Air Rage : Fact Sheet
Imagine a cushion of quiet, seven rows deep — that's what AirAsia plans on doing with its "quiet zone" where only passengers 12 and older can sit.

Coming soon: Adults-only sections on airplanes

An Asian airline will create a zone free of tiny tots. Will this give grown-up travelers some much-appreciated peace and quiet, or just make parents mad?

Air Rage : Analysis
United's Economy-Plus seats: Instead of bulky foam cushioning, the airline's slim new coach seats will be padded with polyester.

Smaller seats, more passengers: Inside United Airline's painful new plan

The carrier says it's installing slimmer seats to offset climbing fuel costs. Will that make economy class feel even more like a cattle car?

Air Rage : Instant Guide
A child sits alone in an airplane terminal: Qantas Airline has a newly controversial policy that ensures male adults aren't seated next to unaccompanied minors.

Pedophilia panic: Barring single men from sitting next to kids on planes

Two Australian men complain after flight attendants make them move away from unaccompanied children. Is this airline policy discriminatory?

Air Rage : The List
Before you board that Southwest flight, it might be wise to check the depth of of your cleavage, the length of your skirt, and the context of your T-shirt.

8 passengers dubiously booted off Southwest flights

The budget airline has kicked off passengers for wearing saggy pants and crying, developing a reputation as the airline industry's version of the Soup Nazi

Air Rage : Burning Question
Budget airline Spirit already charges passengers $45 for carrying on too-large bags, and other airlines may soon follow suit.

Should airlines charge a fee for oversized carry-ons?

The battle for overhead bins gets more intense with every flight, but passengers may not take kindly to yet another extra charge

Air Rage : Controversy
Spirit Airlines charges passengers extra to reserve any seat in advance, not just window or aisle seats.

The latest outrage-inducing airline fee: $25 for a window seat?

Want to make sure your family sits together on your summer vacation? Be prepared to open your wallet

Air Rage : The List
Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary has some pretty kooky, and sometimes offensive, money-saving ideas.

Ryanair's 7 most ridiculous cost-saving ventures

The cheapo Irish airline is famous for its outlandish proposals to save money. Are any of them so crazy they might just work?

Air Rage : Petty Controversy
Alec Baldwin really, really loves the smartphone game Words With Friends.

Petty controversy: Alec Baldwin vs. American Airlines

The 30 Rock star gets kicked off a flight after refusing to stop playing Words with Friends on his smartphone

Air Rage : Instant Guide
A Swissport airplane fuels up: This week, a charter flight company making a fuel stop in Austria asked fliers to fork over $31,000 before it allowed the flight to take off again.

The airline passengers forced to pay $31,000 extra for fuel

Fliers jetting from India to England are asked to cough up hundred of dollars apiece when the plane stops for gas in Austria

Air Rage : Opinion Brief
Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary may outrage toddler-toting passengers with his plan to let travelers drool over XXX films via a special smartphone app peddled by his discount carrier.

Should porn be allowed on airlines?

European discount carrier Ryanair may offer discreet in-flight porn — for an additional fee, of course

Air Rage : Wit
An unassuming silver bullet vibrator apparently inspired some bawdy attention from a TSA agent, who reportedly left a rather suggestive note for the woman who packed the toy in her luggage.

The 'hilarious' TSA note about a woman's vibrator

After packing a sex toy in her luggage, a woman allegedly opens her suitcase to find a note from the TSA reading, "GET YOUR FREAK ON." Cue the jokes

Air Rage : Fact Sheet
American Airline's new policy lets passengers who checked in earliest board first, regardless of where they're sitting.

The fastest way to board an airplane

American Airlines' new "random" boarding strategy: Is it passenger-friendly or "complete chaos"?

Air Rage : Opinion Brief
Showdown with the TSA: A 61-year-old Colorado woman has been charged with felony sexual assault for allegedly squeezing and twisting a TSA agent's breast.

The woman who allegedly 'molested' a TSA agent

After a traveler is charged with groping an airport security worker's breast, the anti-TSA crowd cheers her as a hero — but is she just part of the problem?

Air Rage : Opinion Brief
One airline is booting babies from first class, and some say it's about time.

Should kids be banned from flying first-class?

Malaysia Airlines boots babies to the back of the plane to appease premium passengers who complain about crying infants. Should other airlines follow suit?

Air Rage : Opinion Brief
The contents of Sy Haze's luggage are laid out on his hotel bed in a video that shows off his pee-soaked clothes.

A Delta passenger's urine-soaked-baggage nightmare

A British man's days-long quest to find his lost luggage ends with a disappointing discovery: Someone peed all over his clothes  

Air Rage : By the numbers
U.S. airlines raked in billions in baggage fees in 2010, with Delta leading the pack with $952 million.

The 'staggering' $5.7 billion in airline fees: By the numbers

U.S. airlines raked in 24 percent more in luggage fees last year than in 2009. Which carrier stuck Americans with the biggest bill?

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