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How to avoid that cramped seat

How to avoid that cramped seat

March 14, 2012 · , , ,

There you are, stuck in the middle seat again. This time you ended up in the row that doesn’t recline. The guy in front of you has leaned his seat all the way back, pushing the top of your laptop down just far enough to make it impossible to watch a video. You turn to [...]

Choosing a seat on a plane: Not just about legroom

Choosing a seat on a plane: Not just about legroom

Choosing a seat on an airplane isn’t just about legroom anymore. New “selection” fees and extra charges to sit in certain locations in the aircraft have complicated the process. With airlines now charging for things that used to be baked into the ticket price — a strategy known as unbundling — they’re dinging passengers for [...]

JetBlue signs deal for satellite onboard Wi-Fi

JetBlue signs deal for satellite onboard Wi-Fi

September 22, 2010 · , ,

JetBlue said Wednesday it signed a deal to install satellite broadband Internet and TV service on its fleet of 160 planes. The airline is partnering with telecommunications company ViaSat Inc. to begin installing the service by the end of 2012. The system must be tested and certified by the Federal Aviation Administration before the airline [...]

Parents who shouldn’t be allowed on planes

Parents who shouldn’t be allowed on planes

May 27, 2010 · ,

During a recent 2-1/2-hour flight from Portland, Maine, to Charlotte, North Carolina, Tom Meador heard nothing but crying. “The baby in the back row screamed bloody murder,” he remembers. “Its mother did everything she could think of to quiet the baby. She actually was dripping with sweat because you could tell she worried about what [...]

10 travel tips for your back and waistline

10 travel tips for your back and waistline

May 21, 2010 · , , ,

Common annoyances like bad food and cramped quarters are simply a fact of travel, whether you’re going by air or land. But you can keep them to a minimum and arrive at your destination with your health and sanity intact. Here’s how: On a plane 1. Distribute your luggage between two smaller suitcases instead of [...]

Audio indicates kid directed planes at JFK airport

Audio indicates kid directed planes at JFK airport

March 3, 2010 · , , ,

A child apparently directed pilots last month from the air traffic control center at John F. Kennedy Airport, one of the nation’s busiest airports, according to audio clips. The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that it was investigating. “Pending the outcome of our investigation, the employees involved in this incident are not controlling air traffic,” [...]

Alaska Airlines to offer Wi-Fi on all aircraft

Alaska Airlines to offer Wi-Fi on all aircraft

February 24, 2010 · , ,

Alaska Airlines, a unit of Alaska Air Group Inc., said Wednesday it will join other airlines and offer Wi-Fi service on its flights. The carrier said it will offer Aircell’s Gogo service on all its aircraft. That is the same technology used by several other airlines. Alaska and Aircell are currently working to install the [...]

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