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These U.S. Airlines Bumped the Most Passengers in 2019

Overbooked flights are back, baby! In spring 2017, after a man was physically dragged off an overbooked United flight and the United CEO blamed the man, airlines dramatically improved at only selling the number of seats they actually have on the plane. By mid-2018, there were only a sixth as many “bumped” passengers…Read more… Continue […]

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These U.S. Airlines Bumped the Most Passengers in 2019

Overbooked flights are back, baby! In spring 2017, after a man was physically dragged off an overbooked United flight and the United CEO blamed the man, airlines dramatically improved at only selling the number of seats they actually have on the plane. By mid-2018, there were only a sixth as many “bumped” passengers…Read more… Continue […]

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Tax The Hell Out Of Frequent Flyers

Flying, as I have written before, is one of the more vexing climate-related problems facing transportation. There are no good answers for cleaning up aviation except to fly a whole lot less, reversing the massive growth in the aviation industry over the last several decades that is projected to continue for several…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Tax The Hell Out Of Frequent Flyers

Flying, as I have written before, is one of the more vexing climate-related problems facing transportation. There are no good answers for cleaning up aviation except to fly a whole lot less, reversing the massive growth in the aviation industry over the last several decades that is projected to continue for several…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Now We Have To Worry About Airline Mechanics Intentionally Sabotaging Planes

Given that there are approximately one million things to worry about when flying through the sky in a giant piece of metal, I thought I’d exceeded all possible opportunities to feel anxious before boarding. But because the world is a terrible place, there is, of course, always something else! This time, it’s the…Read more… Continue […]

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Enormous Flight Simulator Installed In Tokyo Hotel

If you like airplanes, then this is the hotel for you. The Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu, which is connected to Terminal 2 of Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, will offer a room outfitted with a full-sized flight simulator. Fittingly, it’s called the “Superior Cockpit Room.”Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Six Airplane Facts to Cure Your Fear of Flying

For some people, air travel is just another part of everyday life. But for others, it’s a major source of stress and anxiety. The good news is that most fears boil down to a lack of understanding, and in those situations knowledge really is power. If the thought of flying in a plane makes you […]

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