Travels

Tess Torelli April 18, 2018

The masks provide oxygen to passengers in emergencies up to 40,000 feet, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. When cabin pressure drops in a plane, passengers need the masks in order to receive a sufficient flow of oxygen. The masks prevent hypoxia, when the body lacks enough oxygen to maintain normal physiological function. A mask […]

Tess Torelli April 18, 2018

CFM did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the bulletin. United has close to 700 of the engines, the airline’s chief operating officer said. Following Tuesday’s engine explosion on Southwest Flight 1380, from New York to Dallas, Southwest said it would speed up ultrasonic testing of the engines and expected to complete […]

Tess Torelli April 18, 2018

JetBlue’s roughly 5,000 flight attendants have voted to unionize, the New York-based airline said on Tuesday. “While we respect the outcome of the election, we are disappointed in this result because we believe the direct relationship is superior to third-party representation,” JetBlue said in a statement. The airline’s pilots have already unionized and the flight […]

Tess Torelli April 18, 2018

United Airlines posted higher profits in the first three months of the year, but higher costs chipped away at the airline’s bottom line. The airline on Tuesday reported net income of $147 million, up nearly 50 percent from a year ago. Revenues rose more than 7 percent from the first quarter of 2017 to $9.032 […]

Tess Torelli April 17, 2018

Dozens of stranded Sun Country Airlines passengers are fuming after the carrier canceled their flights home from Mexico and then told them they’re on their own to find a new way back. The unusual situation unfolded after a potent late-season blizzard forced airlines to cancel hundreds of flights at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport this weekend. […]

Tess Torelli April 16, 2018

Chances are, you are confused about your credit card rewards, frequent flyer programs and hotel loyalty programs. And that means you’re probably leaving real money on the table. Many Americans don’t understand these programs, according to a new survey from NextAdvisor, which reviews online services. More than half of those surveyed said they are befuddled […]