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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

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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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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

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Boeing’s Grounded 737 Max Fiasco Leads American Airlines to Cancel 90 Flights Per Day Through April

The Federal Aviation Administration grounded models in Boeing’s 737 Max series earlier this month following two separate deadly crashes involving the jets, and a number of changes to aircraft software and training procedures are expected as soon as this week. In the meantime, however, American Airlines said it is…Read more… Continue Reading at

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A Pilot Who Bummed a Ride on a Boeing 737 Max Saved the Plane Before It Crashed the Next Day

Ever since all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft have been grounded worldwide, there’s been a lot of discussion about the anti-stall system that seems to have been the cause of the two recent tragic crashes of the airliner: an Ethiopian Airlines crash last week, and an Indonesian Lion Air crash in late October. In the latter…Read […]

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