In a Facebook post, Erin Gatling says she was told her children were being noisy by “running up and down the aisle and jumping on tray tables,” a claim that she denies.
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“All I want is for the uniform to be recalled," says Heather Poole, a veteran flight attendant, who blames the outfit for thyroid and respiratory problems.
Michael Mennella says he was taken off the plane by police — stemming from the fact that the airline neglected to reserve a wheelchair for the him.
Cameron Burke and his wife and two children were forced from a JetBlue flight from JFK to Las Vegas due to a conflict over a birthday cake.
With so much turmoil being documented lately between flight crews and passengers, one flight attendant is standing up for his profession.
The couple and United have differing versions of why they were removed. Either way it's another PR nightmare for the airline.
On a flight from Denver to Minneapolis early Sunday morning, Shannon Watts observed a United Airlines gate agent refuse to allow two young girls on the plane because they were wearing leggings. 1) A @united gate agent isn't letting girls in leggings get on flight from Denver to Minneapolis because spandex is not allowed?
Two men and their child were kicked off a JetBlue flight from New York to San Francisco on Thursday after one of the men recognized Ivanka Trump and allegedly harassed her before takeoff.
The Dreamliner is coming to a carrier near you: the first U.S. carrier, United Airlines, took delivery of the dazzling new 787-9 plane from Boeing on Wednesday. On September 20, United will start flying the plane from Houston.
They still serve meals in economy class on most flights in Asia! Here’s a look at what I was served on my China Eastern flight from Kansai to Shanghai…
Alexander Serruys, a bus driver from Bruges in Belgium, entered a Valentine’s Day contest promoted by U.K.-based travel agency Thomas Cook. After family members were was let in on the surprise, they pretended as if the bride-to-be, Marieke van De Wal, had won a girls trip with her sister. During the flight, family members were seated at the back of the plane to keep the wedding a secret.
In Yahoo Travel’s Airport Review series, we dissect everything you need to know—from check-in to take off to landing. The Good: As the saying goes: if you want to fly anywhere, you will probably connect through Atlanta. The breadth of destinations served by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is staggering, including 60 international cities in 45 countries.
The airlines may be cracking down on carry-on bags, as Yahoo Travel reported earlier this week in a story on new baggage restrictions from Airfare Watchdog. The San Francisco Chronicle travel editor has launched a hashtag campaign #CarryOnShame, which has gone viral. As someone who follows the rules (and usually checks her bags), I applaud Hilton’s campaign and chimed in on Good Morning America, which ran a report on his clever campaign.
JetBlue, the low-cost carrier built on an egalitarian ethos, is now getting on board with an offering common to competitors: a premium service. For the first time, JetBlue is going to begin offering an upgraded service, similar to what other airlines might call business or first class. It’s a change in strategy for an airline that has adhered to a policy of treating passengers equally, but the price is still sharper compared with some other competitors’ business or first class fares.
The compulsion to search for the cheapest airfare has led some Americans to the charter flight market, where savings can be as much as 50 percent over some airline routes, but also where years of regulatory neglect have left behind a risky landscape for travelers. The majority of people who book public charter flights use third-party charter brokers, tour operators or travel agents, both online and offline. Charters can be marketed directly to passengers as well, and the deals can be tempting.
Recently I had a very unpleasant surprise in the TSA line at New York’s JFK airport. Just before actually getting to the TSA agent’s podium, a red-jacketed person (who I believe was hired by American Airlines as a subcontractor but not an actual employee) insisted that I put my beloved Rimowa four-wheeled suitcase in a bag sizer. Keep in mind that I was flying in business class, and that I’ve taken this same 21-inch suitcase all around the world on almost every major airline and quite a few not-so-major ones.
(Illustration: Ryan McCullah) You think you’ve got it bad when your in-flight entertainment conks out, the Pixie-Stix-addicted kid behind you mistakes the back of your chair for a vertical trampoline, and the plane runs out of “Good Morning Sunshine” cheese boxes? That’s child’s play. Welcome to Confessions of a Fed-Up Flight Attendant, a Yahoo Travel series where “Betty” describes the harrowing, real-life situations she and her comrades in the sky face every day, 35,000 feet away from a foot massage and premium whiskey.
What it took to prepare for Pope Francis, the relatively newly minted septuagenarian rock star of the Vatican, and his delegation to fly on one of El Al’s flights during his May visit to the Holy Land.
International travel is up 8 percentage points this year. More people are flying than they did last year, and uncomfortable seats are their biggest complaint, according to TripAdvisor’s sixth annual air travel survey, released Thursday.
As any anxious flier can attest, air travel can inspire a sense of dread, panic and, at worst, paralyzing fear. The stress-inducing scenarios can make even the most experienced fliers apprehensive: Turbulence could rattle the plane. Add a fear of hyperventilation or a panic attack in-flight and it’s easy to see why as many as 6.5 percent of Americans suffer from such a severe fear of flying that it’s classified as an anxiety disorder or phobia, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
(Graphic: Ryan McCullah) “Betty“ is a real-life flight attendant who has had enough. You think you’ve got it bad when your inflight entertainment conks out, the Pixie-Stix addicted kid behind you mistakes the back of your chair for a vertical trampoline, and the plane runs out of “Good Morning Sunshine” cheese boxes? That’s child’s play. Welcome to Confessions of a Fed-Up Flight Attendant, a Yahoo Travel series where “Betty” describes the harrowing, real life situations she and her comrades in the sky face every day, 35,000 feet away from a foot massage and premium whiskey.