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Airlines vie for elite L.A.-to-N.Y. fliers with new luxury amenities

5 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Los Angeles International Airport has become a battleground for airlines trying to draw well-heeled business executives and Hollywood celebrities flying coast to coast.

New York Knicks vs. Dallas Mavericks: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

The Dallas Mavericks will look to avoid a three-game losing streak when they host the New York Knicks at the American Airlines Center Wednesday night. The Mavericks may not have a very difficult task ahead of them, either. The Knicks...Show More Summary

Passengers Push an Airliner Across a Frozen Tarmac in Siberia

7 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Despite a temperature of -61 degrees Fahrenheit, a group of travelers work together to push an airliner across a frozen tarmac in this remarkable video shot in the Siberian town of Igarka. The plane, operated by Russian airline UTair, appears to be an old Tu-134–if so, the passengers were struggling against some 60,000 pounds of […]

Alaska Airlines Will No Longer Be Our “Delta Hack” for Full Mileage Earning on Cheap Tickets

Starting January 1, discounted Delta airlines fares will no longer earn full mileage when crediting to Alaska Airlines. We knew this had to be coming — with Delta moving to a revenue-based frequent flyer earning structure, with miles...Show More Summary

Trendy Virgin America Brings Craft Cocktails to Their Entire Fleet

While wine and liquor have been in the air for a while now, craft cocktails haven't really broken their way into the mainstream airlines yet. That is, until now. Austin Cocktails, a line of craft cockt... via

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Engines Likely Intact, Searchers Say, But Infighting Slows Effort

Engines on the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Boeing 777 that vanished out of the skies on March 8 are likely in one piece and lying on the ocean floor — and could be the key to unlocking the Flight MH370 mystery, search officials said on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Alaska Flyers Earn More Miles…Unless It’s Delta

I feel like all I do is write about Alaska Airlines. Alaska just sent out an email with the heading "What's in Store for 2015 Mileage Plan Members." At the bottom of the email is this: Do you see that shocked look on her face? Well,Show More Summary

United Has Started Requiring Proof of Addresses Changes to Places Outside the U.S.

Delta requires minimum spending in order to earn elite status in addition to the required miles you have to fly. And since Delta does, United does also. Both airlines allow you to avoid the requirement if you spend $25,000 or more in...Show More Summary

Misery Mounts As Airline Delays & Cancellations Surge On East Coast

As of 1220ET, 505 flights have been cancelled in the US today (and 1,731 additional flights are subject to delays) as airlines both pre-emptively and reactively prepare for the worst case nor'easter due to hit the East Coast any hour now. Show More Summary

A $1,171 Wi-Fi bill

12 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : Gulliver

EARLIER this month, Jeremy Gutsche spent $28.99 for a 30 megabyte internet access plan for a Singapore Airlines flight. During the flight, he wrote later on his website, he viewed just 155 pages, and uploaded one 4 MB PowerPoint. Yet when he got off the plane, he discovered he had gone over his limit—way over. Show More Summary

Alaska Airlines Adds E175s to SkyWest Fleet

Growing up in Seattle, I remember the days when Alaska Airlines barely flew outside of the west coast. In the early 2000s, they started a few transcontinental routes like Washington National with the addition of newer 737s, but those were exceptions to the network, rather than the norm. Show More Summary

Dozens Get Out to Push Plane Stuck in Ice

In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner and into the bitter cold to help it move to the runway. A Russian-made Tu-134 with 74 oil workers and seven...

For a Wintry Holiday, Airlines Waive Fees

14 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : In Transit

Because of winter storm Cato several airlines are waiving fees to change or cancel flights.

Airline apologizes to hip hop group for luggage handling

Rap trio Thundamentals were stunned when they spotted the Virgin Australia worker at Sydney Airport thoughtlessly throwing bags.

The End of an Era: 2014 is the Last Time Any Airline Will Boast of Its Boeing 747 Jumbo Jets – Air China’s 747-8

TweetI was surprised to see this ad: Here’s how things looked back in 1968: And here’s how things looked back in 2008 for Boeing’s jumbo jet competition, the Airbus A380. Where’s our jumbo jet scorecard? Boeing 747 1st Generation = SUCCESS! Unquestionably, but now obsolete Boeing 747 2nd Generation = SUCCESS! Unquestionably, but pretty much obsolete Airbus A380 1st […]

MAD Magazine Roasts CNN's Flight 370 Coverage With Fake 'Emergency Card'

Thanks to the comedic geniuses at MAD Magazine, we finally know the secret formula behind CNN's wall-to-wall coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Though the magazine's “20 Dumbest People, Events and Things of 2014? issue doesn't...Show More Summary

British Airways Increases Top Elite Status Qualification Threshold

British Airways’ top elite tier is Gold. But because theirs is an airline frequent flyer program, it’s more complicated than that. There’s an upper tier within the tier called Gold Guest List (and an invitation only Premier level as well). Show More Summary

Adios Dubai. On to Thailand with @UAEtravel @Emirates airline....

Adios Dubai. On to Thailand with @UAEtravel @Emirates airline. It’s all about the destination, not the journey, but I sure do enjoy the perks of the bed of a seat, the drinks they serve in real glass glasses, the hot towels and the sleep pack. Show More Summary

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