A URL Trick Let You Use Someone Else's Delta Boarding Pass

A BuzzFeed intern and NYU senior recently claimed to have hacked Delta's paperless boarding pass system by changing just one digit in a URL. "On Delta, you can change the URL of your boarding pass and get someone else's boarding pass," Dani Grant wrote in a Medium post. "Even if they're on a different airline." This… » 12/16/14 2:10pm 12/16/14 2:10pm

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

American Airlines Is Spending $2 Billion To Make Flying More Enjoyable

It was one year ago today that American Airlines closed its merger with U.S. Airways, and while the integration is still progressing, American is moving forward with massive service upgrades, including hundreds of new aircraft, new cabin seating and airport lounges. » 12/09/14 4:44pm 12/09/14 4:44pm

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 4:41pm 12/03/14 4:41pm

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

How Long Will I Be Stuck in This Airport? A Thanksgiving Travel Forecast

If you're one of the tens of thousands of people who are trapped in one of the United States' many fine airports on this Thanksgiving Eve, you may find yourself wondering when the hell you're going to get out of here and on to your destination. Here's a quick forecast for your (eventual) departure. » 11/26/14 3:06pm 11/26/14 3:06pm

The Secret Life of the American Airport Worker

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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 5:51pm 11/25/14 5:51pm

A Snowstorm Will Make Your East Coast Thanksgiving Travel a Nightmare

A travel nightmare will unfold this week as odds increase that a highly disruptive snowstorm will affect the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Wednesday. Travel through all major cities from Washington D.C. to Boston will be heavily affected by this impending snowfall. » 11/24/14 1:42pm 11/24/14 1:42pm

This Powerful Mapping Tool Lets You Plot the Weather Along a Road Trip

The National Weather Service has developed a powerful tool that allows users to create custom weather maps that show everything from temperatures to snow totals. The tool's most excellent feature, by far, is the ability to track future weather along the path of one's road trip. » 11/06/14 3:51pm 11/06/14 3:51pm

A Look at How Royal Caribbean's New Virtual Balconies Work

It almost sounded too crazy to be true, when Royal Caribbean announced that it would begin installing virtual balconies in windowless rooms on its latest cruise ships. Giant screens that simulate breathtaking ocean views in real time sound crazy! The travel company was not lying, though, and now they've got video to… » 11/05/14 4:24pm 11/05/14 4:24pm

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

The CDC Says Flying Is Mostly Risk-Free From Ebola Exposure

Air travel has been a focal point for Ebola-related news, ever since the first case entered the United States last month with Thomas Eric Duncan, via Washington Dulles Airport. However, the Center for Disease Control has said that air travel poses low risk because it's not an airborne virus. » 10/15/14 5:26pm 10/15/14 5:26pm