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Luggage ban proves too much for Bluesmart, which has shuttered operations

Several major U.S. carriers have announced a ban on smart luggage whose batteries can't be removed. The ban began on January 15, 2018, and will hit not only travelers, but also companies like Bluesmart that make the bags.
Business

Virgin America, the ‘airline of Silicon Valley,’ takes its final flight

Virgin America took its final flight on Tuesday evening. Social media chatter suggested the airline that brought us funky mood lighting, comfy leather seats, and jazzed-up safety videos will be sorely missed.
Business

The longest flights in the world

Thanks to advanced planes, airlines are flying to farther destinations. We look at five of the world’s longest ultra-long-haul flights, and what’s offered on board to help you while away the time.
Computing

Oops! Computer glitch lets too many American Airlines pilots take Christmas off

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.
Computing

Faster Wi-Fi is in the cards for passengers on Cathay and Emirates airlines

Now that two airlines (Emirates and Cathay) have made commitments to bringing faster Wi-Fi speeds to their flights, you may finally feel as though your flight is as efficient as it really is. 
Emerging Tech

JetBlue wants the selfie to be the new standard for airline access

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.
Emerging Tech

Delta sees a future where you use your face to help check your bags

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.
Mobile

What you need to know about the new electronics travel ban on select flights

New rules preventing plane passengers from taking large electronic devices into the cabin will go into effect this week for airlines flying to the U.S. from eight different countries.
Mobile

Security fears prompt laptop and tablet ban from some U.S.-bound flights

United States security officials have reportedly banned particular tech gadgets from being carried on to some U.S.-bound flights. An announcement about the new regulations is expected on Tuesday.
Emerging Tech

Dubai launches ‘drone hunter’ to secure 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.
Emerging Tech

Put that e-cig away! Vaping is banned on all commercial airlines in the U.S.

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.
Emerging Tech

NASA is hoping to resurrect its experimental ‘X-Planes’ program in 2017

NASA wants to improve aviation in the United States by designing planes that are quieter, faster and cleaner to fly. The agency is proposing a ten-year program that would bring back the experimental X-planes of year's past.
Business

Here’s the catch with those new U.S. flights to Cuba (and how to get there anyway)

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…
Mobile

Seateroo flight app lets you pay to switch seats on a plane

Whether you want to make some cash out of your seat or swap your cramped window position for a place in the aisle, Seateroo can help. The new app hopes to make flying more comfortable by letting passengers buy or sell their seats before or…
Emerging Tech

Hoverboard bans: America’s three biggest airlines say no to the personal transporter

Hoverboards are one of the hot sellers this holiday season, but new owners won't be taking them on planes anytime soon. A growing number of airlines are banning the machine from their aircraft over concerns that its lithium-ion battery is a…
Emerging Tech

Meet Poppi, the airline that wants to fix everything awful about air travel

Poppi, an airline concept, introduces disruptive startup concepts for today’s airlines that could change our perceptions of air travel.
Photography

Pimp my flight: 7 crazy paint schemes that make these planes pop

Think all planes look alike? Well, they do, but these unique paint jobs could add a bit more fun to your flight.
Photography

8 airports that make layovers fun with pools, theaters, gardens and more

Nobody likes getting stuck at airports, but some airports go above and beyond to make you actually want to camp out. Here are our favorites.