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

Ex-Ferrari Boss Montezemolo Hired To Revamp 'Europe's Sexiest Airline'

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, who stepped down from the Chairmanship of Ferrari last month because the company had become "too American," has been lined up to take the Chairman job at Italian airline Alitalia after it merges with Abu Dhabi-based outfit Etihad Airways. » 11/10/14 3:04pm 11/10/14 3:04pm

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 4:41pm 10/26/14 4:41pm

US Airways Flight Attendant Refused To Hang Army Ranger's Jacket

Passengers on a U.S. Airways flight from Portland, Oregon to Charlotte, North Carolina are sharing an outrageous story of disrespect from a flight attendant toward an Army Ranger and combat veteran. He asked to have his "Dress Blues" uniform jacket hung, but the flight attendant refused, citing company policy. » 10/10/14 3:03am 10/10/14 3:03am