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Riding a Wild Wind, Transatlantic Jets Fly Faster Than Ever

When Randal Miles woke up from a nap during his flight from Los Angeles to Paris last week, he opened the interactive map on his seat-back screen to see how much longer he'd be in the air. But the number that caught his eye was the jet's speed. The Norwegian jet was flying at 770… Continue reading Riding a Wild Wind, Transatlantic Jets Fly Faster Than Ever

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JetBlue Heads for the Worst Year of Flight Delays Since 2007

JetBlue Airways Corp. has little to show for its efforts to improve on-time performance.   This year through October, the airline’s on-time arrival rate of 70 percent trails the industry average of 79 percent, according to the U.S. Transportation Department. That puts the carrier on track for its worst showing since 2007.   Flight delays… Continue reading JetBlue Heads for the Worst Year of Flight Delays Since 2007

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Airline reveals the movies people watch most while flying

Losing yourself in a movie is one of the few good things about a long flight. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Losing yourself in a movie is part and parcel of long… Continue reading Airline reveals the movies people watch most while flying

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Future trains could have workout stations, gaming consoles, relaxation pods

Commuting gets an upgrade and don't forget your gym towel. Image: deutsche bahn The "Idea Train" is pulling into the station and with it comes workout stations, a children's lounge, and relaxation compartments. Deutsche Bahn, a German rail system, recently revealed its concept train of the future. It includes many amenities because the company anticipates… Continue reading Future trains could have workout stations, gaming consoles, relaxation pods

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Finally, you’ll know how much your Uber costs before you schedule it

Image: uber If you're heading home for the holiday, you probably want to know exactly how much your cab ride is going to be from the airport to your home. At long last, Uber is going to make it happen. SEE ALSO: UberEats is going to let you order food from 'virtual restaurants' that don't… Continue reading Finally, you’ll know how much your Uber costs before you schedule it