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Cool ideas – and one dud – from the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:39:13 -0400

Exhibitors used the event to show off innovations and — in some cases — wacky ideas for everything from airplane seats to passenger comforts.


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Ask the Captain: A pilot’s checklist during the Southwest emergency

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:12:43 -0400

The successful landing of Southwest 1380 required the skill of the pilots, flight attendants, air traffic controllers and emergency responders.


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New Kansas City airport will have 4 more gates; opening may be delayed

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 05:15:06 -0400

Growth in passenger traffic prompted the design change. Change in gates will delay opening of the airport, originally scheduled for November 2021


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Sun Country now says it will reimburse some costs for stranded Mexico fliers

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:45:54 -0400

Sun Country now says it now plans to reimburse passengers left stranded in Mexico after the airline canceled its last flights of the season.


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Air Canada: Lie-flat seats coming to key U.S.-Canada routes

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:03:24 -0400

Air Canada will begin touting lie-flat business class seats as a regular selling point on its top coast-to-coast routes between the USA and Canada.


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Exclusive first look: Inching closer to launch, TWA Hotel unveils room design

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:08:44 -0400

The TWA Hotel's signature room items include rotary dial phones, iconic midcentury modern architecture and  TaB sodas in the mini-bar.


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Where's Ben? Today in the Sky schedule update

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:57:09 -0400

Today in the Sky will be published on an abbreviated schedule through April 26.


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A pilot’s perspective: Yes, it’s safe to fly on Allegiant Air

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:24:55 -0400

Allegiant Air has had a significantly higher number of reported events for an airline its size compared to other operators.


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Full text: Sun Country CEO's e-mail to employees about stranded fliers

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:38:06 -0400

On Tuesday (April 17, 2018), Sun Country CEO Jude Bricker announced in an e-mail to employees the carrier would reimburse stranded fliers for some costs.


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This airline was designed especially for millennials

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:22:46 -0400

From craft beers and USB charging at every seat, this French airline was designed with the millennial generation in mind. Buzz60's TC Newman has more.


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Sun Country faces 'crisis' after telling stranded Mexico fliers to find own way home

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:39:23 -0400

Minnesota senator slams airline for "abandoning its passengers in a foreign country, forcing them to find their own way home" at a great expense.


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Colorado Springs: All Tuesday flights canceled after airport fire

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:23:01 -0400

The cause is under investigation, with the airport saying "all airport operations will be closed until further evaluation."


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Airline cancels Mexico flights, tells fliers to find another way home

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:12:56 -0400

The unusual situation unfolded after a potent late-season blizzard forced airlines to cancel hundreds of flights at the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport.


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Senators demand information about FAA's handling of safety measures at Allegiant Air

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:08:13 -0400

Sen. Bill Nelson called Monday for the Transportation Department's inspector general to investigate safety issues at Allegiant Air


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Monday flight woes: 1,085 cancellations and 7,000 delays

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:07:39 -0400

Air travelers faced travel headaches Monday as wintry weather pulled out of the Midwest and springtime storms fired up around airports in the Northeast.


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Detroit's old City Airport crumbles; can it be revived?

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 01:04:59 -0400

The airport was a pioneer in big-city airfields when it opened in 1927. It remained packed with airline passengers as recently as about 20 years ago.


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April's #avgeek gallery: 36 cool aviation photos

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 21:11:11 -0400

Check out our latest batch of fun airplane and aviation photos from locations around the world.


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Airline performs Hawaiian language flight to Las Vegas

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 20:41:27 -0400

Hawaiian Airlines is making strides to incorporate the traditional language into everyday business. Its preservation is a hot issue on the islands.


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Battle for the overhead bin is as fierce as ever

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:18:11 -0400

Many passengers still don't trust an airline with their belongings, and they don't want to pay more for their bags.


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Ask the Captain: How airlines maximize revenue with each plane

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 15:00:09 -0400

Airplanes are deployed to produce the maximum about of revenue possible in the shortest time.


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Take-out at your airport gate? Start-ups look to deliver

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:49:59 -0500

Ever wish you could order delivery at the gate? You may soon have that option thanks to a new set of start-ups seeking to cater to that demand.


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11 new air routes that promise cheap flights in 2018

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 08:13:17 -0500

New air routes by low-fare airlines promise great deals for budget-minded travelers across the globe this year.


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Can you fly with marijuana within legalized states?

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 10:05:37 -0500

Marijuana is still an illegal drug under federal law - and post-security areas at airports are ruled by federal agencies.


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The 'boneyard': Where airlines send old planes to be scrapped

Sun, 4 Feb 2018 22:06:58 -0500

The museum-like quality of the "boneyard" delights enthusiasts, though access is hard to get.


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Qatar Airways' luxurious new 'Qsuite' seats now flying from the USA

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:59:33 -0500

New suite seats are the latest offering in a constant game of one-upmanship among the world’s premier airlines.


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How biometrics could speed airline boarding, stop stowaways

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:00:04 -0500

Airlines are teaming with their airport partners to take the human element out of the boarding process.


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Airport challenge: Clearing runways a choreographed snow dance

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:19:27 -0500

When snow falls at the airport, crews at Mitchell International fire up massive machines that plow and sweep runways in precise, practiced movements.


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Swivel chairs, double beds, 32" TVs: Check out Singapore Air's swanky new 'suites'

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 17:54:32 -0500

Singapore's suite perks include: A plush swivel chair. A 32” high-definition TV screen. A separate bed area and room to entertain.


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The most surprising airline flights to Europe? Here are two dozen options

Sun, 5 Nov 2017 18:46:49 -0500

Fancy a flight from St. Louis to Reykjavik? Or from Providence to Cork? It’s the relatively obscure routes that spice up the USA's international flight schedules.


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11 airfare gotchas to avoid at all costs

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 08:08:34 -0400

There are plenty of mistakes you could make to benefit the airline — ones that can spike your overall cost, or make traveling more difficult.


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