flying

Homeland Security says there is ‘no timeline’ for European laptop ban, but it’s still an option

Business travelers between the U.S. and Europe can breathe a small sigh of relief and clutch their laptops a little closer -- for now. Following a call between Secretary John Kelly and defense leads i

Seatfrog’s auction app lets you grab a last-minute flight upgrade on the cheap

From time-to-time here at TechCrunch, we see companies tackling problems or painpoints in a way that makes you wonder why it wasn't done long ago. Seatfrog from Australia is one that gives me that fee

GateGuru Looks To Improve The Holiday Travel Experience With New Design, Last-Minute Rental Car Deals

Holiday travel season is underway, and, though it comes with the promise of turkey hangovers and time spent with loved ones, it also means having to endure high gas prices, inclement weather, traffic

SeatID Launches Service To Book A Flight Based On Your Social Network

A new startup, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.seatid.com/">SeatID</a>, wants to change the way you fly. Their service lets you use your social network to help pick your next flight and seat assi

Choosing Your Airline Seat Based On Your Social Network

You have a long flight coming up. You don't want to get stuck sitting next to (fill in the blank here). What if you could use your social networks to select your seatmate, based on your friends or c

Is It Really True The iPad Makes Flying More Fuel Efficient?

Apple's new CEO <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/tim-cook">Tim Cook</a> made a lot of <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/10/04/250-million-ios-devices-sold/">strong claims</a> about ho

This Electric Plane Is Powered By Its Own By Solar Hangar

Aviation enthusiasts interested in greener flying might put an Elektra One plane on their wish lists. <a href="http://www.pc-aero.de/">PC-Aero</a>'s electric aircraft can fly for up to three hours on

Southwest Airlines To Start Implement Green Landings. Wait There Exists Such A Thing?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/spirit1.jpg" />First off, what am I talking about when I say "green" landings? Well, how about energy-efficient landings? Does that do an

Pilots can now spy on you at night, look creepy

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/headthing.jpg" /> Want to live out your "Blue Thunder" fantasy? Now you can legally get military-spec night vision goggles for when you

Freesky suggests airlines dismiss per flight pricing for in-flight Wi-Fi service

I can’t say for sure that Freesky and their so-called ‘reports’ should be trusted but something about their latest regarding in-flight broadband leads me to believe that they’re dumb, like, re

American Airlines testing in-flight Wi-Fi tomorrow

Hey, here’s a happy surprise for anyone who may happen to be flying from New York (JFK) and Los Angeles on American Airlines tomorrow. The company will be conducting “a dress rehearsal” of in-fl

United to iPodify its flights with video

Looking to one-up Virgin America and the Linux-based RED in-flight entertainment systems, United said yesterday it’s rolling out iPod-connected video and audio systems into the seat backs of its

Body scanners that can see through clothing to be installed in 10 U.S. airports soon

Body scanners that can “see” underneath clothing will be installed in 10 of the country’s biggest airports within the next few weeks. Airline passengers in cities like New York, Los

I'll still ignore Deltalina even though she's easy on the eyes

Katherine Lee is the new face of in-flight safety for Delta and it’s a welcome change from the monotony we’ve been subjected to for the last couple decades, but are her pouty lips and good looks e

Virgin America: Eh, it's ok.

The excitement I felt before boarding my first VA flight was quickly extinguished upon entering the main cabin. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still going to fly VA wherever they fly going forward, but i

International, Jet-setting Playboy? Use Flyclear

For those of us who fly frequently, we know that going through the security checkpoints over and over is a pain in the ass and a huge hassle for geeks due to our abundance of electronics on hand. Well

Southwest Giving Customers A Free Nintendo DS

Now this is my kind of airline! Southwest today announced that select members of its Rapid Rewards program would be receiving a Nintendo DS Lite and a copy of Brain Age. Who’s getting one and wh