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Pilots and the President. Captain Trump Weighs in on Air Safety. But Does He Have a Point ?

Plus: Powerful Winds, Subzero Temperatures, and British Airways’ Magnificent Retro Jet.

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Ethiopian Airlines Crash and the 737 MAX

DEVELOPING STORY

Second MAX Disaster in Five Months. Are They Linked?

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The Big Push

Flights Across the U.S. and North Atlantic Are Setting Speed Records Thanks to Monster Tailwinds.

How Does This Work: An Airspeed Tutorial.

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The A380 is Dead! Long Live the A380!

Airbus to End Production of its Flagship Double-Decker. Plus, the Myth of the Vanishing Jumbo Jet.

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Lion Air Crash and the 737 MAX

Boeing Warns of Dive Dangers in Newest 737 Model. Should Flyers Worry?

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The Airport Lounge Crisis

Crowds, Kids, Noise… Has the Premium Class Lounge Lost Its Luster ?

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Boston Goes Global: From Logan to the World

Not Your Grandfather’s Airport.

Sao Paulo and Seoul Join the Never-Ending List of Nonstop Options.

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The Shuttle Shuffle

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

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The (Second) Best Album of All Time Turns 30

Er, 34, Actually.

Forty Fearless Minutes of Unstoppable Energy.

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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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Safety Video Hell

UPDATE: The Latest Awful.

Here’s a Better Idea: No Demos More Than 90 Seconds Long.

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Shamrock Shame

Get Your Yawns Out: A Look at the Latest Aer Lingus Livery.

And, Terrible New Slogans From Emirates and Qatar Airways.

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Ode to the 767

Another Oldie but Goodie From Boeing.

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Ode to the 757

What Can Replace this Most Versatile of Jetliners?

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Lockerbie at 30

The Legacy of Pan Am 103.

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Damn The Spinner Bag!

How Four-Wheeled Luggage is The Latest Air Travel Scourge.

And What the Hell is a “Roller Board”? Et Tu, Gary Shteyngart !

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Happy 50th Birthday to the 747

After Half a Century, the Curtain is Closing on History’s Most Influential Jetliner.

And a Logo Contest: Can You Name the Plane’s First 27 Customers ?

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Man Steals Horizon Air Turboprop; Media Gets Hysterical

The Crash Into Puget Sound and The “Insider Threat.”

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The (New) Book is Here

Introducing the Second Edition of Cockpit Confidential.

Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel. Questions, Answers & Reflections.

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A Trip to Bhutan

To the High Himalayas Aboard the Little-Known Drukair.

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Rummaging Through the Seat Pocket of the Mind

Miscellaneous Musings on Air Travel, Volume 2: Deadly Overhead Bins, Sudoku Mania, Dumb Airport Names, and Why I Hate Elvis Costello.

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Demise of the Selfie Stick

What’s This, Have Tourists Come to Their Senses?

And, a New Twist on Food Photography Mania.

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Q&A With the Pilot

Volume Four: Steering, Runway Noises, Cameras, and Everything You Were Afraid to Know About Engine Failures.

Plus, How to Navigate Up a Badger’s Arse.

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Big Planes On Short Routes? What a Concept.

Getting to the Root of the Delays Crisis.

As the System Hits a Breaking Point, Will Airlines Go Back to the Future?

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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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Statecraft

Donald Trump Wants to Renovate Air Force One.

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The Day of the Cockroach

September 11th, Then and Now

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Images From Liberia

Scenes at and Around Roberts Field.

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Ask the Pilot Christmas, 2018

Memories of Holidays Aloft, and the Worst Christmas Song of All Time.

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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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Homage to the Boarding Pass Wallet

The Weird and Wonderful World of Airline Collectibles.

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