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United Fliers, Prepare To Be Bored By This Punishingly Long “Humorous” Safety Video

Even people who haven’t flown are pretty familiar with the basics of the safety spiel the cabin crew gives before takeoff — no smoking, buckle your seatbelt and keep it buckled, know where the exits are, don’t freak the f*#$ out when the oxygen bag thing drops, and if we crash into the water and manage to survive, you can float in the freezing water on your seat cushion. The more concise an airline can make these statements, the better. But United Airlines thinks that the best way to make you give a hoot about airline safety is to make you watch a 4.5-minute video that tries to tickle your funny bone.

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Congress Hates You, Votes To Bring Back Glory Days Of Opaque Airfare Pricing

Congress Hates You, Votes To Bring Back Glory Days Of Opaque Airfare Pricing

(Triborough)

Remember the good ol’ days of 2011, when you would see an airline advertising $99 tickets to somewhere nice, only to later find out that the actual airfare was much higher? For some reason that has absolutely nothing to do with huge amounts of donation money from the travel industry, the House of Representatives has decided that consumers should no longer have access to transparent airfares.

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Which airlines offer the best NY-LON service ? CNN’S Richard Quest puts them ot the test

Which airlines offer the best NY-LON service ? CNN’S Richard Quest puts them ot the test
In this brand new episode of ‘CNN Business Traveller’, correspondent Richard Quest puts to the test the five major carriers that compete on the iconic NY-LON route, criss-crossing the Atlantic in a number of ways: trying out American Airlines’ all new cabin; British Airways’ all business class flight; Delta’s ‘Heavenly Bed’; United’s new home at Heathrow T2 and drinks at the bar on Virgin Atlantic. He tests the lounges, the food, the service and most importantly of all...the bed! Read More >