Pets on a Plane: Take the Horse; Leave the Pig

The phrase “when pigs fly” could become a reality in the near future but for now, flying livestock will be restricted to miniature horses, according to new service animal policies that went live last month.

Is This the Airline Seat of the Future?

Small is may not be so beautiful – for airline passengers, that is, if current concepts in economy seat design get a foothold in the airline industry.

Apps for travel

Travel Apps More Trouble than They’re Worth?

A traveler hits unexpected traffic on the way to the airport and isn’t quite sure where to return the rental car. In the terminal, there’s a huge line at check-in and uncertainty about the departure gate number because the mobile app on the traveler’s smartphone won’t load. Sound familiar?

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Drones on the Road: Uber Air at CES 2019

Las Vegas is currently one of two cities in the U.S. allowing for consumer testing of driverless ridesharing cars. But the city got a look at another driverless option in getting around the city from CES2019 recently: the driverless heli-taxi. While the annual Consumer Electronics Show presented a prototype of the new aerial hybrid vehicle […]

Fat flyers

Heavy Lifting: Airlines Look at the Ever-Expanding Passenger

The numbers are neither startling nor new. Greater than one in three (39.8 percent) of Americans are obese, according to the CDC. That means nearly 100 million US adults are officially overweight and may be flying soon in a seat near you. Or you may be one of the many flyers these days who has […]

AirHelp: Finding Money in the Chaos of Flying

My story is not unusual. I was heading home from the island of Mallorca last October. There was nothing brewing in the weather and, indeed, the waves of tourists that summer brings were long gone. I headed to the low-cost carrier I was taking back to Los Angeles, checked in, snaked through security, made it […]