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Traveling Coach on U.S. Flights Has Become a Serious Pain

Traveling Coach on U.S. Flights Has Become a Serious Pain

Turns out, America's airline companies have the world's most uncomfortable seats. Yay.
British Airways Testing 'Happiness Blanket' to Make First-Class More Comfortable

British Airways Testing 'Happiness Blanket' to Make First-Class More Comfortable

The electronic blanket turns blue when wearers are calm, red when they are anxious or stressed.
The 20 Best Airlines In the World

The 20 Best Airlines In the World

Flying commercial these days can be an unpleasant experience. Fortunately for fliers, some airlines still put customers first.
Why Airline Loyalty May No Longer Pay Off

Why Airline Loyalty May No Longer Pay Off

Reward programs have been eroding over the last 10 years as airlines shift their devotion to cold, hard, calculable dollars.
When It Makes Sense to Take a Private Jet

When It Makes Sense to Take a Private Jet

Flying private is more accessible than ever, but still doesn't come cheap. We break down when you can justify keeping up with the Gateses, and when you should just suck it up in the security line.
WATCH: Southwest Flight Attendant Delivers Hilarious Safety Announcement

WATCH: Southwest Flight Attendant Delivers Hilarious Safety Announcement

This flight attendant could probably double as a standup comedian, with her spiced-up safety announcement garnering over 1.5 million views on YouTube.
Porn Accident: US Airways Issues Worst Brand Tweet of All Time

Porn Accident: US Airways Issues Worst Brand Tweet of All Time

The airline's recent PR nightmare is a reminder to slow down, pay closer attention and think before you tweet.
Travel Hacks: Stay Healthy While Flying

Travel Hacks: Stay Healthy While Flying

Tips to keep germs at bay from the time you board until your flight lands.
Why Your Last Flight Was So Expensive

Why Your Last Flight Was So Expensive

Understanding what's driving airfare costs up can help keep you plan ahead and even save a little cash.
10 Travel Hacks Every Business Traveler Should Know

10 Travel Hacks Every Business Traveler Should Know

Make the most of your travel dollar with these tips from savvy travelers.
No More Missed Connections: Virgin Unveils First-Ever Airborne Social Network

No More Missed Connections: Virgin Unveils First-Ever Airborne Social Network

Virgin America has partnered with the location-based business app Here On Biz to facilitate networking among its passengers both on the ground and in the air.
Turbulence at Virgin: How the Airline Can Get Back to Smooth Sailing

Turbulence at Virgin: How the Airline Can Get Back to Smooth Sailing

As of late, Sir Richard Branson’s airline Virgin Atlantic has been making the rounds in the media for potential layoffs, profit losses and dropped routes. Here is a bit of advice on how the airline can turn around its image and get back to flying high.
Could This Plant Shake Up the Biofuel Industry?

Could This Plant Shake Up the Biofuel Industry?

A consortium of sustainability researchers sponsored by Boeing, Honeywell and Etihad Airways has conducted promising research on shrub-like plants that could give the airline industry, among others, an alternative to oil.
Business Travelers, Rejoice: Delta to Offer $2 Wi-Fi Mobile Pass

Business Travelers, Rejoice: Delta to Offer $2 Wi-Fi Mobile Pass

With restrictions on in-flight device usage loosening, airlines are competing to offer Wi-Fi deals at increasingly reduced rates.
Southwest Airlines' Landing Mix-Up Could Have Been Super Scary

Southwest Airlines' Landing Mix-Up Could Have Been Super Scary

Despite the inconvenience to passengers, mistakenly landing at the wrong airport points to larger security and safety issues.
Delta to Honor Super Cheap 'Mistake Fares'

Delta to Honor Super Cheap 'Mistake Fares'

Some lucky consumers were able to land round-trip airline tickets for under $50 due to a technical error.
Tipping While Traveling: Whom to Tip and How Much

Tipping While Traveling: Whom to Tip and How Much

Almost everyone knows to tip 15 to 20 percent of the bill for restaurant servers, but what about hotel staff, shuttle drivers and others who help you along your trip? Here's some advice.
How WestJet Won Christmas With the Best Publicity Stunt Ever

How WestJet Won Christmas With the Best Publicity Stunt Ever

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And he apparently is pretty good at getting people to feel good about a Canadian airline.
How One Traveler Woke Up in the Dark and Trapped Alone Inside an Airplane

How One Traveler Woke Up in the Dark and Trapped Alone Inside an Airplane

A Louisiana man shares his travel nightmare.
Why You Should Book That Early Morning Flight

Why You Should Book That Early Morning Flight

Save money and time -- early-morning flights have their advantages.
Was the Ban on Cell Phones in Flight Ever Necessary? Nope.

Was the Ban on Cell Phones in Flight Ever Necessary? Nope.

Regulators never had any data to suggest that cell phone use in flight was in any way a danger to passengers.
Cell Phone Calls During Flights: Best Idea or Worst Idea Ever?

Cell Phone Calls During Flights: Best Idea or Worst Idea Ever?

Love it or hate it, chatting on your cell phone during a flight could soon become a reality.

Europe Approves 3G and LTE Broadband on Flights

The European Commission has granted airlines permission to offer passengers 3G and LTE networks in flight.
These Airlines Now Allow Personal Electronic Devices

These Airlines Now Allow Personal Electronic Devices

US Airways and United are the latest to expand the use of personal electronic devices in flight. Check out what other airlines are no longer asking passengers to shut down before take off.
Airlines Compete For Premium Customers With Crazy Perks

Airlines Compete For Premium Customers With Crazy Perks

From in-flight showers, to airport spas and hair salons, airlines' premium classes are exploding with perks. Meanwhile in economy, space is getting even tighter.

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