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How To Snag A Seat Upgrade For Free

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.15.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

It can be tricky, but it's possible. Here are some tried-and-true tips for upgrading your seat on your next flight. I have found that you can often switch to a better seat on the day of departure. Two strategies I use.

How To Survive A Plane Crash

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Saving your life is an emergency crash situation may be simpler than it seems, so it's worth revisiting the advice from experts at the FAA on what to do.

100 Years After the Eastland: Three Deadly Illinois Disasters

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.29.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Nearly 100 years after the single biggest loss of life event in the continental United States in the 20th century, video of the disaster keeps popping up. The steamship the Eastland capsized in the Chicago River in 1915, killing 844 people.

This Mom Melted the Hearts of Fellow Travelers

Andrea Smith | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Andrea Smith

In fact, we could all be a little more considerate and thoughtful of people traveling with young kids, especially during the busy holiday travel season.

How to Stop Feeling Crammed in Your Airplane Seat

Map Happy | Posted 01.11.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

While it would be great to get in some jumping jacks or real exercise during a flight, that's just not going to happen. She shared with me some stretches and moves that are effective and easy to do -- and shouldn't cause too much concern from fellow flyers.

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 ...

How This Female Pilot Is Flying Through The Glass Ceiling

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women

Nearly 80 years after Amelia Earhart attempted to circumnavigate the globe, another Earhart is taking the reins. Although pilot Amelia Rose Earhar...

Two Search Teams Spot Objects

AP | ROB GRIFFITH and SCOTT McDONALD | Posted 05.24.2014 | World

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A Chinese plane crew spotted a white, square-shaped object in an area identified by satellite imagery as containing possible...

American Tourists Among 45 Killed In Laos Plane Crash

AP | JERRY HARMER | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

PAKSE, Laos -- PAKSE, Laos (AP) — Rescuers in fishing boats pulled bodies from the muddy Mekong River on Thursday as officials in Laos ruled out fin...

Door Falls Off Plane In Flight, Lands On Motel Roof

AP | Posted 10.13.2013 | Weird News

MONTEREY, Calif. -- MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — A door that fell off a small plane has been found on a Monterey motel roof. The Salinas Californian rep...

Namaste

Hilary Walke | Posted 10.23.2013 | Travel
Hilary Walke

As I packed my backpack with wanderlust in my eyes and adventure in my heart, I dreamed of all the places I could bring yoga on my eight-month trip across Asia.

Does Your Airline Really Love You?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.14.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Keeping a plane at the gate may be the ultimate way to say, "We care." It requires that an employee ignore years of training and be willing to face real consequences on an upcoming performance review. The message is unmistakable: You're important to us.

United Airlines Holds Plane So Passenger Can Say Goodbye To His Dying Mother

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.06.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

As it turns out, United flight 667 was delayed leaving San Francisco. Drake was visibly distraught. You can't prepare for a moment like this, but now came the very real possibility that he wouldn't have chance to see his mother before she passed away.

Can A Fart Crash A Plane?

www.newser.com | Posted 02.19.2013 | Weird News

A new study addresses our flatulence issues while flying. As passengers we have nothing to worry about. But the study shows that our pilot's farting c...

Astoria Characters: The Man Whose Hobby Is Working

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.16.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Rudy's is the only extensive, eclectic hobby shop left in Queens, and surely it is the only one in the world that sells crosses and holy water right alongside jigsaw puzzles and plastic toy soldiers.

Plane Makes Emergency Landing En Route To Tel Aviv

AP | Associated Press | Posted 10.02.2012 | World

MONCTON, New Brunswick -- A U.S. Airways jet travelling to Tel Aviv from Philadelphia has made an emergency landing at a Canada airport after smoke wa...

WATCH: Man Skydives 70 Times On His 70th Birthday For Charity

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.16.2012 | Impact

Larry Ekstrom could have hosted a bake sale or something to raise money for charity. But the Madison, Mich., senior just isn't the type. Instead, E...

When Good People Behave Badly

Sam Sommers | Posted 08.11.2012 | Science
Sam Sommers

The psychology of fraud shares a lot in common with the psychology underlying another of society's most pressing ills... the combover.

Massive Solar-Powered Plane Lands In Morocco

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 08.07.2012 | Travel

RABAT, Morocco — An experimental solar-powered plane landed in Morocco's capital late Tuesday after a 20-hour trip from Madrid in the first tran...

Helicopter, Plane In Mid-Air Collision Over Calif. City

AP | Posted 04.20.2012 | San Francisco

RIO VISTA, Calif. — Authorities say two pilots were taken to hospitals with minor injuries after a small plane clipped a helicopter in the air o...

Fighter Jets Scrambled After Plane Loses Contact

AP | Posted 03.03.2012 | Travel

SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal authorities say fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a small plane that had lost contact with traffic controllers over Ca...

Amelia Earhart Retraces Namesake's Flight

Posted 12.21.2011 | Miami

Named after the pioneering female pilot, Amelia Rose Earhart is constantly asked whether she flies planes. So the Denver 9News reporter finally decide...

WATCH: Cop Car Stops Plane Filled With Stolen Electronics

Posted 01.02.2012 | World

Well, you don't see this everyday (unless you have an unhealthy daily addiction to action movies). Jalopnik uncovered amazing video of a cop car in...

Passenger: I Was Strip-Searched Over My 'Appearance'

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 11.13.2011 | Travel

DETROIT — An Ohio woman said Tuesday that she endured nearly four hours in police custody that included being forced off an airplane in handcuff...