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Into the Sea: Love, Death, and Other Near Misses

Remembering the Closest of Calls on its 29th Anniversary

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Fuming Over Fumes

Flight Attendants Sue Boeing Over Alleged Exposure to Dangerous Fumes. Is There a Secret Menace in Cabin Air?

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The Selfie Stick: The Scourge of Global Travel

Hordes of stick-wielding tourists now poke and prod their way through the world’s great tourist sites. When and why did we become so obsessed with self-photography?

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The Hijacking of TWA 847

30 Years Ago This Week Began One of the Most Unforgettable Hijackings in History. Imagine This Happening Today.

Plus, Looking Back at the Golden Age of Air Crimes

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The Latest TSA Embarrassment

Screeners Failed to Find Weapons in a Widely Publicized Scandal. Should We Be Surprised? Should We Even Care?

Plus: How to Make Airport Security Better.

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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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Laying Over

Videos From Two of the Pilot’s Favorite Destinations.

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Q&A With the Pilot

Everything You Wanted to Know About Noisy Exit Hatches, Ryanair Pilots, Rates of Climb, Pilot Rest and More.

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Rummaging Through the Seat Pocket of the Mind

Miscellaneous Musings on Air Travel, Volume 1: Armrests From Hell, ‘Roller Boards,’ and More Annoying Flight Attendant Habits!

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Pilot Report: Long Live Air Malta!

European Aviation’s Pleasant Surprise.

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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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Down and Out at the Yankee Clipper

My favorite airport restaurant has gone to hell. Come on, Rocco, is sweeping the floor too much to ask?

And, is there a future for non-chain restaurants at airports?

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The Journey of the Potato

This has nothing to do with airplanes, airlines or airports, but the mystery of one of the funniest things ever is finally solved!

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