Articles in In Flight

Today Is International Flight Attendant Day

Coffee, tea, or applause? Friday, May 31, is International Flight Attendant Day, a holiday that recognizes flight attendants for their work.
The job of flight attendant goes back to 1912, when Heinrich Kubis attended to passengers on board the Zeppelin LZ 10 Schwaben, operated by DELAG, or Deutsch Luftschiffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft.
Originally referred to as stewards, a term borrowed from the maritime industry, the position has evolved into one focused as much on safety …

Photo Essay: United Club Grand Opening in LaGuardia’s New Terminal

United Airlines will move some of its operations to LaGuardia Airport’s brand new Eastern Concourse in Terminal B, the Central Terminal building, on June 2, and it is also opening the doors of its newest United Club lounge in that concourse to passengers that day.
The strikingly modern lounge takes some of its styling cues from United’s Polaris business-class lounges and what the airline refers to as “the sleek styles of …

How to Evacuate an Aircraft After a Crash

Images of passengers emerging from a burning Aeroflot regional jet at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, luggage in hand, made me recoil: Have we learnt nothing in the past few years about how to safely evacuate an aircraft?
Frequent Business Traveler last tackled this very important topic three years ago and little has changed, including the behavior of passengers exiting a plane after an emergency landing or crash landing with many …

Boeing Wants You to Trust the 737 Max: Here’s One Expert’s View

Boeing, after bungling its response to two deadly crashes of its new 737 Max aircraft and admitting that the company knew of issues with new technology that wasn’t ready for prime time in the aircraft, has a credibility gap.
The Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer is working to restore the faith of airlines, airline employees, and travelers in the aircraft while it tries to get its proposed software fix for the aircraft certified …

United Airlines Economy Plus New York LaGuardia-Chicago O’Hare – Flight Review

New York to Chicago is one of the busiest air routes in the United States, No. 3 after New York-Los Angeles and Los Angeles-San Francisco, which are ranked first and second, respectively. The flights attract both business and leisure travelers and airlines offer shuttle and shuttle-like schedules to meet the need, with over 24,100 flights in the period March 2018 through February 2019 operated by four carriers carrying some three …

United Airlines New Logo and Livery Represent a Turning Point for the Carrier

Nine years after merging with Continental Airlines and melding its globe logo with the United name – with the result that the merged airline’s logo continued to scream “Continental” – United Airlines introduced an updated logo and livery on Wednesday at a special event at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
The move marks a significant turning point for the airline as it seeks to build a new unified identity. United completed merging …

How Airlines and Passengers Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

Travel, unless by foot, is not eco friendly but it is possible for travelers to take steps to lower their carbon footprint. The choice of airline, hotel, even the choice of renting a bike versus a car, can all make a difference.
When it comes to air travel and carbon emissions, doing something about it gets tricky. An aircraft burns thousands of gallons of fuel to move several hundred people across …