Topics :: air travel

China-Bound Malaysian Jet Vanishes With 239 Onboard

By Eileen NG | Saturday Mar 8, 2014
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact over the South China Sea early Saturday morning on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

For Some Fliers, Mileage Programs Come Up Short

By David Koenig | Sunday Mar 2, 2014
Travelers take note: The economics of earning free airline flights are changing. Delta Air Lines Inc. said this week that starting Jan. 1, it will reward passengers for the amount they spend on tickets, not the number of miles they fly.

Cellphone Calls on Planes? Don't Ask the Feds

By Joan Lowy | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
It looks like the government is more conflicted about cellphones on planes than most travelers. Even as one federal agency considers allowing the calls, another now wants to make sure that doesn't happen.

Join EDGE at New York Times Travel Show

By EDGE | Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
EDGE heads to the New York Times Travel Show. Join travel editor Matthew Wexler for tips on your next LGBT getaway.

Severe Turbulence Aboard United Flight Sends Five People to Hospital

Tuesday Feb 18, 2014
Federal authorities are looking into severe turbulence that triggered "pandemonium" aboard a United Airlines flight into Billings, Mont., and sent five people to hospitals.

Northeast Hit by Another Storm

By Mark Scolforo, Ron Todt | Thursday Feb 13, 2014
Yet another storm paralyzed the Northeast with heavy snow and sleet Thursday, giving the winter-weary that oh-no-not-again feeling, while hundreds of thousands across the ice-encrusted South waited in the cold for the electricity to come back on.

Dingy LaGuardia Airport Undergoing $3.6B Makeover

By Frank Eltman | Wednesday Jan 22, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced the state is taking control of an ambitious $3.6 billion construction project that envisions an entirely new central terminal at LaGuardia.

Ralph Lauren’s Niece Held on "Air Rage" Charges

By Shawn Pogatchnik | Wednesday Jan 8, 2014
The niece of fashion designer Ralph Lauren was arraigned Tuesday on charges of being dangerously drunk, threatening and verbally abusive on a New York-bound plane, forcing it to land in Ireland.

JetBlue, Southwest Halt Some Flights Amid Freeze

By David Koenig | Monday Jan 6, 2014
JetBlue Airways stopped all scheduled flights to and from New York and Boston on Monday, and Southwest ground to a halt in Chicago as airlines dealt with a blast of freezing temperatures that caused massive cancelations and delays.

Planes Slides Off Runway at NYC’s JFK; No Injuries

Sunday Jan 5, 2014
A plane from Toronto slid into snow as it turned onto a taxiway after landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday, halting flights at the airport for two hours and causing residual delays.