Right now, United Airlines seems to make any decision that could affect their public image by asking themselves “what would a Nazi pedophile do?” Their most recent alleged act of image self-immolation involves kicking a honeymooning couple off a flight for switching their seats. Or maybe the destination-wedding couple…
The TSA has begun rolling out signage warning travelers that driver’s licenses from nine states will no longer be valid identification for domestic flights, meaning they’ll have to use a military ID or get a passport.
To an airline, no one is special. Even the first class jamokes. You all line up like the cattle you are at your assigned boarding time, or you don’t get to leave. One woman on a recent Delta flight thought she was above such petty attempts to instill order in the boarding process and got on the plane early, prompting…
This is complete madness, but the guy as one good reason for doing it. Well, he has one good reason and a generous background of general lunacy.
Shots were fired early this afternoon near the baggage claim area at the Dallas Love Field airport after a police officer intervened when a man was assaulting a woman, according to news reports. Access to Love Field was shut down following the incident.
When you hear the phrase "holiday travel," what thoughts come to your mind? Do you avoid it at all costs, or suck it up and join the herd? What do you hate most about it? Last month, over 1,000 passengers were surveyed about their pet peeves for air travel, and here's what they said.
Thanksgiving weekend is the busiest and most-dreaded travel period of the year, due to the compact date range and the fact that there's inevitably almost always some sort of weather disaster at one of the nation's major airline hubs. But if you're still brave enough to do it, here's how to get through it unscathed.
What is it with all of the anger and stupidity on planes these days? It seems like every day a plane is diverted over a fight caused by something that should be a matter of simple respect. Clearly, some people need a reminder of how to act on a plane, so let's look at what assholes do when they fly.
WASHINGTON – Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT's Aviation Consumer Protection Division during the first nine months of this year were down 14.1 percent from the first nine months of 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Air Travel Consumer Report released today.
Hurricane Sandy hit Jersey City pretty hard. During the storm on Monday night, we had about three to four feet of water on the ground. I watched as water killed every car in the lot across the street, their alarms and horns blaring until they were drowned.
You saw the photo a few posts back showing the submerged gate at LaGuardia Airport. Well, air travel is going to be a complete mess this week. There have been more than 16,000 flights canceled thus far. The four New York Airports are closed, although JFK might reopen on Wednesday.
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…
I'm no engineer, but I know this: If personal electronics could bring down a plane, Al Quaeda would just assign a pack of assholes to send simultaneous text messages from the next flight out of Jerusalem.
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.
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…
A Southwest Airlines flight attendant took custody of a child after her mother slapped her because the girl wouldn't stop crying. God, what is going on with flights these days? It's like the Wild West out there!