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Watching a Gruelling 11-Hour Flight Whizz by in Four Minutes is the Best Way to Travel

Planes are not designed for tall passengers. Even an hour-long flight can be uncomfortable when you’re twisted and contorted to fit in a seat. So watching an 11-hour flight from London to San Francisco take just four minutes in this spectacular cockpit timelapse makes me wish supersonic air travel was an everyday thing. Read More >>

science
How a Virus Spreads Through an Aeroplane Cabin

Travelling by plane greatly increases our chances of getting sick, or so many of us are wont to believe. To be fair, it’s not uncommon to come down with a nasty illness after we return from a vacation or business trip. But is flying the culprit? The latest research suggests the answer is no—but much of it depends on where we sit. Read More >>

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US Airlines Decide All Your Checked Smart Luggage Must Become Real Dumb, Battery-Free Luggage

Leading U.S. airlines have all agreed that all your expensive smart luggage is dumb luggage now, CNN reported on Wednesday. Carriers including American, Delta, and Alaska are requiring customers remove lithium-based batteries from the bags and carry them personally before stowing them in their aircraft, citing the risk that the batteries could start a fire that burns through other luggage—with one big problem being that the batteries in many smart luggage lines are non-removable. Read More >>

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Flying Sucked Before it Involved Urine-Soaked Seats, Which by the Way, It Apparently Does Now

Flying is terrible these days. It flat-out sucks. From ballooning lines to get through security procedures that mostly don’t work to random fees and seats so small analysts believe they may be safety hazards, it’s really just not a pleasant way to spend your time. Read More >>

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Nightmare Turbulence Injures 10 on American Airlines Flight, Covers Ceilings in Hot Coffee

At least seven crew members and three passengers were hospitalised when an American Airlines flight from Athens, Greece to Philadelphia hit extreme turbulence on Saturday, terrifying passengers and sending some flying through the cabin. Read More >>

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There’s Now an Airline for Millennials Because Sure, Whatever

Air France announced this week it is launching Joon, a new airline “especially aimed at a young working clientele, the millennials,” and more specifically the good rich ones who like flying to Paris a lot. Read More >>

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The Last Concorde Comes Home to Bristol

British Airways' Alpha Foxtrot, the very last Concorde to be built, has arrived at its new home in Filton, Bristol, where it was made. Read More >>

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New 17.5-Hour Flight From Australia to London Will Be The Longest In The World

Australian airline Qantas just announced a new route that will take passengers from Perth, Australia to London. But you might want to stock up on sleeping pills. Because with a total flight time of 17.5 hours, it will be the longest nonstop flight in the world. Read More >>

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There’s an Air Highway That Keeps Planes From Crashing Into Each Other

If you’ve ever taken a transatlantic flight, here’s a terrifying thought: for a huge portion of that trip, your plane had no radar. The good news is there’s essentially a ten-lane highway over the north Atlantic Ocean that keeps flights between, say, London and New York, from getting too close to each other. Read More >>

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World’s Largest Aircraft Takes Off for the First Time, Still Looks Like an Arse

The Airlander 10 took off for the first time yesterday. While it's famous for being the world’s largest aircraft, it is now better known as Earth's largest and definitely arse-shaped dirigible. Read More >>

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Here Is Your First Look at Virgin Galactic’s New SpaceShipTwo

Two years ago, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceshipTwo, the space plane it hoped to use to send tourists into space, failed on a test flight and crashed in the desert. Now, Virgin Galactic has unveiled a brand new version of SpaceShipTwo. Read More >>

environment
Climate Change Could Make Transatlantic Flights Longer

Flying isn't all that great. Nobody enjoys being locked into a metal tube with a bunch of randoms, especially when those randoms include a bunch of noisy Americans. Sadly in future you might have to spend a bit more time locked away, because climate change could make flights from Britain to America longer. Read More >>

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The Forgotten History Behind Some of America’s Busiest Airports

Have you ever flown through LGA, ATL, or ORD? It turns out each of these airports has a bizarre and little-known backstory. Read More >>

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A Bar On Board A Plane? Now You’re Talking

By Campbell Simpson – Gizmodo Australia Read More >>