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Lufthansa sues a man because he missed his flight

When booking a flight, it's often cheaper to buy tickets for a connecting flight — one in which your destination is the first leg of the flight. You then get off the plane and ignore the second leg. This is a trick that some passengers do to save money, and apparently Lufthansa isn't pleased.

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Deaf couple say Delta agent “refused to communicate” with them, kicked them off flight

When Melissa Elmira Yingst and Socorro Garcia checked in for their flight at Detroit, they were told they'd get a seating assignment together. But at the departure gate, the request was denied—and they claim the gate agent would not communicate with them except by talking at them. Thing is, they're both deaf.

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As it raises new cash, Recharge adds homes to its supply of on-demand spaces

Recharge, the business which got its start pitching pay-as-you-go rentals of unused hotel rooms, is adding private homes to its inventory of spaces — offering the first 100 signups in cities where the plan is available a guaranteed income of $1,000 per month. “To celebrate the launch and continue to expand our community early Recharge ...

Delta Air Lines has a monthly garage sale

Once a month, Delta Air Lines holds a "garage sale" at one of its facilities near their flight museum adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The New York Times' Jackie Snow visited this curious surplus sale. Turns out, many of the shoppers lining up to buy galley carts, oscilloscopes, earbuds, posters, branded silverware, and maybe ...

Christmas ad pokes fun at Trump and kids on the naughty list

You're either naughty or nice, and these holidays Air New Zealand is focusing on the kids sitting on the bad side of Santa's list. The airline has released its 2018 Christmas ad, and instead of poking fun of itself like it did last year and the y... ...

In-flight “brawl” between American Airlines stewards leads to lawsuit

An American Airlines steward is suing the airline, claiming that a colleague assaulted her during a flight and that it refused to address her complaints. A lawyer representing the airline, as quoted by USA Today, says that she had it coming: it is "not liable because Plaintiff caused or contributed to cause the harm".

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Delta forced passenger to sit in feces: “sit in your seat or you can be left behind.”

During boarding, a Delta passenger noticed that he'd just sat in a seat covered in ****. The **** was all over his leg. Delta's stewards gave him a paper towel and a mini bottle of gin to clean himself with, and made it clear they wouldn't be cleaning the **** off the seat.

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Air New Zealand’s new safety briefing is a music video set to ‘It’s Tricky’

Air New Zealand has taken people to Middle Earth and done a Men In Black throwback in its safety videos, setting itself apart from other, boring pre-flight briefings. The airline's latest edition is dubbed "It’s Kiwi," a remake of Run-DMC's... ...

On the world’s new longest flight, there is no cattle class

Spending nearly 19 hours in the air is a helluva long time to be flying, but fortunately the passengers on the world's longest flight won't be cramped in cattle class. Singapore Airlines is set to begin non-stop flights between Singapore and New York... ...