Air Travel

The Economy class with LED cabin lighting is seen on the United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Los Angeles International Airport. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Airlines Consider ‘Economy Minus’ Seats With Less Room, Lower Price

An un-named major airline is now tinkering with the idea of offering something called Economy Minus, with less legroom and seats that don’t recline at a discount price.


Passengers wait in line at the United Airlines ticket counter at San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

Storms In East Delay Flights At SFO

A severe winter storm impacting the East Coast and Midwest this weekend has caused a number of flight cancellations and delays at San Francisco International Airport, a duty manager said.


Oakland International Airport

Keep Your Shoes On, Oakland Airport Launches Expedited Screening

Oakland International Airport rolled out a TSA Pre-Check program Sunday that will allow some travelers to keep their shoes and jackets on when passing through security.


San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

Hurry For Delays: The Best Of SFO

  Hours: Sun to Fri – 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Price: Free For millions of air travelers, the airport experience can be a stressful game of hurry up and wait. Not at the San […]


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AAA Predicts Fewer Californians Will Travel During Labor Day Weekend

The American Automobile Association’s survey of Labor Day travel plans forecasts 3.7 million Californians will travel 50 or more miles from home for the holiday weekend, a decrease of 2.6 percent from last year.


Travelers At SFO

Tropical Storm Irene Forces SFO Travelers To Scramble For Rescheduled Flights

Thousands of flights and hundreds of thousands of would be passengers are being impacted by Tropical Storm Irene.


San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

Bay Area Airports Cheer Compromises To Reopen FAA

The three major airports in the Bay area all have projects that have been impacted by the FAA partial shutdown. So word of a bipartisan agreement to end the stalemate is very welcome news.


Security officers at San Francisco International Airport (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Adding Up All Those Airline Fees

With the travel season underway, more and more passengers are getting frustrated with added airline fees. From baggage to wireless signal access, last year the airline industry reported revenue of $22 billion from a la cart fees.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/06/2011

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

SFO-Bound Flight Makes Emergency Landing In Las Vegas

A San Francisco-bound flight from Miami had to make an emergency landing in Las Vegas late Friday morning after pilots reported smoke in the cockpit.

CBS San Francisco–05/06/2011

Mineta San Jose International Airport

San Jose Considers Adding ‘Silicon Valley’ To Mineta Airport Name

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International officials are considering re-branding the airport to better reflect its location in Silicon Valley.