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Are Attempts to Squeeze More Profits Backfiring on Airlines?

38 minutes agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

It would seem to me that there is a threshold of revenue versus passenger comfort; and that crossing that threshold excessively either way would not be beneficial. It would be unrealistic if airlines offered all of its passengers premium class seating and service at economy class prices — the airline would most likely not survive. Show More Summary

Recline rage: Why airline seating is provoking mid-flight fights

For the third time in about a week, aisle rage erupted on Monday after a dispute over a reclined seat led a Delta flight to make an unscheduled stop. One passenger was taken off of the plane in Jacksonville, Fla., and the aircraft then completed its New York to West Palm Beach, Fla., trip,...

How Delta Bought A Refinery And Wound Up Saving American and United A Ton Of Cash

For airlines, the biggest cost of doing business isn't multi-million dollar planes — it's jet fuel. Air carriers deal with this in different ways, but Delta Airlines took the unprecedented step of spending $150 million for an oil refinery. Show More Summary

Malaysia Airlines' Revival Plan

With recent disasters such as the March disappearance of flight MH370 and the July crash of flight MH17, the world is eager to see how Malaysia Airlines will recover. As an inevitable result of the disasters, the company has lost a substantial number of customers and money. Show More Summary

Another Plane Forced to Land After a Fight Breaks Out Over Reclining Seats

2 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Three in a week: A flight from LaGuardia to Palm Beach International Airport was forced to make an unexpected landing after a heated argument over legroom. Delta Airlines Flight 2370 was officially diverted to Jacksonville "due to safety reasons in regard to a passenger issue" on Monday. Show More Summary

Maybe Less Flights Will Be Diverted With This Foot-Massaging Laptop Bag

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

United Airlines might soon want to rethink its Fly the Friendly Skies slogan as the battle for legroom and personal space aboard planes has recently turned very ugly. But who needs knee-defending contraptions or even reclining seats when all you really need to endure a long stressful flight is a relaxing foot massage courtesy of this laptop bag. Read more...

Did Delta Force The Retirement Of Record-Holding Flight Attendant?

2 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Flight attendant Robert Reardon has truly witnessed the ups and downs of the airline industry. He flew for so many years that he outlasted even the most senior pilots by twenty-plus years. He holds two Guinness World records — oldest active flight attendant, and the longest career as a flight attendant, at 63 years. Read more...

Obese Airline Passengers: The Debate Continues

2 hours agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

You would most likely not allow me as your seat mate to use half of the space in your seat to place my belongings. Why would you tolerate having me take up half the space of the seat for which you paid simply because I was obese? Looking...Show More Summary

Malaysia Airlines Set Up the Awkwardly Titled ‘My Ultimate Bucket List’ Contest

2 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Malaysia Airlines recently launched a somewhat unfortunately-named "My Ultimate Bucket List" contest offering people free tickets.

When A Marketing Campaign Goes Horribly Wrong

It has been a bad year for Malaysian Airlines: following the disappearance of MH-370 (which to our knowledge still hasn't been found), and the crash of MH-17 (which to our knowledge still hasn't had its Kiev ATC recordings released)Show More Summary

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Stop Fighting One Another and Unite For Larger Airline Seats

As reclining-airline-seat rage sweeps the nation, it is time for some real talk. Sure, it's fun to fantasize about smashing those rude seat-reclining travelers who smash our knees. But the actual villain in all this is clear: the airline industry itself. Read more...

Does Alaska Allow Stopovers Within Asia On Award Tickets?

I find Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles to be among the most valuable mileage currency out there, especially for high end aspirational redemptions. I've written in the past about what I consider to be the best uses of Alaska miles. There...Show More Summary

This Is Getting Old: Another Flight Diverted Over Reclining Seat Spat

First it was that United flight where a passenger used an illegal device to prevent the person in front of them from reclining. Then an air marshal on an American Airlines flight arrested a traveler who wouldn’t give up on his complaint about the woman in front of him putting her seat back. Delta now continues this trend, … [More]

Yet Another Flight Diverted After Fight Over Reclining Seat

There's no law against reclining seats on airplanes, but that doesn't mean they aren't causing problems Delta Airlines Flight 2370 from New York LaGuardia to West Palm Beach was diverted to Jacksonville, Florida, after two passengers...Show More Summary

Delta Airlines flight from Queens diverted over reclining seat argument

A flight from LaGuardia to Palm Beach International Airport was forced to make an unexpected landing after a heated argument over legroom, according to a witness.

American Airlines Fares Back On Orbitz After Everyone Agrees To Kiss And Make Up

Feathers were flying, dust was stirred up and a general hullabaloo was underway when American Airlines and US Airways announced last week that they’d be pulling fares off travel booking site Orbitz.com. But now the tiff is over almost as quickly as it began, as the two sides have agreed to get back together. Last week American pulled its … [More]

Russia demands publication of recordings from downed flight MH17

``Russia is demanding to know why international investigators have yet to publish the black box data from a Malaysian airliner that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July, a deputy defence minister said in an interview published on Saturday.''

The Next Chapter for Malaysia Airlines Starts Now

6 hours agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Khazanah Nasional Managing Director Azman Mokhtar addressed reporters last Friday Malaysia Airlines announced on Friday that it will lay off 6,000 of its 20,000 employees as part of its restructuring plan, aiming to once again make a profit four years from now. Show More Summary

Exclusive: Alitalia, Etihad Deal Likely To Be Cleared By End-2014 - Source

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Italian airline Alitalia and Etihad Airways are expected to seek European Union antitrust approval for their deal this month and win clearance by the end of the year after minor concessions, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Show More Summary

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