All those extra fees are adding up for the airlines. The Department of Transportation says airlines collected $3.5 billion in bag fees last year. That’s up five percent from 2013.
In March, Delta Airlines will start offering five different levels of pricing, ranging from a bare-bones “basic economy” all the way to an elite first-class “Delta One” ticket. It’s a far cry from the 1960s, when airlines used to print their prices weeks in advance. So, how has airline travel changed?
Some Minnesota kids took a trip to a place most of us dream about visiting Tuesday night. They didn’t escape winter by heading someplace warm. They hopped a flight to the North Pole!
Before you take your next flight, you may want to take along a little extra hand sanitizer. New research shows bacteria can hang around on airplane surfaces for more than a week.
Dozens of local World War II veterans are back from a one-day trip to Washington, D.C. They flew out at 6:15 a.m. Saturday morning and returned home around 10:30 p.m.
A plane crashed in Hawaii and one of the passengers was wearing a Go-Pro camera the entire time. Here is some video from inside the airplane.
A federal judge on Monday sentenced a man who pleaded guilty to slapping a crying toddler on an Atlanta-bound flight to serve eight months in federal prison.
The case of the north Minneapolis boy who made his way onto a plane to Las Vegas without a ticket back in October was in court Wednesday. The story made national and international headlines as officials investigated how the boy was able to sneak through security on Oct. 3 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and onto a plane, without a boarding pass.
Government safety rules are changing to let airline passengers use most electronic devices from gate-to-gate. The change will let passengers read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music.
A Child in Need of Protection or Services petition was filed in Hennepin County Juvenile Court Friday, regarding the 9-year-old boy who managed to fly to Las Vegas without a boarding ticket.
There’s a whole new way to see Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes from above, and even swoop over your own neighborhood. Flight simulators at A.C.E.S. at Mall of America can now show more detail than ever.
For most children, the police escort and limo would equal the ride of a lifetime, but for Dawson Parker and Terrique Powell on Wednesday, it was just the start. They got the red carpet treatment at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, riding in vintage World War II planes.
A World War II veteran took a step back in history with a commemorative flight on a plane he learned to fly some 70 years ago. John Rewey was trained on a B-25 and a co-pilot on one for a short time before he was assigned on a B-24 crew. He flew 35 bombing missions over France and Germany. His family arranged for the 89 year old to take flight again.
After nearly 11 hours in the air, the passengers and crew aboard a jumbo jetliner traveling from Seoul to San Francisco were looking forward to a quick and uneventful landing as Asiana Airlines Flight 214 approached the airport from over San Francisco Bay. What they got instead, without a word of warning, was terror, panic and confusion. The Boeing 777 slammed into the runway on Saturday morning, breaking off its tail and catching fire before slumping to a stop that allowed the lucky ones to flee down emergency slides into thick smoke and a trail of debris. Firefighters doused the flames that burned through the fuselage with foam and water, and police officers on the ground threw utility knives up to crew members so they could cut the seat belts of those who remained trapped as rescue crews removed the injured.
A man accused of slapping a toddler on an Atlanta-bound flight and using a racial slur has pleaded not guilty to assault in federal court.
An Idaho man charged with slapping a toddler on a Minneapolis-to-Atlanta flight has made an initial appearance in federal court.
The attorney for the family of a 2-year-old boy who was slapped by a stranger on a Delta flight said it’s too early to decide if they will file a lawsuit, but the fact the man lost his job isn’t enough.
Staff Sgt. Dan Westby and his wife have been invited to the President’s Inaugural Ball, but tight finances have the once-in-a-lifetime trip in limbo.
An American Airlines captain was taken into custody at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Friday morning on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol.
What makes someone good? What makes someone bad? Is it possible to be both, at least within the confining parameters of big studio entertainments?
The son of a Minnesota woman says confusion about a rash she believes was caused by bed bugs prompted officials to keep passengers on her Chicago-bound flight for several hours while she was evaluated for a suspected case of monkeypox.
The pumps aren’t the only place you can expect to pay more this summer. On average nationwide, airfare is up about 10 percent compared to this time last year. And some markets could end up being double the price by summer.
A police report says a drunk flight attendant was the reason for the canceling of a weekend Grand Forks-to-Minneapolis flight.
When most of us book an airline flight, we’re willing to pay extra to make sure it’s nonstop. That’s exactly what Karen Ortt did when she booked a flight for her a niece to fly to Miami.DDDDD
A Minnesota man faces assault charges this morning after an incident on a Delta Air Lines flight to Los Angeles.