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Now and Zen: The Greatest Album of Them All Turns 30

Plus: A New Documentary About the One of the Best Songwriters of our Time.

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The “Crash Cluster”

Three Disasters in a Week Leave Passengers Wary. But Take a Look at History.

Plus: The Plane Crash as Art, and the World’s “Safest” Airlines.

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Flying With the One Percent

A Ride in Business Class on the Airbus A380.

Plus: My Strange Childhood of Airlines Real and Imagined.

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Pilots and Copilots. Who are These People?

An open letter to the Associated Press

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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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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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Airfares by The Pound?

A tiny airline in Samoa has begun charging fares based on the weight of its customers. Why this is, and isn’t, a useful idea.

Plus, everything you need to know about aircraft weight.

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Two Planes Nearly Collide in Barcelona! Sort of, Not Really.

YouTube Turns a Minor Incident Into a Global Sensation.

Plus, Runway Incursions for Dummies.

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Farewell Douglas

Two McDonnell Douglas Classics are Put to Pasture, and the World of Aviation is That Much Less Interesting.

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American Airlines to Keep New Livery

Never Mind the Tail. It’s the Logo, Stupid.

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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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