The next time you're waiting for your flight to unload at MSP Airport, look out the window for a bald bag handler with a ZZ Top beard. You see him? That's Eric Wickstrom. He earns $12 an hour and can count himself among the luckier airport workers because he doesn't earn $8. See also:Fast-food ... More >>
Drones aren't just a terrifying military technology, they're also allowing amateur tinkerers to take amazing photos of the city we love.One of them is Tony Koop. But he recently suffered a potentially career-ending loss when his expensive Phantom drone experienced a "flyaway" when he was showing it ... More >>
Unmanned aerial vehicles (otherwise known as UAVs or drones) have been some of the most controversial robotic entities of the 21st century, primarily because of their surveillance and killing capabilities. But recently, there's been a movement away from using drones solely as pseudo-war machines. Un ... More >>
SERIOUSLY. What's it gonna take to get the Purple One to play a gig in his hometown?After wrapping up his "Welcome 2 America" tour, which was actually more like "Welcome 2 New York, New Jersey, and California," Prince announced today that he will steer his magical purple pirate ship (or whatever ... More >>
Remember back in June, when our news blog reported on a story about a lesbian couple who were rudely scolded by a security guard at Target Field after he witnessed them giving each other a quick peck on the lips? Well, that narrative is repeating itself in national newspapers today as the tw ... More >>
Like the rest of us, celebrities and rock stars make stupid mistakes. But when mistakes are made on a high-profile, TMZ level, stupid isn't quite enough; they should also be avoidable, catastrophic, nonsensical, unusual, and hilarious, or some combination thereof. And so it is with no small amoun ... More >>
Stephen Hemsley, CEO, runs the 11th most-hated American company.United Health, the Minnetonka-based healthcare corporation, is officially among the least popular companies in the country. The healthcare denier -- oops, healthcare provider -- came in No. 11 on a list of the 19 most hated companies ... More >>
Photo: Chor IpA king's ransom in luggage.Shelling out for airline baggage fees is the worst. But not as infuriating as finding out how much it all adds up to. In 2010 so far, the U.S. airlines have netted $2.6 billion in baggage fees. One airline blew its closest competitor out of the water ... More >>
In case you missed it, Northwest Airlines has pretty much been assimilated into the Borg collective known as Delta.
Expert says to expect more expensive errors as security tightens
The Twin Cities dirty dozen we're thankful to see go away
The Federal Aviation Administration revoked the licenses of the two pilots in charge of the Northwest Airlines flight that overshot the Minneapolis airport by 150 miles last week.
One of the pilots said they were not asleep and no argument took place. So seriously guys... What happened?
Officials feared the plane had been hijacked and put fighter jets at two locations on alert.
Sen. Al Franken has had enough with the airlines messing up in Minnesota.
The Airbus A320 apparently overshot the airport by 100 miles and had to circle back to land after temporarily losing radio contact with air-traffic controllers.
Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the heroic pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 that landed in the Hudson River after a bird strike, will be in town to sign copies of his book "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters."
New mashups including Daft Punk vs. Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Deep Purple vs. Usher, the Doobies vs. Air France and more!
After passengers on a Continental Airlines flight to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport were stuck on the tarmac for six hours, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is asking the airline to answer some questions.
Yes, after spending an inordinate amount of time in a terribly uncomfortable environment, we seriously can't wait to spend even more time in it on our own time.
The Rochester airport manager came out in defense of the airport today in the Pioneer Press, saying this "wasn't an airport issue; It was strictly Continental's."
This sounds more like a scene from "Airplane", but it's even better because it's real.
This one has $9 tickets! That is if you have any reason to fly to Toledo, Ohio or Melbourne-Vero Beach, Fla.
Looks like Sun Country, NWA, and Delta will let you cancel your travel plans to Mexico. Because, yeah, you can't really drink a fruity rum drink on the beach while wearing a swine-flu mask.
Southwest is the ultimate place to pick up women. Flirt to Chicago on the cheap.
Dude scores a job offer from Virgin Atlantic after tearing his in-flight meal a new one.
Minnesota's state Senate today failed to pass a bill that would have prohibited lawmakers from lobbying at the Legislature for one year after they leave office. The bill, which failed on a vote of 33-33, was sponsored by Roseville Sen. John Marty, faithful author of years of good-government legislat ... More >>
Pilots worry MAIR will go back on its deal not to pit other regional carriers against Minnesota pilots
As NWA and Mesaba play chicken in bankruptcy court, the future of the regional carrier looks bleak
A theatrical collage about consumerism, transcendence, and sex
The base executive compensation of NWA's CEO is greater than that of his peers at Southwest Airlines and JetBlue. The ranks of Northwest's management team has not been cut as severely as its mechanics and maintainence workers, nor been asked for wage cuts as steep as those recently agreed to by its ... More >>
'Darwin's Nightmare' calculates the terrible cost of a good meal
A flight attendant is battling a chronic disease--and Northwest Airlines
THESE DAYS Under a new Dallas, Texas, ordinance, charities and churches will be allowed to serve food to the homeless only at approved locations. Violations will be punishable by fines of $200 to $2,000. The Federal Communications Commission has hired as an advisor an anti-pornography activist an ... More >>
For best performance as an embedded war correspondent, the nominees are...
A primer on avoiding yesterday's war
Employees say Northwest Airlines works harder to avoid discrimination lawsuits than it does to stop bigotry
Julie Idelkope says she can tell the difference between city hall and her Northwest Airlines office. Critics are not so sure.
Should the House bill pass, prices will go up at smaller airlines while large airlines such as Northwest will shoulder a smaller tax burden.