Co-Pilot 'Deliberately' Crashed Plane, French Prosecutor Says
After analyzing the cockpit voice recorder, French officials revealed that 28-year-old co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have acted deliberately to destroy Germanwings flight 9525 in the French Alps.
Germanwings Had No Previous Major Safety Incidents, But Wasn't Without Problems
Unlike its well-established parent company Lufthansa , it hasn't been all smooth sailing for Germanwings since it first took off in 2002. Competing with low-cost European carriers, such as Ireland's Ryanair and the British Easyjet , Germanwings has faced its share of glitches before today's tragic
Olympic Hijack Scare May Fall Into Disturbing Pattern of Drunken Passengers
MOSCOW – If Friday’s Olympic airplane hijacking scare appears to be nothing more than a drunken man on a rampage, but it’s just the latest in a disturbingly common pattern of belligerent alcohol-fueled airplane incidents in this part of the world. Over 24,000 passengers were...
Unruly Naked Passenger Gets Tasered on Tarmac
An EasyJet Traveler Allegedly Threatened The Pilot, Then Undressed At Manchester Airport
'Error' Delays Flight for 86 Years
How long was your longest flight delay? Five hours? Overnight? You were probably pretty annoyed. Imagine, though, if you were told your flight would be delayed by more than eight decades. That’s exactly what happened to a load of EasyJet passengers scheduled to fly from...
Experts Share Their Go-To Business Travel Gear
LinkedIn asked 10 travel-industry CEOs, executives and writers: "What do you never leave home without?" From must-have gadgets to versatile accessories, consider these top 10 travel essentials for business travelers. Expert Pick #1: Compression bags "I will do whatever I can avoid to checking a
Ireland: What to See, What to Skip
If there was ever the perfect year to visit the Emerald Isle, 2013 might be it. This is the year of The Gathering, and Ireland has issued a worldwide invitation for anyone who has Irish roots -- or whoever thinks they do -- to come discover them first hand. The country-wide event will mean tons of
SUX, WOW, OMG and More Airline Codes to Make You LOL
No one will ever confuse yours truly with James Bond, but ask me to crack a code and I'm a happy man. Luckily, the air travel industry is loaded with them. An all-time favorite: the airport code for Sioux City, Iowa: SUX . But the carriers that fly you places have great codes, too. Guess the
5 Routes to Cheaper Offseason Travel
Many travel destinations often have months that are busier and more popular than other times of the year. The slower months depend on several factors. Unfavorable weather, closed attractions, construction and renovations in progress all contribute to making a certain time of year the off-peak
Making a Summer Vacation in Europe Affordable
The Queen of England and I have something in common. We both have anniversaries coming up: She's put in 60 years on that throne of hers, while I've been analyzing airfares and travel trends for something like a decade. The difference is, you probably aren't planning to visit me in Dallas to help