Did Delta Force The Retirement Of Record-Holding Flight Attendant?

Flight attendant Robert Reardon has truly witnessed the ups and downs of the airline industry. He flew for so many years that he outlasted even the most senior pilots by twenty-plus years. He holds two Guinness World records — oldest active flight attendant, and the longest career as a flight attendant, at 63 years. » 9/02/14 12:45pm Today 12:45pm

Widow: Husband's Hairy Chest Reason for Not Defibrillating on Flight

While on board a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Albuquerque, Jack Jordan suffered a massive heart attack, which rallied passengers on the flight to give the man CPR. While others gathered to a help, a flight attendant allegedly said the heart defibrillator couldn't be used because the man's chest was… » 9/01/14 2:49pm Yesterday 2:49pm

FAA 'Hangar Rule' Would Hurt Historic Warbird Preservation

The Federal Aviation Administration is currently seeking comments on a proposed "hangar rule" which seeks to restrict the use of hangars on airport property for the storage and maintenance of flyable aircraft. However, the nation's largest keeper of vintage planes would be put in jeopardy by the proposal. » 8/31/14 3:08pm Sunday 3:08pm

Malaysia Airlines Just Axed 6,000 Jobs

A day after reporting a $97.6 million loss for the second quarter, Malaysia Airlines announced the reduction of 6,000 jobs — 30 percent of its workforce. They also lost $140.8 million in the first quarter, and are undergoing a full overhaul of their corporate structure and business model. » 8/29/14 1:26pm Friday 1:26pm

'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 Thursday 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 Wednesday 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 8/26/14 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 8/26/14 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 8/25/14 3:30pm