TSA Lightens Up and Lets Pilots Make Some Security Decisions


We've seen the ridiculous new airline security rules and we've explained how to cope with them, but now the TSA is easing up and allowing pilots to make the final call on things, including allowing live TV and pillows again. » 12/28/09 7:15pm 12/28/09 7:15pm

Gogo To Bring In-Flight Wi-Fi By Spring; We Can't Wait

We already knew that Virgin America and American Airlines were planning to bring in-flight wi-fi in 2008, but we seriously didn't expect it be ready by spring. Aircell has just launched its US in-flight wi-fi service called "gogo" and they claim it will be available in the first half of 2008. Virgin America and American… » 3/13/08 4:05pm 3/13/08 4:05pm

Video of the Backyard Airline Experience in India


Remember the retired Indian Airlines engineer whose stationary airplane parked in his backyard was pulling in the punters? Well, Reuters toodled off to Delhi to clock Bahadur Chand Gupta's Airbus 300 experience for themselves, alongside a bunch of underprivileged kids who are flying for free. Anyone who scoffs at the… » 12/28/07 9:28am 12/28/07 9:28am

Indian Guy Sells Flights in Plane that Never Takes off

An Indian entrepreneur has come up with the ultimate low-cost airline: one that doesn't fly anywhere. Bahadur Chand Gupta, a retired Indian Airlines engineer, bought an old Airbus 300 from an insurance company in 2003, rebuilt it, and it now sits in a Delhi suburb where people pay $4 per "trip" so they can experience… » 10/02/07 1:15pm 10/02/07 1:15pm

Skybus Airline Service Offers Flights As Low As $40 Round Trip

Skybus is a new value airline that focuses itself around cheap flights costing as little as $10 dollars one way (before additional fees and taxes). A round trip ticket can cost as low as $40 out the door. While the Columbus, OH company offers service to 14 cities across the nation, this idea isn't as perfect as it… » 8/14/07 9:20pm 8/14/07 9:20pm