Carolina Potter spent sleepless nights wracking her brain for clues to where her husband Randy could be. The 53-year-old went missing in January, when he left their home for work at a T-Mobile operations center in Kansas City. She never imagined he’d been in plain sight all along: for eight months, his decomposed…
Missing a connecting flight is one of the most stressful and frustrating things that can happen to you when flying. If you want to avoid it, you need to give yourself ample time between flights, and do a little homework before you fly.
Last week a friend of mine tried to print his boarding pass for a return trip home from San Francisco and ran into trouble. No matter how many times he reloaded Delta’s site or tried checking in on his phone, he kept getting a message that he wouldn’t be able to print his boarding pass. At the time we attributed it to…
When you’re suffering through a long flight in cramped seats the last thing you probably want is to be dressed to the nines, but skipping out on those pajama pants and tank tops does have its advantages. You might even get a better seat.
Ryanair is having a tough time. As Brexit threatens to turn its entire business upside down, passengers can’t stop getting drunk on its flights, doing something stupid on camera, and causing all kinds of chaos when the video hits the internet. Now, Ryanair is trying to restrict how much people drink at the airport.
Some airports are just better for layovers than others, both in terms of lowering your airfare costs, and adding to your overall comfort and convenience. (And some airports should simply be avoided altogether, if possible.) When I had a couple hours to kill at Honolulu’s airport, for example, I was able to relax in…
If you’ve flown at all in the last few years, you know the TSA wants you to pull out your laptop and place it in a separate bin for security screening. Well: now they want you to do the same with your tablets, e-readers, and even game consoles.
Tourists flock to Princess Juliana International Airport on the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten to catch a glimpse of jets nearly skimming the beach on their ultra-low takeoffs and landings. Numerous signs warn the tourists not to get too close, lest they get blown to their deaths by the landing jet’s air blasts.…
This is only going to get more common thanks to climate change.
On Sunday, a man was forcibly dragged off a United flight headed from Chicago to Louisville after he refused to give up his seat to a United employee who “needed to be in Louisville” for a flight the following day, The Courier-Journal reports.
When it comes to flying, crew members do whatever it takes to make a flight comfortable, pleasant, and most importantly, safe for their passengers. Anything, or anyone, that stands in the way of them doing their job gets removed. Like this stuff, for example.
“Making flying suck less” has long been an obvious winning issue for any politician brave enough to stand up to the airline industry. In fact, an easy way to start is to make airports suck less.
This weekend, in the face of the White House’s executive order barring entry to anyone from seven Muslim-majority countries, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance stopped fares at John F. Kennedy International Airport, bringing attention to JFK just as thousands of other residents streamed in to fight the ban. It was a…
I consider myself extremely lucky because most of my flights have been relatively stress-free and uneventful. Except for that one time—that one time when I realized that there was such thing as hell on earth.
When even Russian cops can’t believe what they’re seeing, you know you’re watching some crazy shit.
The holidays are right around the corner and many people will soon be piling into this nation’s airports, waiting on lines to get through security before they can board the flights that will take them to their loved ones. Aw! Just please be reminded not to pack your Batarang in your carry-on luggage.
I don’t really expect much from airports anymore. Between $15 dry-ass turkey sandwiches and outrageously expensive parking, I wouldn’t be surprised if they started charging me for the air I breathe while waiting for my delayed flight. I guess I wasn’t surprised when I learned that there are surcharges built into the…
Kayak is already great for exploring excellent flight deals, but the app recently made some upgrades to help travelers after they book flights, too. Their app now includes maps for 34 major airports in the U.S., including turn-by-turn directions.