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My Kingdom for a Cup Holder

Sometimes it’s the (really) small things.

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Nonsense From the Huffington Post

Come on, who needs a fact-checker? HuffPo scrapes bottom with a goofy list of falsehoods and half-truths.

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Letter From Mumbai

An Afternoon in “Maximum City”

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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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The Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Transponders for Dummies.

Conspiracy theories abound, while USA Today gets it really, really wrong.

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The New American Airlines Livery

Never mind the tail. It’s the logo, stupid.

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Lovetrodden

The Language of Love Undone.

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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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