Customers across the U.S. reported airline computer issues at a number of airports. A flood of tweets began to roll in a little after 11am ET (8am PT) about computer or network issues. Passengers on the ground said the issues related to the flight check-in systems and were unable to issue boarding passes. A spokesperson […]View More Several major US airlines hit by flight check-in system outage
Blade, backed by Lerer Hippeau and Airbus, has begun chauffering the Bay Area’s elite.View More Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic
The FAA may have just messed up your travel plans.
On Wednesday, the agency announced that it’s grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 airplanes after two fatal crashes in the last five months. The two airlines with the most Boeing 737 Max 8 planes? Southwest with 34 and American Airlines with 24.
The Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday prompted the groundings. Just a few months before in October, the same type of plane crashed in Indonesia.
As President Donald Trump made the announcement Wednesday, more than a dozen flights on the affected planes were mid-trip. They will be allowed to land at their final destinations, but once on the ground they have been ordered to stay there as part of the temporary grounding order. Read more…View More Flight on Southwest or American? Make sure it wasn’t on a Boeing 737 Max.
A fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash this weekend has prompted President Donald Trump to ground all U.S. airplanes of a similar model.
Boeing launched an investigation on Tuesday after an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday. The aircraft — a Boeing 737 Max 8 — was the same model involved in the fatal Lion Air crash in Indonesia in October.
President Trump at a White House panel made the announcement about grounding both Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 planes in the U.S.View More Trump grounds Boeing 737 Max planes after fatal crashes
A Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashed in Ethiopia over the weekend, resulting in 157 deaths. Just months earlier, 189 passengers died when the same type of plane operated by Lion Air crashed in Indonesia.
The aircraft in both fatal crashes is not some …
American Airlines and Apple Music have closed a deal that would give passengers access to the full library of Apple Music songs on AA flights. Apple Music’s more than 50 million songs will be available on any domestic American Airlines flight equipped with Viasat satellite wifi at no extra cost to customers, marking the first […]View More American Airlines taps Apple Music for in-flight entertainment
You might not know Amadeus by name, but hundreds of millions of travelers use it each year. Whether you’re traveling for work or vacation, most consumers book their flights through one of a handful of bespoke reservation systems used across the commercial aviation industry. Amadeus is one of the largest reservation systems, serving customers of […]View More Flaws in Amadeus’ airline booking system made it easy for hackers to change passenger records
Flying sucks. Lucky for us, lots of airplanes come with in-flight entertainment to keep us all distracted.
Movies come and go from all the major airlines and it may keep you at ease to know what exactly is going to be offered on your upcoming flight….
How is it that airlines keep screwing up simple things like company policy and established TSA rules?
The latest travel blunder belongs to American Airlines. When Sara showed up with her husband and young son for their flight from Boston to Arizona, …
That “smart” suitcase might not be the best gift idea thanks to new checked baggage restrictions from several major airlines.
On Friday, American Airlines announced that starting Jan. 15, only smart suitcases with removable batteries will be allowed on planes. The same goes for Delta and Alaska Airlines.
Anyone checking a smart bag will have to remove the battery. And if your smart suitcase doesn’t have a removable battery? Too bad — you’ll have to leave it behind and spend a small fortune at an overpriced airport shop for new luggage, or ship it.
Smart suitcases have become more popular recently thanks to features like bag tracking, phone-charging ports, remote-controlled locks, and even weight scales to know if your bag is within airline limits. All the “smart” features are powered by a lithium ion battery. Read more…View More Don’t buy a smart suitcase that doesn’t have a removable battery
For American Airlines, a holiday scheduling fail is a nightmare before Christmas.
With Christmastime travel one of the busiest times of the year, it’s not a good look when all your pilots are taking a holiday break. But that’s exactly what happened w…