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The REAL Reason Airplane Wi-Fi Costs So Much

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.20.2015 | 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 05.12.2015 | 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 05.01.2015 | 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.

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.

What Flying Used To Be Like... And What We Hope It's Like In The Future

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 01.22.2015 | Travel

We all know air travel has changed significantly over the years, but did you know that planes used to cruise at 100 miles an hour back in the day? ...

Civilized Travel by Rail

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 03.18.2015 | Travel
Minnesota Historical Society

As the icy winds of winter continue to make their presence known, many Minnesotans are headed to warmer climates for a welcome getaway. At the airp...

From Planes to Show Boat, Fernwood 2 Night to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fred Willard looks back on his storied career

Jim Hill | Posted 01.06.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

This fall has been full of firsts for Fred Willard. Take -- for example -- last month, when Willard made his daytime drama debut on The Bold and the Beautiful. Fred appeared in four episodes of this long-running CBS soap opera back in October and loved every minute of it.

Spruce Creek, Florida -- A Fly-In Private Gated Community

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 11.14.2014 | Weird News
Sidonie Sawyer

Look left, look right, but mostly look up. The former WWII Navy airfield found itself recycled into the largest residential fly-in community in America, with 5,000 permanent residents in 1,300 homes and 700 hangars used to park the villagers' favorite mode of transportation: airplanes.

Disneytoon Studios worked closely with CalFire to make "Planes: Fire & Rescue" as authentic as possible

Jim Hill | Posted 09.14.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

"Do your research." That is the lesson that John Lasseter -- Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney & Pixar Animation Studios -- has repeatedly drille...

Pilot Missing After 2 Small Planes Collide Over San Francisco Bay

AP | Posted 06.27.2014 | San Francisco

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Two small planes heading home from a show collided over the northern part of San Francisco Bay on Sunday, leading searchers ...

Hack Your Way To A Better Flight

The Huffington Post | Tiara Chiaramonte | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel

Flying economy class isn't always the most comfortable experience, but that doesn't have to be the case. Here are a few tips to help improve your flig...

Should Congress Ban Cellphone Chatter on Planes? (POLL)

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Silence has been valued since humans started traveling, of course. But the debate about cellphone chatter on planes has touched a nerve, and if the law passes, it could even do something unprecedented: establish that air travelers have a right to a little peace and quiet on their journey.

Frequent Travelers Are More Likely To Support Ban Of Cell Phone Calls On Planes

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 02.21.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — It looks like the government is more conflicted about cellphones on planes than most travelers. Even as one federal agency conside...

Where To Find Outdoor Observation Decks At Airports

George Hobica | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

When I was a little boy, I begged and pleaded with my dad to bring me to Boston's Logan Airport to watch planes land, take off, and move about the r...

1D No. 1 At Box Office

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment

The world's Directioners loaded the MTV Video Music Awards ballot last month, and this weekend they loaded theaters across the country. "One Direction...

Just Seen It: Disney's Planes Movie Review

Zorianna Kit | Posted 10.12.2013 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

This week I'm a guest reviewer on the PBS movie review series Just Seen It. I join reviewers Liz Manashil and Sean Wright to discuss the film, whic...

Easy On The Ears: A Q&A With Voice Actor Roger Craig Smith of Planes

Evan Bleier | Posted 10.06.2013 | Entertainment
Evan Bleier

They probably wouldn't be able to identify him if they saw him on the street, but fans of video games, Cartoon Network, Disney and TLC might be able to recognize Roger Craig Smith if he stopped to ask for directions.

Controversial Comedian Featured In New Children's Movie

AP | DAN GELSTON | Posted 08.04.2013 | Entertainment

LONG POND, Pa. -- Comedian Dane Cook's career is soaring to new heights. He's leaving the comfort of the stand-up stage for the friendly skies as the...

'Cars' Spinoff Gets First Look

Posted 05.28.2013 | Entertainment

The "Cars" franchise has grossed over $1 billion for Disney around the globe, but in lieu of "Cars 3," here comes "Planes" to consider. First conce...

Carlos Alazraqui Flies Into Disney's 'Planes' As El Chupacabra

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.28.2013 | Latino Voices

It’s not a bird, it’s not a superhero, it’s Disney’s “Planes” that hopes to soar into theaters this fall and win over fans who eagerly wel...

Vocal Cast for Disney's Planes Includes a Top Gun Reunion, Top Names From Stand-up Comedy

Jim Hill | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

The Planes production team did come up with an appealing aerodynamic cast for this animated feature. But then the question became, who would Disney recruit to come voice this new set of characters?

Flight Attendants Protest Knives On Planes

AP | JOAN LOWY and JOSHUA FREED | Posted 05.07.2013 | Travel

WASHINGTON — The head of Delta Air Lines on Friday joined the growing opposition to the Transportation Security Administration's new policy allo...