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You’re Doing It Wrong: Air Travel

This week marks one of the busiest for travel — which for many of us means nervously clutching three-ounce shampoos as we queue up at security for government-sanctioned groping, followed by equally pleasant sardine-style seating and SkyMall reading.
Don't worry. Our expert is here to help.
By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  November 23, 2012

American Airlines busted for union-busting

An inebriated Denzel Washington isn't your biggest problem at the airport.
Scream On
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 09, 2012

Airport upgrades

Air travel choices have evolved.
By DAVID KISH  |  December 03, 2010

Remembering 9-11

Eight years ago, on a sunny Tuesday September morning in New York City and Washington, DC, a sickeningly well-orchestrated terrorist attack took flight, in part, from Boston’s Logan International Airport.
Eight years later
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 11, 2009

Honorary Mention: Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger

If everybody gets 15 minutes of fame, and certain hardened criminals get something like a half-hour, then maybe the pilot who “splash landed” U.S. Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River deserved a day or three in the limelight. Instead, he consumed th
If everybody gets 15 minutes of fame, and certain hardened criminals get something like a half-hour, then maybe the pilot who “splash landed” U.S. Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River deserved a day or three in the limelight. Instead, he consumed the media with his boring story for a solid month while continuously saying how badly he wanted to return to work.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

Media kills hero pilot

US Airways Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who pulled off the "Miracle on the Hudson" emergency landing, was found beaten to death by the national media.
Herd-mentality pack lacks sufficient imagination to find another story
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 28, 2009


Flying high

There’s nothing new about the complaint as literature, says author Jonathan Miles.
Interview: Jonathan Miles’s airport novel
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 02, 2008

Mile-high schlub

Look your children in the eye, globetrotter, and tell them the truth: the Golden Age of Air Travel is over.
We recall the 10 things we miss most from the Golden Age of Air Travel
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 21, 2008

The cuteness surge

Cuteness, of course, is the collective cultural cure-all to our problems.
Why, in desperate times, we turn to lolcats, twee songs, and mute kittens
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 01, 2008

Bronx bum

Man, there sure must have been some serious drinking going down on those great Yankee teams of the 1990s.
Sports blotter: "Hero to zero" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 09, 2008

Land of Liberty

After 9/11, many of us went to New York City, responding to then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s plea to help Gotham by visiting and spending money.
We're trapped in the Homeland
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  November 28, 2007


Wings of desire

Lines upon reading that in-flight entertainment is exposing children to images of an increasingly violent and sexual nature.
Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
By JAMES PARKER  |  September 05, 2007

Fly the friendly skies with the Pope

The Pope didn’t ask me for any marketing tips for his new airline venture linking Rome to pilgrimage sites like Lourdes, Fatima, and Czestochowa.
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  September 05, 2007

Far out

Carol Abbe sat very still on the international flight taking her from Beirut to Taipei.
As the war escalates, a onetime hippie chick reflects on the groovy time she spent in Afghanistan and Iran in the late ’60s
By LAUREN WOLFE  |  May 04, 2007

On Broadway

World Premiere of locally produced ON BROADWAY with airline ticket giveaways, sexy candid shots of the cast including Joey McIntyre, and Q&A with director David McLaughlin. Thick Boston accents abound! Produced by Heather Kapplow for the Independent
VIDEO: The Independent Film Festival of Boston Vodcast, Volume Two .
By BOSTON PHOENIX VIDEO  |  April 28, 2007

She who controls the purse

The rumor mill has been buzzing with speculation that Massachusetts senate president Robert Travaglini might leave the legislature to take a position with the Massachusetts Hospital Association or the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council.
Terry Murray gave away $11 million of state money. Will anyone call her on it?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 09, 2007


In the footsteps of the devil

On top of everything else that day, there was this.
Why did Mohammed Atta choose to spend his last night on Earth in my hometown?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 11, 2006


The mainstream media has more or less treated the news that a group of British-based Islamist terrorists planned to blow up as many as ten airliners with colorless liquid explosives as the planes cruised over the Atlantic as a new development. It isn’t.
Why we are no safer today than we were before 9/11
By EDITORIAL  |  August 22, 2006

Controllers at T.F. Green pan FAA contract

The Federal Aviation Administra­tion’s current labor contract proposal is so bad that 16 of the 28 air traffic controllers working at T.F. Green Airport may retire, warns Jake Crowley, the National Air Traffic Controllers Associa­tion’s Rhode Island spo
Annals of labor
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  April 27, 2006

The ultimate PILOT movie

Whether in the world of commercial airlines, the Air Force, or a futuristic world of intergalactic smuggling, those who fly planes for a living have long been well-represented in the cinema.
Movies . . . one profession at a time
By RYAN STEWART  |  March 10, 2006

US airlines could be on front lines for bird flu

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. airlines could be on the front lines in a bird flu outbreak and federal health officials are streamlining procedures for the possible quarantine of sick passengers.
By  |  November 11, 2005