A Brief History of In-Flight Meals

Although not renowned for their excellence in culinary circles, in-flight meals are a relatively recent privilege to which fliers haven’t always been treated. The first ever airline meal was served in 1919 on a Handley-Page flight from London to Paris. According to Travel + Leisure in 2017, selections at the time “typically included cold fried […]

Airlines Are Charging Scared Travelers to Avoid Flying on Boeing 737 MAX 8 Planes

On the morning after Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302’s fatal crash near Addis Ababa’s airport that left 157 passengers and crew dead on Sunday, Kelly Starr stopped clicking through the harrowing images of crumpled pieces of metal and orphaned shoes and went straight to the American Airlines website to check on her upcoming flight. “I was […]

American Airlines Grounds 14 Planes in One Day, After Complaints Some Overhead Bins Aren’t Closing Properly

American Airlines said it was grounding 14 of its planes Thursday as it investigates pilot complaints that some of the new overhead bins installed in recently upgraded airplanes weren’t closing properly. American said that the pilots complained about the overhead bins in two of the 14 Boeing 737-800 aircraft that recently had been upgraded by […]