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Airplane Mode: An Odd and Unsettling New Era in Air Travel

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United Fiasco: How Do Airlines Select Who to Remove From Overbooked Flights? United Fiasco: How Do Airlines Select Who to Remove From Overbooked Flights? United Fiasco: How Do Airlines Select Who to Remove From Overbooked Flights?

How Random Was United's Decision to Boot the Doctor?

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Flight Attendants Train to Spot Human Trafficking Flight Attendants Train to Spot Human Trafficking Flight Attendants Train to Spot Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking: Flight Attendants Fight Back for Victims

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Guess Which Big Airline Scored Lowest in the Airline Satisfaction Survey Again? Guess Which Big Airline Scored Lowest in the Airline Satisfaction Survey Again? Guess Which Big Airline Scored Lowest in the Airline Satisfaction Survey Again?

Guess Which Big Airline Scored Lowest in the Satisfaction Survey — Again?

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Extreme turbulence on American Airlines flight injures 10 Extreme turbulence on American Airlines flight injures 10 Extreme turbulence on American Airlines flight injures 10

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Investigators search for answers after airline employee stole plane from Seattle airport

Parents say Frontier Airlines left them in the dark when their children’s flight was diverted Parents say Frontier Airlines left them in the dark when their children’s flight was diverted Parents say Frontier Airlines left them in the dark when their children’s flight was diverted
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Parents say Frontier Airlines left them in the dark when their children’s flight was diverted

Unaccompanied Minors: Folks fume after kids on diverted flight taken to hotel by Frontier Airline employee Unaccompanied Minors: Folks fume after kids on diverted flight taken to hotel by Frontier Airline employee Unaccompanied Minors: Folks fume after kids on diverted flight taken to hotel by Frontier Airline employee

Folks fume after kids on diverted flight taken to hotel by airline employee

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Some American travelers tracked in ‘Quiet Skies’ government surveillance program

Passengers furious at Ryanair after pressure drop forces landing

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Passengers outraged, frightened after pressure drop aboard Ryanair flight

Woman sues United Airlines after allegedly being groped by off-duty pilot on flight

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FAA refuses to regulate plane seating

Boeing's planned hypersonic airliner could fly from NYC to London in two hours

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Flying is terrible now and here’s why

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Fight breaks out between passengers on American Airlines flight

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Cuban plane crashes shortly after takeoff from Havana airport

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TSA’s new watch list monitors passengers who have gotten physical with officers

Sichuan Airlines co-pilot sucked halfway out cockpit window, pilot says

Why the TSA's award-winning Instagram account is hilarious and unexpected

Southwest cancels dozens of flights for engine inspections after deadly midair explosion

Man tasered on American Airlines flight after allegedly fondling a female passenger

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FAA orders emergency inspections after Southwest engine explosion

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Video shows inside Southwest plane before emergency landing

FAA will order engine inspections after deadly Southwest Airlines flight

Delta plane makes emergency landing in Atlanta

Passenger killed after engine fragment damages Southwest jet

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Passenger video captures terrifying scene on Southwest flight that made emergency landing

Teen with Down syndrome kicked off Alaska Airlines flight after vomiting

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Dog dies after passenger forced to put dog in overhead bin

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Dog dies after passenger forced to put dog in overhead bin

Flight attendant didn't realize dog was in overhead bin on fatal flight, United says

Dog dies after United flight attendant puts it in overhead bin

Suit demands TSA explain phone searches of passengers on domestic flights

Boise-bound flight lands safely after woman tries to open door in midair

Chicago politician wants to clip 'fake' service animals' wings on airplanes

Iran plane crash: 66 people killed after passenger aircraft goes down

United Boeing 777 loses engine cowling on Honolulu flight as horrified passengers watch

London City Airport closed after unexploded WWII bomb is found

71 dead after Russian passenger plane crashes near Moscow, officials say

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Russian passenger plane crash leaves 71 dead

Hamster flushed down toilet after college student's pet denied flight on Spirit Airlines

Emotional support peacock denied flight by United Airlines

Instagram fitness model Jen Selter kicked off American Airlines flight

Growls are growing over Delta's new rules for flying with service animals

Ticket mix-up causes woman to miss flight to visit dying mom

Erdogan flexes political muscle with new $11B airport in Istanbul

TSA tightens screening on cargo from six Middle East airlines

'Serial Stowaway' Marilyn Hartman arrested again at Chicago airport

Delta sets new guidelines on service animals allowed on board

Airbus could abandon A380 superjumbo without Emirates deal

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Watch crews clean up flood at JFK International Airport from water main break

London-bound Delta passengers on flight that got turned around twice

Rat boards flight at Oakland, California, airport, forces cancellation

Outage at Customs and Border Protection leads to long lines at airports

Commercial air travel in 2017 was safest ever, travel group says

Chrissy Teigen's long-haul flight was turned back. It's not uncommon.

Tokyo-bound flight with Chrissy Teigen forced to return to Los Angeles

American Airlines apologizes after accusing NBA G League players of stealing blankets

Rep. Jackson Lee suspects she was accused in United incident because she's 'an African American woman'

TSA testing new 3-D scanners for carry-on bags

Atlanta power outage highlights a larger problem with aging U.S. airports

Mind the lithium ion batteries, Europe warns Christmas air travelers

Power back on at Atlanta airport, but hundreds of flights still canceled

Atlanta airport loses power, trapping travelers in planes and terminals

Black passenger removed from Delta flight after using bathroom files bias suit

American, pilots reach deal to avoid canceling flights

Airline launches probe after Randi Zuckerberg describes sex harasser passenger

Hundreds of upcoming American Airlines flights don't have pilots, union says

Woman on Delta flight says she was mistaken for human trafficking victim

Two planes clip wings on taxiway at New York's JFK airport

Smoking Camera Battery Sparks Scare at Orlando Airport, Canceling Flights

'Disturbing' Undercover Probe Found TSA Screeners Missing Many Test Weapons

Strangers on a Plane: Delta Passengers Arrested for Mid-Flight Tryst

Plane Carrying Oklahoma City Thunder Suffers Major Dent After Bird Collision

NAACP Issues Travel Advisory Against American Airlines, Warns Black Travelers

Air Canada Probed After Failing to Respond During SFO Landing

Laptops in Checked Bags Pose Fire and Explosion Risk, FAA Warns

Air Berlin Pilots Investigated After Performing Risky Farewell Maneuver

Two Officers Are Fired for Dragging Doctor Off a United Flight

Boeing Slams 'Questionable' Airbus Deal to Make Bombardier CSeries Jets in Alabama

Indonesia AirAsia Jet Plunges 24,000 Feet in Just 9 Minutes

Drone Hits Commercial Jet in Canada for First Time

Cargo Plane Crashes Into Sea Off Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Killing Four

FAA Orders A380 Engine Inspections After Midair Failure, Emergency Landing

Investigation Launched Into 'Serious' Airbus A380 Engine Failure

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Passengers Applaud as Air France Plane Lands After Mid-Air Engine Explosion

Southwest Airlines Apologizes After Video Shows Woman Being Dragged off Plane

Delta to Offer Free Texting Aboard Flights in Latest Bid to Draw Customers

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Passenger Is Forcibly Removed From Plane By Police

Airplane Mode: An Odd and Unsettling Era in Air Travel

Airlines Make Billions in Bag and Change Fees, Setting a Record

Ex-United Airlines Employee Countersues Elderly Passenger in Shoving Incident

Court Rules the FAA Must Reconsider Regulating Airline Seat Size

Six Overseas Airlines Now Free of U.S. Laptop Ban

U.S. to Hold Off on Further Airline Laptop Bans

Colorado Infant Overheats Aboard Delayed United Airlines Flight

Emirates Airlines Reports 82% Plunge in Profits Amid U.S. Laptop Ban

Flier Sues American Airlines After 14-Hour Flight Between Obese Passengers

David Dao and United Airlines Reach 'Amicable' Settlement After Viral Video Incident

Guess Which Big Airline Scored Lowest in the Airline Satisfaction Survey Again?

United Fiasco: How Do Airlines Select Who to Remove From Overbooked Flights?

United Airlines Leggings Incident Shows Changing Nature of Air Travel

Trump Meets With Top Airline Executives to Discuss Jobs, Infrastructure

Flight Attendants Train to Spot Human Trafficking