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United Airlines, Upping its Game, Gives Flight Attendants Ways to Be ‘Travel Angels’ in the Air

So many millions of people travel for the holidays that there are bound to be mishaps—and some of you may be expecting the worst...
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United Airlines Holds Plane So Passenger Can Say Goodbye To Dying Mother

Kerry Drake needed to get to Lubbock, Texas, and fast. His mother was dying, so he booked the next flight from San Francisco. “I...

US Airlines Post Best On-time Rate Since 2003, United Tops Among Large Carriers

In a rare bit of good news for a beleaguered industry, U.S. airlines posted in 2009 their best on-time performance since 2003. ...

As Only US Airline to Use Biofuel on Regular Basis, All United Flights From LA Are Now Powered By Biofuel

The airline's recent investment in over 10 million gallons of biofuel will contribute to their goal of reducing their total emissions by 50% before 2050.

U.S. Airlines Excel: Denied Boardings, Mishandled Bags at Lowest Rate in 26 Years

An annual report released today shows that airlines are substantially improving the service provided to passengers in the US. In fact, your chances of...

United Awards Hackers Millions of Miles for Finding Security Risks

United Airlines has awarded millions of frequent flier miles to hackers who have discovered vulnerabilities in the company’s web security. The carrier paid out two...
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7 Leading US Airlines to Use BioMass Fuel Made From Waste in California

Seven of the leading U.S. airlines announced this week they've signed up to purchase jet fuel made from recycled urban and agricultural waste to...
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Major Airlines Pledge Not To Charge For Carry-Ons

Five major carriers on Sunday agreed not to follow the lead of a small Florida airline that plans to charge for carry-on bags. ...

Flight Crew and Passengers in First Class All Welcome Boy With Autism During Mid-Flight Meltdown

This Texas mom was overwhelmed with gratitude for the flight attendants and first class passengers who befriended her son during a difficult flight home.

Video UPDATE: Veteran Gets to Meet, Reward Detroit Teen Girls Who Returned Wallet With Cash

Yesterday afternoon, smiles and hugs filled the front room in this West Detroit home where, just days earlier, somber resolve that a disabled veteran...

Delayed on Runway, Flight Attendant and 2 Passengers Grab Instruments and Start Caroling

The flight was only delayed half an hour, but this musical trio wanted to make sure that passengers were properly entertained anyway.

A ‘Love Army’ of People Donate $9 Million to Las Vegas Heroes

Within hours of a tragic shooting, online fundraising campaigns began collecting donations for victims and their families. In two days they raised more than...

Canada Bans Removal of Passengers on Overbooked Planes Unless Diplomacy is Used

Canada has just released a new airline passenger bill of rights that makes it illegal for passengers to be forcibly removed from overbooked domestic...

Homesick Son Returning From Military is Surprised by Dad Flying the Plane (Video)

Mario Lopes was pretty happy to be out of Kuwait and back in the US – but he was even happier about being surprised by his father first.

Airports Bring On Therapy Dogs to Ease Holiday Travel Stress

Holiday travel is “ruff” stuff, but these therapy pups can pick you up, even if you’re dog-tired. United Airlines is bringing out 200 dogs at...

UPS Cuts Greenhouse Gases with 46Mil Gallons of Renewable Diesel

United Parcel Service (UPS) has committed to buying 46 million gallons of renewable diesel made from waste oils and animal fats, delivering on its...

Trophy-Hunted Lion’s Tragedy Leads to Animal Rights Triumphs

On July 2, Cecil, a 13-year-old male Southwest African lion, was killed in a hunting expedition in Zimbabwe. A main attraction at the Hwange National Park, Cecil...
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Unique Way to Help Hurricane Victims Suffering from Flooding “Worse Than Katrina”

As expected, Hurricane Isaac is now wreaking havoc along the Gulf Coast — and New Orleans in particular — with storm surges flooding coastal communities...

Airline to Stop Using 55 Million Plastic Items On Flights

Air New Zealand announced it was cutting 55 million plastic items from flights, starting this month—which will cut 3.5 million tons of CO2 from the skies.

When Stranger Finds Lost Wallet on Airplane, He Returns It to Owner With Even More Cash Inside

This compassionate stranger could have just returned the lost wallet, but he says that he wanted to “have a little fun” instead.