United Airlines flight 1031 was about 80 miles east of Cancún, on its way from Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, when it encountered turbulence earlier this summer — severe turbulence.
Surprise fees and sky-high fares, which passengers consider bad, are actually good for you because they’re good for an airline. I mean it literally. The increase in bad behavior by your fellow passengers is good.
The aftermath of the Emirates Airlines Flight 521 crash in Dubai on Aug. 3 was one of this summer’s most shocking visuals.
Airline passengers are pushing each other’s buttons more than ever, mostly because there are more buttons than ever to push — literally.
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Have you ever wanted a do-over? You know, the opportunity to re-live a situation?
Last week, the managing director of an IT firm was on a British Airways flight from London to Houston. Sounds pretty normal, right? Well, normalcy ended for him in a shocking way.
The boarding process can be the most stressful part of a flight, especially during the frenetic holiday travel season.
But how do you make it even more stressful?
They’re spoiled. They’re demanding. And they’re ruining travel for everyone else.
Don’t take my word for it. That’s what employees say about these guests, who they derisively call “silver spoon” travelers.
Fact: one-third of Americans are obese.
Fact: No subject on this site is more incendiary — none — than overweight air travelers.
Remember what flying used to be like?
“Safety first” may be the American travel industry’s unofficial slogan, but for some travelers, it’s more like “Me first!”
Next time you fly, take a minute to look around at the airport screening area. You’ll see all kinds of
Sandra Mennitto watched a flight attendant torture a passenger for almost two hours on a recent trip from Chicago and Harrisburg, Pa.
What is it about air travel that makes us lose our minds?
Although I consider “reader mail” posts a journalistic cop-out — a favorite tool of lazy columnists who can’t think of anything else to write — I’m willing to make an exception today.
It’s come down to this: The two most annoying airline passenger types in the world are travelers who can’t fit in their seat and screaming babies, at least according to you.
If mentioning the word “overhead bin” doesn’t raise your blood pressure, maybe you haven’t flown recently.
Maybe I should take more road trips.
When, exactly, did flight attendants stop caring about us?
The controversial, often-delayed FAA Reauthorization bill is being debated in Washington next week. The proposed legislation covers a lot of