We’ve come to expect air travel will be uncomfortable, frustrating and expensive. But travel search engine InsideTrip seeks to maximize comfort and alert you to difficult travel arrangements before they’re even booked. When you plug in your dates, also select what’s important to you (e.g., legroom, on-time statistics, lost bag rankings, and number of stops). […]
Rising fuel costs are forcing airlines to add fees to checked bags, in-flight beverages and frequent flyer rewards at a pace that’s difficult to track. At the same time, there is some good news that’s getting lost in all the bad press. So here’s a quick look at what’s going on …
Last month, American Airlines began offering in-flight Internet access on limited flights.
Solar Impulse is creating a solar-powered airplane that needs no fuel and creates no air pollution. The company has partnered with the International Air Transport Association to develop the plane, which will begin test flights in early 2009. It is scheduled to circle the world (with five stopovers) in 2011.