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Airlines Made $38 Billion From Extra Fees And It's Only The Beginning

You may be familiar with this meme: “If a 747 can carry the space shuttle, then I call bullshit on overweight luggage fees.” Airlines collected $38.1 billion in revenue from such fees in 2014, almost a 21 percent increase year-over-year. These fees are the new normal, and future fees are a pure insult to your… »7/19/15 5:40pm7/19/15 5:40pm

RIP Massimo Vignelli: The Iconic Designer Who Shaped a Century

We'd known that legendary designer Massimo Vignelli was sick: His son issued a plea to designers who were influenced by him to send him a letter, which surely flooded his home with well-designed well-wishes over the past few weeks. This morning, Vignelli passed away at the age of 83. Here, we've collected a handful of… »5/27/14 2:19pm5/27/14 2:19pm

Suspicious USB Drive That Diverted Flight Was Actually a Perv Cam

American Airlines Flight 24 from JFK to SFO landed in Kansas City this weekend after a suspicious package found in the lavatory instigated a bomb scare. Turns out that the suspicious package was actually a perv cam, disguised as a USB drive, taped to the wall of the bathroom. Because nobody would find that suspicious,… »1/06/14 12:53pm1/06/14 12:53pm

Over 700 American Airlines Flights Cancelled After a Computer System Fails (Updating)

All American Airlines flights have been grounded following a system-wide computer outage across the United States. The outage reportedly affects the airline's ability to connect to its reservation system, and has caused more than 700 flight cancellations so far. Many travelers could be screwed for the foreseeable… »4/16/13 2:38pm4/16/13 2:38pm

Which Airlines Block Porn on In-Flight Wi-Fi (and Which Don't)

Following American Airlines »10/16/08 5:30pm10/16/08 5:30pm' and 's decision to cockblock your RedTube habit at 30,000 feet, MSNBC has , finding out who'll be filtering their in-flight Wi-Fi and who won't. Besides Delta and American, the other major airline doing so is Southwest, who says theirs will be "much like you have a filter at work." Uh,…