Something to ponder in the next few weeks as you wait in an interminable TSA line for the privilege of cramming yourself into a seat that seems to shrink with every successive trip: The number of incidents involving disorderly airline passengers is in fact increasing.
As The Daily Show pointed out in Thursday night’s edition, Congress is capable of reacting quickly when it comes to issues they really care about.
Following shortly on the heels of Leggingsgate, United Airlines is under fire again for the disturbingly rough handling of a passenger on flight 3411, from O’Hare International Airport to Louisville on Sunday.
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.
To anyone who was worried: the American airline industry isn’t in as bad a shape as Donald Trump is making it out to be, who says that if he isn’t elected to be President, Boeing’s jobs are moving to China.
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.
An Alaska Airlines flight from Portland to Anchorage was diverted yesterday after a man attempted to kiss a sleeping 16-year-old girl.
The most mindful and centered man in the universe got a flight from Hawaii to Japan turned around when he refused to stop doing yoga in the aisle. The Associated Press reports that the 72-year-old didn’t want to go back to his seat. He wanted to nama-stay where he was. (I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.)
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.
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.”
In the year 2016, flight attendants and crew members on the British airline EasyJet will wear uniforms lined with LED lights and sensors. You know what that means: Party in the skyyyyy!!!
Welcome to Grim Yelp Reviews, a regular feature where we share people’s worst experiences at the worst places. This week: Up, up, and awa- oh dear Lord, that better not be urine in my seat. Why would you just pee right there? Who does that?
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…
Oh boy, guys. What ever do you think they’ll find? When Uncle Sam figures this one out in, oh, seven years, maybe we’ll see some price drops—change we can believe in. As long as Attorney General Loretta Lynch is at it, here are some other ideas:
Congressman Bill Shuster, a Pennsylvania Republican who chairs the House Committee on Transportation, admitted to Politico Thursday that he has a “private and personal relationship” with a woman who works as a lobbyist for the airline industry. His staff is working on a bill that would reform the Federal Aviation…
Sometimes you've just got to dance. And sometimes, if you're a flight attendant and you need to relieve some stress while entertaining your passengers, you have to dance for them, showing off your sick moves like no one is watching. Except everyone is watching. And it is awesome.
Flight attendants have a job that holds a lot of prestige in the eyes of most travelers, and they get called a lot of different things while doing their jobs — waitress, m'am, hey you, miss, air hostess, and trolley dolly. But one moniker that has pretty much gone out the emergency exit door is "stewardess," and…
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.
Holy shit! A pregnant woman went into labor during a flight and gave birth to her baby while the plane was in the air.
Not only do planes increasingly resemble tin cans full of fire ants, but airlines are increasingly charging extra cash for every little "amenity," from extra legroom to checking your bag instead of doing battle with a salesman from Tampa for the last few precious inches of overhead bin space.