Benét J. Wilson is founder and sole proprietor of Aviation Queen LLC, an aviation/travel freelance writing and consulting business. She is also the Air Travel Expert for About.com. Clients include Airport Business magazine, Tnooz, USA Today, AirwaysNews.com, the Runway Girl Network, Jetrader maga...
As a working single mother, I have been traveling with my child since she was 10 days old. She recently took her first unaccompanied minor (UM) flight on Southwest Airlines. And most of the world’s legacy and low-cost carriers have policies for handling UMs under the age of 12 — except for British Airways. So the recent announcement by the UK flag carrier about a change targeting new parents has raised some eyebrows.
United Airlines released a report today promising to turn over a new leaf on the way it handles bumping passengers sparked by the forcible removal of Dr. David Dao off Flight 3411 on April 9, an incident that went viral around the world. “Every customer deserves to be treated with the highest levels of service and the deepest sense of dignity and respect,” said United CEO Oscar Munoz in a statement. “Two weeks ago, we failed to meet that standard and we profoundly apologize.
Travel these days is tough enough without feeling ill when flying. With inflight food scarce, passengers have learned to bring their own snacks to stave off hunger during air travel. While you think some of your picks for onboard snacks and foods are healthy, you would be surprised to learn that you may have been bringing the wrong foods aboard your flight, according to a dietician.