Topics :: air travel

American Airlines Apologies for "Deaf and Dumb" Note

Sunday Mar 30, 2014
A deaf couple is upset over a note that an American Airlines employee attached to one of their bags, referring to the pair as "deaf and dumb."

New Uncertainty About Missing Malaysian Plane

By Ian Mader | Tuesday Mar 18, 2014
Officials revealed a new timeline Monday suggesting the final voice transmission from the cockpit of the missing Malaysian plane may have occurred before any of its communications systems were disabled.

Why Malaysia Airlines Jet Might Have Disappeared

By Scott Mayerowitz | Sunday Mar 9, 2014
The disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet well into its flight Saturday morning over the South China Sea has led aviation experts to assume that whatever happened was quick and left the pilots no time to place a distress call.

Wing Cracks Delay Dreamliner Aircraft Production

By Scott Mayerowitz | Sunday Mar 9, 2014
Hairline cracks have been discovered in the wings of some 787s that are being built. The Chicago-based manufacturer said none of the 122 jets already flown by airlines around the world are affected.

Delta Spells Out Miles Needed to Earn Free Flights

By David Koenig | Sunday Mar 9, 2014
Delta is changing its program so that starting in 2015, customers will earn miles based on how much they spend, not just miles flown.

China-Bound Malaysian Jet Vanishes With 239 Onboard

By Eileen NG | Saturday Mar 8, 2014
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact over the South China Sea early Saturday morning on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

For Some Fliers, Mileage Programs Come Up Short

By David Koenig | Sunday Mar 2, 2014
Travelers take note: The economics of earning free airline flights are changing. Delta Air Lines Inc. said this week that starting Jan. 1, it will reward passengers for the amount they spend on tickets, not the number of miles they fly.

Cellphone Calls on Planes? Don’t Ask the Feds

By Joan Lowy | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
It looks like the government is more conflicted about cellphones on planes than most travelers. Even as one federal agency considers allowing the calls, another now wants to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Join EDGE at New York Times Travel Show

By EDGE | Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
EDGE heads to the New York Times Travel Show. Join travel editor Matthew Wexler for tips on your next LGBT getaway.

Severe Turbulence Aboard United Flight Sends Five People to Hospital

Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
Federal authorities are looking into severe turbulence that triggered "pandemonium" aboard a United Airlines flight into Billings, Mont., and sent five people to hospitals.