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Why Is In-Flight Wi-Fi So Crappy?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.24.2016 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

High-speed communication technology has improved drastically in recent years, but the Gogo monopoly has not kept pace with dramatically improving technology. And the angry backlash from flyers and airlines is exploding.

Passenger Arrested After In-Flight Yoga Session Turns Violent

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.01.2016 | Crime

A flight from Hawaii to Japan was forced to turn back when a 72-year-old male passenger became violent after being told he couldn't practice yoga in t...

So THAT'S Why Airplanes Dim Lights During Takeoff

Travel + Leisure | Posted 02.24.2017 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Photo: Vicki Beaver / AlamyLowering cabin lights and raising window shades are standard safety measures during takeoff and landing--the most critical...

6 Must Have Accessories for Any Business/Plane Trip

Paula Froelich | Posted 02.16.2017 | Travel
Paula Froelich

So, after logging in thousands of miles, sometimes days in a row on a plane, I've decided to do my own basic list... and I can tell you this.

Freedom Trumps View at 30,000 Feet

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 02.11.2017 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

I love the view at 30,000 feet. It's one of the greatest things about flying. But unless the flight is under two hours, there's absolutely no way I'm ...

The Mile High Club

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 12.06.2016 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

I once went to second base with a stranger on a plane. He was my seatmate on the red-eye from Los Angeles to New York. We never spoke or exchanged nam...

Arrive Like a Celebrity and Other Tips to Enjoy Your Journey

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 09.29.2016 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

Travel is inherently riddled with setbacks, disappointments, and annoyances so how you react to these will determine the outcome of a trip. You have to train yourself to think and react differently. By doing so, you'll enjoy yourself and your trip more (as will everyone around you).

Aviation's Poisoned Air: Aerotoxic Syndrome

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.26.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

I have never been a great airplane passenger. I prefer to be on the ground. Now that I have learned about Aerotoxic Syndrome, a heath issue not in the public domain, I have a new concern.

5 (Totally Free) Ways To Make Your Flight Better

Hopper.com | Posted 06.16.2016 | Travel
Hopper.com

Staying comfortable in the air is not always easy. Legroom is tight, planes are packed, and comforting extras, like snacks and entertainment, can cost extra. But Hopper is here to help. We found five ways you can stay comfy on a plane -- and unlike that bag of potato chips, these are all free.

New Airplane Seating Chart Makes Summer Travel A Lot Less Comfortable

Sarah Cooper | Posted 06.02.2016 | Travel
Sarah Cooper

There's even spaces designated for notoriously annoying passengers.

Make Your Seats Big Enough to Fit Actual People: An Open Letter to Airlines Everywhere

Erin McKelle | Posted 05.04.2016 | Travel
Erin McKelle

This is my call for airlines to make their seats larger, so fat people can travel without experiencing shame, humiliation, or discomfort. Everyone deserves to fly without enduring these hardships and it's time that we start talking about it.

Every Question You've Ever Had About Flying, Answered By A Pilot

Supercompressor | Posted 10.20.2015 | Travel
Supercompressor

Let's just put it right out there: flying is a king-sized pain in the ass. The cramped seats, the recycled air, the turbulence, the mysterious noises. Determined to conquer my own personal fear, I sought out Tom Bunn -- an experienced airline captain and licensed therapist.

5 Things You Didn't Know About The Mile High Club

Thrillist | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

For most people, even a routine flight offers the promise of joining the Mile High Club. But what about fascinating facts you can use to (maybe) woo your attractive seatmate (yeah, we know the best airlines for singles)?

Our Top Tips for Beating Jet Lag

Go Ahead Tours | Posted 05.31.2015 | Travel
Go Ahead Tours

Every traveler has heard of it and everyone fears it: the dreaded jet lag. But for those of us who are constantly on the go, we rely on these top tips for avoiding jet lag and arriving at your destination feeling as fresh as possible.

Just How Old Is That Plane You're Flying On?

George Hobica | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel
George Hobica

The world's airlines are buying lots of shiny new planes of all sizes and types, and that's good news for travelers, giving them some sense of justice now that airfares are going up and airlines are raking in profits.

The Coolest Airline Amenity Kits

Travel + Leisure | Posted 03.15.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Among the small yet profound joys of flying in a premium-class seat is opening the amenity kit to see what's inside.

What We Can Learn From William and Kate and the Woman Who Threw Her Prosthetic Leg

Lauren Salkin | Posted 02.21.2015 | Weird News
Lauren Salkin

In case you missed the media frenzy on the coma box in your living room, Prince William and Kate were in New York City recently to hang out and see a play. But it's not what they did in NYC that was interesting. It's how they got there.

The 48 Problems With Flying

Thrillist | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Matt Meltzer Credit: Shutterstock These days, flying is right up there with going to the dentist and doing your taxes on the list of thing...

Absolutely Everyone You Need to Tip While Traveling

Thrillist | Posted 12.17.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

It's probably safe to say the idea of tipping the flight attendant has never crossed your mind, but apparently a whopping 30 percent of flyers have done it. How do you feel now, cheapskate? We asked national etiquette expert and owner of The Protocol School of Texas, Diane Gottsman, exactly who we should be tipping, and how much.

Airline Passengers! Is There a Right to Recline?

Roz Warren | Posted 11.14.2014 | Travel
Roz Warren

Being a grown-up -- rather than a toddler -- means recognizing that world doesn't revolve around you. All your needs won't always be met. The needs of others matter too. And if your needs are in conflict? You communicate.

Airline Courtesy: Shrinking Seat Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

As airplanes become increasingly cramped and uncomfortable, good etiquette is more important than ever. Here are the new rules for air travel.

Why Train Travel Is So Much Better Than Flying

Robin Hardman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Fifty
Robin Hardman

I'm on a 9-hour-plus train ride, from New York City to Pittsburgh. In an age of air travel, some might think me insane. But I had myriad reasons for c...

Turbulence in the Air: What Does it Mean for You?

Peter Greenberg | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

While all these situations sound terrifying, it doesn't mean it's time to turn in your frequent flyer mile card.

How to Turn Coach Into First Class

Sonia Gil | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

We all know it: Flying coach can be painful. But guess what? There are magical ways of making your coach experience feel more first class!

The Airplane Smells Like Farts... And 4 Other Travel Annoyances

Caitlyn Becker | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel
Caitlyn Becker

With the crazy expensive cost of flying these days one would think that you would have a pleasant, even 5 star experience traveling the friendly skies. But, if you're like most people, you're shelling out a big chunk of change to fly coach and there is little, if anything, friendly about it.