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Airline Index Released, Who’s the Best

Since studies began on airlines in 1991, the industry is doing the best it has in 23 years. The latest airline index has been released and the top airlines have been named. The airline quality index is put out by Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott.

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Stefan Zaklin / Getty Images
Stefan Zaklin / Getty Images

Should Airlines Have The Right To Charge A ‘Fat Tax’?

An article in this month's Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, makes the case for airlines to charge a so-called 'fat tax'. The author of the article, Norwegian economist Bharat P. Bhatta, writes that 'all passengers are not alike in terms of their weight and the space they take in a plane.'

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Airline Terminal
Getty Images, photo by Scott Olson

Men and Women Fly Differently and Airlines are Taking Notice

More and more women are traveling for business reason these days and airlines are beginning to see a difference in the flying habits of men and women. Men still outnumber women as a customer base for airlines, but the gap is closing

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drunk plane passenger
Imgur

Video of Drunk Plane Passenger Restrained With Duct Tape Surfaces

Hey, remember this picture of the drunk guy on a flight from Iceland to New York City who had to be restrained with duct tape and zip ties? Allegedly he started screaming on the flight and tried to choke a fellow passenger after drinking a bottle of duty-free alcohol. The crew had to get a little...inventive to resolve the situation. Their solution certainly restrained him, but didn't do much to shut him up, as we now know, thanks to this video of him trying to scream through the duct tape over his mouth.

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Airplane Bathroom
Getty Images, photo by Sergio Dionisio

Thief Takes $250,000 From Airplane Cargo Hold

On a flight to the Caribbean a clever thief stole $250,000 from the cargo area of the plane. The man had complained he was sick and spent most of the flight in the bathroom. It was a 40 minute flight on Air Antilles where a Brink’s security guard placed $1.6 million.

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Russian Crash
YouTube

Camera Catches Russian Jet Plane Crash

It's nearly impossible to watch this without cringing...

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Cobra
Russ Bowling, Flickr

Snake Wrecks Havoc on Plane – Where’s Samuel L. Jackson?

Most people have never actually seen the movie 'Snakes On A Plane.' But thanks to its descriptive name and an aggressive ad campaign based around star Samuel L. Jackson's proclivity for profanity, we all know the bad things that can happen if the slithery reptiles get loose on an aircraft.

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Spirit Airlines
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Another Airline Charging $100 for Carry-On Luggage (That’s Four Now)

Who in the heck is Spirit Airlines? Well, they are officially the fourth airline to start charging customers to bring aboard carry-on luggage, in this case $100.

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Third Airline Adds Fee for Carry On Luggage
Wizz Air

Now It’s a Trend: A Third Airline Slaps Passengers With Carry-On-Bag Fee

On flights, it used to be that carry-on luggage was as free as a complimentary bag of peanuts, but that's all starting to change. In fact, a third small airline just added a fee for passengers who wish to bring a carry-on bag.

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