An 81-year-old attorney who was forced to move seats because an Orthodox Jewish man objected to sitting next to her is suing the Israeli airline El Al. Renee Rabinowitz, backed by an left-leaning religious advocacy group, is accusing the airline of illegal discrimination against her.
A British Airways plane was taken out of service last week after bed bugs were discovered when the crew tried to stuff extra large carry-ons into an overhead compartment.
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In news that will scarcely impact how miserable it is to fly, United States airlines are reaching their destinations on time more often than ever before. In fact, the second half of 2015 saw performance records that were “among the best ever.”
Six months ago, Harrison Ford crashed a World War II plane on Los Angeles golf course which was a monumental bummer. But, much like Star Wars, Ford is back—and now he’s restricting himself to crashing weddings.
Are you one of those people who white-knuckles your way through a 30-minute flight, afraid that if you stopped thinking about keeping the plane in the air for even a minute that it would immediately drop out of the sky like a useless aluminum can? If so, we’ve got some sexy news for you.
There are two parts to this travel nightmare: being weighed, and also being in and around Uzbekistan.
During a conversation with Vulture at this week’s Time 100 gala, Serial host Sarah Koenig revealed what she does at 30,000 feet to reduce her fear of flying.
I’m 5’2”. Overhead bins often present a problem for me.
Saudia, Saudi Arabia's national airline, is reportedly planning to begin segregating their flights by gender. The move, first reported by Arabic-language news agency Ajel, is in response to male passengers complaining about their wives and daughters being seated next strange men.
Flatulence is common when you're flying. The BBC explains the science of why we fart more on airplanes and offers some tips on reducing this discomfort and avoid being that person passing gas on the plane.
A woman was sexually assaulted by a flight attendant on a Malaysian Airlines flight.
The Transportation Security Agency has long been maligned for making us take off our shoes and go through a metal detector fifteen times before someone is finally happy. This Instagram won't make up for all that, but it's probably the most amusing/informative thing you will see today.
The key to a successful business, as I understand it, is finding some shit nobody needs and then filling it in the most inconvenient possible way (I am not great at business). Which is probably why Jay Z is opening a nightclub at the Atlanta airport—because lots of people NEED to voluntarily go hang out at the worst…
In new reports that may or may not be true, the Daily Mail says that Nigella Lawson attempted to go on vacation Sunday but was barred at the airport because of her recently admitted past drug use. Hmmm.
It's hard on the ultra-rich when they're forced to fly commercial. In consideration of their delicate sensibilities, airlines are increasingly pampering first and business-class passengers on international flights. The new hotness: Keeping them far, far away from the wretched, seething crowds of coach.
On a crack-of-dawn flight from New York City to Seattle recently, I had my first ever, um, altercation with a seat mate. I'd almost missed the plane—I was that person staggering on board just before the doors closed—and I'm sure he thought he was going to have the row all to himself. I flashed him an apologetic smile…
There's no getting around the fact that flying sucks, and none of the changes (for anyone who can't afford a business class ticket) airlines have made in recent years have made it any more tolerable. Flying is especially crappy for heavier passengers, who are still subjected to the same discomfort and inconvenience…
Virgin America has managed to do the impossible: make it look, for a few minutes, that commercial flights are funky experiences for skinny tie-wearing stylish people having a great time instead of bleak desperate slogs between city outskirts punctuated by elbow fights with surprisingly aggressive Bible-reading…
Behaving decidedly unlike a protector of the skies, U.S. air marshal Adam Joseph Bartsch was arrested Thursday for allegedly using his cell phone to take photos of all that fun stuff happening up a woman's skirt in the Nashville, Tennessee airport.