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United Airlines sells a cookbook inspired by onboard meals

December 29, 2018 |

Airline food is often the subject of stand-up comedy bits, but that hasn’t stopped United Airlines from publishing a cookbook inspired by dishes served in the carrier’s high-end, business-class section, Polaris.

Polaris is the exclusive section at the front of the plane where fliers get comfy with…

L.A. Times – Business

Southwest Airlines joins its rivals in offering free onboard movies. What’s the catch?

November 1, 2018 |

Southwest Airlines, the nation’s most popular domestic carrier, is providing its passengers with free movies to match the onboard entertainment already offered by most of the carrier’s biggest rivals.

The Dallas-based carrier has already begun rolling out the free movies on some planes, with plans…

L.A. Times – Business

Fuel truck strikes American Airlines plane with passengers onboard at LaGuardia Airport

October 26, 2018 |

A fuel truck hit the wing of an American Airline plane with nearly 200 passengers onboard at LaGuardia Airport Friday. 
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Should airlines continue to make onboard safety videos funny and entertaining?

August 6, 2018 |

For years, airlines have made passengers sit through boring safety videos that send the same predictable messages: “fasten your seat belts” … “store your luggage in the overhead bin” … “your seat can be used as a flotation device.”

But in the last few years, airlines have tried to make those videos…

L.A. Times – Business

Feds Review On-Board Video of Duck Boat Tragedy

July 28, 2018 |

Now, the video. Federal officials have reviewed footage from the sunken Missouri duck boat to see how events unfolded and compare the launch time to severe-weather warnings for the area, the Kansas City Star reports. Per the National Transportation Safety Board, the trip went from leisurely to frantic within minutes…

Peanut allergies spur Southwest to switch its free onboard snacks

July 11, 2018 |

Southwest Airlines, the carrier that has for years used its free peanut snacks as a marketing gimmick, will stop serving nuts on flights starting Aug. 1.

The Dallas-based low-cost carrier cited concerns over passengers with peanut allergies as a key reason why its flight attendants will switch…

L.A. Times – Business

Free WiFi on 100% of domestic flights gives JetBlue top ranking for onboard internet service

December 24, 2017 |

In the heated competition between airlines in the U.S., JetBlue Airways offers an extra perk that is pretty alluring to most travelers: Free, high-speed wireless internet.

For that reason, an internet comparison site named JetBlue as the top domestic airline for overall WiFi service, followed by…

L.A. Times – Business

Delta Air Lines calls for diversity training following onboard incidents

January 22, 2017 |

In the wake of two embarrassing on-board incidents, Delta Air Lines is expediting diversity training for all of its flight attendants and customer service workers in the terminals.

The training was mandated for all executives last year and was planned to be eventually expanded to flight attendants…

L.A. Times – Business

Southwest signs deal to boost onboard Wi-Fi service

December 18, 2016 |

Southwest Airlines, the nation’s largest domestic carrier, has good news for fliers who want to stay connected: The Dallas-based airline plans to offer Wi-Fi service on all of its planes by the end of next year.

Even better: The connectivity speeds are expected to increase by at least three times…

L.A. Times – Business

Air travelers can expect more onboard sales pitches, report says

January 10, 2016 |

Bad news for airline passengers who are tired of getting their wallets squeezed when boarding a plane: The future of air travel will include a lot more onboard sales pitches.

That is the conclusion of a new report by Guestlogix, a technology company that helps airlines and train operators sell…

L.A. Times – Business