Airline wins right to weigh passengers before flights to prevent crashes

Hawaiian Airlines faced backlash earlier this month when customers said a policy to weigh travelers was discriminatory. Critics’ complaints to the U.S. Department of Transportation were turned down, a spokesman told The Associated Press last week. Hawaiian Airlines began the policy when it noticed its flights from Honolulu to Pago Pago in American Samoa were burning more …

Singapore Air is again flying nonstop to USA from Singapore

SAN FRANCISCO — Singapore Airlines is once again connecting Singapore to the USA with nonstop service. The airline celebrated the launch of its new Singapore-San Francisco route Sunday, officially restarting nonstop service from its home country to the USA after a break of about three years. The first arrival touched down mid-morning in San Francisco on Singapore’s newest Airbus A350-900, …

Black women share selfies to show #WhatADoctorLooksLike, after flight attendant refuses help in an emergency

It’s a situation nobody wants to find themselves facing on board a plane: A mid-air emergency with a passenger unresponsive, his wife screaming for help. And then when help is offered, it’s declined by a flight attendant who assumes the person with their hand up couldn’t be a “real physician”. According to Tamika Cross, an …

Airbus’s Vahana Prototype Will Make Flying Taxis a Reality by 2020

Even as self-driving cars become more and more ubiquitous, there’s one problem that Silicon Valley hasn’t solved: the traffic jam. But Airbus Group, a U.S. aeronautics and space company, thinks that it has a solution. The company’s Silicon Valley branch recently announced it’s been working on a secret project titled “Vahana,” an autonomous flying vehicle …

Top ten classic travel scams

They’re ingenious, the ways that the scam artists of the world have found to separate you from your cash and valuables. Here are 10 reasons to keep your wits about you. 1. “My friend, there’s pigeon poo on your trousers/jacket.” The kind and compassionate bystander is right, there it is, a messy dribble. Just by …

The Best Airport Perk You’re Not Using

What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of curbside check-in? For me, it’s a vague 1970s-toned image of a suitcase without wheels being hoisted out of a wood-paneled station wagon and into a pile, while a mustachioed skycap lassoes each with a bag tag. If you have more recent, less …

The Most Dog Friendly Airports in the U.S.

Imagine getting to the airport, going through security with your carry on and learning that your flight is delayed for several hours. Now for the really bad news: There are no bathrooms available unless you leave the terminal. That’s long been the case for people who had to travel around the country or the world …