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5 Simple Body Hacks To Avoid Jet Lag

Supercompressor | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Supercompressor

It's easy to get pumped about traveling abroad, but if you've ever been punished with a crippling case of jet lag, you know the struggle to reboot your body clock in unfamiliar territory is very real.

12 Ways to Stay Productive at the Airport

Lauren Jessen | Posted 07.14.2015 | Travel
Lauren Jessen

Don't let extra time you have at the airport or on the plane go to waste. Whether you want to sleep to regain energy, make new friends and contacts, catch up with your sister on the phone, or complete your work tasks, there are various things you can do to stay productive.

Calling Millions of Muslims to Secretly Check in for This Flight

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 07.13.2015 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

To my Muslim family, you know Ramadan starts on June 18 this year. Many in the West believe it's a month when we abstain from food and drink during daytime. That's true. But in reality, Ramadan is about abstaining from all carnal desires, not just food. It's a spiritual flight requiring us to follow certain protocols.

Why These Flights Were 50% Off (and How to Get One Next Time)

Hopper.com | Posted 07.08.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

The Hopper app is perfect -- not only will it watch regular routes and flash sales for you, but we'll also notify you when we see a mistake fare on our radar. Hopper watches billions of flight prices every day, so we spot those mistake fares in real time. Then we pass the savings onto you.

The Scariest Airports To Fly Into

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.08.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Flying might be one of the safest modes of transportation, but you must admit -- landing at one of these airports will make even the most confident flier grip the arm rest.

The Art of Vacationing

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Whether your vacation is for a day or a year. Whether it's on a cruise ship or in a campground. Whether it's on the other side of the world or at a local park, it can be a transformative experience. It can be a work of art. It can be life changing. Take one soon. You can't afford not to.

After 2 Hollywood Stars Fall, the Fourth of July Might Be the Day to Rethink the Freedom of Flying

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 07.06.2015 | Impact
Ben Hellwarth

It usually takes a while for the NTSB to complete its final accident reports, but its preliminary report about Horner's accident, released on June 29, tells a haunting story reminiscent of many other private plane crashes, especially those involving single-engine craft.

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...

5 (Totally Free) Ways To Make Your Flight Better

Hopper.com | Posted 06.17.2015 | 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.

Hummingbirds Are All the Buzz

Steve Zack | Posted 06.10.2015 | Green
Steve Zack

Hummingbirds are evolutionary copycats. Some 40 million years ago, they began exploiting a mutually beneficial exchange that bees and flowers had developed 130 million years before: a trade of pollination for nectar.

The Awesome Airline Cancellation Policy You Don't Know About

Hopper.com | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

Suddenly have buyer's remorse? Think of this as your own personal get-out-of-jail-free card. There's a ticket for $40 cheaper but you just bought your ticket last night. Fortunately, you're in luck.

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.

How to Cancel a Trip If Someone Dies

Map Happy | Posted 06.21.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

If you've got other travel arrangements planned when you get the bad news, it's good to know that even airlines can be human in the worst of time.

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...

Save Serious Cash by Flying Into These 5 Alternate Airports

Thrillist | Posted 05.30.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

We're big proponents of travel hacks -- tips and tricks that make traveling cheaper and easier. But the best hack of 'em all isn't even a hack; it's just knowing a little geography. It might mean a longer drive -- or a short train/bus ride -- when you arrive, but the savings are often well worth it.

How to Find 5th Freedom Flights

Map Happy | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Unsurprisingly, like most things, the best way to find a fifth freedom flight is through Google. It's not really one of those things you can search for all on its own, but it is something you can check for before you book the ticket.

Behind the Science of Why Ears Pop On Planes

Map Happy | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

It makes babies howl inconsolably on flights and sometimes during takeoff or landing I have the urge on the plane to just let myself collapse and do the same. That acute pain of ear pressure doesn't discriminate.

10 Best Tricks for Improving Your Flight Experience

Hopper.com | Posted 05.20.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

Here are some tips and strategies for making the most out of your flight experience. Information is power and, in this case, we've got it in spades.

Crazy Cheap Deal: Fly to 10 Countries in 30 Days for Just $160

Thrillist | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

If you want to travel a lot for not a lot of money, Southeast Asia is your destination. And besides being cheap, the region offers some of the world's best party countries, like Thailand and Singapore. And right now, there's a country-hopping deal you simply can't beat.

Life Lessons From a NASA Flight Software Engineer

Laura Faye Tenenbaum | Posted 05.05.2015 | Science
Laura Faye Tenenbaum

Unless you call yourself a rocket scientist, you probably don't think your daily routine has much in common with flight software engineering. But you would be wrong. If you skip the bits about the flying, disregard the software and pay no attention to the engineering, then what you're left with is some amazingly useful life lessons.

JetBlue Passenger Found Hiding In Cockpit

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.04.2015 | Weird News

A passenger was found hiding inside the cockpit of a JetBlue airplane after it landed in New York early Tuesday. Police say the 26-year-old unident...

Tips for Finding Cheap Flights for Spring Break

MiniTime | Posted 05.03.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Are you ready for a spring break vacation with kids but exhausted from searching for affordable flights? Finding inexpensive airfares during peak travel times is a challenging game to play with few reliable rules except supply and demand.

The Curse of the Window Seat

Map Happy | Posted 04.28.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

It wasn't until I became a permanent migrant to the aisle that I realized that the person in the window seat is really truly the person that holds the entire power, often in ways that aren't fully appreciated.

Airline Staff Grants 4-Year-Old Double Amputee's Wish For 'Wings'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.10.2015 | Good News

A Chinese boy's dreams of flight were fulfilled by a compassionate airline staff. A boy identified as Li Haifeng by XinHua News, wished for "a pai...