Airbus made a startling patent filing this week showing a new interior configuration with a mezzanine level of seating. This stacked concept would have fully-reclining chairs and be able to accommodate more passengers in the same amount of space. But will commercial airliners of the future have this confusing layout?
When I heard about this new antenna made with metamaterials, I assumed it was a fancy new artistic design using antennas on antennas to make better antennas. It turns out it’s much more technical than that and it could be the solution we’ve been waiting for to finally replace the crappy internet that passes for…
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.
The next time you think you might want to change seats on your flight, consider this cautionary tale — one woman found herself in jail for three days, after attempting to do so on a United Airlines flight. She's now suing the airline for $5 million.
On select Delta Air Lines flights today, fliers will get free margaritas, as the airline celebrates its 1,000,000th margarita sold on board. Delta says they serve an average of 1,000 margaritas made with Tequila Avion (nice branding there) every day.
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.
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.
Most international airlines based in Asia are known for their high-quality service, down the the smallest detail. At Korean Air, that smallest detail is Macadamia nuts — and the daughter of the airline's Chairman kicked a flight attendant off a flight for serving them improperly.
Since entering the industry in 2000, jetBlue has gained a hugely loyal fan base by highlighting their much-beloved freebies like extra legroom, free bags, and blue potato chips. But now the airline has changed course, by announcing the reduction of legroom and introduction of bag fees.
A Singapore Airlines passenger was astonished to learn that he was being charged $1,171 for wifi usage during his flight from London to Singapore last Thursday. A Canadian man named Jeremy Gutsche purchased a 30MB package for $28.99, but landed with an additional $1,142 in overage charges.
At the end of April, AT&T announced they had partnered up with Honeywell to throw their hat into the inflight wifi ring by next year. However, on Monday the telecom giant said they will no longer pursue entry into the inflight connectivity realm.
Back in May, Etihad pulled the cover off a groundbreaking new product that far surpasses even the most lavish First Class in the sky — the Etihad Residence. More than just a big chair, or a lie-flat bed, it features three rooms! And on Monday, Etihad said the suites are selling better than anticipated.
Southwest Airlines, which once prided itself on being a "no-frillls airline," now offers some of the best perks in the sky. The airline's new collaboration with Apple's Beats Music gives passengers access to curated music playlists in several genres, free of charge.
A visually stunning glimpse into the future of commercial air travel shows an airplane without windows, in which live video of the outside world would be streamed to seamless OLED displays along the ceiling and cabin walls. But don't be expecting to see this applied on your favorite airline, ever.
United Airlines has taken their sweet time with getting Wifi on their planes, lagging years behind competitors like American and Delta. But it's finally here, and its speed and pricing structure seem to have been worth the wait.
Meet "The Game Plane." This new game show was filmed on Allegiant Air flights at cruising altitude earlier this year. It's part quiz show, part game-of-chance, and it all looks very cheesy. Contestants compete for cash and vacation prizes. Take a look at the preview below and decide for yourself.
When you're boarding a plane, do you usually think to yourself, "There has got to be a better way to do this" as you jockey around other people for overhead bin space? Discovery Channel's Mythbusters experimented with every type of boarding, and the results are efficient, if not very fun.
What if you took something like Google Earth, then ramped it up and installed it as an app you can use on planes — giving passengers a virtual view from the cockpit and side windows, as well as locational data with restaurants, hotels, popular spots and even history? Then you'd have FlightPath 3D.
Anyone who has ever been served food on an airline probably found that food to be high in salt and/or fat, and running the temperature spectrum from partially thawed to molten hot. But one company, called Vitalit is offering options that are equally healthy and refreshing.
WiFi availability has become pretty common for most domestic flights, but still has a lot of room to grow in the international realm. It's a great option for those who need to work, or don't have enough legroom to actually get comfortable enough for some quality shut-eye.