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R.I.P. Bob Bragg.

Last Surviving Pilot of the 1977 Tenerife Disaster Dies at 79.

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Going the Distance. The Longest Flights in the World.

Qatar’s Doha-Auckland Route is the New Number One. But What is the Final Frontier of Long-Haul Flying?

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Trump and the Travel Ban.

Plus: The Airlines of Failed States, and Meditations on a Photograph.

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The Scourge of Inflight Garbage

The Passenger Hall of Shame, Volume II.

Plus, Can a Plastic Bag Can Save an Airline Millions?

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Thoughts on the Movie “Sully”

The Pilot Breaks Down and Finally Sees the Film. The Envelope Please…

Plus: Heroes, Miracles, and Others Who Weren’t So Lucky.

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First Class, Low Class, No Class: The Passenger Hall of Shame

Welcome to Flying, Where The Rules of Civility and Decency No Longer Apply.

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Remembering Cairo

With Egypt In Turmoil, a Photographic Toast to One of the World’s Most Fascinating Cities.

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To Recline or Not To Recline?

The “Knee Defender” is Back, and so is the Controversy over Economy Class Recline. But the Ground Rules Are Pretty Simple.

Plus, the Myth of Vanishing Legroom.

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Pilots and Mental Health

Looking Skeptically at a Scary-Sounding New Study About Pilots and Depression.

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Letter From Chernobyl

Photos From the Site of History’s Worst-Ever Nuclear Accident.

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The Silent Anniversary: Fifteen Years Since Our Last Major Crash.

This isn’t a minor story. On the contrary, it’s one of the most impressive milestones in commercial aviation history.

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The Shuttle Shuffle

Donald Trump’s Failed Airline, and Memories of Shuttles Past.

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The United States of Trash, Dog Crap, Rubber Bands and Dental Floss

Where Litter and Neglect are the New Normal.

Special Update: A New Report Says Flossing is a Waste of Time. Will This Cure the Plastic Flosser Craze?

Plus, More Photos!

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The (Second) Best Album of All Time Turns 30

Forty Fearless Minutes of Unstoppable Energy.

And Grant Hart Remembers…

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The De-Ice Man Cometh

It’s That Time of Year Again.

Snow, Ice, and Airplanes. Everything You Need to Know About the Travails of Winter Flying.

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The Things We Carry

Electronic Gadgets Are Supposed to Make Life Easier. Do They?

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Letter From Boston: What Happened to the Park Plaza Hotel?

Out With the Old; In With the Trite.

UPDATE: A Response From Guest Relations

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The Eskimo and the Fluorescent Noodle

The New Alaska Airlines Livery. It’s Equal Parts Tradition and Travesty.

Plus, Paintjobs to Feel Good About!

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Homage to the Boarding Pass Wallet

The Weird and Wonderful World of Airline Collectibles.

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Passengers Evacuate With Luggage in Chicago Runway Fire

It’s Time to Get Serious About the Safety Demo.

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Images From Liberia

Scenes at and Around Roberts Field.

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Ode to the 757. What Can Replace this Most Versatile of Jetliners?

An Open Letter to Boeing: The Heck With the 737. Give Us a Real Plane.

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Letter From Mumbai

An Afternoon in “Maximum City”

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The Day of the Cockroach

September 11th, Then and Now

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Welcome to “Hidden Airport”

Unexpected Pleasures at a Terminal Near You.

Update: RDU’s Beautiful Terminal 2

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Pilot Report: Long Live Air Malta!

European Aviation’s Pleasant Surprise.

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