• Report: Airlines Combat Exploding Phone Risk With Fire-Containment Bags

    Report: Airlines Combat Exploding Phone Risk With Fire-Containment Bags

    According to The Guardian, three US airlines — Virgin America, Delta, and Alaska Airlines — are installing fire-containment bags capable of withstanding 3,200-degree temperatures to fight on-board blazes caused by smartphones and other mobile devices.At $1,800 each, they're not exactly cheap, but can you really put a price on safety—particularly when dummies abound?
  • Cheaper Flights Possible if Airlines Replace Human Pilots

    Cheaper Flights Possible if Airlines Replace Human Pilots

    A recent survey by investment bank UBS found 54 percent of passengers today would refuse to board a pilotless flight.As Forbes reports, global financial services company UBS found that removing pilots from the equation and making flights completely automated could lower costs by $35 billion per year for airlines.