planes
Big Question
Why Are Airplane Windows Round?
Believe it or not, the shape of the window is a matter of life and death.... READ ON
Travel
Comparing Coach-Class Legroom Across Airlines
JetBlue may feel cramped, but it's super roomy compared to other airlines.... READ ON
Travel
Chicago’s Midway Airport Now Has a Bathroom Just for Pets
Airports are now required to have pet relief areas, making doggie pit stops a more common sight in terminals.... READ ON
News
Baby Born on International Flight Gets 1 Million Airline Miles
The quickest way to get free airline points? Have a baby onboard.... READ ON
History
The Woman Who Might Have Been D.B. Cooper
The only unsolved skyjacking case in history might have been pulled off by a woman.... READ ON
Travel
The @AskTSA Twitter Account Will Answer Pretty Much Anything
The airport security agency's account can advise you on traveling with liquids, animals, and mummified remains.... READ ON
Weather
Incredible Mushroom Cloud Appears in Phoenix Thunderstorm
The weather phenomenon is called a microburst.... READ ON
News
The FBI Officially Closes the D.B. Cooper Case
The infamous skyjacker is no longer wanted, dead or alive.... READ ON
Travel
Cold War, Cold Beers: How an Abandoned Iran-Contra Plane Ended up a Bar in Costa Rica
It's a historical relic from one of the biggest scandals in U.S. history.... READ ON
History
How a Plane Crash Survivor Got His Wallet Back—More Than 30 Years Later
In 2005, an explorer uncovered belongings that Eduardo Strauch lost in a deadly 1972 plane crash in the Andes.... READ ON
Infographic
An Animated Look at How All the World’s Airports Are Connected
This could be a whole new way to think about your summer travel plans.... READ ON
Design
Some Private Jets Now Feature Much Larger Windows
Door-sized windows and sunroofs give passengers better views of the sky.... READ ON
List
14 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of TSA Agents
That block of cheese in your luggage looks remarkably like a bomb.... READ ON
History
15 Fun Facts About Amelia Earhart
List
11 Things We No Longer See on Airplanes
Traveling by airplane used to be a lot different—and we’re not just talking about elaborate and cumbersome security restrictions.... READ ON
Travel
The Year's Busiest Travel Dates Aren't What You Thought They Were
Don't dread hopping on a plane the day before Thanksgiving.... READ ON

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