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Southwest Reportedly Protested Safety Checks Designed to Prevent Engine Failures [Updated] Southwest Reportedly Protested Safety Checks Designed to Prevent Engine Failures [Updated]

As the National Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate what caused an engine explosion on a Southwest flight that led to the death of a passenger earlier this week, Reuters reported the airlines fought against new inspections rules proposed by the engine manufacturer.

Report: Metal Fatigue May Explain Catastrophic 737 Engine Explosion on Southwest Flight Report: Metal Fatigue May Explain Catastrophic 737 Engine Explosion on Southwest Flight

National Transportation Safety Board investigators have possibly found a major clue as to why a Boeing 737 engine exploded, sucking 43-year-old passenger Jennifer Riordan partially out of a window shredded by shrapnel, resulting in her death.

One Dead After Engine on Southwest Airlines Flight Explodes, Woman Almost Sucked Out Window [Updated] One Dead After Engine on Southwest Airlines Flight Explodes, Woman Almost Sucked Out Window [Updated]

Southwest Airlines flight 1380 from New York to Dallas had to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia today. One of the plane’s engines reportedly exploded, breaking a window and causing a woman to nearly be sucked out. One person has been confirmed dead, and passengers are sharing photos and videos from the…

United Airlines Re-Routes Plane After Third Dog-Related Mishap of the Week United Airlines Re-Routes Plane After Third Dog-Related Mishap of the Week

United Airlines had its third dog-related mishap this week, following up on the death of a puppy its flight attendants allegedly insisted be stuffed in an overhead bin and the accidental shipment of another dog to Japan by putting a third dog in the wrong plane.

After Puppy Dies in Overhead Bin, United Airlines Mistakenly Sends Different Dog to Japan After Puppy Dies in Overhead Bin, United Airlines Mistakenly Sends Different Dog to Japan

United Airlines did a very sad, regrettable thing this week when its attendants insisted a passenger store their 10-month-old French bulldog in the overhead bin on a flight from Houston to New York, resulting in said puppy’s untimely death of probable suffocation. In the second story casting doubt on the airline’s…

Russian An-148 Jet Crashes After Takeoff From Moscow, Killing At Least 71 People Russian An-148 Jet Crashes After Takeoff From Moscow, Killing At Least 71 People

A Russian An-148 regional jet airliner carrying at least 71 people crashed after takeoff from Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport, with authorities saying everyone on board was killed, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Woman Flushes Her Emotional Support Hamster Down Airport Toilet and I Have So Many Questions Woman Flushes Her Emotional Support Hamster Down Airport Toilet and I Have So Many Questions

Belen Aldecosea used to have a dwarf hamster that served as her emotional support animal. Then she tried to fly Spirit, which would not let her hamster on the plane. Then she claims a Spirit employee told her to flush the rodent down the toilet. Then Aldecosea—for reasons privy only to her—flushed that hamster down…

Google Now Tells You How Airlines Are Screwing You Over with Fees and Delays Google Now Tells You How Airlines Are Screwing You Over with Fees and Delays

Google’s flight booking service just added two updates that could make flying slightly less frustrating—or at least help you manage your expectations.

United Airlines Finds Way to Cut Costs That Doesn't Involve Booting Overbooked Passengers United Airlines Finds Way to Cut Costs That Doesn't Involve Booting Overbooked Passengers

Switching its in-flight magazine Hemisphere to a lighter variety of paper that saved an ounce a copy has saved United Airlines 170,000 gallons of fuel a year, the L.A. Times reported on Saturday, citing an “internal message to employees.” Per the paper, the 11 fewer pounds a flight save approximately 170,000 gallons…

Airlines Decide All Your Checked Smart Luggage Must Become Real Dumb, Battery-Free Luggage Airlines Decide All Your Checked Smart Luggage Must Become Real Dumb, Battery-Free Luggage

Leading U.S. airlines have all agreed that all your expensive smart luggage is dumb luggage now, CNN reported on Wednesday. Carriers including American, Delta, and Alaska are requiring customers remove lithium-based batteries from the bags and carry them personally before stowing them in their aircraft, citing the…

No, Tom Price Is Not Repaying Taxpayers for All His Expensive Jet Travel [Update: He Quit] No, Tom Price Is Not Repaying Taxpayers for All His Expensive Jet Travel [Update: He Quit]

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price—the Donald Trump administration’s point man on putting a bullet between the Affordable Care Act’s eyes—ran up more than $400,000 in charter flights between May and September 23rd instead of flying commercial.

Netflix's Plan to Improve In-Flight Streaming Might Get You Free Wi-Fi Netflix's Plan to Improve In-Flight Streaming Might Get You Free Wi-Fi

Unless you’re shelling out big bucks for business or first-class tickets, your in-flight entertainment system probably looks like something from the last decade. The monitors airlines put in the back of headrests are typically cheap, low-resolution, and have a pretty pathetic selection of content. That means you’re…

Flying Sucked Before It Involved Urine-Soaked Seats, Which By the Way, It Apparently Does Now Flying Sucked Before It Involved Urine-Soaked Seats, Which By the Way, It Apparently Does Now

Flying is terrible these days. It flat-out sucks. From ballooning lines to get through security procedures that mostly don’t work to random fees and seats so small analysts believe they may be safety hazards, it’s really just not a pleasant way to spend your time.

Nightmare Turbulence Injures 10 on American Airlines Flight, Covers Ceilings in Hot Coffee Nightmare Turbulence Injures 10 on American Airlines Flight, Covers Ceilings in Hot Coffee

At least seven crew members and three passengers were hospitalized when an American Airlines flight from Athens, Greece to Philadelphia hit extreme turbulence on Saturday, terrifying passengers and sending some flying through the cabin.

There's Now an Airline for Millennials Because Sure, Whatever There's Now an Airline for Millennials Because Sure, Whatever

Air France announced this week it is launching Joon, a new airline “especially aimed at a young working clientele, the millennials,” and more specifically the good rich ones who like flying to Paris a lot.

US Lifts Airline Laptop Ban In Exchange For 'Intensive Security Measures' US Lifts Airline Laptop Ban In Exchange For 'Intensive Security Measures'

The Trump administration has kept airlines and nations on edge as it weighed a decision to expand an in-flight ban on electronics larger than a smartphone. On Wednesday, the administration announced that it will not expand the ban, and it will lift be lifted in countries that were already affected. But the terms of…

Let's Boycott United Airlines Let's Boycott United Airlines

United Airlines has been a real dick lately. On Monday morning, the world woke up to a very disturbing video of a hapless passenger being bloodied and dragged off an overbooked flight so that a United employee flying stand-by could fly instead. This is just the latest in an increasingly enraging pattern of bad…

Hired Goon Drags Man Off United Flight After He Refuses to Give Up Seat [Updated] Hired Goon Drags Man Off United Flight After He Refuses to Give Up Seat [Updated]

On Sunday, a man was forcibly dragged off a United flight headed from Chicago to Louisville after he refused to give up his seat to a United employee who “needed to be in Louisville” for a flight the following day, The Courier-Journal reports.

Say Goodbye to Virgin America Say Goodbye to Virgin America

Alaska Airlines announced on Wednesday that it will retire the Virgin America brand sometime in 2019. The Seattle-based airline bought Virgin America last year for $2.6 billion with the hope of expanding beyond the Pacific Northwest. Richard Branson, founder of Virgin America, apparently cried when he heard the news.…

Donald Trump Tours 'Beautiful' Plane He Vowed to Never Fly On Donald Trump Tours 'Beautiful' Plane He Vowed to Never Fly On

Today, Donald Trump took a break from screaming at random reporters to tour Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. That’s despite the fact that he tweeted (as, regrettably, he so often does) about never flying on the plane.

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