Modern aviation is a miracle. Unfortunately, it is a miracle accompanied by irritations small and large that have gradually built to something truly dreadful, like looking down to see every finger has several paper cuts and suddenly you’re being dunked in a vat of lemon juice that sears every one of them.
American Airlines has grounded a flight attendant who got into an aggressive verbal confrontation with a passenger after allegedly taking away another passenger’s baby stroller.
Jason Derulo has accused America’s shittiest major airline (unless we’re counting Spirit) of “racial discrimination” after an incident involving checked bags, $4000, and literal requests to “turn this plane around.”
If you’ve flown recently, you can likely rattle off a litany of complaints about fees, airport security, seat size, delays, general grimness of the experience—so many pet peeves to pick from. However, American Airlines is launching an ad campaign that hints that, hm, maybe you’re a candidate for an attitude…
Muslim passengers who recently flew on both Delta and American Airlines say they were removed from flights after being told attendants were “uncomfortable” with them remaining onboard. The two women removed from American work for the federal government.
A survey of a million flyers has confirmed what we all already new—no one wants to fly on an American airline if they can help it.
You don’t have to look too hard to find stories about airplane passengers being removed from airplanes—seriously, just the stories just fall from the sky (no pun intended) like acid rain—but rarely are they so confusing and absurd as this one.
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.
United lands at the bottom of the list. The only surprise here is with myself; I've somehow resisted the urge to call Delta to ask if I can transfer my United miles/status to Delta's frequent flier program. But trying to switch your frequent flier status and miles from one domestic airline to another is like trading a…
Just when you thought flying couldn't get any more miserable, yet another plane has been diverted due to a legroom-related dispute. This is just the way airlines work now, I guess! We're all criss-crossing the great blue yonder in giant tin cans, tempers on hair-trigger alert. Are you happy, Orville and Wilbur?
Maybe it's because spring finally arrived, and summer's finally in sight. Maybe it's hormones, or maybe it's just the angst of youth. But for some reason, teens are absolutely, undeniably out of control right now. Forget peak beard—we're at peak dumb teen.
They say one bad decision begets another, and nowhere is this more the case than on social media.
James Moehle and Angela Huckaby were flying home to Houston when their bag was misplaced. That sucks. I once had to wear a robe for two days because my luggage got lost and I refused to put on a Hawaiian shirt if my life depended on it. (PSA: Wearing a robe for two days is wonderful and I suggest everyone try it.)…
If you tried to fly over the past week, chances are you spent hours or days trapped in an airport, slowly going insane. This is because relying on airplanes for transport into or out of cold climates during January is the height of foolishness, and unless I have to, I'm never going to do it again. It's a half-miracle…
You can only breastfeed on an American Airlines flight if you do so with a "certain discretion and a sense of modesty" endorsed by a flight attendant, according to one angry lactating flyer.
Glenn Beck, the media personality who made being a recovering alcoholic his on-air shtick, used his radio show Wednesday to tell his 8 million listeners that an American Airlines flight attendant was rude to him because of his political persuasion, as if Glenn Beck was the first person ever to realize that air travel…
Carly Fleischmann is a 17-year-old author who has a form of autism that prevents her from speaking. Doctors said she would never intellectually develop beyond the abilities of a small child, but Carly eventually began using a computer to communicate and now carries an iPad with her so she can "talk" on the go.
American Airlines has just pulled ahead in the race to find new and devious ways of making air travel as inconvenient and terrifying as possible with news that a Chicago-bound flight was delayed in Dallas for one whole hour after a flight attendant hijacked (whoops!) the intercom and told patients that a) she was no…