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Ask the Captain: Do planes have quirks like cars?
December 16, 2018
Pilots fly many different airplanes of the same model within a fleet. While there are some differences, they fly pretty much the same.
Know an aviation enthusiast? Here's a holiday shopping guide for 'avgeeks'
December 14, 2018
If there's an aviation enthusiast on your holiday shopping list, you may not realize how many options there are for your favorite "avgeek."
Singapore Changi: Behind the scenes at the world's No. 1 airport
November 22, 2018
Airport is the main hub for Singapore Airlines and was the 18th-busiest airport in the world in 2017. It's also home to the world's longest flight.
TAP Air Portugal: San Francisco-Lisbon nonstops to begin in June
December 14, 2018
TAP Air Portugal has announced San Francisco as its newest U.S. destination, saying that nonstop flights to its hub in Lisbon would begin in June.
December's #avgeek gallery: 30 cool aviation photos
December 10, 2018
Check out our latest batch of fun airplane and aviation photos from around the globe. Highlights include Boston Logan Airport and United's new Boeing 787-10.
College student: Southwest Airlines made me abandon pet fish at airport
December 17, 2018
University of Colorado student Lanice Powless says Southwest wouldn't allow her to board with her pet fish or hold onto it until a friend could pick him up from the Denver airport.
Best new airport amenities of 2018: Smart bathrooms, therapy alligators, more
December 17, 2018
New amenities and creative activities introduced by airports, airlines and in-terminal vendors are making airport dwell time more enjoyable.
Best new airport amenities of 2018
December 17, 2018
New amenities and creative activities introduced by airports, airlines and in-terminal vendors are making airport dwell time more enjoyable.
Spirit Airlines tops US carriers in on-time arrivals in surprising twist
December 14, 2018
Spirit Airlines tops the latest ratings for on-time flights, a turnaround for a discount carrier that consistently ranked as the tardiest airline
Human heart with 'no intended recipient' found on Southwest flight, causing plane to divert
December 14, 2018
Someone left a human heart onboard a recent Southwest Airlines flight from Seattle, resulting in the Dallas-bound flight's return to its origin.
Etihad sued for $2.3 billion by Air Berlin insolvency administrator
December 14, 2018
The suit alleges United Arab Emirates-based Etihad failed to live up to its financial obligations by withdrawing funding from the struggling airline.
Florida's Fort Myers airport upgrades amenities before holiday travel crunch
December 14, 2018
Fort Myers' changes aren’t as extensive as what will occur in a terminal expansion and security checkpoint reconfiguration that should begin in about a year.
Sexual assault on Spirit flight lands man in prison for 9 years
December 14, 2018
Prosecutors said Prabhu Ramamoorthy "committed one of the most brazen airplane sexual assaults ever prosecuted in this district."
American Airlines to add 18 routes, including new flights to Glacier National Park
December 14, 2018
The airline is adding service between smaller cities and its hubs and introducing a new destination: Glacier Park International Airport in Montana
United Airlines expands in San Francisco with flights to Melbourne, New Delhi, Toronto
December 14, 2018
United Airlines on Wednesday announced a major expansion at San Francisco International Airport, adding flights to Melbourne, New Delhi and Toronto.
United starts selling no-frills basic economy tickets on flights to Europe
December 14, 2018
Basic economy fares are cheaper but come with restrictions on seat assignments, bags and boarding.
Alaska Airlines to give priority boarding to people in ugly sweaters
December 13, 2018
Alaska Airlines will let passengers wearing ugly sweaters board early on Friday, Dec. 21 in honor of National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day.
Due to fly WOW Air next year? Your trip might be canceled
December 14, 2018
The struggling budget carrier says holiday flights will not be affected. Flight cuts will begin in January. Affected passengers will be notified.
'Queer Eye' star Tan France accuses TSA of labeling him 'security risk' due to skin color
December 13, 2018
Tan France, one of the stars of Netflix's "Queer Eye" reboot, said he was put through extra security because of the color of his skin.
Traveling with pets this holiday season? Read this first
December 13, 2018
Animal experts offer strong warnings about traveling with pets, particularly by air.
Where's Ben? Today in the Sky schedule update
December 12, 2018
Today in the Sky editor Ben Mutzabaugh will be on vacation (a mileage run) through Dec. 14. The blog will be updated less frequently during that time.
Airport comes to standstill for national anthem honoring children of fallen soldiers
December 12, 2018
As children who lost a parent in combat embarked on a trip to Disney World, the Nashville International Airport paused for the national anthem.
Man gives away his frequent flyer miles to send strangers home for the holidays
December 12, 2018
Peter Shankman is standing in for Santa this holiday season and giving away his abundant frequent flyer miles to send strangers home for the holidays.
Southwest, Delta add flights to get fans to college bowl games
December 12, 2018
Football fans trekking to the Orange and Cotton Bowls now have more travel options.
Actor Stephen Keys sues airlines, claims finger was caught in armrest for duration of flight
December 12, 2018
Actor Stephen Keys, of "Soul Plane" and "Big Time Rush," is suing American Airlines after one of his fingers allegedly got stuck in a plane's armrest.
Spirit Airlines to start daily nonstop flights at Indianapolis International Airport
December 11, 2018
Spirit is the 12th airline at Indianapolis International Airport.
Delta Air Lines to ditch zone boarding in 2019
December 11, 2018
The airline is ditching boarding zones for groups based on ticket type. Some travelers will board later than they do now.
Delta bans emotional-support animals on long-haul flights, changes rules for puppies
December 11, 2018
If you're planning a flight longer than eight hours, Delta Air Lines says you can't bring an emotional-support animal with you.
United flyers help woman suffering medical episode, question why plane didn't turn around
December 10, 2018
A United Airlines passenger claims a woman had a medical episode for nearly two hours on a flight Sunday from Houston to Cincinnati.
Delta adds four new routes from Boston as airlines battle for business travelers
December 10, 2018
The Atlanta-based carrier plans to offer nonstop flights between Boston and Chicago, Cleveland, Newark and Washington, D.C. in 2019.
Delta says USA's 'first biometric terminal' is ready to go at Atlanta airport
December 02, 2018
Delta says Atlanta's Terminal F has become 'first biometric terminal' in the USA where flyers can use facial recognition technology 'from curb to gate.'
Ask the Captain: The difference between a diversion and an emergency
December 02, 2018
A diversion to land at an alternate airport is often misreported as an emergency landing. There is no emergency, but there is a change in plans.
Flying with children: Survival guide for parents and fellow passengers
December 02, 2018
In surveys, airline passengers say kids are their top annoyance. It's all about to ratchet up a notch for the busy holiday travel period.
British Airways retires its last Boeing 767 widebody jet
November 27, 2018
The final Boeing 767 still in service at British Airways completed its last flight on Sunday, completing a round trip from London Heathrow to Cyprus.
From barf bags to dinnerware, airline memorabilia shows have it all
October 05, 2018
Enthusiasts can browse a mind-boggling array of items, everything from high-end model airplanes to decades-old timetables and safety cards.
British Airways celebrates 60 years of jet-powered trans-Atlantic flying
October 04, 2018
British Airways, then known as BOAC – or British Overseas Airways Corporation – piloted two de Havilland Comet 4s across the ocean on Oct. 4, 1958.
Where does airline food come from? This carrier grows its own
October 04, 2018
By producing much of the meat, poultry and produce served to passengers, Korean Air is able to set and meet high quality-control standards.
Airports join airlines in tightening the leash on animal travel
June 29, 2018
Like airlines, airports have been logging increased instances of animals that are untrained, unruly and dangerous to others in the terminals.
First look: New PC-24 private jet designed for short runways
June 26, 2018
PlaneSense, a fractional private jet company, has introduced the new PC-24. It can land on grass and short runways.
Airline seating: How to keep your family together on flights
June 24, 2018
Airlines love to play musical chairs with their passengers, a game that pressures travelers to pay extra for assigned seating.
Would you bid 420,000 miles to see a parked plane? These frequent-fliers did
August 25, 2018
Blockbuster bids to see a retired United Airlines Boeing 747 underscore emergence of experiential options for frequent-flier and travel loyalty programs.
Best airport food: 15 terminals where you'll enjoy a layover
February 13, 2018
More airports are focusing on local specialties and freshly prepared fare.
How to find great business-class deals on empty seats
February 14, 2018
You can save thousands of dollars on business- and first-class flights on major airlines.
Take-out at your airport gate? Start-ups look to deliver
February 12, 2018
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.
Can you fly with marijuana within legalized states?
February 08, 2018
Marijuana is still an illegal drug under federal law - and post-security areas at airports are ruled by federal agencies.
The 'boneyard': Where airlines send old planes to be scrapped
November 02, 2018
The museum-like quality of the "boneyard" delights enthusiasts, though access is hard to get.
December's #avgeek gallery: 30 cool aviation photos
December 07, 2018
Check out our latest batch of fun airplane and aviation photos from around the globe. Highlights include Boston Logan Airport and United's new Boeing 787-10.
British Airways retires its last Boeing 767
November 26, 2018
After nearly three decades of service, the Boeing 767 is no longer flying for British Airways. The final 767 flight for BA took place on Nov. 25, 2018.
Farm to flight: Korean Air grows its own food
October 04, 2018
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