Latest Articles on Flying

8 Easy Ways to Score a Cheap Flight

Flights are often a big part of a travel budget, especially when heading overseas. Sure, back in the good old days, flights were more expensive, but you also got a lot more for the price (read: free checked luggage, the ability to transfer tickets and credits to someone else without penalty, hot meals, check-in areas…

7 Flying Tips for Plus-Size Travelers

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Everybody deserves to travel the world, but some bodies have a harder time than others. Travelers of size often struggle far more when flying, facing discomfort, embarrassment, and even harassment from fellow passengers, along with the typical flight woes of turbulence, screaming babies, and zero leg room. The truth is, airlines…

WOW Air Suddenly Shut Down. Here’s What Travelers Need to Know.

Wow Air; Oliver Holzbauer/Flickr Wow Air, Iceland’s beloved low-cost carrier, lived up to its name with rock-bottom prices (as low as $49 flights from the U.S. to Europe, and even $199 one-way fares from between the U.S. and India), but now it’s dropping jaws for another reason. After months of financial struggles, the airline announced…

The TSA Finds More Than 10 Loaded Guns in Carry-On Bags Every Day

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; Josh Hallett/Flickr When it comes to the dos and don’ts of packing a carry-on bag, most travelers know the drill: Make sure your suitcase fits the size requirements, no liquids greater than 3.4 ounces, and leave the firearms at home. In 2018, however, a record number of folks violated the latter.…

Should You Tip Your Flight Attendant? This Airline Is Encouraging It

Tomás Del Coro/Flickr Frontier Airlines is giving new meaning to friendly skies. Effective January 1, passengers on the low-cost carrier will have the option of showing their gratitude by leaving a tip for flight attendants serving them refreshments. “We appreciate the great work of our flight attendants and know that our customers do as well,…

Airplane Etiquette: 8 Things Every Considerate Traveler Does When Flying

Austrian Airlines/Flickr What is it about flying? The rules of civility seem to get canceled as frequently as flights in a storm. As travel editors and frequent flyers, we’ve seen it all, from drunken rowdiness to nail-clipping. And that’s why a considerate traveler is an absolute godsend. These are the thoughtful, compassionate folks who make…

This New Passenger Plane Has No Middle Seats

Photo courtesy of Embraer Between lost luggage and delayed departures, bland food and wailing babies, there’s a long list of things to dread about flying. However, Brazilian plane manufacturer Embraer has set out to solve one of those major airline annoyances: middle seats. The new E190-E2 plane, which can accommodate 150 passengers, features a two-by-two…