• United Opens New Polaris Lounge in San Francisco

    United Opens New Polaris Lounge in San Francisco Three years after opening the first Polaris lounge at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, United Airlines will bring the same luxury concept to their San Francisco hub. The carrier will open the first of four premium class lounges scheduled for 2018 on April 30, at...

  • SW Passenger Punches Cop for Telling Her She Couldn’t Fly With Dog

    SW Passenger Punches Cop for Telling Her She Couldn’t Fly With Dog After Evian Gabrielle Villegas was informed by gate agents that she did not have the necessary documentation for bringing her dog aboard a Southwest Airlines flight, the 29-year-old allegedly punched a member of airport security and spit on him before...

  • Virgin America takes its final flight

    The Virgin America brand has disappeared overnight after a takeover by Alaska Airlines in a $2.6 billion deal. The Virgin America brand is no more after much to the disappointment of its loyal customers. For the last time, Virgin America flight VX1947 departed Los Angeles at 9:35 p.m. on Tuesday bound for San...

  • US customs fines woman $500 over Delta Air Lines apple

    A woman is facing a $500 fine from the US customs agency after an apple she was given as a snack on a Delta flight was found in her bag. A Delta Air Lines passenger claims she was penalised $500 for bringing an apple handed out on a Delta flight through US...

  • 12-year-old Australian boy flies solo to Bali after fight with his mother

    A 12-year-old Australian boy stole his mother’s credit card, tricked his grandmother into giving him his passport and flew to Bali solo after a family argument. Australian police are investigating how a 12-year-old boy from Sydney, Australia managed to book himself a flight to Bali and fly unaccompanied. The unnamed boy was left...

  • SW Delays, Cancels Flights to Perform Aircraft Inspections

    SW Delays, Cancels Flights to Perform Aircraft Inspections In the wake of the Flight 1380 disaster, Southwest Airlines canceled dozens of scheduled flights last week as the carrier performed maintenance checks and inspections on its fleet to ensure passengers’ safety. In a statement to NBC News, the carrier said “Since our operational plans...

  • Severe Turbulence Detaches Window Panel on Air India Flight

    Severe Turbulence Detaches Window Panel on Air India Flight The incident occurred just days after a window was smashed on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380. The turbulence was so severe that a window panel detached from the cabin wall of Delhi-bound Air India Flight 462. Passengers were visibly shaken by the incident, with...

  • VIDEO: Miami-Dade police repeatedly taser man on American Airlines flight

    A ‘disruptive’ passenger was tasered multiple times after refusing to leave an American Airlines plane at Miami International Airport. An American Airlines flight on Sunday was delayed after an uncooperative passenger was physically removed from the plane at Miami International Airport. Video footage shows the passenger resisting arrest whilst being repeatedly shocked by a taser...

  • Flight Attendant Becomes Porn Star When British Airways’ Job “Too Hard”

    Flight Attendant Becomes Porn Star When British Airways’ Job “Too Hard” Well this is certainly a career change. Laura Birbeck, 27, recently became internet famous when she quit her “too tiring” job as a British Airways’ flight attendant to become a webcam porn star. And it sounds like she began… performing while...

  • After the Southwest Explosion, Will You Sit in A Different Spot?

    After the Southwest Explosion, Will You Sit in A Different Spot? FlyerTalk member tkjazzer asked this question of the Delta Air Lines forum: I usually only fly delta. I am terribly upset about the plane accident which killed a woman on southwest after an engine exploded. I can’t imagine how difficult this must...

  • Swaziland king renames country ‘The Kingdom of eSwatini’

    The king of Swaziland has announced that his country’s name has changed to eSwatini. King Mswati III announced Thursday that the country of Swaziland will change its name to the Kingdom of eSwatini to mark 50 years since independence from British rule. The landlocked country, smaller than the US state of New Jersey, is economically reliant...

  • British Airways Is Offering Free Flights for Children (and Other Perks) This Summer

    British Airways Is Offering Free Flights for Children (and Other Perks) This Summer Taking the kids on a holiday this summer vacation? British Airways is offering to cut the cost down a little by offering free flights for children. The details are as follows: Domestic UK flights only Up to two children...

  • New stand up airline seating designed to squeeze 20% more people on planes

    An Italian seating manufacturer unveiled a new design for upright seating which allows airlines to increase passenger numbers by 20%. Italian seating company, Avio Interiors, unveiled its Skyrider 2.0 at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. The saddle-seat design “allows an ultra-high density in the aircraft cabin” on short-haul flights. Passengers seated on a...

  • From the Forum: Have Breakfast With Alex Cruz

    From the Forum: Have Breakfast With Alex Cruz Per a FlyerTalk forum post linking to an official statement from British Airways, the carrier is offering breakfast briefings with chairman Alex Cruz on April 25. The event will charge £20 plus a £6 pound fee for UK Israel Business members, £30 for non-members and £30 for Professional...

  • United: We’re Adding a New Polaris-Equipped Aircraft Every Ten Days

    United: We’re Adding a New Polaris-Equipped Aircraft Every Ten Days On Wednesday, United Airlines’ Senior Vice President Andrew Nocella announced that the carrier would be adding an aircraft furnished with Polaris Business Class seats to its fleet every ten days on average through 2020. This deployment would mark a drastic increase in...

  • Released: Audio Between Southwest Flight 1380 and the Tower Before the Emergency Landing

    Released: Audio Between Southwest Flight 1380 and the Tower Before the Emergency Landing Yesterday, an engine malfunction on a Southwest 737 resulted in the loss of life of one passenger, seven injured and an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The engine malfunction on Southwest Flight 1380 happened as the plane...

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