| Feb 27, 2012
| 7:00 AM
When my friend Mike, a financial analyst based in Newton, Mass., opened the overhead bin during a British Airways flight from Boston to London several years ago, he got a nasty surprise.
No doubt he had listened carefully to the preflight safety...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 10:28 AM
Speculation about the future of American Airlines has been swirling for months. Still, many travelers were stunned Tuesday to learn that the carrier and its parent company have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
American, American Eagle and all other...
| Jul 2, 2012
THE BEST WAY TO ISRAEL
From LAX, nonstop service to Tel Aviv (starting point for this stay) is offered on El Al; direct service (stop, no change of planes) is offered on US Airways and connecting service (change of planes) is offered on United, Delta,...
| Aug 9, 2011
When, exactly, did flight attendants stop caring about us?
I ask for two reasons: First, because of the luscious new trailers for the upcoming TV show "Pan Am," which depicts svelte young stewardesses -- yes, that's what they were called back then --...
| Sep 2, 2012
THE BEST WAY TO EMBARKATION
We started the trip by flying into Istanbul, Turkey. From LAX, nonstop service to Istanbul is offered on Turkish, and connecting service (change of planes) is available on Lufthansa, KLM and Air France....
| Mar 6, 2012
The Skyteam airline alliance just announced a new "Go Africa" airpass, which joins the alliance's existing regional airpasses for Asia, China, Europe and Italy. Skyteam (www.skyteam.com) is anchored in North America by Delta, and includes Aeroflot, Air...
| May 14, 2012
| 6:52 AM
Q: Two college roommates and I booked a cruise through Celebrity Cruise Lines. We did everything as suggested — booked through a travel agency, had Celebrity book the airfare and took out insurance. When we arrived in Charlotte for our connecting...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 5:42 PM
What was the last memorable meal you had on an airplane?
Struggling for an answer? Me too.
That is why American Airlines' recent announcement that it is working on in-flight meals with two notable chefs, Richard Sandoval and Marcus Samuelsson, seemed so...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 11:31 AM
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — My daughter circled the sun, bobbing around the yellow mosaic tile work at the bottom of the pool. Everywhere in the Royal Baths, the water was no deeper than 3 feet, which meant that my 9-year-old could touch the bottom...
| Mar 11, 2012
IF YOU GO
From LAX, nonstop service to Chicago is offered on United, American and Virgin America; direct service (stop, no change of plane) on US Airways and connecting service (change of plane) on United, American, Delta and US Airways. Restricted...
| Feb 19, 2012
THE BEST WAY TO STOCKBRIDGE, MASS.
From LAX, JetBlue, American, United and Virgin America offer nonstop service to Boston, and United, Continental, AirTran, Southwest, US Airways and Delta offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 5:25 AM
Southwest Airlines is grounding dozens of flights Monday, as the airline examines its planes looking for metal fatigue and cracks.
Widespread cracking was found on the skin of the Boeing 737 that made an emergency landing on Friday in Arizona,...