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Boeing 747

Airlines Battled for Your Butt in 'The Great Lounge War'

Bob Schulman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Squished into your economy seat 35,000 feet over Toledo, it's hard to picture yourself sauntering down the aisle to a lounge the size of your living room, plopping down into an overstuffed chair and listening to someone batting out your favorite tunes on a Wurlitzer piano -- and all in coach.

Delta to Let Four 747s Fly Out of the Fleet

Christine Negroni | Posted 10.01.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

In a startling change of plans, Delta Air Lines today confirmed that it will retire four of its Boeing 747s beginning in September.

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 ...

Asia and Air Security

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.17.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

As has unfortunately been the case in the past, it is now taking such a tragedy to focus minds, governments, and budgets, on the problem. If this incredible story results in positive change, at least the victims of MH370 will not have died in vain.

Airline Passengers Aren't Guests, They're Cargo

Sam Fiorella | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Sam Fiorella

Fast forward to today and airlines promote low CO2 emissions, speed, and safety when speaking about travel and their fleets of 747s, not the experience of traveling.

This Iconic Plane May Soon Be Gone

AP | JOSHUA FREED and SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 10.24.2013 | Travel

-- For decades, the Boeing 747 was the Queen of the Skies. But the glamorous double-decker jumbo jet that revolutionized air travel and shrunk the gl...

Paul Needham

A Plane Built With, Gasp, Passengers In Mind | Paul Needham | Posted 11.28.2011 | Travel

EVERETT, Wash. -- Imagine a plane that reduces vibrations from turbulence to the point where the ride is smooth even during landing. A plane with enou...

Emergency Landing At LAX

AP | Posted 10.27.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A Philippine Airlines jumbo jet carrying more than 400 people has landed safely at Los Angeles International Airport after declaring a...

WATCH: Inside Boeing's 747-8 At The Paris Air Show

Posted 10.14.2011 | Travel

The Paris Air Show this week has offered plane manufacturers an opportunity to show off a ton of new hardware, but no aircraft has caught the crowd's ...

Showering at 30,000 Feet: Aboard the Super-Jumbo A380, Life is Large

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.01.2011 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The plane I'm about to board, the super-jumbo Airbus A380, has brought a certain excitement back to air travel since its debut in 2007.

WATCH LIVE, 12:45pm EST: Boeing 747-8's First Flight

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Boeing's newest aircraft, the 747-8 Intercontinental, launched its first flight Sunday. As Huffington Post Travel previously reported, Boeing has s...

Handhelds on Planes A Bigger Problem Than You Think

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

So what would you think if you were the B777 pilot who's radio communication with air traffic control was interrupted by a passenger's cell phone call...

Sometimes I Feel Like a 747

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Congratulations, Wunderbar and Chuka Haeyo to Boeing for the banner day it had Sunday, unveiling its newest version of the 747, the 747-8 Intercontinental.

PHOTOS: Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Unveiled

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Boeing unveiled their new 747-8 Intercontinental jumbo passenger jet on Sunday at the company's factory in Everett, Washington. Boeing's newest add...

WATCH: 747 Does A Flyby Near Golden Gate Bridge

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Though we're not quite sure what the reason was, an United 747 airplane did an ultra close flyby of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge during that cit...

Gates Grounds the Airborne White Elephant Laser

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Now reporting to President Obama, who favors weapons programs that are effective and affordable, Gates is finally free to say that many of these programs don't work.

LAX Baggage Accident: Japan Airlines Flight Ingests Luggage Container

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES — Authorities say a metal baggage container was sucked into an engine of a Boeing 747 at Los Angeles International Airport. No one wa...