Goodnight, Sweet Prince: SkyMall Files for Bankruptcy 

Not even the might of Paula Deen could save our most beloved and confusing of seat back pocket catalogs. SkyMall is flying off into the animatronic lawn gnome-littered Elysian fields of the defunct catalog afterlife. » 1/23/15 11:10am 1/23/15 11:10am

The Best Time and Time of Day to Book Airline Tickets

If you're looking for a deal on airfare, common wisdom is to book early and be flexible with your dates. While flexibility is good, the advance part may cost you money. Peter Greenberg, CBS News' travel editor, shared some of his tips to save money and avoid costly mistakes when booking airfare. » 1/24/14 5:30am 1/24/14 5:30am

The Worst Airport In America

More than 46 million Americans will travel further than 50 miles for this week's turkey-based festivities, and many of us will do it via air. And while very few airports deal well with holidays swarms, some of them excel at misery. » 11/25/14 9:02am 11/25/14 9:02am

Five Worst Airlines

In honor of Evil Week, we're switching up the Hive a little bit. Normally we look for the five best, but this week we're looking for the five worst—specifically the worst airlines in the skies. The ones that should be grounded, or have fees so high, customer service so terrible, planes so uncomfortable, or routes so… » 10/26/14 8:00am 10/26/14 8:00am

Your Ultimate Thanksgiving Air Travel Guide

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. » 10/04/14 11:00am 10/04/14 11:00am

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 3:00pm 9/29/14 3:00pm

Passenger Shaming: Airplane Travelers Who Are Completely Disgusting

A delightfully disgusting website seeks to expose the savage behavior of human beings on airplanes. And it is truly, truly something to behold. » 9/18/14 1:30pm 9/18/14 1:30pm

How Turbulence Happens, and Why It's Not So Scary After All

Turbulence: spiller of coffee, jostler of luggage, filler of barf bags, rattler of nerves. But is it a crasher of planes? Judging by the reactions of many airline passengers, one would assume so; turbulence is far and away the number one concern of anxious passengers. » 6/05/14 4:00pm 6/05/14 4:00pm

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 2:00pm 5/03/14 2:00pm

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 7:31pm 3/07/14 7:31pm

Woman Busted by Airport Security with Cocaine-Stuffed Pumpkins

Border officials at Montreal's Trudeau International Airport had themselves a particularly happy Halloween after busting a passenger with four-and-a-half pounds of cocaine stuffed inside three pumpkins. » 11/01/13 11:12am 11/01/13 11:12am

How to Find Out If Your Flight Has In-Seat Power Outlets

Got a 5 hour flight but only an hour or two worth of battery left on your gadgets? Depending on your airline, you may have a power outlet or USB port in your seat. Here's how to find out which planes have some extra juice to give. » 10/15/13 12:00pm 10/15/13 12:00pm

Pilot Suffers Fatal Heart Attack Mid-Flight, Forcing Emergency Landing

Thursday evening, the captain of a United Airlines flight from Houston to Seattle suffered a fatal heart attack, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Boise. » 9/27/13 10:40am 9/27/13 10:40am

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… » 8/17/13 5:00pm 8/17/13 5:00pm

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 9:43am 6/11/13 9:43am

Plane Passenger Ejected for Non-Stop Singing of Whitney Houston Songs

An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles en route to JFK was forced to make an emergency landing in Kansas City after an unruly passenger was deemed a threat to the crew for refusing to stop singing Whitney Houston songs. » 5/13/13 11:28am 5/13/13 11:28am

Want A Hot Shower In A Blackout? Get A Business Class Ticket

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. » 11/01/12 3:11pm 11/01/12 3:11pm

Air Travel Is Going To Be A Mess This Week

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. » 10/30/12 1:52pm 10/30/12 1:52pm

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

How To Use Your Electronics During Takeoff Without Getting Busted

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. » 4/12/12 12:45pm 4/12/12 12:45pm