Category: Airlines

I booked a last-minute trip to Paris on a budget airline called French Bee. Even though it was uncomfortable and...

The Paris skyline at sundown. Getty Images French Bee is a French airline that payments itself as “low-cost.” The airline flies between the Orly airport in Paris and a number of international locations. I flew on French Bee for the primary time. Here is my expertise beneath. I booked a flight from New York to Paris earlier within the fall to go to buddies learning…

Flights just before Christmas cost 39% more this year and it might only get more expensive

The Fourth of July vacation was one of many busiest journey weekends within the US since 2000. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The common round-trip home airfare round Christmas prices $463 this year, in keeping with Hopper. Blame larger costs on rising jet gas costs, fewer scheduled flights, and pent-up journey demand. The Friday before Christmas is shaping as much as be one of many busiest journey…

See how Singapore Airlines’ chefs develop meals for the world’s longest flights in a luxury spa test kitchen

Golden Door Chef Greg Frey Brady MacDonald/Insider Singapore Airlines partnered with Golden Door Spa on dishes coming to firstclass in 2023. See inside the $10,500 per week luxury retreat the place the subsequent spherical of menus had been created. Golden Door has lengthy attracted celebrities – from Liz Taylor to Oprah Winfrey to Martha Stewart. Singapore Airlines chefs have returned to a test kitchen at…

Two firefighters died after a plane collided with their truck and burst into flames at a South American airport

The LATAM Airlines plane collided with a firetruck whereas taking off from Lima airport. Christian Sierra/Getty Images Two firefighters have been killed after a plane crashed into their truck throughout take-off at Peru airport. All passengers and crew survived the crash on Friday. The native prosecutor’s workplace is investigating the crash as potential manslaughter. A LATAM Airlines flight burst into flames after colliding with a…

United Airlines to pay $305,000 to a Buddhist pilot who refused to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings

United Airline’s HIMS program requires pilots to attend AA meetings if they’re recognized with an alcohol dependency. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images United Airlines will pay $305,000 to a Buddhist pilot who refused to attend AA on spiritual grounds. That determination meant he misplaced his medical certificates and was now not permitted to fly. United agreed to accommodate workers from non-Christian faiths in its program…

A Frontier Airlines flight made an emergency landing after a man with a box cutter threatened to stab other passengers

Box cutters have been banned onboard plane since a put up 9/11 safety overhaul. Scott Olson/Getty Images A Frontier Airlines flight made an emergency landing after a passenger was seen with a box cutter.  He threatened to stab other passengers, an Atlanta airport spokesperson advised The New York Times. Box cutters have been banned on plane since a post-9/11 tightening of safety laws. A Frontier…

Newark airport’s nearly $3 billion new Terminal A is expected to open by the end of the year — see...

Rendering of the new Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport — aerial view. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Newark Liberty International Airport will debut its brand-new Terminal A to the media on Tuesday. The new facility replaces the outdated terminal that had stood for nearly 50 years. Terminal A will boast 33 gates, 4 lounges, a big curbside, touchless safety, and…

See inside a Boeing 737 jet that is being converted into an Airbnb with $100,000 from the company’s ‘OMG! Fund’

Courtesy of Andrew Cotterell Airbnb hosted a competitors to fund 100 “out-of-this-world” rental properties for its “OMG!” class. Each winner will obtain $100,000 from the platform to transform distinctive properties, like fossils and planes, into Airbnbs. Insider spoke with an Australian recipient to find out how her Boeing 737-200 will likely be turned into a two-bedroom rental. Airbnb introduced the winners of its OMG! Fund…

Low-cost startup airline Breeze is launching 2 new routes from Southern California

(*2*)Breeze plane at Las Vegas. Breeze Airways Breeze is launching its a hundredth route, a new transcontinental flight from California to Florida. Breeze plans to increase service on the slot-constrained John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. Mickey Mouse followers trying to hit each Disneyland and Disney World on the identical day will now have a nonstop possibility from California to Florida. Breeze is including…

I flew on Spirit from New York to Miami and found the carrier is a perfectly fine way to travel...

Taylor Rains/Insider Spirit Airlines is generally named considered one of the worst airways in the US. The carrier’s identify might quickly be gone from the skies although due to a potential merger with JetBlue Airways.  I flew Spirit to see how the product compares to JetBlue and how to avoid add-on fees. Low-cost large Spirit Airlines is notorious for its bare-bones yellow planes and expensive…

An airline CEO says that airports were to blame for the summer travel chaos because they were not ready to...

Frustrated passengers confronted lengthy delays amid the summer travel chaos. Carl Court / Staff / Getty Images Airports are to blame for flight cancellations and delays this summer, an airline CEO stated.  Icelandair’s CEO advised Insider that some airports were not ready to welcome passengers. Bogi Nils Bogason stated he strongly believes the business will return to regular by subsequent summer. For many airline passengers,…

Domestic airlines divert operations to MM1

Tribune Online Domestic airlines divert operations to MM1 As the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) continues with the picketing of the MMA2 terminal on the Lagos airport, the affected airlines have began weighing different choices so as to fly its stranded passengers. As a short lived manner out of the predicaments, the affected airlines have now diverted their flights to […]…

From Elon Musk and Donald Trump to Taylor Swift and Tim Cook, here’s how celebrities are dodging jet-tracking Twitter accounts

Elon Musk and the Gulfstream G650ER. Patrick Pleul/image alliance/Getty Images/Courtesy of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation 20-year-old Jack Sweeney has created myriad Twitter accounts that observe non-public jets, like Elon Musk’s. To dodge Sweeney and different trackers, many celebrities have signed up without spending a dime federal packages that assist them fly incognito. The packages are not foolproof, and some high-profile individuals have ditched non-public jet possession…

Airbus debuts new A350 cabin that seats 10 people a row to compete with Boeing’s new flagship 777X — look...

Airbus A350-1000. Bryan Van Der Beek/Airbus Airbus unveiled a new A350 cabin configuration that would enable for 10 seats per row as a substitute of the standard 9. The new structure would enhance passenger capability by a mean of 30 seats on the A350 variants. The enhance places the A350 extra on par with the Boeing 777X, which may carry up to 426 people in…

TSA screened 15 million passengers last week, surpassing 2019 levels as travel demand continues to rise

Travelers thronged the safety checkpoint over the summer time in Orlando. Transportation Security Administration screenings rose above 2019 figures in October, in accordance to a Bank of America report. SOPA Images/Getty Images (*15*) Airline visitors stalled out in September as the summer time trip season got here to an finish. Increasing worldwide travel in October helped increase regular home bookings. US airways forecast the continued…

Some United flights into Los Angeles have been resumed after an ‘obvious gas leak’ halted all inbound planes

Louis Nastro/Reuters An “apparent gas leak” is inflicting disruptions at Los Angeles International Airport’s Terminal 8 on Monday. Passengers have been evacuated from the terminal and lots of inbound United Airlines flights have been halted. Four folks have been injured as a result of carbon dioxide vapor, with one despatched to hospital in crucial situation. There are reported disruptions ongoing at Los Angeles International Airport…

Companies are taking money out of your pockets with fees you might not even know about. Here’s Biden’s plan to...

President Joe Biden. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images “Junk fees” are a sort of price that confuses shoppers as a result of the aren’t disclosed up entrance. Biden launched a plan to sort out these fees, which might come up in industries like banking, web, and auto. Plans to sort out banking fees alone might save shoppers greater than $1 billion yearly.  After you purchase a aircraft…

I tried Qatar’s gourmet business class meals — including the airline’s limited-time FIFA World Cup menu — and found the...

Taylor Rains/Insider Qatar Airways, named the world’s greatest airline by Skytrax, has a robust concentrate on its in-flight eating menu. The provider serves gourmet meals including lobster and oxtail in its luxurious business class cabin. A limited-time FIFA menu is presently being served, which options dishes like a pad thai hamburger. Qatar Airways is the official airline of the FIFA World Cup 2022. Qatar Airways’…

Frankfurt airport workers found a body in the landing gear of a Lufthansa plane after it arrived from Tehran

The body was found in the landing gear of a plane at Frankfurt Airport on Thursday. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images Airport workers found a body in the landing gear of a Lufthansa plane on Thursday, police informed CNN. The Airbus jet had arrived from the Iranian capital of Tehran, police stated. Iran has been gripped by weeks of protests following the demise of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini….

Frontier is offering customers an ‘all-you-can-fly’ pass for unlimited travel coming in 2023, but only a few will be available

Frontier Airlines Frontier Airlines is planning an “all-you-can-fly” pass coming in 2023, called “GoWild!” The pass will offer customers unlimited flights to all of Frontier’s destinations for 12 months. The airline sent a link to loyalty members for first access to more details and pricing when available. Frontier Airlines will soon offer an unlimited flight plan to some of its customers.  The low-cost airline giant…

These are the Top 8 airlines in the world, according to a group’s survey of more than a million passengers

Airbus’ MSN13 that flew for Emirates, registered A6-EDB. Adrian Pingstone The Airline Passenger Experience Association named its Top 8 airlines in the world for 2023. Passengers and auditors assessed sustainability, customer experience, and safety to determine the winners. While the same seven from last year won again in 2023, a new airline was added to make up the Top 8. Another airline-ranking company has revealed…

An airport will temporarily stop new members from joining a $618 VIP service that let people skip lines, due to...

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, pictured on October 18, was the scene of long lines and delays over the summer. NurPhoto / Contributor Amsterdam Schiphol Airport has stopped taking new registrations for its VIP service.  The airport said on its website that the temporary closure is due to the large volume of requests. The service allowed passengers to jump the lines at airports, along with other perks….

I tried Air New Zealand’s new business class seat coming to its Boeing 787 aircraft on order and I think...

A mockup of the new Business Premier seat in Auckland at ANZ’s cabin innovation center, Hangar 22. Taylor Rains/Insider Air New Zealand launched the world’s new fourth-longest flight between New York and Auckland on September 17. The carrier has prioritized rest on its ultra-long-haul journeys by adding unique and cozy products to its aircraft. One is a new and improved Business Premier seat coming in…

See inside a flight attendant training center where aspiring crew members learn how to evacuate an airline and provide customer...

Taylor Rains/Insider The airline industry is in need of thousands of flight attendants to keep up with post-COVID demand. Aspiring crew members must go through vigorous training to learn things like slide deployments and medical treatment. Insider toured Air New Zealand’s training facility in Auckland to learn more about the specific courses. The airline industry is quickly getting back to pre-pandemic levels, with the International…