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Airline Passengers Bleed From Ears and Nose After Crew Forgets to Pressurize Cabin Airline Passengers Bleed From Ears and Nose After Crew Forgets to Pressurize Cabin

If you’re already nervous about flying, you may want to skip this story. Passengers on Jet Airways Flight 697 from Mumbai to Jaipur, India, recently had a terrifying experience after the flight crew forgot to pressurize the cabin. Dozens of passengers on the flight yesterday started bleeding from their ears and nose…

How Hackers Compromised 380,000 British Airway Customer Payments How Hackers Compromised 380,000 British Airway Customer Payments

A British Airways data breach that exposed as least 380,000 card payments was caused by a card-skimming malware that customers were inadvertently exposed to through the airline’s website and mobile app, according to research from security firm RiskIQ.

Yes, Vanilla Ice Really Was on That Quarantined Flight From Dubai Yes, Vanilla Ice Really Was on That Quarantined Flight From Dubai

Earlier today, a flight that had left Dubai in the United Arab Emirates landed at JFK International Airport in New York with 549 passengers and crew on board—and was promptly quarantined due to a mysterious ailment spreading throughout the cabin. In the neighborhood of 100 people on board showed symptoms including…

Airline Employee Steals Plane From Sea-Tac Airport, Crashes After Being Tailed by Fighters Airline Employee Steals Plane From Sea-Tac Airport, Crashes After Being Tailed by Fighters

A 29-year-old airline employee “thought to be suicidal” stole a 76-seat Q400 turboprop plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) on Friday night, eventually crashing some 30 miles away with fighter jets on his tail, the New York Times reported. Local authorities confirmed he is dead.

U.S. Airlines Are Changing How Their Websites Refer to Taiwan Under Threat of Chinese Retaliation U.S. Airlines Are Changing How Their Websites Refer to Taiwan Under Threat of Chinese Retaliation

The mainland Chinese government has demanded U.S. airlines change their websites “to reflect China’s claim on the island territory” of Taiwan, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, and they pretty much plan on doing that rather than risk any kind of retaliation.

FBI Warns of 'Alarming' Increase in In-Flight Sexual Assaults FBI Warns of 'Alarming' Increase in In-Flight Sexual Assaults

Reports of in-flight sexual assaults committed by passengers against passengers are going up by double-digit margins, according to federal crime statistics, and it’s unclear why.

Government Researchers Say It's Only a 'Matter of Time' Until a Commercial Airline is Hacked Government Researchers Say It's Only a 'Matter of Time' Until a Commercial Airline is Hacked

Here’s a fun thing to think about as you plan your next vacation: researchers at a number of government agencies including the Department of Homeland Security believe that a cyberattack against an airplane is inevitable and could lead to a “catastrophic disaster.” Have a nice trip!

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.

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