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Iran Deal Cannot Whitewash Regime's Deplorable Human Rights Record

Mark Dubowitz | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
Mark Dubowitz

As we mark the one-year anniversary of the announcement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) this week, the Iranian regime continues to repress its people. Far from a new era of freedom, there has been no meaningful change in the regime's deplorable human rights record.

This Airbus A350's Vertical Takeoff Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel

A note for those afraid to fly: This video might no be for you. The Airbus A350 made a spectacular near-vertical takeoff at the Farnborough Airshow i...

Finnair's Business Class -- Comfort In The Sky

Adam Pervez | Posted 06.27.2016 | Travel
Adam Pervez

On a recent trip between the U.S. and China I upgraded my Helsinki-Beijing and Beijing-Helsinki segments on Finnair's new Airbus A350 aircraft. Finnai...

French Investigators: Smoke Reported On EgyptAir Jet Before Crash

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 05.21.2016 | Home

PARIS/CAIRO, May 21 (Reuters) - The EgyptAir jet which crashed in the Mediterranean on Thursday sent a series of warnings indicating that smoke had be...

3 Important Things To Know About The Missing EgyptAir Flight

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.20.2016 | Home

An EgyptAir plane carrying 66 people from Paris to Cairo crashed into the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday. The cause of the crash is not yet known. E...

Tesla's Gigantic Concept Test

Kevin McDermott | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
Kevin McDermott

Certainly it's far from unknown for companies to use sales as a metric in test-and-learn initiatives. Consumer-product companies, for example, regularly use A/B marketing tests to see whether they are on the right track with a new product.

12 Things Flight Attendants Wish You'd Stop Doing

David Anthony | Posted 03.31.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

What was going through your head when you decided that your flight from Detroit to Chicago would be the best time to cut your toenails. Ewww, gross.

Doctor Urged Psychiatric Treatment For Germanwings Co-Pilot 2 Weeks Before Crash

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 12.20.2016 | Home

PARIS (Reuters) - French investigators have recommended tougher medical checks for pilots after uncovering fresh evidence of unreported concerns over ...

Could This Airplane Bench Give Us More Room On Planes?

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.23.2016 | Travel

We all know that airplane seats are far from perfect these days. Many designs have attempted to solve the problem of increasingly little space, but wi...

Iran's Reintegration into the World Economy as Sanctions are lifted; Not Too Fast!

David Oualaalou | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Iran's reintegration into the global economy with the lifting of economic sanctions brings great joy of Iranians but deep reservations to many Americans.

Nice Landing or Scary Takeoff A350 Enters Service With Both

Christine Negroni | Posted 12.18.2016 | Travel
Christine Negroni

A350 arrives in Brazil photo courtesy TAM What a difference a week makes. Early this morning, TAM Airlines happily welcomed its first Airbus A350 when...

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

Bob Schulman | Posted 11.28.2016 | 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 10.11.2016 | 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 10.11.2016 | 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 has ...

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 f...

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 NYC to London in und...

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 s...

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...

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...