The bill providing long-term funding for the Federal Aviation Administration is a case study in how complicated legislation coming before the U.S. Senate can be. As a condition of funding the FAA long-term, congressional Republicans demanded that the percentage of transportation workers' signatur ... More >>
Bachmann needed to vote against raising the debt ceiling, but not funding the FAA.Michele Bachmann, like the rest of congress, is on recess during the month of August. Normally, she'd spend recess on the swings or practicing her cheer routines.But this year, she's running for President of the Uni ... More >>
Either the party went on too long, or it was just getting started, but either way an AirTran Airways pilot was arrested at 5:45 a.m. on Saturday for allegedly hitting the sauce before going to work. So the party's over. After TSA officer smelled alcohol on the pilot's breath, MSP police nabb ... More >>
Via WikipediaTalk about a rotten trade: Delta Airlines, which now calls Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport one of its major national hubs after its takeover of Northwest Airlines, ranks just 15th out of 18 in the latest Airline Quality Rating from Purdue University and Wichita State U ... More >>
The co-pilot says the pilot bears the most blame, and should get the harsher punishment, for allowing the jet straying off course.
The man was denied a first-class seat when he came to the gate wearing a Puma tracksuit.
Well, if there's any flock of birds worth sucking into an engine and spitting out into little shreds, we vote pigeons.
Delta Air Lines, the owner of Northwest, issued a statement yesterday and mailed apologies to all of the passengers aboard the flight.
If the pilots on the NWA flight were lying about what really happened on the flight, they are probably giving each other some serious high fives right now.
The U.S. Transportation Department's preliminary report on the Continental Airlines flight stranded on the Rochester tarmac for six hours concludes that the flight crew is not to blame for the nightmare.
After apologies and a promise of compensation, passengers from the six-hour tarmac nightmare called the company's attempt to compensate them an insult and a flat-out "shut-up package."
ExpressJet Holdings made a public apology Thursday to the passengers that were forced to stay on a plane for six hours on the tarmac with no food, overflowing toilets, and crying babies.
The plane was rerouted to the Rochester airport due to bad weather and the 47 passengers were forced to stay on the place for nine hours with no food, one free beverage and overflowing toilets.
It's a tough day to be a fatty: United Airlines will now require obese passengers to buy a second seat if they can't fit in the one provided.
Southwest will win you over with its reasonable fares, less so with its paltry peanuts and pretzels.
If you will be traveling by air this afternoon or evening, make sure to call ahead to the airline you are flying with to make sure your flight isn't delayed or canceled.
The Food Allergy Support Group of MN spoke out today against Northwest's recent decision to begin serving a peanut snack on airplanes again.
Peanut allergy sufferers have another worry: whether flying Northwest is a death wish. The airline is reinstating their peanut snacks as they continue to merge with Delta and some customers are pretty pissed off.
Passengers can officially connect their accounts to transfer miles between the two and even earn some free miles in the process.
With a new bill, Northwest puts Wall Street in first class and throws its retiring workers in steerage
The turbulence at Northwest Airlines has some people fearing the sky is falling. It could be the sound of ticket prices dropping.
Fewer jobs. More debt. And more outsourcing.
Did Northwest Airlines try to muzzle a whistleblower?
Bully! Crybaby! Northwest and Sun Country brawl for control of the sandbox--and billions in local air-travel revenues
With labor unrest brewing among airline employees, Northwest's PR doctors keep spinning in the wind
The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards
Special "hush kits" make airplanes quieter. Do they also make them more dangerous?
How safe is it to fly on Northwest or other U.S. airlines? Don't ask the FAA.
A newly rehabilitated--and temporarily stabilized--Northwest Airlines is poising itself for the next round of industry mergers and acquisitions.