Tag Archives: air travel

  • Southwest Airlines Peanuts Discontinued Amid Allergy Scares

    Southwest Airlines Peanuts Discontinued Amid Allergy Scares

    Hey! I got to use the word “amid” in a headline, like a grownup. The excitement I feel over that will have to be my consolation over the fact that the next time I fly, I won’t be able to enjoy a complimentary bag of Southwest Airlines peanuts, as the company’s signature snack has been discontinued. A […]

  • Surf Air: A Subscription Service for Air Travel

    Surf Air: A Subscription Service for Air Travel

    It appears that the subscription model is going to be available for just about anything in the near future. A new membership-based service lets you pay by the month to travel as much as you want by chartered plane, believe it or not. It’s called Surf Air.  Surf Air offers two options: Escapes, for weekend trips, […]

  • This Bar Saves Lives Added to First Class Delta Snacks

    This Bar Saves Lives Added to First Class Delta Snacks

    It’s December, which means it’s peak travel season, which in turn means that there’s a greater than usual probability that the snack offerings on Delta flights are of interest to you. And if you’re lucky enough to be flying first class on Delta this holiday season, you’ll be seeing something called This Bar Saves Lives […]

  • Netflix In-Flight Entertainment Coming in Soon

    Netflix In-Flight Entertainment Coming in Soon

    When I fly, I like to read. But most people prefer to watch movies or TV shows on board, and now Netflix has announced it’s going to get into the in-flight entertainment business. Honestly, it’s a wonder that it’s taken this long for Netflix in-flight entertainment to come along. If you think about it, in-flight […]

  • Air Deck: Playing Cards Engineered for Frequent Travelers

    Air Deck: Playing Cards Engineered for Frequent Travelers

    There are a few different schools of thought on how best to occupy idle moments during air travel – I’m a book man, myself, while many choose to watch children’s movies on the in-flight TVs for some reason. But it’s hard to argue with the timeless appeal of a good deck of cards, and Air […]

  • Arlo Skye Carry-On Luggage

    Arlo Skye Carry-On Luggage

    If you’re planning on doing any air traveling this year, and you think it might be time to trade in your ragged Jansport backpack for something a little more mature in the way of a carry-on, the folks at Arlo Skye have come up with a pretty definitive example of the carry-on luggage form. It’s […]

  • Digital Sky In-Flight Entertainment Prototype From Thales Group

    Digital Sky In-Flight Entertainment Prototype From Thales Group

    Watching TV or a movie on an airplane, like most other aspects of air travel, is pretty miserable. But aerospace company Thales Group recently unveiled a prototype for technology that would vastly improve the in-flight entertainment experience: It’s called Digital Sky. The first and arguably most important innovation offered by Digital Sky is the huge […]

  • Boom: “The Fastest Passenger Plane Ever”

    Boom: “The Fastest Passenger Plane Ever”

    If you have the ability to fly from New York to London in less than half the time it takes to do it commercially now (about 7 hours), there’s really only one word you can say upon your arrival: Boom. That just makes sense intuitively, but it also fits as the name of the new […]

  • NASA QueSST Passenger Jet: Not With a Sonic Boom, But a Whimper

    NASA QueSST Passenger Jet: Not With a Sonic Boom, But a Whimper

    Supersonic commercial flight has been extinct since the Concorde stopped making flights back in 2003. But NASA, of all people, has announced plans to get it back up and, uh, flying, with the NASA QueSST Passenger Jet, hopefully on track to make its first flight in 2020. The “QueSST” in NASA QueSST Passenger Jet stands […]

  • Cuban Commercial Flights From the US Coming Back This Year

    Cuban Commercial Flights From the US Coming Back This Year

    Loosening restrictions on travel and trade between the United States and Cuba have reached another milestone, with the two nations signing an agreement to resume commercial air travel after a flight freeze of five decades. Now, Cuban commercial flights are scheduled to resume as soon as this fall. Airlines are currently competing for the best and […]