Woman Who Gave Birth on Plane Allegedly Deported, May Owe Airline $33,000

Two weeks ago, a heroic doctor delivered a baby while 30,000 feet in the air, on a flight from Taiwan to Los Angeles. This week, reports say that the Taiwanese woman whose labor diverted the plane to Alaska may be on the hook for $33,000. That’s because she may have planned to give birth in American airspace in order… »10/23/15 6:00pm10/23/15 6:00pm


Take Control of Your Body's Clock With the Anti-Jet Lag Calculator

Long-distance travels are a drain on both your time and money. The fact that such journeys can also seriously mess with your sleep and energy schedule—leaving your brain feeling like a moldy marshmallow—is insult added to injury. But with science, discipline, and math, the biological injustice of jet lag can be tamed. »9/24/15 3:50pm9/24/15 3:50pm

When Airplanes Were Like a 'Luxurious, High-Speed Bus'

Many people will be flying over the next two weekends, in hopes of squeezing the last goodness out of summer. That will require trudging through airports and cramming into winged tin cans. As you settle into an uncomfortable chair with a $6 bagel to wait for a plane that’s three hours late, think of this British… »8/27/15 6:00pm8/27/15 6:00pm

Woman Loses Her Mind, Is Removed From Flight After Refusing to Put Dog in Carrier

A woman was recently dragged off an airplane after she failed to put her growling, snapping dog in its carrier before takeoff. A fellow passenger filmed the incident (as one does) and if nothing else, we should recognize this lady’s convincing performance as a deeply disturbed human who loves her tiny helldog more… »8/18/15 6:40pm8/18/15 6:40pm

Airlines Aren't Just Screwing You — They're Fucking With Your Bags, Too

Commercial airlines have made great strides in beating their customers into dead-eyed submission, thanks to high ticket prices, endless add-on fees, technical glitches, and unpleasant customer service. But just in case that’s enough for you, these sadists are increasingly mishandling luggage, too. »8/10/15 7:20pm8/10/15 7:20pm

Airlines Are Widening the Gap Between the Haves and Have-Nots

The world of frequent flier miles is a murky one full of requirements, points-earning, status levels, and benefits varying from airline to airline. It’s a confusing mess, but if you’ve flown much over the past couple of years, one thing is increasingly clear: Many, many people have elite status. »6/03/15 4:20pm6/03/15 4:20pm

Should I Fly With My Baby or Just Walk Her From Los Angeles to Detroit?

Recently, Jessica Coen shared a photo here of how I prefer to fly with my tiny child. A lot of folks in the comments thought maybe DCFS should take her from me (be my guest!) because I let her hang out on the floor. Now, this week, a mother — a pregnant mother — was apparently kicked off a United Airlines flight… »5/28/15 1:30pm5/28/15 1:30pm