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Ryanair’s Woes Continue. A Pilot Speaks Out, Bringing to Light Deeper Problems at Europe’s Low-Cost Giant.

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The 747 in Winter

Plus: The Original 27 Airlines (and Their Logos), Then and Now.

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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?

UPDATE: Regionals Behaving Badly.

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The Ugliest Planes of All Time

From the DC-10 to the Trislander, a nod to history’s worst and weirdest-looking planes.

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Safety Video Hell

Virgin America’s New Safety Demo Leaves Passengers Gasping For Air.

Here’s a Better Idea: No Safety Videos More Than 60 Seconds Long.

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Another One Bites the Dust

Another Famous Name Disappears From Aviation.

Plus, the LCC Long-Haul Threat.

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Letter From Maho Beach

I didn’t want to be flying the plane. I wanted to be under it!

Plus, the truth about those “scary” approaches to SXM.

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Hüsker Dü Cofounder Dies at 56.

RIP to One of the 1980s Most Prolific Songwriters.

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Air Travel in Art, Music and Film

Movies, songs, album covers & poems. From Kieslowski to the Clash, air travel is everywhere!

And Wapi Mama, what happens when an Antonov comes roaring through your fruit stand?

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The Boarding Blues

Jet bridges are so monstrously over-engineered, yet it still takes 45 minutes to get seventy people onto a damn regional jet. Why?

Plus: HSBC, the Jetway Giant.

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Air Travel and the Environment

From Heat Waves to Turbulence, How Climate Change Will Affect Flying.

Plus, The Pilot’s Uneasy Conscience.

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Qatar Airways is the “World’s Best Airline.” Do They Deserve It?

Controversial Gulf Carrier Wins Skytrax Award for 2017. Here’s Why I’m Not So Impressed.

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A “Life List” of Planes

Get Your Memories Out.

And, the Weird Similarities Between Airplane Geeks and Birders.

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Flying: A Look on the Bright Side

Is Air Travel Really As Awful As Everybody Claims? Here Are Some Reasons Why Not. An Op-Ed in the New York Times.

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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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Turbulence: Everything You Need to Know

When Things Go Bump in the Flight

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What You Call It

The Poetry of Airliner Names

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The Separation of Church and Sky

An AirAsia Pilot Asked Passengers to Pray During an Emergency. What in God’s Name Was He Thinking?

And, This Wasn’t The First Time.

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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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The Newest Livery Redesigns: The Nightmare Continues

From Etihad and Iberia to Spirit and Southwest, Several Airlines Have Recently Unveiled New Looks. The Report Card is Very, Very Bleak.

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It Looks Like the Future. Up Close and Personal With the 787.

Something Different in a World of Boring Planes.

An Updated Post With New Pictures.

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Pilots and Copilots. Who are These People?

An open letter to the Associated Press

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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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Yak Hunting in Liberia

As any aerogeek will tell you, there’s something fascinating about old abandoned planes. This decomposing Russian jet is no exception.

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Letter From Chernobyl

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

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The Day of the Cockroach

September 11th, Then and Now

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