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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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Could You Endure 20 Hours In Coach? Qantas Plans To Find Out

The world’s longest commercial flight is 9,534 miles from Newark to Singapore and takes anywhere from 15 to 19 hours depending on winds. Nineteen hours is a long time to spend anywhere consecutively other than a womb or a grave, both of which provide more legroom than coach, but Australian airline Qantas wants to know…Read […]

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Could You Endure 20 Hours In Coach? Qantas Plans To Find Out

The world’s longest commercial flight is 9,534 miles from Newark to Singapore and takes anywhere from 15 to 19 hours depending on winds. Nineteen hours is a long time to spend anywhere consecutively other than a womb or a grave, both of which provide more legroom than coach, but Australian airline Qantas wants to know…Read […]

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Could You Endure 20 Hours In Coach? Qantas Plans To Find Out

The world’s longest commercial flight is 9,534 miles from Newark to Singapore and takes anywhere from 15 to 19 hours depending on winds. Nineteen hours is a long time to spend anywhere consecutively other than a womb or a grave, both of which provide more legroom than coach, but Australian airline Qantas wants to know…Read […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Taken To Hospital After His Plane Skids Off Runway, Catches Fire: Reports

Retired NASCAR driver and current broadcaster Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife Amy Earnhardt were on a plane that crashed at a Tennessee airport and caught fire Thursday, according to news and social media reports. Local outlet WJHL reported that all three aboard the plane were uninjured, but said in a subsequent…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The 737 MAX Grounding Is Such A Disaster That Airlines Are Leasing 30-Year-Old 737-200s

With hundreds of 737 MAX planes still on the ground following two fatal crashes, airlines are frantically trying to lease available 737s to fill gaps left by the MAX. They’re so desperate that they’re leasing 737-200s, a variant that was discontinued in 1988.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The 737 MAX Grounding Is Such A Disaster That Airlines Are Leasing 30-Year-Old 737-200s

With hundreds of 737 MAX planes still on the ground following two fatal crashes, airlines are frantically trying to lease available 737s to fill gaps left by the MAX. They’re so desperate that they’re leasing 737-200s, a variant that was discontinued in 1988.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Passengers Walked To LaGuardia Airport Because Construction And Traffic Were So Bad

Is LaGuardia Airport the worst airport in the entire world? Is it the worst place in America, period? Well, given that passengers are now being forced to walk to the airport from the highway suggests that we might be moving into firm, 100 percent “yes” territory.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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That Time a Plane Crashed Into the White House’s Front Yard

Washington D.C. is our nation’s most protected airspace, shielded by surface-to-air missiles and fighter jets loaded for interception at all hours of the day. But that wasn’t the case on September 12, 1994, when Frank Eugene Corder smashed a stolen Cessna into the president’s front lawn.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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That Time a Plane Crashed Into the White House’s Front Yard

Washington D.C. is our nation’s most protected airspace, shielded by surface-to-air missiles and fighter jets loaded for interception at all hours of the day. But that wasn’t the case on September 12, 1994, when Frank Eugene Corder smashed a stolen Cessna into the president’s front lawn.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Little Kid Jumps on Airport Luggage Carousel and Gets Tiny Glimpse into the Magical World of Luggage

Man, I very clearly remember wanting to do this exact thing as a kid. I think I even managed to ride the conveyer belt about five feet once before being yanked off by a livid parent. This adventurous toddler, though, managed to actually pull it off: he climbed onto the baggage conveyer belt and got […]

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JetBlue Flight Delayed After Someone AirDropped an Image of a Bomb Vest

A Newark JetBlue flight bound for Tampa was evacuated Monday after someone sent an image of a suicide bombing vest to multiple passengers already boarded as the plane waited for takeoff, according to a report from The Guardian. Because the perpetrator sent the image via Apple’s AirDrop feature, the message was…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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France’s New Flying Tax Gets It Backwards

Starting in 2020, flying out of France—both domestic and international, but not for connecting passengers—will incur an additional surcharge dubbed an Ecotax, because the revenue raised will go towards “eco-friendly transport infrastructure” such as trains.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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France’s New Flying Tax Gets It Backwards

Starting in 2020, flying out of France—both domestic and international, but not for connecting passengers—will incur an additional surcharge dubbed an Ecotax, because the revenue raised will go towards “eco-friendly transport infrastructure” such as trains.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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American Airlines Forces Doctor to Wrap Herself in Blanket Because They Thought Her Romper Was Inappropriate

First, I have to ask American Airlines employees a question: does this shit ever work out well for you? Has there ever been a time where a flight attendant has made some knee-jerk decision about how offended they were about what a woman was wearing and everyone thought, bravo, airline, you’re a hero? No. Of […]

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