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.
The videos depicting security officers forcibly dragging an elderly United Airlines passenger in Chicago have drawn outrage that is both widespread and entirely justified. Most of the resulting news coverage has focused, correctly, on United’s tone-deaf response and the larger question of how much power airlines wield…
A new month is upon is, I can almost smell the warm summer air and yet for some reason, retailers are trying to sell me velvet sundresses. Now that we’re on the subject of ridiculous things, let’s go to court.
Today, we proud members of the Leggings Only community were aghast to learn of United Airlines’ crusade against acceptable pantlessness.
When you get on a plane, the main goal for most people is to be comfortable. You know what’s comfortable? Leggings. They’re warmer than tights, stretchier than jeans, less “I’ve given up-y” than sweatpants. You might say they’re the ideal plane clothing—unless you’re flying United.
On Saturday, passengers boarded United flight 455 in Austin, Texas and, as is custom, seated themselves and awaited departure to San Francisco, California. But banal events took a turn for the unsettling: a pilot in plainclothes appeared, took hold of an intercom, and delivered a troubling rant.
A passenger wearing a Black Panther baseball cap has been told to remove the headgear because it—along with a t-shirt with an upside-down American flag—makes the pilot “uncomfortable.”
You may be familiar with this meme: “If a 747 can carry the space shuttle, then I call bullshit on overweight luggage fees.” Airlines collected $38.1 billion in revenue from such fees in 2014, almost a 21 percent increase year-over-year. These fees are the new normal, and future fees are a pure insult to your…
Because of a computer glitch, all United Airlines flights were grounded this morning. The FAA indicates that as of 9:15 am ET, some flights are taking off, but this doesn’t bode well for the rest of the day.
R&B artist Kehlani sent out a series of furious tweets on Monday night after what appears to be a pretty intense experience on United Airlines.
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.
Another day, another PR crisis for an airline. This time, it's United, after a mom complained a flight attendant "humiliated" her family over the seating of their daughter, who has special needs.
Airplane seat-back screens might be on their way out because they are heavy and expensive. Don’t these airlines know that’s what keeps passengers happy and distracted so we’re not bothering the stewardesses with silly requests? Help us help you, airlines!
A teenage girl claims a passenger spent "long periods" of a six-hour fight "masturbating and exposing his penis" without being stopped by flight staff — who knew exactly what was up but declined to move her to another seat or, like, tell him to put his junk back in his pants before takeoff and landing.
Thirteen-year-old "Emily" was flying home by herself from a weight-loss camp in Philadelphia when Jackson Senyonga, a pastor with ties to Pat Robertson, allegedly molested her. The details of the case are especially disturbing, but sadly, it's not unique.