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The Rules of Flirting On a Plane

Map Happy | Posted 11.11.2014 | Travel
Map Happy

Look, it happens. Sometimes you end up sitting next to someone who's not only age-appropriate and single, but attractive. The situation being what it is, the captivity of the plane can either be the best or worst place to make your move.

Here's What Happens When Someone Sneezes On An Airplane

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.04.2014 | Science

A new computer simulation (above) shows the yucky truth about the spread of potentially infectious germs when someone sneezes on a crowded airliner. ...

5 Things You Should Never Wear on an Airplane

Rebecca Pattee | Posted 10.15.2014 | Travel
Rebecca Pattee

When you're flying in a metal tube at 30,000 feet, comfort trumps style. To help you avoid an in-flight fashion faux pas, avoid wearing the 5 items below.

Celebrate Flight During National Aviation Week

Tracy Christoph | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Tracy Christoph

This National Aviation Week, take a moment to glance up at the sky and reflect on the past, present and future of air travel and all those who make it possible.

Scared Of Flying? Watch This Gorgeous Sunrise And Fear No More

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel

What a view! This time-lapse video lets you see the sights on a flight from Tokyo to San Francisco in less than 90 seconds. Posted July 10 by ...

Why My Selfie With Amy Adams Will Be My All-Time Favorite

Ernest Owens | Posted 09.07.2014 | Celebrity
Ernest Owens

What many don't know about her reason for giving up her seat for that soldier who sat next to me is that she didn't even want the attention that came with it.

Body Found In Plane Wheel Well Could Belong To Missing Teen

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 06.05.2014 | Crime

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch border police say they found a body in the wheel well of a KLM airplane that landed at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Thursd...

FBI Targets Use Of Lasers To Distract Planes

AP | Posted 06.05.2014 | Crime

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Silence your cellphone. Save the movie commentary for later. And if you know someone who aims a laser pointer at an airplane, give ...

16 Alarming Airline Secrets You'll Wish You Never Heard

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.02.2014 | Travel

Previously, we've had minor freak-outs upon learning that people habitually steal airplane lifejackets and the flight crew will refill your water bott...

12 Things No One Will Tell You, Not Even Your Smartest Friend.

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 05.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Hotchkiss

Here now, 12 things no one will tell you. Not even the smartest person you know. That is, until now. You're welcome! 1. What if I needed to eat a ban...

Taking Joy in Journeys

Julia Schemmer | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Julia Schemmer

Confession: Last week, I boarded an airplane for the first time. While I am ambitious to travel in my life, it took seventeen years for me to step...

Flying Alone Is Actually The Best And Here's Why

Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel

Solo travel isn't for everyone, this we know. Some people prefer a hand to squeeze during takeoff, someone to chit chat with when the movie selection ...

WATCH: This Was All Shot From An Airplane

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.06.2014 | Green

The last time we checked in on photographer and editor Matthew Vandeputte, he took us on an incredible motion time-lapse trip from Belgium to Australi...

Chasing a Legend: The Last Commercial Flight of the DC-10

Seth Miller | Posted 05.05.2014 | Travel
Seth Miller

I was in Bangladesh about to climb on board the last airframe of the type operated by Biman Bangladesh Airlines, the last airline using the DC-10 in scheduled passenger service. For the final commercial flight we were booked for thirteen hours en route to Birmingham, UK.

REPORTS: Pilots Make This Big Mistake All The Time

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Do you know the way to San Jose? Quite a few airline pilots apparently don't. On at least 150 flights, including one involving a ...

The 8 Most Important Years in the History of the Mile High Club

Global Yodel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

To celebrate 100 years of flying the friendly skies, Global Yodel did a little research about the exclusive (or not so exclusive) Mile High Club. M...

Surviving a Water Landing

Bobby Laurie | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
Bobby Laurie

The fact remains, eight passengers made it out of an airplane that crashed in the ocean, and one of them was willing to talk to me about it.

The Newest In-Flight Photo Trend

Bobby Laurie | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
Bobby Laurie

There are some things that just don't belong on one's social media stream, and that includes things that would be "streaming" in the bathroom.

Why Has the FAA and FCC Been Lying to Us About Cell Phones on Planes?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

For more than 22 years the FAA and the FCC have essentially feeding us an urban myth that cell phone use would crash planes. Who could question passenger safety?

Why Air Passengers Fly With the Flu

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 12.25.2013 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Would you board an airplane knowing you had the flu? Would you worry about possibly infecting other passengers or airline crew? The decision whether or not to fly when you're sick is complicated because it's influenced by a number of factors.

Why I'm So Disappointed In Betty White

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 12.22.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Irene S. Levine

The beloved 91-year-old comedian Betty White has a new starring role in Air New Zealand's latest in-flight safety video. I don't think it's one of her finest performances.

VIDEO: How To Land An Airplane

Posted 09.12.2013 | Travel

While you're returning your tray table to its upright position, someone's hard at work in the cockpit. In this behind-the-scenes video from Pilots...

Easy Steps To Flying Solo

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.12.2013 | Travel

Last week, Gadling posed an interesting question -- would you purchase half of an airplane seat just to ensure enough personal space? The consens...

What Could Get You Kicked Off A Plane?

The New York Times | Stephanie Rosenbloom | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel

Last month, a group of high school students and their chaperons were ordered off a flight to Atlanta for refusing to sit down and turn off their cellp...

On Our Birthday: 14 Places We'd Love To Spend It!

Posted 07.20.2013 | Travel

Hey, guess what today is! It's someone very special's birthday. Today HuffPost Travel is three whole years old! It’s been three lovely years...