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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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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

By Campbell Simpson – Gizmodo Australia

We’ve Officially Entered a New Age for Mega-Airports 

This week Dubai International Airport announced that it's reached a milestone. It is now the busiest airport in the world for international travellers, a claim that has long belonged to London's Heathrow. Here's the thing: it won't be for long. Read More >>

How Turbulence Happens, and Why it’s Not So Scary After All

Turbulence: spiller of coffee, jostler of luggage, filler of barf bags, rattler of nerves. But is it a crasher of planes? Judging by the reactions of many airline passengers, one would assume so; turbulence is far and away the number one concern of anxious passengers. Read More >>

Why Istanbul Wants to Build the World’s Busiest Airport

Back in 2013, when Istanbul was still competing to host the 2020 Olympics, the city announced plans to build "the world's largest and busiest airport terminal." The Olympic bid ended up failing—but Istanbul still wants to build its mega-airport. Read More >>

Kindles, iPads and Other Electronic Devices OK’d for Use During European Flights

Flight-mode be damned, the European Aviation Safety Agency has announced that it will be publishing new guidelines green-lighting the use of electronic devices at all stages of a flight. Your Kindles, iPads, smartphones and MP3 players will be saved from the disapproving glare of air stewards across the skies, throughout Europe! Read More >>

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How To Use Your Electronics During Takeoff Without Getting Busted

I'm no engineer, but I know this: If personal electronics could bring down a plane, Al Quaeda would just assign a pack of assholes to send simultaneous text messages from the next flight out of Jerusalem. Read More >>

This Laser Scanner Could Let You Fly With Bottles Again

After terrorists tried to fly with liquid explosives back in 2006, air travelers have been limited to bringing only small bottles onto planes. But that inconvenience could soon be gone if Cobalt's new laser scanners start appearing at airport security checkpoints. Read More >>