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Your Flight Might Be Delayed For The Most Ridiculous Reason

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 07.21.2016 | Travel

This is the ultimate betrayal. According to a new piece by The New York Times, malfunctioning coffee makers on airplanes cause flight delays that can ...

This Airbus A350's Vertical Takeoff Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel

A note for those afraid to fly: This video might no be for you. The Airbus A350 made a spectacular near-vertical takeoff at the Farnborough Airshow i...

Please Enjoy These Photos Of Prince George Hanging Out With Planes

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.08.2016 | Style

Prince George took some time out of his very busy royal baby schedule Friday to visit the Royal International Air Tattoo. Contrary to popular our beli...

Why Flying Business Class is Worth Every Penny

Jetsetter.com | Posted 07.08.2016 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

After years of flying economy, we've officially had it. Here are five reasons (besides the extra legroom) that business class is the only way to go. B...

So THAT'S How Airplane Black Boxes Work

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.23.2016 | Travel

After the terrible event of a plane crash, an airplane's black box can deliver critical, game-changing clues about what exactly happened aboard the fl...

Common Myths About Flying You Shouldn't Believe

Thrillist | Posted 03.22.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Nadia Imafidon Credit: IM_photo/Shutterstock Because the dudes on MythBusters can't spend every episode disproving outrageous claims peopl...

Leaving Hawaii

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.28.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from Hawaii, where she had the rewarding experience of spending many hours in airports and on planes, contemplating the human race.

Watch What Happens When This Cat Slips Its Carrier On A Delta Plane

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.21.2015 | Weird News

A curious cat scared an attendant when it sauntered around a Delta Air Lines flight. Video footage shows the tortoiseshell strolling around an aircraf...

This Is What The Inside Of A $53 Million Jet Looks Like

Architectural Digest | Posted 11.18.2015 | Travel
Architectural Digest

By Nick Mafi for Architectural Digest. (photos: Embraer) To step inside the Embraer Lineage 1000E is to enter a world of among the finest amenities...

Germs on a Plane! It Pays to Be a Total Hypochondriac

Map Happy | Posted 11.11.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

I think morphing into germaphobe is just something that comes with the territory... the territory of an airplane. I'm generally pretty relaxed (thoug...

My Dad Was A Ball Turret Gunner In World War II

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 11.11.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I wasn't the brightest kid. I grew up believing the tale my father told me -- that I had spent World War II being toted around on his back. It wasn't until I was about 9-years-old that I realized the impossibility.

No, Airbus, I Don't Want to Be Stacked

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.12.2015 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

I don't fancy sitting on top of other passengers in an A380 or larger plane, and worrying about more people breathing the same recycled, often staler, air pumped into the cabin.

Apparently People Still Board the Wrong Flight All the Time

Map Happy | Posted 10.07.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Ever accidentally pull a Home Alone and get on the wrong flight? It doesn't just happen in the movies.

Airport Wi-Fi Hacks You Need To Know Before You Fly

Thrillist | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Joe Oliveto Credit: Shutterstock Airports are the worst. Food is overpriced, people are rude, and the TSA procedures remind you of that ni...

A Look Back At The Long And Difficult Search For MH370

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.06.2015 | World

After an international search spanning 17 months, Malaysia said on Wednesday that the first piece of debris from missing flight MH370 had been found. ...

5 First Class Airplane Cabins That Are Basically Hotel Rooms

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 07.08.2016 | 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 06.21.2016 | 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 joi...

The Newest Way To Find The Best Airfare Deals

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.18.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

ExitFares could revolutionize the hunt for airfare deals by mining social media updates, message board posts, e-newsletters, and more to compile the best values anywhere.

The Nervous Flier's Guide To Mid-Air Bumps And Glitches

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.11.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Despite the reassurance that you're more likely to win the lottery or be struck by lightning than end up in an aircraft accident, you still can't brush off all nervousness when it's time to board and news headlines of tech glitches and turbulence don't help the cause. Here, we explain a few bumps that may cause flying anxiety.

The REAL Reason Airplane Wi-Fi Costs So Much

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.20.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Gogo -- not the airlines -- have control over prices, and consumers are already accustomed to paying high rates

When Lightning Strikes Airplanes

Map Happy | Posted 05.12.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Before anyone starts to freak out about lightning striking them clear out of the air with the force of God, having lightning hit a plane is really no biggie.

Every Question You've Ever Had About Flying, Answered By A Pilot

Supercompressor | Posted 10.20.2015 | 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.

The 6 Freakiest Things Smuggled Through Airport Security

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

While TSA agents were checking baggage at Fort Lauderdale in 2013, they came across clay pots containing fragments of an actual human skull. The security lines were slowed down tremendously as the area had to be treated as a crime scene.

8 Ways to Zap Your Fear of Flying Forever

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

I can't remember the order in which things happened, but there was a tremendous crackling noise, a burst of light, and what felt like the snap of a whip across the plane. People screamed. We stared at each other wide-eyed. What the hell just happened?

9 Ways To Get Over Your Fear Of Flying

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Feeling stressed about a trip? Follow these expert tips for easing your fear of flying. If you become an anxious mess every time you board a plane, you're not alone. "It's a fear that's particularly difficult to tackle because we need repetition to overcome our fears," says Reid Wilson, Ph.D.