let us ascend into the world of equine air travel. » 5/03/14 3:10pm 5/03/14 3:10pm

Malaysia Airlines Flight Carrying 239 Vanishes Off Coast of Vietnam

Friday afternoon, at about 1:40 pm EST, a passenger jet flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared from radar screens and lost radio contact with air traffic control. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which was scheduled to land four hours later, was carrying 227 passengers, including two infants, and 12 crew members. » 3/07/14 11:46pm 3/07/14 11:46pm

In-Flight Wealth Disparity Is Hastening America’s Cultural Revolution

These bourgeois pigs in business class must be purged from our skies. Why let them board an airplane early, free from the desperate urge to jostle for a space in the overhead bin for their sensible leather carry-on just so they can sip mimosas and sneer at the poor, corn syrup-coated plebes seated in zones 2 through 6… » 8/18/13 8:56pm 8/18/13 8:56pm

Passengers Stuck on Broken Plane for Hours Sing 'I Believe I Can Fly'

After spending hours on a hot Las Vegas tarmac with no A/C, food, or water (which may not be entirely legal), passengers aboard a Phoenix-bound Allegiant Air flight decided to kick start the plane by breaking out in a spirited rendition of R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly." » 6/11/13 11:22am 6/11/13 11:22am

How To Find The Sweet Spot When Booking A Vacation

Conventional wisdom says booking a vacation yourself will save you a lot of money—but conventional wisdom isn't always right. New (and old) methods of booking travel can save money in ways that weren't possible just five years ago, so we decided to find out: In 2012, what's the cheapest, most efficient way to book a… » 8/02/12 12:30pm 8/02/12 12:30pm

TSA Agents Singling Out Sexy Women For Multiple Body Scans

Several women who flew through Dallas/Fort Worth's airport have filed complaints against the TSA claiming that officials asked them to walk through the body scanners multiple times. Why would female agents do such a thing? So the male agents viewing the scans could get a better look at their bodies. Ew. » 2/15/12 5:10pm 2/15/12 5:10pm

Why turning off your devices during takeoff might have merit

When you're flying these days, you'll usually hear the flight crew instruct you during takeoff and landing to turn off "any device that has an off button"—not just activating airplane mode, but physically turning off the device. This makes very little sense to most tech-savvy types, but James Fallows at The Atlantic… » 11/30/11 10:30am 11/30/11 10:30am