Airplane Seats

Higher Security Fee Set to Boost Air Travel Costs

The cost of flying is headed higher now that Congress has agreed on a budget deal.



What To Do At America’s 10 Most Delayed Airports

Delayed at the airport during your travels? Check out this guide on where to eat, drink and shop at America’s 10 most delayed airports.


File photo of seats on an airplane. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

New Seats Let Airlines Squeeze in More Passengers

It’s not your imagination. There really is a tighter squeeze on many planes these days.


File photo of an airport security checkpoint. (Credit: Natalie Behring/Getty Images)

TSA to Allow Small Knives, Bats, Clubs on Planes

Airline passengers will be allowed to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment on planes beginning next month.



Junkies: Farting at Thirty-Thousand Feet May Save Your Life

‘Passing gas’ is disgusting, and to do it while flying is something you reserve strictly for traveling with an enemy. But hold your nose, dropping bombs on the plane may actually save your life.


American Airlines passenger planes takes off from Los Angeles International airport on Feb. 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Flying High? Researchers Find Airline Performance Is Improving

For 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.


For nearly five years, government and industry officials have been exploring a variety ways to make it easier to find airliners and their critical "black boxes" when they end up in the ocean. (Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

PeoplExpress Files US Operating Application, Aims For Summer Take Off

Low-cost carrier PeoplExpress Airlines Inc. says it aims to start flying by late summer.


Small Plane

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing At Va Airport

Suffolk Mayor Linda Johnson’s husband and the pilot escaped injury when landing gear problems forced a small plane to make an emergency landing at Suffolk Executive Airport.