'Robird' Drones Chase Birds Away From Airport Danger

Bird strike incidents cause millions of dollars in damage to planes annually, and trained birds of prey have been used to deter bird flocks around airports for a long time. As a cheaper and more manageable alternative, a company has developed the Robird — a drone that mimics the flight of a real raptor. » 8/28/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

Let A TSA Officer Teach You How To Check For Sword Canes

Sword canes: A relatively obscure weapon favored by blind Japanese feudal masseuse-vigilantes, or the greatest threat to aerial safety our nation has ever seen? I'm gonna err on the side of caution and go with the second one. Fortunately, the Transportation Security Administration is on it! » 8/27/14 4:30pm Yesterday 4:30pm

Malaysia Airlines Is Hemorrhaging Money, Flying Nearly Empty Planes

Malaysia Airlines is still flying through turbulent skies, and reeling from two tragic plane crashes within a span of only 4.5 months. Amid investigations of both crashes and talks of privatization, its own passengers are sharing evidence of how the airline is failing to attract business. » 8/26/14 3:50pm Tuesday 3:50pm

Flying On A Zeppelin Is Unlike All Other Flying

I've flown on many aircraft types, from modern widebody jets to vintage turboprops, helicopters and even a military transport plane. But of those hundreds of flights, nothing I've flown on in the past compares to the Zeppelin LZ N07-101 I flew on Saturday. It's Goodyear's newest airship, dubbed Wingfoot One. » 8/26/14 1:18pm Tuesday 1:18pm

Airlines Are Spending More Than $1 Billion Per Month To Make You Happy

Gone are the days of no-frills flying. Even Southwest, who once embraced "no frills," now offers WiFi and streaming TV on most of its planes. As budgets and profit margins remain tight in the airline industry, their profits are going toward on-board improvements like WiFi, entertainment options, and power outlets at… » 8/25/14 3:30pm Monday 3:30pm

Sony Online President's Flight Diverted After Hacker Bomb Threat

American Airlines has diverted a flight carrying the president of Sony Online Entertainment following what may have been a bomb threat by a group of alleged hackers—the same group that has claimed responsibility for a series of outages across the PlayStation Network and other gaming services this weekend. » 8/25/14 1:06am Monday 1:06am

Goodyear Christens New 'Wingfoot One' Zeppelin, Says Bye To Blimps

Prior to this weekend, I had never been to the christening of anything but a baby. So when Goodyear invited me to the christening of their new Zeppelin, Wingfoot One at their historic airship base at Wingfoot Lake, Ohio along with the chance to ride on it, (*weather permitting) I was all over it! » 8/24/14 9:20am Sunday 9:20am

You Can Now Book Uber Rides Through United Airlines' App

Uber and United Airlines have partnered up, for a match made in traveler's heaven. You can book an Uber ride via United's mobile app, to pick you up from the airport and drive you to your destination. To sweeten the deal, United is giving an extra 1,000 MileagePlus points when Uber trips are booked through its app. » 8/23/14 2:05pm Saturday 2:05pm

The Bristol Brabazon Was The Prettiest Piece Of Useless Scrap Ever

You have to admire a man like John Brabazon, not only for having an incredible license plate, but also for being the first person to fly a plane in Britain. And not only did he do that, but he also had a splendid plane named after him. A splendid, worthless, beautiful, useless, wonderful, horrible elephant of a plane. » 8/23/14 1:00pm Saturday 1:00pm

Parental PSA – Car Seats Belong In Bags When You Fly

From the father of two kids and a guy who has crawled in the cargo holds of hundreds of planes, please take my advice —put your child's car seat or booster seat in a bag before it goes under the plane. If you knew the conditions down there, you'd understand and never again give it a second thought. » 8/22/14 10:10am 8/22/14 10:10am