NASA Crashing Planes To Test Emergency Locator TransmittersNASA engineers are collecting crash data to improve devices that alert rescue crews and broadcast the location of small plane wreckage.
It's No Longer Safe To Recline Your Airplane SeatSqueezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers.
How To Never Lose Your Luggage AgainWhile fewer bags are being lost by the airlines these days, people are still stealing them! Which is why Air France and KLM have spent the last year developing two gadgets that help prevent luggage from being lifted.
The Jet Of The Future Only Has Window SeatsThe jet of the future has faster travel times and huge digital screens that feel as if every seat is a window seat.
FAA Expanding Use of Electronic Devices Throughout FlightsThe Federal Aviation Administration has determined that passengers can now use portable electronic devices such as e-readers, video players and video games throughout all stages of a flight.
New Seats Let Airlines Squeeze in More PassengersIt's not your imagination. There really is a tighter squeeze on many planes these days.
Panel Backs Easing Electronic Device Use On AirplanesIndustry officials say an advisory committee is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to relax its restrictions on airline passenger use of smartphones and other personal electronic devices during takeoffs and landings.
FAA Pushing For Gate-To-Gate Use of Electronic Devices For Airline PassengersRelief may be on the way for airline passengers who can't bear to be separated even briefly from their personal electronic devices.
Smoke Grenade, Stun Gun Confiscated at Dulles The Transportation Security Administration says it stopped a Virginia man from bringing a live smoke grenade on a flight at Dulles International Airport.
FAA Grounds Boeing 787s to Address Battery Fires For the second time in two weeks, a smoking or burning battery has been tied to an emergency aboard a 787. Almost half of the 787s that have been delivered have now been grounded for safety checks.
Flying High? Researchers Find Airline Performance Is ImprovingFor airline passengers grappling with fare increases, canceled routes and a seemingly endless parade of new fees, "better" may not be the first word that comes to mind. But based on more traditional yardsticks — lost bags, delayed flights, lousy service and bumpings from full planes — airlines are doing a better job, say private researchers who have analyzed federal data on airline performance.