Articles Tagged ‘plane’

Foul-Mouthed Passenger Gets More Than a Slap on the Wrist

Foul-Mouthed Passenger Gets More Than a Slap on the Wrist June 24, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Who hasn’t had a frustrating experience with an airline? Flight delays, lost luggage, long layovers, crappy food…we could list our grievances all day. As seasoned travelers and considerate people we’d like to think we weather airport frustration with the calm of Mother Theresa…but...

Woman’s Smuggled Crustaceans Make Airline Staff Crabby

Woman’s Smuggled Crustaceans Make Airline Staff Crabby October 29, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Can we be done already with the smuggled animals? If it’s not snakes, then its crocodiles; and now it’s crabs. According to the Metro, a female passenger was busted when several live crabs were found in her suitcase. The flight was from China to Northern Ireland and the live crabs were discovered...

Lufthansa Offers New First Class

Lufthansa Offers New First Class May 31, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
There’s nothing quite like flying first class on a long trip. Priority boarding is only made sweeter by seeing dozens of disgruntled economy-class businessmen coming back from company sponsored trips passing your comfortable seat as they cram into their tiny, uncomfortable spaces, all while you...

Passenger Stays Locked In Plane After Landing, Lawsuit Ensues

Passenger Stays Locked In Plane After Landing, Lawsuit Ensues May 27, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Several factors often come together to make the transit from home to whichever exotic destination travelers select smooth and forgettable. One such factor is sleep – falling asleep in your seat before liftoff and being roused by the plane making its descent is one of the greatest accomplishments...

New Plane Designs By MIT To Reduce Fuel Consumption By 75 Percent

New Plane Designs By MIT To Reduce Fuel Consumption By 75 Percent May 19, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
There’s no doubt about it – mankind is entering a changing world, one where fossil fuels are no longer available to simply use and discard without a second thought. Now, many of the side effects include such unpleasantness as pollution, the destruction of the ozone, and prices that would make...

Sleeping Passenger Offered Excuses by Airline After Waking Up in Hangar

Sleeping Passenger Offered Excuses by Airline After Waking Up in Hangar April 27, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Perhaps courtesy wake-up calls should be the next service introduced by airlines. At least that’s what Kris Lines — a British law professor on his way to Vancouver — probably wished he had. Lines was on a 90-minute connecting flight after flying from London to Calgary, when he decided...

Gear Junkie: Family Matters

Gear Junkie: Family Matters August 27, 2009 | Gear Guide | Read More
“Vacation.” Sometimes that means you and your significant other jetting off to an exotic island for a week. Sometimes it’s a rowdy road trip with your best friends, full of fast food, adventures and cheap motels. And sometimes it means a trip with your family. Your whole family. Traveling...