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The Best of Channel Surfing on YouTube: Week of February 4, 2013

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.07.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Each Monday on Channel Surfing, What's Trending quickly flips through the best of what's happening around YouTube and serves it up for your viewing pleasure.

Need To Know: How To Make Air Travel Better, From Kate Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 02.04.2013 | MarloThomas

Air travel doesn't always have to be a drag! Kate Thomas of TravelWithKate.com shared some tips on how to make flying a more positive experience on th...

How To Get Kicked Off Your Flight

Kevin Richberg | Posted 03.23.2013 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

Flight attendants have the power to have you removed at will, specifically their will.

Frugal Flashpackers Arrive in Yangon

Lisa Ellen Niver | Posted 03.09.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Ellen Niver

On September 28, 2012, we flew on Air Asia from Bangkok, Thailand to Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). This is country #3 on our year adventure. Both George and I had been to Myanmar (Burma) before but this is our first time together. We can't wait to share our adventures with you.

17 Things Your Flight Attendant Won't Tell You

George Hobica | Posted 02.27.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Ever wonder what your flight attendant really thinks of you? What they'd tell you if they had the nerve? Or weren't afraid of being fired? What deep, dark secrets would they reveal about their jobs?

The Very Best Airport Restaurants

The Daily Meal | Posted 02.12.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Faced with concourses filled with ubiquitous shrink-wrapped sandwiches, greasy fast-food burgers and processed pastries, the thought of eating at an airport is rarely appetizing. But that may soon change, as airports around the world are revamping aging terminals and the world's best chefs, several of them Michelin-starred, are recognizing the value of serving exemplary meals before liftoff.

Asking Hard Questions Of The 787

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.11.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I don't know about you, but I'm starting to feel like I've read the same glowing write-up 50 times. There's so much buzz about the plane it seems almost suspicious.

PHOTOS: Flying Into The World's Most Dangerous Airport

Kip Patrick | Posted 02.09.2013 | Travel
Kip Patrick

By the time we finally landed, three people had sobbed loudly, two lost their breakfasts. Not one of us said a word until the plane came to a stop.

Get Bumped For Fun And Profit

Scott Keyes | Posted 01.27.2013 | Travel
Scott Keyes

Getting bumped is, of course, a crapshoot. You rarely know in advance if an airline will seek volunteers. But there are a number of steps you can take to maximize your chance

Not Your Father's Jet Pack

John Geoghegan | Posted 01.21.2013 | Technology
John Geoghegan

Ever since Sean Connery donned a Bell Rocket Belt in the 1965 movie, Thunderball, every guy over the age of reason has wanted a jet pack of his own. Fortunately, Raymond Li, a Chinese-born Canadian, has come up with the JETLEV R200.

How To Earn Elite Status In One Flight

Scott Keyes | Posted 11.19.2012 | Travel
Scott Keyes

Both American and US Air offer status challenges for their higher elite levels, though they're more expensive and likely require multiple flights.

How to Survive a Long Haul Flight

Mark Hodson | Posted 01.16.2013 | Travel
Mark Hodson

I've spent the best part of two decades in travel journalism so I've taken a lot of long-haul flights. And I think I've got it down to a fine art.

What You Can (And Can't) Carry Through TSA Checkpoints

Dane Steele Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

So what exactly can you get away with? A quick run-through through the TSA's Prohibited Items list hints at a surprising irony: Much of what is removed from carry-ons is perfectly legal if declared and packed in luggage that is checked and stowed.

Experts Say Fear Of Flying Is Treatable

AP | BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 12.19.2012 | Travel

NEW YORK (AP) — Earlier this month, NBA rookie Royce White disclosed that he is afraid to fly and said he expects to travel by bus to play in at lea...

Airline's Attempt To Raise Fares Fails

AP | Posted 10.12.2012 | Money

DALLAS -- The latest attempt by airlines to raise fares has collapsed. United Airlines said Thursday that it rolled back an increase of $4 to $10 per...

WATCH: World's Scariest Runways

Travel + Leisure | Posted 12.02.2012 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

While an airport in Bhutan is the most extreme example -- only eight pilots in the world are qualified to fly into Paro -- a number of the world's airports, from St. Maarten in the Caribbean to Madeira Airport in Funchal, can present challenges for pilots. No wonder they've been known to say "Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing."

7 Tips For Improving Your Next Flight

Graham Milne | Posted 12.01.2012 | Travel
Graham Milne

There are a few things that could be adjusted to make the trip moderately more enjoyable, and none of them require the airline doing a blessed thing. It's just a question of some additional personal responsibility.

Flying With Children Should Not Be Such An Ordeal

Chris VanDijk | Posted 11.14.2012 | Parents
Chris VanDijk

Ah, flying. Going to the airport and seeing the flight attendants in their pill box hats and the pilots with their air of nonchalant cool. For some reason, this is still the image we have in our heads. An image completely divorced from reality.

Dirty Dozen Travel Myths

William D. Chalmers | Posted 10.30.2012 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

It is near the end of summer and we are all just coasting along until Labor Day. Many of us are now susceptible to believe things that just aren't true -- like campaign commercials! Travel is no different. Urban legends and false truism abound among us fellow travelers.

When Direct Flights Aren't Direct

Seth Korman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Travel
Seth Korman

When purchasing the tickets, I made the mistake of missing the distinction between "direct" and "nonstop" flights.

The Lady's Guide To The TSA

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 09.18.2012 | Travel
Tamara Shayne Kagel

Perhaps if we all adhered to some simple Security Manners, our lines will move a little swifter.

Overcome Your Fear of Flying

Nick Ortner | Posted 09.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Nick Ortner

As an EFT practitioner, I was naturally drawn toward the idea of using tapping to help people address their anxiety and discomfort about flying.

Before You Book Low Fares, READ THIS

Tracy Stewart | Posted 09.09.2012 | Travel
Tracy Stewart

After losing hours online, you've finally found what you believe to be the absolute best deal. Great! But before you commit, consider what you may have to cough up.

10 Shocking Secrets of Flight Attendants

Mental Floss | Posted 06.29.2012 | Weird News

Heather Poole, a 15-year employee of a major airline and author of Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 F...

Andrea Stone

Jesse Ventura Says He'll Never Fly Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

Jesse Ventura, the libertarian former governor of Minnesota known as The Body during his pro wrestling career, said he has stopped flying because he w...