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The Obscure Airline Term You Need To Know About Before Booking Flights

Bob Schulman | Posted 11.30.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

You booked a flight to London from your local airport with a stop at New York-JFK along the way. Both hops have the same flight number, so it must be a "direct" flight - meaning it's the same plane all the way, even though it stops once. Right? Not necessarily.

Discovering Propellantless Propulsion (1)

Benjamin T. Solomon | Posted 10.13.2015 | Science
Benjamin T. Solomon

For someone who is determined to get propellantless propulsion off the ground, I worry that there isn't enough experimental research to make propellantless propulsion a reality sooner rather than later.

No, Airbus, I Don't Want to Be Stacked

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.12.2015 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

I don't fancy sitting on top of other passengers in an A380 or larger plane, and worrying about more people breathing the same recycled, often staler, air pumped into the cabin.

These 'Stacked' Plane Seats Could End The Legroom Problem Forever

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.07.2015 | Travel

Just when you thought airplane seats had reached their squishiest, someone invents something squishier... but it's also pretty brilliant.  Airbus...

Engineless Glider Takes First Historic Flight, On Way To Edge Of Space

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.05.2015 | Science

An engineless glider designed to reach the edge of space, the first aircraft of its kind, made history Wednesday as it took to the air in its maiden ...

Could A 1-Hour Flight From NYC to London Really Ever Exist?

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.07.2015 | Travel

Airbus has patented an "ultra-rapid air vehicle" that would move at more than four times the speed of sound, making the trip from ...

Airplanes Just Got Even More Crowded With New 11-Seat-Across Setup

Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel

Airbus unveiled last week a new plan for its A380 jet that involves a mind-blowing 11 seats in each row of the economy cabin.

New Solutions to Old Problems

Phil Simon | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

This is not 2007. No longer are organizations "on the bleeding edge" by embracing cloud computing and Big Data. Keep your head in the sand if you like, but successful case studies are emerging every day.

Sawadee Thai A380 First Class

Jared S. Baumeister | Posted 04.25.2015 | Travel
Jared S. Baumeister

Admit it, when you hear "Thai," some part of you thinks of getting a massage. If you're flying Thai Airways First Class from Bangkok, in addition to ...

Lufthansa First Class to Frankfurt

Jared S. Baumeister | Posted 04.19.2015 | Travel
Jared S. Baumeister

Founded in 1953, Lufthansa is one of Europe's premier airlines. With a fleet of 668 aircraft serving over 200 destinations, there are a variety of different cabin configurations out there.

The Shame of Transportation: Safety

Llewellyn King | Posted 03.23.2015 | DC
Llewellyn King

Industries fight safety or environmental protection because of a blind fear of cost. But in safety and environmental protection, the cost is always higher for not doing what has to be done than for doing it.

Come Back, JetBlue!

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

I remember JetBlue fondly. For quite a while after it began flying, I thought of it as the Avis of the air: it tried harder than any other airline to ...

So This Could Be Your Plane Seat In The Future

The Huffington Post | Lisa_MIller | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel

Um, can you say back pain? Airbus has filed a patent for a new "seating device" -- yes, device -- that would reduce bulk on aircraft. And whil...

Airbus Launches New Planes To Compete With Boeing

AP | Posted 07.17.2014 | Travel

FARNBOROUGH, England (AP) — Airbus has launched updated versions of its A330 wide body aircraft in a bit to improve fuel efficiency, increase range ...

We've Seen The Future of Flight, And It's AWESOME

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.13.2014 | Travel

Scared of flying? Then you might not like the airplanes of the future. Sure there are some terrifying-sounding features (transparent cabins and har...

Etihad Finds a Seat Between Prudent and Audacious

Christine Negroni | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

When I told my friend the other day that I'd be traveling on Etihad she asked, "What's that?" In the United States, the 10-year old airline is not a h...

At the Helm of an Emirates A380

Jay Cheshes | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Jay Cheshes

Emirates trains its real pilots on a much more complex piece of equipment, where all the knobs and levers actually work and the cockpit shakes on its hydraulic lift. For most of us who've dreamt of earning more than our plastic wings though, this pared-down version is as close as we're likely to get to taking charge of an actual jumbo jet.

This Is Not A Subway Map

Posted 11.27.2013 | Travel

Want to know everywhere you can travel on Airbus' A380 superjumbo jet? The company has created a friendly, colorful map of all the routes fliers can t...

Watch Out Delta, American and United: The Arabs Are Coming!

George Hobica | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

Rarely mentioned in the debate about whether the consolidation of the U.S. airline industry is a good or bad thing are news items like this: "Boeing...

PHOTOS: Airbus' A350 Takes Off

AP | LORI HINNANT | Posted 08.14.2013 | Travel

PARIS — Airbus sent a new wide-body plane into the skies Friday that sets the stage for intensifying competition with U.S. rival Boeing - with c...

New Suitcase Could Make Lost Baggage A Thing Of The Past

Posted 06.10.2013 | Small Business

The days of lost luggage may soon be behind us. Airbus has unveiled a prototype for a new suitcase, Bag2Go, that is designed to eliminate a scenari...

Frequent Travelers: 'Boeing Will Fix This'

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 03.20.2013 | Travel

DALLAS — Some frequent fliers say they aren't worried about safety aboard Boeing's problem-plagued 787 aircraft, while many less-seasoned travel...

Boeing, Boeing Back, Back To Iraq

AP | By ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 02.14.2013 | Business

BAGHDAD (AP) — The first new Boeing Co. jetliner sold to Iraq in 30 years touched down in Baghdad on Saturday, signaling the country's determination...

Landing Gear Problems Reportedly Plague Airbus | Jim Hoffer | Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel

After a frightening landing at JFK by an Airbus plane, an Eyewitness News investigation discovered several Airbus landing gear problems over the past ...

Is This The Future Of Commercial Air Travel?

Dane Steele Green | Posted 11.14.2012 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

Take note: you may be seeing, and sitting, in one these sooner than you think. Is it a brave, new world or what?