Congress Airline Seating Regulation

Congress refuses to make air travel more comfortable

By on February 12, 2016 at 6:45 PM.

Congress refuses to make air travel more comfortable

Congress is nowhere near ready to regulate seating on passenger jets, and a recent vote in House committee proves it. In other words, airlines can keep shrinking airplane seats and make air travel as uncomfortable as they want without worrying about breaking any laws.

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Storm Imogen Videos Airplane Landing Wind

Scary videos show how hard it was to land a plane during Storm Imogen this week

By on February 10, 2016 at 9:25 PM.

Scary videos show how hard it was to land a plane during Storm Imogen this week

It’s been windy in Europe over the past few days, with Storm Imogen making quite an impression in the U.K. In fact, wind gusts of up to 53mph were recorded at London City Airport on Monday, and some of them prevented an airplane from landing on the first try.

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Suicide Bomber Daallo Airlines Airplane

A suicide bomber was behind a scary mid-flight explosion earlier this week

By on February 5, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

A suicide bomber was behind a scary mid-flight explosion earlier this week

A Daallo Airlines pilot managed to safely land a plane after an explosion ripped through the jet’s fuselage a few days ago. All but one passenger survived the event, and the ensuing investigation apparently revealed that the person who died following the explosion was actually a suicide bomber who detonated an explosive device just minutes after takeoff.

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Airplane Explosion Today

Man captures video after explosion rips a hole in passenger plane mid-flight

By on February 3, 2016 at 9:16 AM.

Man captures video after explosion rips a hole in passenger plane mid-flight

It’s nothing short of astonishing that 64-year-old Vladimir Vodopivec managed to land safely after a mid-air explosion ripped a hole in the fuselage of the Airbus A321 he was piloting on Tuesday. But because he kept his cool amid the chaos, the plane’s 74 passengers and crew all survived to tell the tale, and one man even managed to film video of the interior of the plane as it barreled through the sky with a gaping hole in the side of the cabin. More →

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Safest Airplane Seats Crash

Where to sit on an airplane to avoid being killed on impact

By on January 22, 2016 at 2:53 PM.

Where to sit on an airplane to avoid being killed on impact

So you’re anxious about flying to your next destination, but you have no choice. Curing your fear of flying is a difficult thing to do, if it’s even possible, but there are ways to calm yourself down. You already know that flying is the safest form of travel out there, and pilots are trained to handle even the most intense situations — check out these videos of pilots landing their crafts safely in some very scary conditions.

If that’s not reassuring enough, we can at least tell you where to sit on the plane so you’re least likely to be killed on impact in the event of a crash.

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Severe Airplane Turbulence Pictures

What severe turbulence looks like inside an airplane

By on January 19, 2016 at 12:29 PM.

What severe turbulence looks like inside an airplane

An hour into their trip from Tokyo to Auckland on an Air New Zealand airplane, passengers aboard this flight experienced severe turbulence, the kind that makes you worry about your life. Turbulence hit right during dinner service and the results look just like the aftermath of a massive party in an Airbnb rental. It’s not quite as intense as these videos of scary airplane landings we hope to never experience, but it’s still a frightening reminder of what can go wrong while traveling at high speeds thousands of feet in the air. More →

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Why Airplane Windows Are Round

Why are plane windows round instead of square?

By on January 15, 2016 at 9:15 PM.

Why are plane windows round instead of square?

If you’ve ever traveled by plane, you’re likely aware that every airplane window you’ve ever seen has a round design, whether it be a circle or an oval. As it turns out, there’s an actually interesting engineering explanation behind the round shape of airplane windows. Suffice it to say, the design is no coincidence and is actually intended to help keep you safe up in the air.

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WOW Air Cheap Flights Europe

Crazy deal flies you to Europe from San Francisco for $99

By on January 13, 2016 at 10:30 PM.

Crazy deal flies you to Europe from San Francisco for $99

Iceland’s WOW Air made news in early November with incredible deals on flights to Europe. Priced as low as $99, trips from Washington or Boston to certain European destinations including Paris, London and Amsterdam became more affordable than ever. But the deal was valid only for flights in November, December and January, which would explain the cheap costs.

However, WOW Air is back with similarly exciting deals to mark the launch of its San Francisco operations, and this time the offer covers summer vacations. More →

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Airline Travel Industry Secrets

Airline personnel reveal the industry’s biggest secrets

By on January 12, 2016 at 2:46 PM.

Airline personnel reveal the industry’s biggest secrets

Whether you’re a seasoned flyer or you hate air travel, the chances are good that you still have a lot to learn when it comes to traveling by airplane. Luckily, airline staff, pilots included, may have answered some of your questions in a Reddit thread about the industry’s biggest secrets – and you won’t like all the answers.

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F-16 15,000 Feet Climb Video

Watch an F-16 reach 15,000 feet in just 45 seconds from brake release

By on January 5, 2016 at 12:00 PM.

Watch an F-16 reach 15,000 feet in just 45 seconds from brake release

We’ve seen our fair share of crazy and sometimes death-defying airplane viral videos — check out this compilation of seven terrifying airplane landings caught on video — but the following clip might take the cake. The video shows how an F-16 BM Block 15 can rocket from the ground to an altitude of 15,000 feet in an amazing vertical climb. There’s nothing dangerous about it for the skilled pilots who certainly know what they’re doing, but from the outside looking in it’s a jaw-dropping feat. More →

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Airbus A350 XWB Anti Jet Lag

Airbus’s clever new planes are designed to help you beat jet lag

By on December 29, 2015 at 8:20 AM.

Airbus’s clever new planes are designed to help you beat jet lag

One thing frequent fliers hate most is jet lag, but Airbus is taking steps to help them adjust to new time zones faster than before. The new A350 XWB line of jets features several design elements aimed to ease jet lag and improve the customer’s onboard overall experience. More →

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Crazy Scary Airplane Landings Video

7 scary airplane landings caught on video

By on December 18, 2015 at 11:05 AM.

7 scary airplane landings caught on video

We’ve seen our fair share of death-defying airplane landings so far this year, but they’re apparently only scratching the surface when it comes to scary plane landing videos. Below you’ll find videos for seven of the scariest plane landings ever filmed over the past 24 years. More →

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TSA PreCheck Air Travel Program

The one thing you should be doing before flying out for the holidays

By on December 16, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

The one thing you should be doing before flying out for the holidays

Flying home for the holidays? If you are, then you’d better make sure you pack a book, charge your phone, and get ready to survive the airport madness. Flying home for Christmas and New Years can be very time consuming and tiring, but the most annoying thing about air travel is the security check you have to go through.

Of course, modern history shows that, even if proven ineffective in certain cases security controls are needed, so you can’t escape them. And you shouldn’t. But there’s a trick that could save you a ton of time when going through security checks that will pay off especially during the holidays when hordes of travelers are assaulting airports everywhere. More →

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