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Those Bins in the Airport Security Line Are Germ-Infested Cesspools | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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Listen to an Aer Lingus Pilot Argue With JFK Air Traffic Controller

An Aer Lingus pilot operating Flight EI104 from New York (JFK) to Dublin (DUB) got into a heated confrontation with an air traffic controller shortly after taking off on Sunday evening.

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Flight attendants have a higher risk of all types of cancers, finds study | The Independent

Working as a flight attendant significantly increases your risk of a range of cancers compared to the general population, a major study of cabin crew has found. Researchers followed more than 5,000 crew and found that their risk of breast cancer increased

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26 Things Airline Workers Wish They Could Tell Passengers | Time.com

Whether it's to keep their jobs or to maintain the peace, there are some things that airline workers just can't tell travelers.

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Things to Do on a Plane to Survive Long Flights Without Wifi - Thrillist

In-flight Wi-Fi is notoriously unreliable, so here's how to watch, read, and listen to everything you want even without a web connection.

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United allegedly flew an unsafe plane 23 times

United allegedly flew an unsafe plane on 23 trips with fliers on board. The FAA has proposed a $435,000 fine.

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A Frequent Flier's Guide to Travel Gear That Works | Outside Online

Air travel is like backpacking, just with shittier food and the possibility of encountering an attractive member of the opposite sex with an accent.

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A Pilot Explains the Truth About Turbulence

A pilot explains what causes turbulence and whether it's dangerous.

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How to wind up in the airline jerk hall of fame during the holidays

Are you a bad travel seatmate? Fly Guy columnist Elliott Hester last week wrote about one of the worst offenders — the smelly passenger  — but there are other, less odoriferous but no less odious crimes that could land you on the list of lousy passen

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Why Don't Airlines Have Parachutes for Passengers? | Mental Floss

Passengers aren't trained to use them, for starters.

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How the Most Experienced Business Travelers Overcome Flight Delays

When your travel plans get disrupted, you don't have to take it lying down. Follow these tips to make the most of an annoying situation.

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'Top Gun' Sequel to Put Maverick in the Pilot's Seat Again

The 'Top Gun 2' producers also revealed they would tackle the increased use of unmanned drones in military aviation.

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Man sets Guinness World Record for farthest hoverboard flight | GrindTV.com

In a real-life ‘Back to the Future’ moment, inventor Catalin Alexandru Duru set a Guinness World Record, flying 905 feet, 2 inches over a Canadian lake.

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Seriously Long-Haul: 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights from the United States | Hopper.com

Since the very beginnings of aviation in America, U.S. flyers have been trying to push the boundaries: Chuck Yeager cracked the sound barrier; Amelia Earhart crisscrossed the Atlantic Ocean, and Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong left footprints on the m...

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8 Ways To Zap Your Fear Of Flying Forever | Conde Nast Traveler

by Nina Kokotas Hahn Writer Nina Hahn was once on a plane that was struck by lightning mid-flight--but instead of letting that incident curtail her ability to fly, she regained control over her fear of flying. Here's how. Dennis Hallinan / A...

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The Curse of the Window Seat | 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....

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How Ordinary Folks Can Cheaply Fly on Private Jets

A lot of private planes are being underused or could fly empty going from one destination to another. That's where you can score deals.

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The 99 problems with flying!

While there are probably a thousand things that make flying absolutely awful, we narrowed it down to the worst 99.