Flying SUX! The Weirdest Stories Behind Our Airport Codes

You see them everywhere: On highway signs, plane tickets, and even humblebraggy Twitter updates. Some are obvious and some make no sense. But what do these three-letter airport codes really mean? » 3/19/15 2:33pm 3/19/15 2:33pm

The Heinous Price Of Bottled Water In Airports Springs A Lawsuit

There's nothing good about traversing the labyrinth known as the modern day international airport. Aside from incompetent airline personal and the debacle known as TSA, we are now subject to price gouging, according to a lawsuit claiming retailers are charging a whopping $5 for a bottle of water. » 3/16/15 2:03pm 3/16/15 2:03pm

"Uber for Helicopters" Is Gross, Absurd and I Want to Use It Every Day

Helicopter rides are fun and fast; and ridesharing apps are booming. These are the core ideas behind Gotham Air, a helicopter rideshare service that promises to get you from helipad to airport in six minutes. Do you need it? Definitely not. Is it amazing? We tried it — and yes, it absolutely is. » 2/09/15 9:00am 2/09/15 9:00am

New York's LaGuardia Tops The 'Most Frustrating Airports' List

This time of year, everyone comes out with a 'Best of the Year' list, for everything from movies to songs, cars, and even airlines. But it's also fun and important to evaluate the worst of things like airports, and two in the New York-area are among the most frustrating for travelers. » 12/03/14 2:23pm 12/03/14 2:23pm

The Secret Life of the American Airport Worker

I've spent the last six months investigating the lives of America's airport workers: the wheelchair pushers, the cabin cleaners, the baggage handlers, the people who will—instead of heading back to their own family members—assist ours as we travel this week. If you ask airport workers what they're doing for the… » 11/25/14 3:45pm 11/25/14 3:45pm

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

Pushback Tugs Are The Coolest Vehicles At The Airport

If you've ever looked out the window at an airport, you've probably seen planes being pushed backward by vehicles called Pushback Tugs. Well there are regular Tugs, and there are SuperTugs — and the SuperTug looks like the unholy matrimony of a Hummer and a Batmobile, with an ant's strength/weight ratio. » 11/08/14 10:00am 11/08/14 10:00am

Battle Of Atlanta – Delta Opposes Second Airport

Delta Air Lines is opposing an Atlanta developer's plan to commercialize a second airport, to the northwest of the city. Paulding Airport, currently a general aviation airport, is being evaluated for future use by commercial airlines. Delta says it would threaten their hub at Hartsfield-Jackson, the world's busiest… » 11/01/14 1:55pm 11/01/14 1:55pm

Plane Crashes Into Flight Safety Building At Wichita, Kansas Airport

A Beechcraft King Air 200 crashed into a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas. The crash killed at least two people and injured four others. More updates as we get them. » 10/30/14 11:12am 10/30/14 11:12am

What's the Worst Airport Terminal In America?

Air travel, once the pinnacle of style in America, has evolved into a fluorescent-lit, crumb-strewn hellscape of stinky carpets, underpaid and overworked employees, and fights between drunk racists and tall people. It's easy to claim your local terminal is the worst, but which of America's many airport terminals is… » 10/22/14 12:36pm 10/22/14 12:36pm

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

'Robird' Drones Chase Birds Away From Airport Danger

Bird strike incidents cause millions of dollars in damage to planes annually, and trained birds of prey have been used to deter bird flocks around airports for a long time. As a cheaper and more manageable alternative, a company has developed the Robird — a drone that mimics the flight of a real raptor. » 8/28/14 9:00am 8/28/14 9:00am

The Ten Worst Airport Horror Stories

Read these ten horror stories of everything from getting sent back to the country you came from, to an airport with no water or available power to losing your entire plane. You will never complain about your flight delays again. » 8/08/14 11:15am 8/08/14 11:15am

United Airlines And Houston Airport Poison And Kill Hundreds Of Birds

On Saturday and Sunday morning, employees and travelers at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport were treated to a horrifying sight: hundreds of birds dropping out of the sky, having seizures, and then dying slowly and painfully. » 7/17/14 9:48am 7/17/14 9:48am

Hero Captain Ditches Boat For Threesome, You Would Do The Same

Ok, so maybe 51-year-old Craig Gallo deserves to lose his motor vehicle and boating licenses for crashing his fishing vessel into the runway approach lights at Laguardia Airport. But at least he had a good reason. » 6/24/14 8:20pm 6/24/14 8:20pm

The TSA Is About To Hike Your Pre-Flight Groping Fee

Under a pending TSA rule update, you're about to begin paying an average of an additional $11.20 on each round trip ticket for the displeasure of having your bags and body searched prior to boarding your flight. This rate hike more than doubles the current $5.00 fee. » 6/21/14 12:00pm 6/21/14 12:00pm

Dubai Claims "World's Busiest International Airport" Title

For the first two months of 2014, Dubai International Airport has seen more international passengers come and go than any other airport in the world — a claim formerly held by London Heathrow. Lead by aggressive expansion of Emirates and FlyDubai airlines, Dubai handled 1.8 million more passengers during the period… » 3/27/14 1:27pm 3/27/14 1:27pm

32 Injured As Derailed Chicago Train Tries To Climb O'Hare Escalator

Train service continues at Chicago's Blue Line with "minor delays" after a train totally, like, jumped off the tracks at O'Hare and careened into an escalator, injuring 32 people this morning. » 3/24/14 9:10am 3/24/14 9:10am