San Diego's Airport Won't Allow 'Stinky' Cab Drivers

Cab drivers in San Diego are upset that they're being subject to body odor tests as one of the criteria that they have to pass in order to work from San Diego's Lindbergh Field. They're saying the rule is prejudicial and discriminatory. What do you think? Should a city hold cabbies to a standard of hygiene? » 9/14/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

Boeing's Carbon Fiber Is Helping Protect Football Players

When industries form a symbiotic collaboration, that's always a good thing. Especially when it's environmentally friendly and helps protect athletes from debilitating injuries. Russell Athletic is developing new football shoulder pads, made from recycled carbon fiber used in Boeing's 787 Dreamliners. » 9/10/14 12:30pm Wednesday 12:30pm

Initial Investigation Shows MH17 Was Asked To Fly Higher

Dutch aviation investigators have released their initial findings on the Malaysia Airlines flight 17 crash, which occurred on July 17th and claimed 298 lives. The report confirmed the plane was shot down, but it also showed the pilots were asked to climb to 35,000 feet and denied the request from Air Traffic Control. » 9/09/14 1:45pm Tuesday 1:45pm

A Complete Look At The New Southwest Airlines

In front of thousands of employees and media in Dallas, Texas this morning, Southwest Airlines showed off its new corporate image, comprised of Bold Blue, Warm Red, Sunrise Yellow, and Summit Silver. In addition to the new aircraft livery, which was leaked this weekend, a new heart logo was also shown. » 9/08/14 12:50pm 9/08/14 12:50pm

This Is Southwest Airlines' New Livery And Branding

On Monday morning, in Dallas Texas, Southwest Airlines will roll open its hangar doors to reveal... well, this. This new paint scheme that suggests co-branding with Hotdog-On-A-Stick. A montage of the primary colors. Rumors surfaced over the weekend, and they've turned out to be true. » 9/07/14 2:30am 9/07/14 2:30am

Will Two Airlines Revamp Their Brand Next Week?

Frontier Airlines is going to reveal new branding for itself this coming Tuesday, and has been teasing the event by sending plain white model planes to media with clues to what it may look like. But another airline has drawn more rumor attention for what is supposedly coming on Monday — a new livery for Southwest… » 9/06/14 3:24pm 9/06/14 3:24pm

Unresponsive Crashed Plane Was The World's First Delivered TBM 900

It was only five weeks ago that I was in Oshkosh, Wisconsin at EAA Airventure 2014, watching a press conference by Daher Socata as they introduced the TBM 900. Now, sadly, the first one ever delivered to a customer has crashed into the sea near Jamaica, resulting in two fatalities. » 9/06/14 3:18am 9/06/14 3:18am

Dead American ISIS Fighter Worked At A U.S. Airport

Abdirahmaan Muhumed is one of two Americans killed in Iraq, while fighting for ISIS. We've seen Americans join the terrorist ranks before with Al Qaeda, but this one hits a little too close to home — Muhumed was employed at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, as an aircraft cleaner. » 9/03/14 4:07pm 9/03/14 4:07pm

Malaysia Airlines' "Ultimate Bucket List" Contest Is Tragically Dumb

As I wrote last week, Malaysia Airlines is burning through cash at the rate of about $2 million per day. This week they hosted a "My Ultimate Bucket List" contest hoping to lure customers back to the airline. Maybe it's not just bad luck, maybe Malaysian Airlines is also truly awful. » 9/03/14 1:30pm 9/03/14 1:30pm

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 9/02/14 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 9/01/14 2:49pm