Air France Jet Gets Fighter Escort To JFK Due To Chemical Weapons Threat

An Air France Airbus A330 that originated out of Paris had an anonymous threat against it concerning chemical weapons this morning. This, along with the fact that reports say the jet was non-responsive as controllers attempted to contact it resulted in fighter jets being scrambled to its location. The jet was escorted… » 5/25/15 12:58pm 5/25/15 12:58pm

Should United Have Kicked This 15-Year-Old Autistic Girl Off A Flight?

A family traveling with a high-functioning autistic daughter were kicked off a United Airlines flight from Orlando to Portland because the pilot “didn’t feel comfortable” flying with her on the plane, even though no major incident had taken place. The pilot made an emergency landing and had the family removed. Was… » 5/11/15 2:20pm 5/11/15 2:20pm

The Best Time For An In-Flight Smoke Is Right Before A Drunken Diatribe

This airline passenger of questionable sanity/sobriety, on a flight from Nicaragua to Miami, goes on an epic rant then gets caught lighting up. In two separate videos, tragically shot vertically, our crazy lady is shown puffing away before stashing her still-lit smoke in the seat pocket, and then it got weird. » 3/17/15 9:52am 3/17/15 9:52am

Woman Arrested for Smoking on Plane, Yelling About Venezuela for 2 Hours

On a flight from Nicaragua to Miami Sunday, a woman decided to test American Airlines' "no smoking" rule by lighting up on the plane. Even though everyone had seen her (and some of her fellow passengers were taking video), she tried to pin it on the guy sitting next to her. As in-flight annoyances go, smoking in an… » 3/16/15 8:01pm 3/16/15 8:01pm

Here's Why Flight Attendants Don't Like Being Called 'Stewardess'

Flight attendants have a job that holds a lot of prestige in the eyes of most travelers, and they get called a lot of different things while doing their jobs — waitress, m'am, hey you, miss, air hostess, and trolley dolly. But one moniker that has pretty much gone out the emergency exit door is "stewardess," and… » 1/07/15 12:21pm 1/07/15 12:21pm

The Thought Of A Single-Pilot Airliner Is Just A Bit Scary

There's an old pilot joke about cockpit automation that says the ideal flight crew is a pilot and a dog. The pilot is there to feed the dog, and the dog is there to bite the pilot if he touches anything. Getting closer to that reality, NASA is studying flying airliners with only one pilot, and I don't like the idea.… » 1/06/15 12:36pm 1/06/15 12:36pm

United Airlines Allegedly Leaves Caged Dog Unattended In The Cold Rain

I've heard the expression that working on the ramp at an airport is "like working in a fish bowl." Everybody sees what you are doing, and you never know who might be watching. This morning, a Twitter user snapped a photo of a pet kennel, allegedly containing a dog, sitting unprotected from the rain. » 12/28/14 3:16pm 12/28/14 3:16pm

That Time An Airline Gave Itself A Boob Job

Even if you don't live in Europe, you've probably heard of Ryanair. Their level of excellence is about equal to that of Spirit Airlines here in the U.S. for its pricing methodologies and harebrained marketing schemes. But Ryanair once enhanced its image, by giving its corporate logo a breast augmentation. » 12/10/14 10:06am 12/10/14 10:06am

Delta Now Serves Craft Beer to Help You Forget How Awful Delta Is

Anytime you go careening through the air in a giant metal tube full of strangers and recirculated air, you're probably not going to have a great time. The airlines make sure of this. So to help ease the pain and/or lack of personal space, this week, Delta will start serving beer that doesn't taste like poison wrought… » 12/08/14 4:24pm 12/08/14 4:24pm

WestJet Pulls Off Another Beautiful 'Christmas Miracle'

People love to hate on airlines at every opportunity, and most of the time, it's justifiable. But Canada's low-cost carrier, WestJet surprised a village in the Dominican Republic, created an early Christmas and gave some spectacular gifts. Just watch the video and see if your eyes don't well up. » 12/04/14 9:10am 12/04/14 9:10am

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. » 11/27/14 1:28pm 11/27/14 1:28pm