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robot pilot

A robot landed a plane, and nothing bad happened

May 19th, 2017

We joke a lot about the eventual robot apocalypse — when mankind will inevitably be enslaved by our very own creations and forced to serve under machine overlords — but the reality is that right now, robots are probably more trustworthy than humans. They can’t be bribed, they aren’t inherently evil, and they behave in …

Airline electronics ban

All personal electronics bigger than a cellphone prohibited from certain US-bound flights

March 21st, 2017

Passengers on US-bound flights from 10 Middle-Eastern airports will not be allowed any electronics bigger than a cellphone on the plane, according to an emergency security amendment being rolled out by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today. Under the order, portable electronics such as laptops, tablets, e-readers, portable DVD players (which apparently still exist to …

Airline electronics ban

Personal electronics banned on flights to the US from 13 countries

March 20th, 2017

All personal electronics, apart from cellphones, have been banned on flights to the US from 13 countries. Royal Jordanian Airlines, the national airline of Jordan, confirmed the news in an advisory posting on Twitter today. TSA confirmed Royal Jordanian’s initial statement, but referred any further comment to the Department of Homeland Security. DHS would not …

pilot flying drunk

Airline pilot arrested after trying to fly drunk

December 30th, 2016

Airline pilots regularly carry the lives of dozens or even hundreds of people in their hands, so it’s probably a good idea that they stay sober while performing their duties. One pilot in Indonesia obviously didn’t feel that his job was all that important, however, as he showed up for his flight completely and utterly …

galaxy note 7 recall

How a Galaxy Note 7 ruined a flight without even being aboard the plane

December 21st, 2016

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 might be nearly dead, but it’s still managing to create panic with its name alone. iMore‘s Managing Editor, Serenity Caldwell, posted a lengthy story on Twitter that shows just how insane the entire situation has become, and how ridiculously crappy it is that some people think the situation is just a …

Airbnb Flight Booking

Airbnb wants to let you book flights now

December 19th, 2016

Much like Uber, Airbnb has fundamentally changed the way many of us travel. Instead of being forced to choose between incredibly expensive hotels or an assortment of run-down lodging options, Airbnb has made it remarkably easy and convenient for travelers to find a nice place to stay at a reasonable price.

Holiday Flights: Best And Worst

Here are the best and worst airlines to fly this holiday

December 6th, 2016

If you’re taking to the skies to visit family or friends this month, you better hope you’re flying Delta. That’s according to a report on Forbes that estimates the number of on-time flights by scraping data from holiday flights over the past three years. Using flight arrival and departure times logged by the U.S. Department …

Worst Airports In The U.S.

These are the 10 worst airports in the United States

November 6th, 2016

Nobody particularly enjoys the process of traveling, but a nicely designed airport can often elevate an otherwise frustrating experience into an enjoyable trip. Whether it be absurdly long lines or a ridiculously meager selection of food, one doesn’t have to dive deep in order to come up with a list of airport grievances. That said, if …