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64 Lucky Shelter Animals Got Flown Out Of Texas After Hurricane Harvey

With insurance claims, relief efforts and attempts to salvage property going on in the Houston area after Hurricane Harvey, it can be easy to forget that more than just humans had to face the storm. But these shelter animals weren’t an afterthought, and got a plane ride out of Texas with the cabin to themselves.Read […]

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Were You On This Delta Plane That Flew Into Hurricane Irma?

The “potentially catastrophic,” terrifying-to-glimpse-at-even-on-a-radar storm named Hurricane Irma is barreling toward Puerto Rico. Flights are being canceled left and right, but one Delta crew woke up Wednesday morning with a planned trek from New York City to San Juan and said fuck it.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Boston Airport Could Start Charging To Pick Up And Drop Off Passengers For ‘Environmental Reasons’

One of the best forms of transportation to and from an airport—at least, for the person flying—is by a car that someone else is driving. You don’t have to worry about missing a shuttle, parking fees, hauling bags forever or any of that. But, because we can’t have nice things, a Boston airport wants to […]

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Pilot Asks Passengers To Pray After Plane Starts Shaking Violently

An AirAsia X flight from Perth, Australia, to Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, encountered some sort of technical problem yesterday, which made the plane start to wobble and vibrate for over an hour. Faced with such a dilemma, the pilot, normally a calm, collected voice over a loudspeaker, asked everyone to pray instead. Twice.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The U.S. Will Expand The Laptop Ban To 71 More International Airports If They Don’t Beef Up Security

Maybe, just maybe, the U.S. government found its compassionate side and decided to think about our on-flight sanity before enforcing a sweeping laptop ban on incoming flights from other countries. According to reports, the U.S. could back off if international airports beef up security screening.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The U.S. Will Expand The Laptop Ban To 71 More International Airports If They Don’t Beef Up Security

Maybe, just maybe, the U.S. government found its compassionate side and decided to think about our on-flight sanity before enforcing a sweeping laptop ban on incoming flights from other countries. According to reports, the U.S. could back off if international airports beef up security screening.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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LAX’s New Private Luxury Terminal For The Rich Is The Most Obnoxiously LA Thing Ever

The one thing that helped me combat my irritation at being at an airport was the knowledge that airports are the great social equalizer: generally, it doesn’t matter who you are—rich, poor, famous, normal, whatever—you still have to check-in, go through security and get on the moving sidewalks to your gate. It sucks…Read more… Continue […]

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