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The World's 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights

Hopper.com | Posted 10.20.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

If you find yourself wondering just how far we've come today and what worldly extremes are now accessible by commercial air, then be sure to check out this list of the top 20 longest non-stop flights on the planet.

10 Hacks for Stylish Air Travel

Nate Zubal | Posted 10.17.2014 | Travel
Nate Zubal

Flying has come a long way, but unless you've got a little extra cash to go first or business class, coach still leaves much to be desired in terms of comfort and ease.

My First Flight With the Wright Brothers Was Terrible

Oren Mendez | Posted 08.26.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Another awful thing about this whole flight was the food. I know you shouldn't expect too much from airline food, but this was abysmal. Wilbur's girlfriend at the time made some soup, which was not a good choice for an open air flight.

The Triple High Low Chime, Dewars on the Rocks and Other Survival Tips for Nervous Fliers

Leah Stern | Posted 08.26.2014 | Comedy
Leah Stern

My anxiety has been with me since takeoff thanks to Captain Ahab and his smugly menacing announcement that "it might get a little bumpy the next five minutes, so I suggest you remain in your seats and buckle up real tight."

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.

A Cautionary Tale About Shower Gel

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 10.13.2014 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I consider myself an international travel expert. My journeys have taken me from Beijing to Morocco. So when I make appearances, people often ask me for advice. I am quick to share my travel expertise, and when it comes to packing, I consider myself an expert. But on a recent trip to Namibia, I failed to heed my own advice.

How to Use Twitter to Rebook a Canceled Flight

Fodor's | Posted 09.27.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

If you've traveled from, through, or to the Northeast or Midwest in the dead of winter, chances are you've run into a delay or cancelation. But while ...

5 Flights of Fancy I'd Rather Not: On a Wing and a Prayer On the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.14.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

There are flights, many hours long, that pass in a daze as you slip into and out of somnolence, or get engrossed in a film or book. Then there are tho...

A Cellist in the Clouds

Adele Scheele | Posted 06.04.2014 | Arts
Adele Scheele

When I asked him what he did, his answer ignited another kind of magic -- his journey as a talented musician to the world renowned orchestra. How could I resist interviewing him?

Movie Review: Non-Stop

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.28.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If you crossed a disaster film from the 1970s with a low-budget action-thriller from the last five years, you'd get something that looks like Non-Stop.

The 8 Most Important Years in the History of the Mile High Club

Global Yodel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

To celebrate 100 years of flying the friendly skies, Global Yodel did a little research about the exclusive (or not so exclusive) Mile High Club. M...

Take Your Flight Gaming Into the Real World

Steve Tupper | Posted 03.09.2014 | Technology
Steve Tupper

There's nothing wrong with being adept with a game controller. In fact, skills developed on gaming consoles and in simulators have real-world application for those who fly unmanned aerial vehicles ('UAVs').

At the Helm of an Emirates A380

Jay Cheshes | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Jay Cheshes

Emirates trains its real pilots on a much more complex piece of equipment, where all the knobs and levers actually work and the cockpit shakes on its hydraulic lift. For most of us who've dreamt of earning more than our plastic wings though, this pared-down version is as close as we're likely to get to taking charge of an actual jumbo jet.

12 Genius Inventors That Totally Got Screwed Over

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Thomas Edison. Alexander Graham Bell. Steve Jobs. You've almost certainly heard of all of these guys before. But not all inventors become household na...

Department Of Transportation Isn't Sure In-Flight Phone Calls Are 'Fair To Consumers'

AP | Posted 12.12.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — As one part of the U.S. government looks to remove restrictions on making phone calls from airplanes, another agency is apparently...

Kate Sheppard

House Republican Introduces Bill That Would Ban In-Flight Calls

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON --- Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) doesn't want to hear your cell phone conversation on his next flight. Shuster, the chairman of the House T...

6 Tricks for Conquering Flight Anxiety

Budget Travel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

We put together a guide to help you conquer your fear just in time for the holiday travel season -- because nothing should stand between you and the vacation you deserve.

Happy Hipmunk Thanksgivukkah

Ondi Timoner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

In this week's ATD episode in our Pivot series, we sit down with Hipmunk co-founders Goldstein and Huffman to discover how they grappled with getting their travel platform off the ground.

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.

How Technology Is Changing Commercial Flight

Erica Swallow | Posted 09.28.2013 | Technology
Erica Swallow

And I can't imagine what it must have been like to be John Prince, a 12-year-old on an old rivet-covered plane, flying high above his Canadian homeland, listening to the flight attendant shout out directions, because there was no PA system.

Working Through the Crash Landing in San Francisco

Lisa Wade | Posted 09.09.2013 | San Francisco
Lisa Wade

I don't know what the flight attendants on this plane did or didn't do to minimize injuries or save lives, but I would like to know.

Passenger Claims To Have 'Poisoned Everyone On Board' Flight: FBI

www.newser.com | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime

A flight from Hong Kong on which a man claimed everyone was poisoned landed safely Monday at Newark Liberty Airport, and the man was taken off the pla...

How to Survive a Red-Eye Flight

Ada Polla | Posted 08.11.2013 | Style
Ada Polla

I am about to get on a red-eye flight from Sacramento back to D.C.. Here is how I make this type of air travel as painless as possible.

How Not to Fly With a Toddler

John Corcoran | Posted 07.13.2013 | Parents
John Corcoran

For those who haven't had the pleasure of doing it, taking an energetic 2-year-old on an airplane feels kind of like transporting a sack of live bees. He's constantly moving, other passengers don't want to sit too close to you and every once in awhile, you get stung.

Surprising, Smart Secrets Of Top Travel Pros

Laura Manske | Posted 06.30.2013 | Travel
Laura Manske

How to find more joy on your journey? I've interviewed dozens of on-the-go, globetrotting gurus to bring you practical and inspirational travel stra...