Three major U.S. carriers have announced a ban on smart luggage whose batteries can't be removed. The ban starts on January 15, 2018, and will hit not only travelers, but also companies like Bluesmart that make the bags.
A computer glitch at Americans Airlines let too many pilots take time off for Christmas, causing a scheduling nightmare for officials. The carrier said it's currently addressing the issue and hopes to avoid flight cancellations.
A joint effort between JetBlue and U.S. Customs and Border Protection will test the feasibility of using facial recognition to speed the boarding process. The option is available for flights between Boston's Logan Airport and Aruba.
Delta is planning to test machines that allow customers to check bags by themselves and verify their identity using facial recognition. Delta will begin testing these machines this summer at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
When you are the third busiest airport in the world, you don't need to mess with rogue drones. So the Dubai airport is launching its own drone hunter to track down the miscreants and report them to authorities.
There's been some confusion over the use of e-cigarettes on flights, according to the government. In a bid to clear up the matter, it's just issued a "final rule" explicitly banning the use of the device on planes.
The U.S. and Cuba recently signed an aviation agreement that could see the more than 100 scheduled flights between the two countries. However, general tourism is still restricted – for now – but there are legal ways around it. Before…