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Welcome to DXB, The World’s Megahub.
Plus, the Gulf Carrier Controversy: It’s Complicated.

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TSA’s Summer Meltdown

Security Lines are Longer Than Ever. But the Most Sensible Fix is the One Nobody Will Talk About: TSA doesn’t need more personnel at the checkpoint, it needs fewer.

Plus, Seven Ideas to Make Airport Security Better.

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The EgyptAir Crash

What Happened to Flight 804?

Evidence Now Suggests an Onboard Fire. Plus, Why No Distress Call, and Live-Feed Video From the Cockpit: a Good Idea or a Waste of Money?

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Welcome to “Hidden Airport”

Unexpected Pleasures at a Terminal Near You.

Update: The A-B Connector Tunnel at Boston-Logan. (Now, if Massport Would Please Turn Down the Noise!)

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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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The World’s Coolest Restaurant

Fine Dining In a Converted DC-10.

Plus: The Sad Confessions of a Non-Foodie.

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When Is a Country Not a Country?

Border-Crossing Conundrums For Travelers

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The Greatest Moments in Aviation History

Three Airplanes That Changed the World.

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Images From Liberia

As West Africa Emerges From the Ebola Crisis, Scenes at and Around Roberts Field.

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My Kingdom for a Cup Holder

Sometimes It’s the (Really) Small Things.

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The Brussels Airport Attack

In the Wake of the Bombings, Some Bad Ideas For Airport Security

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The Selfie Stick: The Scourge of Global Travel

Hordes of Stick-Wielding Tourists Poke and Prod Their Way Through the World’s Tourist Sites.

UPDATE: a New Twist on Food Photography Mania.

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Luxury Airline Smackdown: The Good, the Bad, and the Overrated

Four Flights Aboard the Industry’s Most Elite Carriers. The Results Might Surprise You.

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The Noisy, Sweaty Hell of Small Planes

Flying over Cape Cod in a Cramped Cockpit, I Wanted Nothing More Than to be Down on the Beach. Call me a Heretic.

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Royal Brunei Airlines’ All-Woman Cockpit Crew

Was the Flight From Bandar to Jeddah a Political Statement? Plus: Apartheid Remembered, and the Troubling Double Standard of Saudi Arabia.

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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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Checked, Set, Roger

The Peculiar Ballet of the Cockpit Checklist.

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Should Kids Be Banned From Business Class, Part 2

It’s about SCREAMING, Not Crying.

Plus: Service Gone Sour. What Ever Happened to the Cabin Walk-Through?

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Have Pillow, Will Travel. So Long as You’re a Girl

I’m vexed and perplexed by the widespread phenomenon of teenage girls carrying giant fluffy pillows onto airplanes.

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The FlyDubai Crash in Russia.

Little to Go On After 737 Plunges to the Ground. But What’s All This About “Gusty Winds”?

UPDATE: Media Mangling. Beware of the Latest News Reports!

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The Hijacking as Art

A New Movie About the Hero Stewardess From the Hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73. And, the ‘Golden Age of Air Crimes’ Remembered.

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Fact and Fallacy of the “Pilot Shortage”

The Pilot Shortage Is Here, and It’s Real. But What Is It, Exactly?

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Letter From Ghana

Welcome to Room 420. Rubber Floors, Mysterious Odors and Inexplicable Artwork.

UPDATE: the Perils of Dining Abroad, and the World’s Worst Billboard.

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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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Q&A With the Pilot

Volume 3: Windshield Wipers, Busted Windows, and Other Oddities of Flight.

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The Drones Danger

Update: FAA Enacts Drone Registration Process. But Awareness, Rather Than Enforcement, is the Key to Safety.

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Stowaway Survives flight to Hawaii in Landing Gear Bay

And Others Who Weren’t So Lucky

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