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Up In The Air

New nonstop flights from IAH add international clout: Houston's suddenly got Seoul

By Clifford Pugh

Houston travelers rejoice: It continues to get easier to fly between Houston and the Far East. The latest airline to announce new service: Korean Air, which plans nonstop flights bet ...


Up In the Air

United Airlines ups the Dreamliner ante, orders more new stretch planes — and look at that fuel burn

By Whitney Radley

More state-of-the-art aircraft are on the way for United Airlines, which has increased an order from The Boeing Company to include 20 additional 787-10s. The Chicago-based carrier expects the first ...


It's Official

Houston & China linked more than ever: Dragons broken out for anti-climatic new nonstop flight party

By Whitney Radley

Following several unofficial slips over several weeks that revealed George Bush Intercontinental would soon be a hub for nonstop flights to China, the official official announcement final ...


Life in the fast lane

International travelers allowed to speed through airport customs — with a catch

By Whitney Radley

Only a economically-minded business traveler or a vacationer headed for a bikini-and-flip-flop weekend getaway to Mexico has the ability to condense a packing list to carry-on size. If you  ...


Security fail

Where the TSA steals your stuff: Texas is a hotbed for airport thefts

By Whitney Radley

Between 2002 and December 2011, the Transportation Security Administration — the body charged with passenger security and safety — fired nearly 400 employees for allegedly stealing from ...


Here's the skinny

United Airlines to put in skinnier seats, swears you will not notice — and besides you'll have WiFi

By Whitney Radley

Just when you thought flying coach couldn't get much more cramped, United Airlines has announced plans to install slimmer seats to its Airbus narrow-bodies. Each aircraft in the  ...


beginning Nov. 4

A consolation prize? Houston gets United Airlines' fancy, new Dreamliners first

By Whitney Radley

United Airlines has put in a hefty order for 50 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. On Thursday, the airline announced that domestic travelers will get a chance to ride on the first five arrivals of th ...


Flying Out of Houston

Inside the world's largest passenger jet: Airbus A380 brings air wows, house-sized bathrooms

By Whitney Radley

The waiting area outside of George Bush Intercontinental Airport's D-11 seemed an unlikely spot for a midday polka performance, but that didn't deter the crowd of media, city and corporate ...


Not Reality TV

Houston hero almost missed the airline flight where he saved the day: Ben Rose's real-life drama

By Whitney Radley

Ben Harwood Rose wasn't supposed to be on the U.S. Airways flight from Los Angeles to Phoenix. Rose had to push back his initial departure when he lost his cell phone at Coachella (his ...


Emergency Cool

Downtown turns into emergency landing strip: Young pilot lauded for her crash composure

By Tyler Rudick

The streets of downtown Conroe turned into a makeshift landing strip when a young pilot in a small plane pulled off a gutsy, emergency landing. Pilot Sarah Chantal Rovner, 22, left West Houston ...


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