News | News Items

What Boeing's leadership changes mean for travel safety

Boeing's CEO Dave Calhoun will step down by the end of the year. Here's what changes at the top mean for flyers and why you should still feel safe.

Travel | Travel

Which U.S. Airlines Offer the Most—And Least—Legroom?

Looking for extra legroom on your next flight? From JetBlue to Spirit Airlines, discover which U.S. airlines and aircrafts offer the roomiest ride, according to this recent analysis.

Travel | Travel

What's the safest seat on a plane? We asked an aviation expert

The bottom line is air travel is very safe -- much safer than road travel. But that doesn't stop us from wondering which seat on the plane offers the most protection in an emergency.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

The Rise and Fall of Concorde, the Midcentury Supersonic Jetliner That Still Inspires Awe Today

The popularity of the phrase 'style over substance' has encouraged us to assume an inherent and absolute divide between those concepts. But as the most ambitious works of man remind us, style pushed to its limits its substance, and vice versa.

Miscellaneous | Stuff I Like

An Air Stewardess Fell 33,000 Feet And Lived To Tell The Tale 50 Years Ago Today

Yugoslav air stewardess Vesna Vulovic survived a fall of 33,000 feet from an exploding airliner.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

How to fly safer this holiday season | CNN Travel

From choosing window seats to holding off on snacks, experts give their top tips on how to safely take to the sky for the holidays with the least amount of risk and stress.

Politics | Politics

White House official doesn't rule out requiring COVID-19 vaccines or tests for domestic flights

"We're not taking any measures off the table," White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients said during a virtual press briefing.

Politics | Covid 19

Buttigieg: We’re In ‘Active Conversation’ With CDC About Requiring COVID Test Before Domestic Flights

Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said during an interview on Sunday that the Biden administration is in active conversations with the

Travel | Travel

How Do Pilots Make Up Time in the Air?

Your pilot apologizes for your plane leaving late but then assures you she can make up the lost time in the sky. Is she pressing extra-hard on the accelerator or what?

Travel | Travel

Flight from L.A. to London reaches 801 mph as a furious jet stream packs record-breaking speeds

The Virgin Atlantic flight peaked at a whopping 801 mph Monday evening 35,000 feet over Pennsylvania, due to the jet stream, the high-altitude air current along which storms travel.

Travel | Travel

Baby overheated as United Airlines jet sat on tarmac, mom says

Passenger Emily France said her baby became overheated recently on a delayed flight as the aircraft waited on the Denver International Airport tarmac.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

United Airlines denies telling woman to urinate in a cup during a flight

United Airlines is denying that its staff told a woman to urinate in a cup rather than leave her seat to use the restroom on a flight, and it implied that the flight in question was run by a partner.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Why Iran is desperate for U.S. passenger planes, but can't have them

Behrooz Ghamari recalled flying in Iran aboard a moldering, Russian-made Tupolev jet, a workhorse of the country’s beleaguered passenger fleet.

Travel | Travel

14 tweets that perfectly sum up the modern air travel experience

It's the paradox of modern transportation: Despite having the ability to fly to most corners of the planet — quickly — there is nothing that elicits more complaints than commercial air travel.

Travel | Travel

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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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.