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How to Avoid Gate-Checking Your Luggage

Why are there a million categories that decide when you board a plane? The Intelligencer explains: Airlines figured out that random boarding is faster than back-to-front boarding, because it spreads people throughout the plane as they stow their luggage and get seated, instead of the back section getting mobbed, then…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Look Up Your Airline’s Cutoff Time for Checked Baggage Before You Fly

It’s been at least a decade since I checked a bag on a flight. I’m never traveling for that long or with that much, and what, I’m going to pay money for the privilege of traveling with things that I’ve… already paid money to own in the first place? No thanks.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Recent Boeing 737 MAX Crashes May Be the Result of a Single Faulty Sensor

Last week, Boeing 737 MAX aircraft were grounded all over the world following two highly-publicized crashes, one an Ethiopian Airlines flight on March 10 that killed all 157 people aboard, and an earlier Lion Air crash from late October that killed all 189 passengers and crew. An in-depth story from The Seattle Times…Read more… Continue […]

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Which U.S. Airlines Operate the Boeing 737 Max-8?

The Boeing 737 Max-8 is one of the newest commercial airplanes in the sky. But after yesterday’s crash that killed 157 people in Ethiopia, it’s already involved in two of the deadliest crashes of the past few years. Sadly, another Boeing 737 Max-8 crashed in Indonesia this past October, killing 189 people.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How Airlines in the Midwest Are Protecting Workers From Extreme Cold

If you’re one of the unfortunate souls who is obligated to travel in this polar vortex’s extreme temperatures, you’re probably pretty concerned about showing up to the airport only to discover that your flight has been delayed or cancelled. But there are still folks turning up to work every day in subzero temperatures…Read more… Continue […]

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With United Airlines’ New Cookbook, You Can Make Airline Food at Home

So, what’s the big deal with airline food? It’s the joke without a punchline, but it’s something I’ve been legitimately asking myself since I found out that United Airlines is releasing their very own cookbook chock full of recipes that they serve in-flight. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The U.S. Airlines With the Most Legroom in Economy Class

Commercial planes are gradually becoming more and more cramped. About 20 years ago, the average seat pitch—the distance between each seat where your legs are—was around 34 to 35 inches. Now it’s closer to 30 or 31 inches. If you’re planning to fly economy and legroom is important to you, look into these airlines and…Read […]

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Reminder: Your Oxygen Mask Should Go Over Your Mouth and Nose

If you’ve ever flown in an airplane, you’ve heard the spiel about the oxygen mask. If you looked up from your phone, you’ve even seen a flight attendant demonstrate exactly how to put it on. And yet, people on the recent Southwest flight still got it wrong:Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Reminder: Your Oxygen Mask Should Go Over Your Mouth and Nose

If you’ve ever flown in an airplane, you’ve heard the spiel about the oxygen mask. If you looked up from your phone, you’ve even seen a flight attendant demonstrate exactly how to put it on. And yet, people on the recent Southwest flight still got it wrong:Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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