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The Real Cost of the Same-Day Change Fee

Map Happy | Posted 08.31.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

If I had known about same-day change fees then I probably wouldn't have panicked so much. The average change fee costs anywhere from $100 to $200 these days, making it sometimes cheaper to ditch the flight than taking it.

'Just What the Doctor Ordered'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.18.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I began to wonder about my longevity when I read that researchers in the United Kingdom had created a survey that can calculate a person's chances of dying in the next five years.

11 Greatest Sissies Of The Screen

Matt Baume | Posted 07.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

When I was a nervous queer kid in the suburbs, afraid of my own capacity for mincing, I was desperate for a knight in sparkling armor to rescue me. I needed someone to show me that it's OK to lift your pinky, it's safe to swish.

Top 10 Sex and Dating Tips from Airplane! Quotes

Em & Lo | Posted 07.29.2015 | Entertainment
Em & Lo

Earlier this week we celebrated the 35th anniversary of the movie Airplane! with 35 little known facts about the classic comedy. Today, because Airplane! is pretty much the most quotable movie in the entire history of movies, we offer you ten sex and dating tips via some of the film's most (in)famous lines.

Airplane! Is 35 -- Shirley You Can't Be Serious?

Em & Lo | Posted 07.23.2015 | Entertainment
Em & Lo

Here are 35 little known facts about the movie to celebrate this awesome movie's birthday.

See Spot Run Wild

Joseph P. Farrell | Posted 07.15.2015 | Comedy
Joseph P. Farrell

I could describe the shirt if I had to, but I don't know what I spilled on it or where the spill occurred, though we were probably at the airport eating fish tacos an hour after our flight was scheduled to leave, which it did, despite the fact that we weren't on it.

This Airplane Seat Design Will Haunt You Forever

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.13.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Zodiac Seats France has introduced a new seating configuration that should only exist in the darkest of nightmares. The design takes the already dreaded middle seat of the row and rotates it 180 degrees to maximize space, thus establishing the "Economy Class Cabin Hexagon."

5 First Class Airplane Cabins That Are Basically Hotel Rooms

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.08.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

With personal butlers and turndown service, it's hard to tell whether you're sitting in a hotel room or on an actual airplane. Here are some of the most extravagant airline suites in the sky.

15 Photos that Capture the Magic of Aviation

DL Cade | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
DL Cade

Human flight is a modern-day miracle. One day we were staring at the birds longing for their high-flying freedom; the next a pair of brothers were...

How to Make a Cocktail While Flying

Ali Rosen | Posted 06.14.2015 | Taste
Ali Rosen

Everyone these days fancies themselves an expert at making cocktails, but are you expert enough to make a cocktail while flying up in the air?

Wilbur and Orville Wright Meet Tom Hanks: NatGeo, Pay Attention -- This Is How It's Done

Carroll F. Gray | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment
Carroll F. Gray

When the National Geographic Society channel, NatGeo, announced that the American Genius series would include Wright vs. Curtiss (the original title), it created a buzz amongst the aeronautically-minded.

Stop Fighting for Overhead Bin Space Already

Map Happy | Posted 05.17.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Beccaauuse no flight attendant is going to say your bag is not making it on the flight and goodbye! to every piece of clothing you own. You officially now have to wear the same outfit every day.

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

Erin McKelle | Posted 05.04.2015 | 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 06.29.2015 | 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)?

Why You Should Always Know What Kind Of Plane You're On

SmarterTravel | Posted 06.15.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Although some important factors, like noise or smoothness, are inherent to the plane model itself, others depend on how each airline outfits its planes.

Just What Keeps An Airplane Up In The Air, Anyway?

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.15.2015 | Science

Nope, it isn't magic, and the pilot isn't wildly flapping her arms up and down. Thankfully, the physics that keeps an airplane aloft is a bit more dow...

Pilots Donate Time, Fuel To Fly Dogs Facing Euthanasia To Rescue Shelters

The Associated Press | Sue Manning | Posted 04.09.2015 | Good News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For some dogs, a chance at the good life takes off when the pilots do. Thousands of pooches facing euthanasia — some just ho...

Airport Haikus

Lillian Daniel | Posted 06.06.2015 | Travel
Lillian Daniel

A haiku is a Japanese three-line poem, 17 syllables, written in 5/7/5 syllable count. After three hours on the runway, then a cancelled flight, followed by six more hours at the airport, it was time to devote myself to this ancient literary form.

Learning to Let Go of Baggage... Literally

Rachel Chang | Posted 03.25.2015 | Travel
Rachel Chang

The carousel stopped again. It wasn't there. And neither were the bags for the majority of my fellow passengers. Suddenly I heard screaming, yelling, and even riot-like chanting erupt. But it was all in Spanish.

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 Rules of Flirting On a Plane

Map Happy | Posted 01.11.2015 | 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.