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This Little Gadget Caused an Epic Airline Passenger Brawl

This Little Gadget Caused an Epic Airline Passenger Brawl

A United Airlines flight was diverted after using something banned by most airlines: an anti-reclining seat device called the Knee Defender.
Flight Cancelled? Google Wants to Prevent You From Having a Meltdown.

Flight Cancelled? Google Wants to Prevent You From Having a Meltdown.

A new feature within Google Now offers users the ability to ‘Find alternate flights’ in the event of cancellation or delay.
The Feds Don't Want In-Flight Cell Phone Calls, Either

The Feds Don't Want In-Flight Cell Phone Calls, Either

The U.S. Department of Transportation has a hang-up with in-flight calls, perhaps enough to put an official kibosh on them – and soon.
SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines Terminate Partnership Amid 'Blackfish' Fallout

SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines Terminate Partnership Amid 'Blackfish' Fallout

While the companies chalked it up to 'shifting priorities,' the announcement comes on the heels of widespread urgings by animal activists.
How a Stylish Mompreneur Flies With a Toddler

How a Stylish Mompreneur Flies With a Toddler

This mom and business owner divides her time across two continents. She shares the must-haves that make it work.
$15,000 Could Be Yours If You Fix This Evil Airport Affliction

$15,000 Could Be Yours If You Fix This Evil Airport Affliction

Calling all brains: The TSA is looking for someone to help them figure out this major airport headache -- and is willing to pay for the solution.
This In-Flight Gadget Prevents Pushy Passengers From Reclining Their Seats

This In-Flight Gadget Prevents Pushy Passengers From Reclining Their Seats

While ethically dubious, the Knee Defender is likely to appeal to business travelers all too familiar with the crammed quandary of flying coach.
Virgin America Files for IPO

Virgin America Files for IPO

The airline, which was founded in 2007 and is partly owned by serial entrepreneur Richard Branson, filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on Monday after announcing its first annual profit.
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.

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