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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.

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...

Solar Impulse Lifts Solar Industry to New Heights

Rhone Resch | Posted 09.11.2013 | Green
Rhone Resch

Someone once said: "Your vocation in life is where your greatest joy meets the world's greatest need." Without question, the pilots of Solar Impul...

5 Things You Must Know Before You Buy Another Airplane Ticket

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 09.08.2013 | Travel
Jon Hotchkiss

Before you start searching for deals and thinking about getaways, you should check out these five incredibly true things you must know before you buy an airplane ticket.

Ambien, People Who Say Stupid Things, and My New Travel Hero

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 08.19.2013 | Comedy
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

After placing my carry on bag in the overhead compartment I sank into the luxurious econ chair and clicked my seatbelt into place. My fellow traveler, Ambien, was jumping up and down in my purse beckoning me with promises of slumber and sweet dreams.

Is It Time To Regulate Frequent Flier Programs? (POLL)

Christopher Elliott | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Peter Bauer is mad. His wife, Susan, a loyal United Mileage Plus member, can't seem to redeem her hard-earned points for what she'd been promised: "free" flights -- or "free" anything, for that matter.

5 Right and Wrong Ways to Get Your Flight Attendant's Attention

Bobby Laurie | Posted 07.06.2013 | Travel
Bobby Laurie

Your flight attendant is a very popular person! With fewer flights comes fuller planes and a smaller flight attendant to passenger ratio. In fact, the...

Why 'Scary Movie 5' Is Stupid In Comparison to 'Airplane!'

Mike Ryan | Posted 06.16.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

Last Friday, I saw a dismal movie called Scary Movie 5. I've spent an inordinate amount of time thinking about this movie, considering the creative mi...

The In-Flight Entertainer

Alena Dillon | Posted 05.29.2013 | Travel
Alena Dillon

It is somebody's job to screen and select movies to be featured on flights, and I wonder why it is not this person's top priority -- nay, ONLY priority -- to veto movies whose plots include an airplane crash.

The 'Airplane!' Directors' Amazing New Tourism Ad

Posted 03.19.2013 | Travel

What happens when you hire the directors of the classic comedy "Airplane!" to direct an advertisement promoting Wisconsin? Fish slapping, accidental t...

How Oscar Lost Its Sense of Humor -- and 20 Comedies Worthy of Best Picture

John Farr | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Is this oversight wholly the fault of the Academy? Who else, unless we all agree it's somehow natural or fitting for great comedies to be treated like the second-class citizens of cinema.

The Single Worst Airplane Seat Ever

Posted 01.25.2013 | Travel

Seriously, you would not want to get stuck sitting here on a long flight -- or, really, any flight.

Passengers Did What On A Plane?

Elyse Pasquale | Posted 03.10.2013 | Travel
Elyse Pasquale

Think Duct Tape Guy was a rare case? Here's a worst-of-the-worst roundup of the airline industry's most infamous inebriates.