| Mar 13, 2014
| 6:30 PM
A US Airways jet carrying 149 passengers and five crew members crashed in Philadelphia on Thursday evening after a tire blew out during takeoff and the plane's nose gear collapsed when the pilot decided to abort the flight, officials told the Los...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 6:23 AM
As federal authorities investigate the hard landing of a US Airways jet in Philadelphia that was supposed to fly to Fort Lauderdale, some of the 149 passengers who evacuated the flight described their frightening experiences Friday.
From a window seat...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air has rolled out a roomier seat dubbed the "Giant Seat."
It represents the latest way the airline industry has created new seating options for travelers willing to pay more for extra elbow room.
In the first row and the...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:46 PM
A US Airways jet crashed when a tire blew out during takeoff at Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday evening, but no injuries were initially reported, a company official said.
"Plane just crashed. But we are ok," one apparent passenger, Dennis...
| May 20, 2014
Your best chances of scoring a "free" frequent flyer domestic seat are on Southwest and JetBlue, a repeat of last year's performance. That's from the latest Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Survey, produced by IdeaWorks. US Airways replaced perennial...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Question: What if you have airline tickets to a country and near the departure date the State Department says this is a dangerous area to travel to? What are the chances of getting a change of destination? Refund? Credit to use tickets later? I'm speaking...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:01 AM
Less than two months after Delta Airlines revamped its loyalty rewards program, American Airlines has announced loyalty program changes that offer breaks for some travelers but cut out some freebies for others.
Unlike the overhaul made at Delta,...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Gene Nowak and his wife, Jean, were among the 3,594 passengers on the Royal Princess cruise last September that barely made it halfway through a 12-day Mediterranean trip before the ship lost power.
At least the toilets didn't stop working. After...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:54 PM
US Airways apologized Monday for sending out a Twitter message that included a pornographic image.
The airline acknowledged that the image came from its Twitter account but said it was sent by mistake. US Airways said the image was originally sent to...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:30 AM
In the March 9 On the Spot, reader Kurt Sipolski of Palm Desert asked whether it was legal for airlines to charge a maintenance fee for frequent-flier miles. (It is.) Sipolski's question raised several issues that affect leisure travelers, who are price-...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:47 PM
If you go
THE BEST WAY TO DUBLIN, IRELAND
From LAX, United, Delta, US Airways, American, British, Lufthansa and Aer Lingus offer connecting service (change of planes) to Dublin. Restricted round-trip fares from $659 to $1,214, including taxes and...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:05 PM
A government study on the effects of airline mergers found that flight cancellations and delays increased when competition on a route drops.
The study by the U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general was ordered by Congress in the wake of...