United Grounds All U.S. Flights Due to Computer Glitch

Gabrielle Bluestone · 07/08/15 08:12AM

Usually flying United is a last resort; today it’s a total wash: the airline has reportedly grounded all flights across the United States because of a global computer “automation issue.”

Woman Arrested for Smoking on Plane, Yelling About Venezuela for 2 Hours

Jay Hathaway · 03/16/15 05:30PM

On a flight from Nicaragua to Miami Sunday, a woman decided to test American Airlines' "no smoking" rule by lighting up on the plane. Even though everyone had seen her (and some of her fellow passengers were taking video), she tried to pin it on the guy sitting next to her. As in-flight annoyances go, smoking in an enclosed cabin is pretty bad—but that's just scratching the surface of what happened in this airborne waking nightmare.

Using an iPhone on a Plane Won't Make it Crash, You Morons

MTanzer · 12/30/12 01:59PM

It's 2012 and The Federal Aviation Administration still doesn't allow electronic devices to be used during takeoff and landing. Of course, phones — the F.A.A.'s worst nightmare ever, aren't allowed to be used even when you're at the gate and your plane's not moving. Just ask Alec Baldwin about that. This is the dumbest rule ever.

Mysterious Flying Creature Grounds Flight

Brian Moylan · 08/09/11 01:09PM

It wouldn't be August without a monster attack, so we're going to try to invent one. Just what is this flying beast attacking passengers on a flight from Madison, Wisconsin, to Atlanta? No one knows!

Airlines Pledge Not to Charge for Carry-On Bags

Ravi Somaiya · 04/18/10 12:56PM

It is a sad day when this is something to be celebrated — but five airlines have pledged not to follow the lead of Spirit, who now demand $45 for use of their overhead bins. [AP]