300 Passengers and Crew Escape Burning Jetliner.
Update: Windshear, Extreme Heat, and a Go-Around. Was This a Perfect Storm of Danger?
Plus: Deadly Stupidity Redux. Yet More Passenger Recklessness.Read More
The Search For MH3709 is Called Off.
Plus: Transponders for Dummies, Conspiracy Theories, Rogue Pilots and More.Read More
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!Read More
The New Alaska Airlines Livery. It’s Equal Parts Tradition and Travesty.
Plus, Paintjobs to Feel Good About!Read More
An Updated Post: Two Experiences Rekindle a Controversial Debate.Read More
Plus: Gorman Bechard’s Documentary About the One of the Best Songwriters of our Time.Read More
Remembering the Closest of Calls on its 30th AnniversaryRead More
What Happened to Flight 804?
Update: Cockpit Voice Recordings Indicate a Fire, Not a Bombing.
Plus: Live-Feed Video From the Cockpit: a Good Idea or a Waste of Money?Read More
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!)Read More
An Open Letter to Boeing: The Heck With the 737. Give Us a Real Plane.Read More
In the Wake of the Bombings in Brussels and Istanbul, Some Bad Ideas For Airport SecurityRead More
Welcome to Flying, Where The Rules of Civility and Decency No Longer Apply.Read More
What’s This, an Error in The New Yorker!
Plus: an Airline Style Sheet for Editors and Neurotics Alike.Read More
Was the Flight From Bandar to Jeddah a Political Statement? Plus: Apartheid Remembered, and the Troubling Double Standard of Saudi Arabia.Read More
Cockpit Confidential is Back, with a New Narrator and a Whole New FeelRead More
I’m vexed and perplexed by the widespread phenomenon of teenage girls carrying giant fluffy pillows onto airplanes.Read More
A New Movie About the Hero Stewardess From the Hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73. And, the ‘Golden Age of Air Crimes’ Remembered.Read More
Fine Dining In a Converted DC-10.
Plus: The Sad Confessions of a Non-Foodie.Read More
Volume 3: Windshield Wipers, Busted Windows, and Other Oddities of Flight.Read More
Update: FAA Enacts Drone Registration Process. But Awareness, Rather Than Enforcement, is the Key to Safety.Read More
And Others Who Weren’t So LuckyRead More