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Frontier Airlines duct-taped an unruly man to his seat

A belligerent gentleman caused such a scene on a Frontier Airlines flight from Philadelphia to Miami, flight attendants were forced to duct tape him to his seat. The Ohio passenger, 22-year-old Maxwell Berry, is accused of groping two women flight attendants on Saturday, according to ABC7. — Read the rest
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Frontier Airlines duct-taped an unruly man to his seat (caught on video)

A belligerent gentleman caused such a scene on a Frontier Airlines flight from Philadelphia to Miami, flight attendants were forced to duct tape him to his seat (video below). The Ohio passenger, 22-year-old Maxwell Berry, is accused of groping two women flight attendants on Saturday, according to ABC7. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Air Travel, Miami, Ohio, Philadelphia, Frontier Airlines, Time Outs, Maxwell Berry


While the wealthy are spending millions to be weightless in space, one aviation firm is selling the experience on Earth for a fraction of the cost

The Zero G Boeing 727 aircraft. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Zero Gravity Corporation offers flights onboard a plane that's sole mission is to achieve zero gravity. Flights start at $7,500 and flyers experience weightlessness 15 different times. The aircraft is going on tour around the US through December. See more stories on Insider's business page. Humans don't need to go to space to experience zero gravity. Richard Branson floats in zero gravity in Virgin Galactic's spac...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Earth, Features, Flying, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Aviation, Jeff Bezos


One of Embraer's worst selling jets just got a shot in the arm with an 30-aircraft order from Canada's Porter Airlines: Meet the E195-E2

An Embraer E195-E2 aircraft rendering in Porter Airlines colors. Porter Airlines and Embraer Porter Airlines is ordering 30 of Embraer's E195-E2 aircraft as it expands to jet operations. Embraer has struggled to sell its E190-E2 family of aircraft, with less than 200 total firm orders before Porter. Porter can use the aircraft to fly to further destinations in Canada, the US, the Caribbean, and Central America. See more stories on Insider's business page. Canada's Porter Airl...
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Airlines like United and American are dedicating billions of dollars to fly a new type of aircraft that won't require pilots

A rendering of a Denso eVTOL. Denso and Honeywell Aerospace American Airlines and United Airlines have both committed to flying electric vertical takeoff and land aircraft, or eVTOLs. The helicopter-like electric aircraft aim to fly over highway traffic without onboard pilots. Startups and aerospace giants are still deciding on how they'll get the public to accept the new technology. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines became the first major US airline to...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Aviation, Airlines, Faa, Boeing, United, United Airlines, Falcon, American Airlines


Flight attendants are pleading with passengers to stop taking out their anger on airline workers: 'We don't want to fight'

Flight attendants said they understand why fliers are frustrated, but do not want that anger directed at airline workers. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart Flight attendants said they want frustrated passengers to stop getting angry at airline workers. The Association of Flight attendants reported 85% of workers dealt with unruly passengers in 2021. Flight attendants said passenger aggression is leading to burnout and worsened mental health. See more stories on Insider's business page. Since airlin...
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The charter airline flying one of the world's cheapest private jets is expanding to the West Coast. One-way flights start at $3,000.

A VeriJet Cirrus Vision Jet. Thomas Pallini/Insider VeriJet is expanding to the West Coast and Southwest with the Cirrus Vision Jet. Flights cost $3,000 per hour with no repositioning fees if the flight is within 700 miles of Santa Maria, California. A new jet card program also offers discounted rates with a 100-hour commitment. See more stories on Insider's business page. One of America's newest charter airlines is expanding to the West Coast, and bringing the Cirrus Vision Jet...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Air Travel, Planes, America, Trends, Flying, Canada, Aviation, West Coast, Private Jets, British Virgin Islands, Hudson Bay, Southwest


1 in 5 flight attendants say they've had a passenger get physically aggressive with them: 'This is not a 'new normal' we are willing to accept'

An Air Tran Airlines flight attendant learns how to deal with a knife-wielding attacker in a self-defense course at the company headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. Linda Rosier/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images Nearly 1 in 5 flight attendants said they experienced a physical altercation with unruly passengers. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA surveyed 5,000 workers regarding aggressive passengers. The AFA has requested the federal government step in to prevent violent altercations. S...
Tags: Transportation, News, Air Travel, Labor, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Harvard, Union, Airlines, Department Of Justice, Afa, Faa, Nelson, Federal Aviation Administration, Flight Attendants


New York and Boston are finally getting a seaplane link with 75 minute flights and fares starting at $395 one way - and it may give Acela a run for its money

A Cessna Caravan seaplane in Boston Harbor. Tailwind Air Tailwind Air is launching seaplane service between New York City and Boston starting August 3. Flights are only 75 minutes long and flyers can show up as late as 10 minutes before departure. Fares start at $395 and as many as four daily flights will be offered starting August 21. See more stories on Insider's business page. New Yorkers and Bostonians will have yet another link as an airline is finally launching seaplane flights...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Boston, Planes, New York City, Trends, Flying, Manhattan, United, Amtrak, East End, Times Square, Northeast


I flew on JetBlue founder's David Neeleman's new airline and saw how it's nothing like his old one - but it isn't supposed to be

The inaugural flight of David Neeleman's Breeze Airways. Thomas Pallini/Insider Breeze Airways is the latest brainchild of JetBlue Airways founder David Neeleman. The two airlines couldn't be any more different, however, despite having the same founder. Breeze's strategy is completely diffeent from JetBlue but still works even though it offers a different product. See more stories on Insider's business page. JetBlue Airways revolutionized air travel in the US when it...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Boston, Air Canada, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, East Coast


SAS Scandinavian Airlines is deploying its brand-new jet to the US to take flyers to a reopening Europe and beyond - see inside

Touring SAS Scandinavian Airlines' Airbus A350-900 XWB. Thomas Pallini/Insider SAS Scandinavian Airlines became the latest airline to fly the Airbus A350-900 XWB in January 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic. Most travelers didn't get to experience the aircraft at the time but Europe is now reopening to tourists and SAS is once more deploying the aircraft on transatlantic routes. The aircraft welcomes travelers with a modern interior with passenger-friendly enhancements at ev...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Sweden, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Chicago, Flying, Denmark, Aviation, Airbus, Norway


Tension and violence onboard airplanes is soaring, but the CDC still wants flyers to wear masks because the unvaccinated are 'extremely vulnerable'

Travelers have been required to wear masks on airplanes for more than one year. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is against lifting the mask mandate on airplanes. The Transportation Security Administration's current mask mandate expires on September 13 but may be extended. Thousands of travelers have been banned from airlines for not wearing masks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Wearing masks onboard airplanes is here to...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Cdc, Planes, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Flying, Food And Drug Administration, Aviation, Tsa, Airlines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Transportation Security Administration


Delta Air Lines refuses to use the name of the delta COVID-19 variant: 'We just call it the variant'

Delta Air Lines is lamenting the unfortunate naming of a new COVID-19 variant. VanderWolf Images / Shutterstock.com and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Delta Air Lines does not use the name of the new COVID-19 variant named "delta" by the World Health Organization. CEO Ed Bastian told the Wall Street Journal "we just call it the variant." The Greek alphabet is used when naming variants to discourage stigmatization based on their country of origin. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, India, US, Trends, Flying, Delta, Food And Drug Administration, World Health Organization, Aviation, Airbus, Airlines, Boeing


I used an obscure credit card perk to pay for $127 worth of travel expenses when American Airlines canceled 2 of my flights - see how

Flying home from Bogota, Colombia on American Airlines. Thomas Pallini/Insider The Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card comes with built-in trip insurance for when things go wrong. Trip delays, trip cancellations, and baggage delays are covered under certain circumstances. I was delayed by 12 hours after two American Airlines flight cancellations and could spend up to $500 on expenses. See more stories on Insider's business page. Flight delays and cancellations can be costly. Hours...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, Air Travel, Planes, Time, US, Trends, Features, Colombia, Flying, Chase, Dallas, Aviation, Airlines, Travel Insurance


See inside the tiny hidden bedrooms above economy where flight attendants sleep on an Airbus A350-900XWB jet

Touring SAS Scandinavian Airlines' Airbus A350-900 XWB. Thomas Pallini/Insider Long-haul aircraft come with compartments in which bunks are available for flight attendants to rest and sleep. The hostel-like setup can be a second home for cabin crew on ultra-long-haul flights. Flight attendants will take turns servicing the cabin while the others rest. See more stories on Insider's business page. Next-generation aircraft are flying further than ever before and airlines are co...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, London, News, Air Travel, Minneapolis, Singapore, Planes, Trends, Features, Flying, Airbus, Airbus A350, Singapore Airlines, Flight Attendants


I went inside United's brand-new Boeing 737 Max 8 with all new seat-back television screens and saw how the airline is revolutionizing air travel

Inside United Airlines' newest aircraft and interior. Thomas Pallini/Insider United Airlines is modernizing its fleet by installing seat-back entertainment screens on all narrow-body Boeing and Airbus planes. More than 2,800 selections of movies, television shows, games, music, and podcasts will be available. Larger overhead bins, mood lighting, in-seat power, and in-flight WiFi will also be installed. See more stories on Insider's business page. United Airlines received it...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Washington, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Chicago, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Newark, Airlines


Amazon and cargo airlines are scouring the Arizona desert for old and cheap passenger jets to fly packages

A stored Boeing 767-300 aircraft. Thomas Pallini/Insider Cargo carriers such as Amazon's Prime Air are searching the American Southwest for former airliners stored in the desert. Arizona is home to Pinal Air Park, where between 40 and 50 jets have been bought by cargo carriers. Older passenger planes were bought at a discount during the pandemic and converted to freighters. See more stories on Insider's business page. When consumers turned to Amazon to buy more goods during the pan...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, Trends, Flying, Canada, Arizona, Prime Air, Aviation, Amazon Prime Air, Airlines, Boeing, Cargo


I flew on Breeze, the 'tech company that happens to fly airplanes' from JetBlue founder David Neeleman, and found it surprisingly low-tech

Breeze Airways launched its first flights in May. Thomas Pallini/Insider Breeze Airways founder David Neeleman billed his airline as a "tech company" but I found the opposite. In-flight entertainment was touted but not offered on the first flights, and will come with new planes. Breeze also doesn't have a phone number and requires customers to send a text message or email. See more stories on Insider's business page. Breeze Airways is America's newest airline and is taking t...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, America, Trends, Flying, Hawaii, Facebook Messenger, Brazil, Aviation, Airbus, Tsa


Airline traffic finally topped pre-pandemic levels going into one of the busiest travel weekends yet

AAA estimates that 47.7 million Americans will travel for the July Fourth weekend. Thomas Pallini/Insider AAA estimates that 47.7 million Americans are expected to travel this holiday weekend. The number of people traveling on airplanes has increased 164% compared to last year. Hotel and car rental prices have increased as more people are gearing up to travel. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 2 million people passed through TSA checkpoints on Thursday, nearly tr...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Trends, Airplane, Tsa, AAA, Travelers, Fourth of July, Aleeya Mayo, Post Pandemic, Thomas Pallini Insider AAA


Cargo plane makes emergency landing in ocean near Honolulu

The silhouette of a Boeing 737 cargo jet. A cargo jet reportedly landed in the water near Honolulu, Hawaii. NurPhoto / Getty Images A Boeing 737-200 cargo plane with two people on board made an emergency landing in the ocean off the coast of Honolulu, Hawaii, early Friday. The aircraft went into the water at around 2:30 a.m. local time about two miles from Kalaeloa Airport. Both pilots aboard the jet have been rescued by the US Coast Guard. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Transportation, News, Air Travel, Trends, Flying, Canada, Malaysia, Hawaii, Aviation, Faa, Boeing, United Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, Honolulu, Daniel, National Transportation Safety Board


What to know about airline mask rules when flying with children as travel spikes across the US

Flying on a United Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9. Thomas Pallini/Insider All children over the age of two are required to wear a mask when in US airports and flying. An exception to the rule is when eating, drinking, or taking medication. Flyers that don't comply with mask rules, even children, may be removed from a flight and banned from an airline. See more stories on Insider's business page. Traveling with children this summer will present a new set of challenges for parents. Airl...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, Airports, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Ted Cruz, Miami, Aviation, Airlines, Family Travel, Federal Aviation Administration, Frontier Airlines


United just made the largest aircraft order in its history for 270 new Boeing and Airbus jets with seatback screens, WiFi, and more first class seats

United Airlines' brand-new Boeing 737 Max. United Airlines United Airlines just announced an order for 270 new aircraft to revitalize its aging narrow-body aircraft fleet. The Boeing 737 Max and Airbus A321neo were chosen in an order valued at more than $30 billion. In-flight entertainment will also be added to all existing narrow-body aircraft by 2025. See more stories on Insider's business page. The next era of United Airlines is now arriving.A Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft painte...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, San Francisco, Trends, Flying, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Newark, Airlines, Boeing, United, United Airlines


Boeing's largest 737 Max aircraft just took to the skies but it won't see passengers for another 2 years - take a look at the $134.9 million jet

The first flight of a Boeing 737 Max 10. Ellen Banner-Pool/Getty Boeing's 737 Max 10 just flew for the first time, departing from Renton Municipal Airport near Seattle for a test flight on June 18. The largest member of the Max family can fly up to 230 passengers as far as 3,300 nautical miles. United Airlines holds the largest order for the aircraft with 100 planes to be delivered later in the decade. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boeing just put another miles...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Washington, China, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Flying, Washington Dc, Aviation, Airbus, Newark, Jim Webb


I flew on a 38-year-old Boeing 757 used as a 'testbed' and saw how it's ushering in the next era of tech to help stop the rise in pilot error-related incidents

Flying on Honeywell Aerospace's Boeing 757 testbed aircraft. Thomas Pallini/Insider Honeywell Aerospace is one of the leading aviation firms developing the safety technology of the future. Its largest aircraft, a Boeing 757, tests everything from weather radar to brand-new engines. The tech being developed by Honeywell and tested by the aircraft could've avoided recent near misses and can save lives. See more stories on Insider's business page. On July 7, 2017, a routine...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Air Canada, Planes, Toronto, San Francisco, Trends, Features, Flying, Aviation, Vancouver, Boeing, United Airlines, Prescott


Southwest CEO says the airline doesn't have enough planes for 2022 as demand spikes and it hints at more international flying

Southwest Airlines needs more planes to keep up with demand. AP Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly doesn't think his airline has enough planes to continue its current business model in 2022 and 2023. New Boeing 737 Max aircraft are scheduled to enter the fleet as part of a modernization program. Purchasing used aircraft would be costly and run counter to Southwest's long-term fleet plans. See more stories on Insider's business page. Southwest Airlines is coming out of the pand...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, US, Trends, Flying, Canada, Aviation, Airlines, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, Cnbc, Bolivia, Southwest


A new private aviation firm just launched with exclusive flights for only $1,995 an hour on an aircraft known as the 'Ferrari of the Skies'

An AeroVanti Piaggio P.180 Avanti. Thomas Pallini/Insider AeroVanti is a new private aviation firm offering members-only flights on a unique plane, the Piaggio P.180 Avanti. The hourly charter rate is only $1,995 and no repositioning or ferry flight fees are charged. Memberships start at $1,000 per month and will soon require a sponsor as AeroVanti grows. See more stories on Insider's business page. Wealthy travelers have been making the jump from first class to private aircraft duri...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, New York, News, Air Travel, Planes, Trends, Flying, Aviation, Oklahoma, East Coast, Private Jets, Mach, South Florida, Aspen Colorado


Amex just opened its newest lounge inside LaGuardia Airport's brand-new terminal and it's just what the infamous airport needed

Touring American Express' new Centurion Lounge at LaGuardia Airport. Thomas Pallini/Insider American Express just opened a new Centurion Lounge at New York's LaGuardia Airport on Monday. The 10,000 square foot space is open to American Express Platinum and Centurion cardholders flying on any airline. Complimentary hot meals and alcoholic beverages are on offer as flyers await their flights in LaGuardia's brand-new Terminal B. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, New York, News, Airports, Air Travel, Planes, New York City, US, Trends, Features, Flying, New Jersey, Delta, American Express, Aviation


Flight attendants describe 'unprecedented' violence as travel returns and passenger aggression soars

Flight attendants talk in a nearly empty cabin on a Delta Airlines flight operated by SkyWest Airlines. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart 7 flight attendants told Insider the rise in passenger violence has worsened their mental health. Flight attendants said the aggression stems from a divisive political climate. Some flight attendants want airlines to offer free, on-demand mental health services. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Nas Lewis, a Chicago-based flight attendant, went t...
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Aviation geek recreates airline meals at home

Self-described "aviation geek" Nik Sennhauser of Glasgow, Scotland has missed air travel so much during the pandemic that he's been recreating inflight meals at home. I bet Nik's meals taste better though. He even uses airline dishes to serve such delicacies as lobster thermidor, meat patty and gnocchi, and fried chicken with waffles. — Read the rest
Tags: Food, Post, News, Air Travel, Airplanes, Nik, Glasgow Scotland


I flew on JetBlue's brand-new Airbus A220 and saw why it's the perfect plane to lead the airline into its next era

Flying on a JetBlue Airways Airbus A220-300. Thomas Pallini/Insider JetBlue Airways is the latest US airline to fly the Airbus A220, a next-generation aircraft to replace the airline's Embraer E190s. The 140-seat aircraft is configured in a unique 2-3 arrangement and gives flyers more seating choices based on preference. JetBlue plans to fly the aircraft across the country thanks to the aircraft's 3,400-nautical mile range and fuel efficiency. See more stories on Insider's b...
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