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An airline in Afghanistan says it just flew the country's first flight with an all-female crew - here's what it was like onboard

Afghanistan's first all-female flight on Kam Air. Josh Cahill Afghanistan's Kam Air says it performed the first all-female crewed flight in the country's history. The Boeing 737-500 flew from Kabul to Herat with two female pilots and four female cabin crew. YouTuber Josh Cahill was onboard to capture the flight as part of an International Women's Day documentary.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A routine 90-minute flight in Afghanistan just made history.The cou...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, America, Trends, European Union, Iran, Afghanistan, Flying, Taliban, Middle East, Kabul, Aviation


EC roundup: BNPL startups, growth marketing tips, solid state battery market map, more

When I needed a new sofa several months ago, I was pleased to find a buy now, pay later (BNPL) option during the checkout process. I had prepared myself to make a major financial outlay, but the service fees were well worth the convenience of deferring the entire payment. Coincidentally, I was siting on said sofa this morning and considering that transaction when Alex Wilhelm submitted a column that compared recent earnings for three BNPL providers: Afterpay, Affirm and Klarna. I asked him why h...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Labor, Finance, Linkedin, Tech, Amanda Milligan, Fractl, Diversity, Automotive, SaaS, Venture Capital, Private Equity


Tesla's appeal to car buyers is 'clearly formidable' but not rock solid, J.D. Power study finds

Using the portable Roadie charging system Courtesy of SparkCharge As Tesla faces more competition, car buyers are considering alternatives, a J.D. Power study finds. Traditional automakers and new startups are flooding the electric-car market in the US. The J.D. Power report found many customers may still be on the fence about buying an EV. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Tesla's dominant role in the electric-vehicle market could eventually be overtaken by another c...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, News, Cars, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Ford, Gm, Electric, Chevrolet, Electric Car, Fisker, J D Power, JD Power


Tesla has restarted Model 3 production in California after a 2-day shutdown due to a parts shortage, Elon Musk said

Tesla's Fremont, California factory. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Tesla restarted production at its Fremont, California factory on Wednesday, CEO Elon Musk said. The factory stopped production for two days because of parts shortages, Musk said. Tesla said last month that production could be impacted by the global semiconductor shortage. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Tesla restarted production at its Fremont, California factory on Wednesday after a two-day hiat...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, California, US, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Ford, Biden, Musk, Model 3, FREMONT, Fremont California, Tech Insider, Fremont Factory, General Motors Volkswagen


Huawei plans to make electric vehicles and the first could arrive this year, according to a report

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei. Xinhua/Guo Chen via Getty Images China's Huawei plans to make electric vehicles under its own brand, four sources told Reuters. It is in talks with state-owned Changan Automobile and others to use their car plants, sources said. It would mark a major change of direction for Huawei, whose smartphone business has been hammered by US sanctions. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. China's Huawei plans to make electric vehicles under its own brand a...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Beijing, Huawei, EVs, Electric Car, Foxconn, Trump, Reuters, Ev, Chongqing, Ford Motor Co


Spirit Airlines is adding 7 new low-cost leisure routes across the US with 2 new destinations - here's the full list

A Spirit Airlines Airbus A319. Spirit Spirit Airlines is adding Milwaukee and Louisville, Kentucky to its route network later in 2021.  Daily flights will operate to Los Angeles, Orlando, and Las Vegas from both cities. Spirit is still reporting financial losses but is expected to recover quickly after the pandemic.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Spirit Airlines will fly to more cities in America's heartland later in 2021. The ultra-low-cost carrier this week anno...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Milwaukee, Planes, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Spirit, Airbus, Las Vegas, Newark, Southwest Airlines, Caribbean, United Airlines


Here is what we know about the Genesis GV80 that Tiger Woods was driving when he crashed

2021 Genesis GV80. Genesis The interior of the Genesis GV80 helped cushion Tiger Woods during the crash, according to the LA County Sheriff. Genesis is the sponsor of the PGA Tour tournament Woods was hosting last week. Car and Driver gave the vehicle a rating of 10/10. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Tiger Woods remains hospitalized in Los Angeles with injuries he sustained in a rollover car crash this week, an accident the LA County Sheriff's Office said could hav...
Tags: Transportation, News, Safety, Los Angeles, Trends, Golf, Tiger Woods, Car Crash, Hyundai, Airbag, SUVs, Woods, Los Angeles County, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, IIHS, VILLANUEVA


25 cars discontinued in 2021 that will disappear from US dealerships, from Ford's last sedan to fan-favorite small hatchbacks

Honda Fit. Honda More than two dozen 2020 vehicles won't be back for the 2021 model year.  As consumer demand shifts, many automakers are eliminating sedans, wagons, and hatchbacks.  Only one crossover won't make it to 2021: the Dodge Journey.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The auto industry is in the midst of a crossover boom - and for every new compact crossover automakers bring to market, some sorry sedan or hatchback heads to the automotive graveyard.The list of m...
Tags: Transportation, US, America, Trends, Ford, Lexus, Auto Industry, Gm, Jaguar, Chevy, Lincoln, Bmw, Honda, Mercedes, Hyundai, Continental


Tesla has reportedly temporarily halted production on its Model 3 line in California

Tesla's Fremont, California factory. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Tesla told workers at its Fremont, California factory it would temporarily shut down production, a source told Bloomberg. The Tesla Model 3 line shutdown would last from February 22 to March 7, the source said. Tesla said last month that production could be impacted by the global semiconductor shortage. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Tesla has told workers it will temporarily halt some production...
Tags: Transportation, California, US, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Ford, Biden, Model 3, Reuters, Fremont California, Tech Insider, Fremont Factory, General Motors Volkswagen, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Justin Sullivan Getty Images Tesla


This $4,500 electric car is reportedly outselling Tesla's Model 3 in China by almost two to one

SAIC Motor reportedly sold almost 26,000 Hong Guang Minis in January. Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Sales of SAIC Motor's budget EV were almost double that of Tesla's Model 3 in China in January, the BBC reported. The four-seat Hong Guang Mini has top speeds of 62 mph and costs less than $4,500. China, the world's largest car market, is seen as crucial to Tesla's future. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. State-owned Chinese automaker SAIC Motor is reportedl...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, China, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Bbc, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, SEC, Electric Cars, State, Wedbush, SAIC, SAIC Motor, Tesla China


Review: The $30,000 Toyota 86 Hakone's elegant green and gold makeover proves modern cars can age gracefully

The 2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition. Alanis King The Toyota 86 Hakone is a special-edition version with green paint and bronze wheels. The Hakone starts at $29,870 while the regular 86 starts at $27,060. Like its twin at Subaru, the BRZ, the Toyota 86 is aging. But its ability to age gracefully is part of the appeal. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As I crawled around the parking lot of a local construction project abandoned long before the windows even went in, camera in...
Tags: Transportation, California, US, America, Trends, Toyota, Sports Cars, Car Reviews, Subaru, Wrx, Mirai, Sports Car, Hakone, Subaru of America, Car Review, Toyobaru Twins


The new Kia Carnival minivan features rugged looks and reclining seats like a private jet - see inside

2022 Kia Carnival. Kia The 2022 Carnival replaces the Sedona as Kia's minivan offering. It features optional second-row seating that looks like it was pulled right out of a luxury plane. No pricing was announced but the Carnival will go on sale during Q2 of this year. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. I dare anyone to call the 2022 Kia Carnival an "uncool minivan" after reading this blog.We first saw the redesigned Sedona minivan - which is what Kia calls the Carnival...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Trends, Autos, Honda, Kia, Carnival, Sedona, Toyota Sienna, Kia Sedona, Minivans, Kristen Lee, Kia Carnival, BITranspo, 2022 Kia Carnival, Kia Carnival Kia


Toyota just started building a 175-acre smart city at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan. Photos offer a glimpse of what the 'Woven City' will look like.

The "Woven City" will eventually be home to 2,000 Toyota employees and their families, retired couples, retailers, and scientists, according to the company. Toyota Toyota just started construction on a 175-acre smart city at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan. The "Woven City" is expected to be a testing ground for technologies like robotics, smart homes, and AI. The first residents will be a group of about 360 inventors, young families, and senior citizens. Visit the Business section of Insi...
Tags: Travel, Google, Transportation, Japan, London, California, New York City, Trends, Bloomberg, Features, Artificial Intelligence, Tokyo, Bjarke Ingels, Toyota, Panasonic, Las Vegas


These are all the cruise lines that will require COVID-19 vaccinations for guests and crew

The Norwegian Epic. Alain DENANTES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images The return of cruising still remains in limbo for many cruise lines. Companies including Royal Caribbean and Norwegian have announced vaccine requirements. These are all the cruise lines that have COVID-19 vaccine requirements for guests or crew. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Several cruise lines have started announcing vaccination requirements for guests and crew members as the industry looks to rest...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, US, Trends, Cruise, United Kingdom, Vaccine, Saga cruises, Carnival, Cruise Ships, Royal Caribbean, Crystal Cruises, Holland America, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


The Cherokee Nation wants Jeep to stop using its name on the popular 45-year-old vehicle

Relations between Native American tribes and corporate imagery depicting the people has shifted dramatically in the past few years. Jeep The Cherokee Nation wants Jeep to stop using the tribe's name, which the brand has used since 1975. Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. says he anticipates "further discussions" over a potential rebranding. Hoskin told Insider, "Our names were carefully selected by our ancestors before written history." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Che...
Tags: Transportation, Washington, Cars, US, NFL, Trends, Native American, Jeep, Jeep Cherokee, Hoskins, Chuck Hoskin, Cherokee Nation, Hoskin, Chuck Hoskin Jr, Aleeya Mayo, Washington Redskins Football Team


An expert explains what would've happened if United flight 328 experienced its scary engine failure over the ocean

A United Airlines Boeing 777. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto/Getty Images United Airlines flight 328 landed safely after experiencing an engine failure over Denver over the weekend. Even if the engine failure had occurred over water while en route to Hawaii, the aircraft likely could have landed safely.  Wide-body aircraft like the Boeing 777 are rated to fly for more than five hours on a single engine. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A United Airlines flight from Denver...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Air Travel, Colorado, Planes, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Canada, Atlantic, Hawaii, Aircraft


British Airways has reportedly sent its most iconic jet since the Concorde to be scrapped. See inside the plane that shuttled VIP flyers between New York and London.

A British Airways Airbus A318 aircraft. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider British Airways is scrapping the all-business class jet that only served the London-New York route. The Airbus A318 stretched only eight rows and was fitted with luxurious lie-flat seats.  The flight used London's smaller City Airport to directly connect the Big Apple with London's financial district.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. British Airways just dealt a blow to its premium customers as ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, New York, London, Air Travel, Life, Planes, New York City, Trends, Features, Atlantic, Netherlands, Concorde, Airbus, Boeing


SpaceX is about to reattempt a high-altitude flight of its Starship rocket. The last 2 prototypes blew up.

SpaceX's Starship SN9 prototype failed to ignite one of its engines upon landing, so it slammed into the ground and exploded on February 2, 2021. Left: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters; Right: SPadre.com SpaceX is set to launch its newest Starship prototype tens of thousands of feet into the air as early as this week. Elon Musk estimated a 60% chance of a successful landing. The last two prototypes blew up. The launch window is fluid, so we will update this post once SpaceX confirms a planned...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Spaceships, Mars, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, Hannibal Hanschke Reuters


Hyundai's new, space-age electric SUV has a vital feature most cars lack: a dedicated place for your bag

The interior of the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV debuted this week with striking looks and an airy cabin. There's even a space between the front seats for a purse or bag. Many cars today lack that feature, so it's great to see an automaker implement it. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. News of the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 all-electric SUV on Tuesday was exciting for many reasons, but chief among those reasons was that it has a place to put yo...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Analysis, Autos, EVs, Hyundai, Electric Cars, Hyundai Ioniq, Hyundai Hyundai, Kristen Lee, BITranspo, 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Universal Island


Hyundai just unveiled its stunning EV to compete with Tesla and Volkswagen - tour the brand-new Ioniq 5

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Hyundai The 2022 Ioniq 5 is the first battery-electric car from Hyundai's dedicated EV brand. With the biggest battery and rear-wheel drive, Hyundai estimates it to return about 300 miles. No price was announced at this time, but you can expect them to arrive in the US later this year. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Back in August, Hyundai revealed plans to create a dedicated brand for battery-electric vehicles called Ioniq. This week, the aut...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, Tesla, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, Hyundai, Motor Trend, Electric Cars, Hyundai Ioniq, Ioniq, Hyundai Hyundai, Kristen Lee, BITranspo, 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5


Archer Aviation aims to launch network of urban air taxis in Los Angeles by 2024

Archer Aviation, the electric aircraft startup that recently announced a deal to go public via a merger with a blank-check company, plans to launch a network of its urban air taxis in Los Angeles by 2024. The announcement comes two months after the formation of the Urban Air Mobility Partnership, a one-year initiative between Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation and Urban Movement Labs to develop a plan for how to integrate urban aircraft into ex...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Los Angeles, Tech, Archer, New York Stock Exchange, Eric Garcetti, United, United Airlines, SPAC, Adam Goldstein, Electric Planes, UAM, Evtol, Air Taxis


Non-negotiable 'destination fees' are rapidly increasing on new vehicles, but there are ways to offset them

A car shopper looks at a window sticker in a dealership. Tim Boyle/Getty Images A new investigation conducted by Consumer Reports found that destination fees are rising. The fees are non-negotiable but are also not advertised in a vehicle's base price. To offset the rising fees, Consumer Reports recommends that buyers negotiate the bottom line. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. If you've ever examined a car's window sticker, there's usually something added onto the ve...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, General Motors, Ford, Gm, Car Buying, Autos, Consumer Reports, Fiat Chrysler, Don, Ford Bronco, Chrysler Dodge, Kristen Lee, Mike Monticello, Bronco Sport, BITranspo


Mercedes' highest-volume model just got a huge makeover and tons of tech - tour the new C-Class sedan

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. Mercedes-Benz The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the all-new generation of the compact car. It has Mercedes' latest tech, such as a screen-heavy interior from the S-Class flagship sedan. No pricing was announced at this time, but the new C-Class will be available early next year. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As Mercedes-Benz's highest-volume model in the last 10 years, the C-Class is an important one. Mercedes can't really afford ...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, Autos, Bmw, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, Volvo, Cadillac, Mercedes C-class, Mercedes Benz Mercedes, Kristen Lee, BITranspo, 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Mercedes Benz Competitors, Mercedes Benz Optional


BMW's CEO says Tesla will struggle to maintain its rapid growth because of mounting competition among electric-car makers

BMW CEO Oliver Zipse and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Sven Hoppe/Picture Alliance via Getty Images, Hannibal Hanschke-Pool/Getty Images Tesla may struggle to maintain its rapid growth as other carmakers launch their own EVs, Oliver Zipse said Monday. "The rest of the industry is moving ahead big time," the BMW CEO said. Tesla delivered almost 500,000 vehicles in 2020. Other automakers have committed to boosting electric-car sales. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Tesla may s...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Europe, Elon Musk, China, India, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Bloomberg, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Jaguar Land Rover, Bmw


Lexus' new sports sedan packs a hardcore V8 in attempts to outshine its BMW and Mercedes rivals - see more

Lexus The 2022 IS 500 F Sport Performance is a brand-new sports sedan from Lexus. It packs a naturally aspirated V8, which is very rare these days. No pricing was announced at this time, but you can expect them to arrive at dealers in the fall. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The last time Lexus stuffed a naturally aspirated V8 into the IS compact sedan was 2007 in the IS F. That line ended in 2014 - - but we're finally getting a replacement in the year of our Lo...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Lexus, Bmw, Audi, Mercedes, Kristen Lee, Mercedes AMG BMW, F Sport, BITranspo, 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance, Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance, lexus-Is, Lexus IS F, Lexus Lexus


Tech startup SparkCharge to roll out an on-demand EV charging service

Tthe portable Roadie charging system Courtesy of SparkCharge The service will be available in 12 US cities this month and reach a total of 25 cities by the end of the year. BoostEV is launched in partnership with AllState Roadside and HONK Technologies, among others. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. SparkCharge, the creator of the portable electric vehicle charging system the Roadie, is partnering with Allstate Roadside, Spiffy, HONK Technologies, and Mark Cuban to l...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Europe, News, Abc, China, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, United States, Royal Dutch Shell, Shell, Charging Station, Shark Tank, McKinsey Company


New photos of the Boeing 777 engine that failed show where a blade snapped off inside

A composite imagine showing the failing engine of United Flight 328 and a photo of the damaged engine shared by investigators. YouTube/9News/National Transportation Safety Board/Business Insider Photos show the damage to a Boeing 777 engine that failed soon after takeoff in Colorado. United Flight 328 landed safely after the failure of the Pratt & Whitney engine. US investigators released the images and said the damage was consistent with metal fatigue. Visit the Business section of Inside...
Tags: Transportation, Colorado, US, Trends, News UK, Boeing, Denver, United, United Airlines, Reuters, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, Nippon Airways, Pratt & Whitney, Boeing 777, US Federal Aviation Administration


United will still fly the Boeing 777-200 after a scary engine failure in Colorado - but the ones still flying have a different engine

A United Airlines Boeing 777. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto/Getty United Airlines' fleet of 24 Boeing 777-200 aircraft has been grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration, but the aircraft will keep flying. A fleet of 22 United Boeing 777-200s are unaffected as they're powered by General Electric engines. Passengers booked on the 777 might still fly on the aircraft but others will be moved to different jets.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Federal Aviation Adm...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Colorado, Planes, Trends, Flying, Aviation, Faa, General Electric, Boeing, Denver, United, United Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration


Experts say the plane and engine used by United have a safe track record - and the scary landing in Colorado should have minimal impact on the airline

The United Airlines Boeing 777-222 that experienced an in-flight engine failure. AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images A United Airlines jet made an emergency landing after an engine failure on Saturday. Three aviation regulators have effectively grounded Boeing 777s with PW4000-112 engines pending an investigation.  Experts say the issue isn't likely systemic with the plane or engine, given the track record of both.  Only 69 aircraft in the world are affected, and United is the only US carrier w...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Japan, News, Colorado, US, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Flying, Hawaii, Aviation, Airlines, Engines, Faa, General Electric


Tesla's Model Y standard range has vanished from its sales website, days after the price dropped by $2,000

Attila Kisbenedek/AFP via Getty Images Tesla's Model Y standard range vehicle is no longer listed on the company's sales webpage. Tesla launched sales of the SUV in January, and slashed its price just last week. It is unknown why the Model Y standard range is no longer listed, or whether the move is permanent. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Tesla has stopped taking orders for its Model Y standard range, the electric carmaker's second-cheapest vehicle, just days af...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Tesla, Canada, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Epa, Shanghai China, Tesla China, Tesla Model Y, Attila Kisbenedek, Getty Images Tesla, Grace Dean



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