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The Eskimo and the Fluorescent Noodle

The New Alaska Airlines Livery. It’s Equal Parts Tradition and Travesty.

Plus, Paintjobs to Feel Good About!

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The Media’s Airplane Problem

The Latest Photo Blunder, and How Hollywood Gets it Wrong.

Plus: Enough With the Aeronautics Professors!

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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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Q&A With the Pilot

Volume 3: Windshield Wipers, Busted Windows, and Other Oddities of Flight.

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When Is a Country Not a Country?

Border-Crossing Conundrums For Travelers

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Homage to the Boarding Pass Wallet

The Weird and Wonderful World of Airline Collectibles.

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First Class, Low Class, No Class: The Passenger Hall of Shame

Welcome to Flying, Where The Rules of Civility and Decency No Longer Apply.

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When a Pilot Dies in Flight

Pilots, Copilots, Heroics and Hyperbole. Will the Media Ever Get it Straight?

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The Newest Airline Livery Designs: 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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Welcome to Schiphol, the Airport of Quirky Charms

Plus: “North Latitude,” a Memoir From 1991.

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The Selfie Stick: The Scourge of Global Travel

Hordes of Stick-Wielding Tourists Poke and Prod Their Way Through the World’s Tourist Sites.

UPDATE: a New Twist on Food Photography Mania.

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Letter From Hanoi

On the Streets of Vietnam’s Capital, it’s Traffic as Art and Chaos.

Plus: a Ride With EVA Air, Taiwan’s “Other Airline.”

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Images From Liberia

As West Africa Grapples With the Ebola Crisis, Scenes at and Around Roberts Field.

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The Noisy, Sweaty Hell of Small Planes

Flying over Cape Cod in a Cramped Cockpit, I Wanted Nothing More Than to be Down on the Beach. Call me a Heretic.

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The De-Ice Man Cometh

Snow, Ice, and Airplanes. Everything You Need to Know About the Travails of Winter Flying.

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Beauty or a Beast? Up Close and Personal With the 787.

Something New and Different in a World of Boring Planes.

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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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The (Second) Best Album of All Time Turns 30

Forty Fearless Minutes of Unstoppable Energy.

And Grant Hart Remembers…

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Lasers, Lasers, Everywhere

Don’t Shoot, Shoot, Shoot That Thing at Me.

Plus: Bright Lights, Big Silly. Memories of Hysterics Past.

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Remembering Cairo

With Egypt In Turmoil, a Photographic Toast to One of the World’s Most Fascinating Cities.

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The Great Burning of 2015

The World is Silent on the Megafire in Indonesia, the Latest Catastrophe in Our Race Towards Ecological Oblivion.

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