Airplane Food: Why Does It Taste So Bad

Explained: Why airplane food tastes so bad

By on August 21, 2015 at 9:50 AM.

Explained: Why airplane food tastes so bad

Air travel in recent years has become a much more enjoyable experience. Not only are electronics no longer viewed as dangerous devices to be afraid of, but it’s becoming increasingly common to encounter planes with Wi-Fi connectivity and, if you’re lucky, TVs built right into the back of every headrest.

Despite such technological gains, airplane food remains one facet of the flying experience that has seemingly failed to evolve. As it turns out, there is a viable explanation behind the blandness and general ‘meh’ experience that one traditionally associates with eating at 25,000 feet.

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Airbus A340 Landing Crosswind Argentina

Watch an Airbus A340 make a death-defying landing in crosswind conditions

By on August 20, 2015 at 1:30 PM.

Watch an Airbus A340 make a death-defying landing in crosswind conditions

In late July, a commercial Boeing 777 made an insane landing in a 75mph windstorm, and the intense experience was recorded on video. A few days later, an Airbus A340 made a similar death-defying landing in Argentina and the whole thing was once again caught on video. More →

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Typhoon Soudelor Wind Lifts Boeing 747

Watch a typhoon lift a parked Boeing 747 jet off the ground

By on August 11, 2015 at 4:40 PM.

Watch a typhoon lift a parked Boeing 747 jet off the ground

A monstrous typhoon hit Taiwan and coastal China over the weekend, with winds blowing at speeds of up to 180 miles per hour over the ocean. Once it hit land, the storm turned into a tropical storm, but the wind was still strong enough to be able to lift a giant Boeing 747 off the ground. More →

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Airbus Supersonic Jet Concorde

London to New York in 1 hour? Airbus might be working on a plane faster than the Concorde

By on August 4, 2015 at 1:49 PM.

London to New York in 1 hour? Airbus might be working on a plane faster than the Concorde

Travelers who regularly fly from the U.S. to Europe and back should be thrilled to hear that Airbus might be developing a brand new superfast jet that would make the journey from London to New York in just one hour.

That’s much faster than the Concorde jet that needed three and a half hours to travel the same distance. Meanwhile, regular commercial flights need seven to eight hours for the trip. More →

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Fighter Jet Vertical Take Off

This Russian fighter jet has the most insane vertical takeoff we’ve ever seen

By on July 28, 2015 at 10:15 AM.

This Russian fighter jet has the most insane vertical takeoff we’ve ever seen

Just a few weeks ago we highlighted an incredible video showcasing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner taking off at what’s almost a 90 degree angle. But extreme and harrowing takeoffs get pushed to an entirely new level when we’re talking about military grade fighter jets. Built for speed and for air to air combat, the average fighter jet can perform feats that are absolutely mesmerizing and might even dissuade you from air travel for a few weeks.

Earlier this month we highlighted what it looks like from within a cockpit when an F-16 fighter jet takes off at breakneck speed. And now we have even more crazy and stress-inducing footage to show you.

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Boeing 777 Landing 75Mph Windstorm Video

Boeing 777’s insane landing in a 75MPH windstorm is almost too unnerving to watch

By on July 27, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

Boeing 777’s insane landing in a 75MPH windstorm is almost too unnerving to watch

If you thought turbulence can be a scary during flights, then you probably haven’t experienced a windstorm landing. The pilots of a commercial Boeing 777 airplane skillfully landed the aircraft a few days ago in the Netherlands in the middle of these terrifying conditions, facing winds of up to 75 miles per hour in what has been deemed the area’s worst storm in 100 years. More →

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F-16 Fighter Jet Takeoff Video

Watch in awe as an F-16 fighter jet ascends to 15,000 feet in 20 seconds

By on July 17, 2015 at 3:05 PM.

Watch in awe as an F-16 fighter jet ascends to 15,000 feet in 20 seconds

One of the most nerve-wracking parts of a flight for many people is takeoff. Once the plane is at cruising altitude, everything’s all right, but until then, you’re completely off-balance and you can’t even open your laptop to distract you from the fact that you’re floating five miles above the planet’s surface in a metal tube.

Sure, it only takes a few minutes, but as you’re about to see, there are jets out there that can do it a lot faster.

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Airplane Emergency Landing Highway New Jersey Video

Insane video shows an emergency airplane landing in the middle of a busy highway

By on July 15, 2015 at 9:20 AM.

Insane video shows an emergency airplane landing in the middle of a busy highway

It’s not every day that you see an airplane land on the highway, but that’s exactly what happened over the weekend. The event has been caught on traffic cams, with Stafford Township police posting the video to Facebook where everyone can marvel at it. More →

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U.S. Fighter Jets Intercept Russian Bombers

Independence Day Trouble: U.S. Fighters Intercepted Incoming Russian Bombers on July 4th

By on July 7, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Independence Day Trouble: U.S. Fighters Intercepted Incoming Russian Bombers on July 4th

Tensions between the USA and Russia escalated on Independence Day, when the European superpower decided to send two pairs of Tupolev Tu-95 long-range strategic bombers, capable of carrying nuclear payloads, close to the coast of California and Alaska. The Air Force scrambled fighter jets to intercept them. More →

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Airplane Wi-Fi

Slow and Expensive, Here’s Why In-Flight Wi-Fi Sucks so Bad

By on July 6, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

Slow and Expensive, Here’s Why In-Flight Wi-Fi Sucks so Bad

If one were to list out all of the things that make air travel so damn frustrating, it’d be hard to know where to even begin. From delayed flights and cramped seating to what is often an exceedingly long check-in process, air travel is rarely a seamless experience.

All that aside, the notion of accessing the Internet while mid-flight is certainly a surefire way to relieve some in-flight boredom and discomfort.

Or so you would think.

Unfortunately, in-flight Wi-Fi is not only pretty expensive, but it also has a tendency to be painfully slow if you’re trying to do anything more intensive than checking a few emails. The end result is that many fliers often find themselves paying a pretty penny for shoddy service, a losing proposition on both ends.

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Free Wi-Fi

How to Get Free Wi-Fi on a Plane with Your iPhone, iPad, or Mac

By on July 6, 2015 at 5:10 PM.

How to Get Free Wi-Fi on a Plane with Your iPhone, iPad, or Mac

Though many airlines have recently taken steps to improve the overall flying experience, free Wi-Fi still remains elusive on most popular U.S.-based airliners. More often than not, Wi-Fi service is offered through a company called Gogo which provides Internet connectivity at varying rates depending on how long you want to use it. An all-day pass, for instance will set you back $16 while an hour pass will cost you $5.

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Mach 5 Plane

Pentagon Working on Hypersonic Plane Capable of Flying Anywhere in the World in 4 Hours

By on July 4, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

Pentagon Working on Hypersonic Plane Capable of Flying Anywhere in the World in 4 Hours

If you take a look at a list of the fastest airplanes to ever grace the skies, many of them, for whatever reason, were primarily active in the 1960s. That may change soon enough.

Military.com is reporting that the U.S. Air Force is looking to partner up and develop a hypersonic jet capable of traveling at five times the speed of sound, otherwise known as Mach 5. By way of contrast, the famed Concorde aircraft traveled at Mach 2.04.

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F-35 F-16 Fighter Dogfight Test

A Trillion Dollars Got the Army an F-35 That’s Worse Than the F-16 It Replaces

By on July 1, 2015 at 2:26 PM.

A Trillion Dollars Got the Army an F-35 That’s Worse Than the F-16 It Replaces

The Army spent more than $1 trillion on the F-35 airplane program, a next-gen fighter that should outclass the F-16 in every way. The stealthy new flagship plane will be used by the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as the militaries of more than a dozen U.S. allies in the future, replacing the F-16. But don’t expect it to perform better than the F-16 that the U.S. Air Force first acquired in the late 1970s, even though it should be superior to the F-16 in every conceivable way. More →

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