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Preempting Deadly Behavior: Will Airlines Address the Shortfalls of the Inflight Safety Demo?

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The Day of the Cockroach

September 11th, Then and Now

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Images From Liberia

As West Africa Emerges From the Ebola Crisis, Scenes at and Around Roberts Field.

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A Non-Review of the New Movie “Sully”

Plus: Heroes, Miracles, and Others Who Weren’t So Lucky.

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The United States of Trash, Dog Crap, Rubber Bands and Dental Floss

Where Litter and Neglect are the New Normal.

Special Update: A New Report Says Flossing is a Waste of Time. Will This Cure the Plastic Flosser Craze?

Plus, More Photos!

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Emirates 777 Crash-Lands in Dubai

Update: The Eight-Second Gap. Was This a Botched Go-Around?

Plus: Deadly Stupidity Redux. Yet More Passenger Recklessness.

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Royal Brunei Airlines’ All-Woman Cockpit Crew

Was the Flight From Bandar to Jeddah a Political Statement? Plus: Apartheid Remembered, and the Troubling Double Standard of Saudi Arabia.

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Welcome to Schiphol, the Airport of Quirky Charms

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

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Pilot Report: Long Live Air Malta!

European Aviation’s Pleasant Surprise.

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Pilotless Planes? Not So Fast.

An Op-Ed in the New York Times: Busting the Myth of the Plane That “Flies Itself.”

Plus, an Autopilot Demonstration.

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How to Speak Airline: A Glossary For Travelers

Crosscheck? Ramp? Ground Stop?
Finally, a way to decode the insufferable jargon of air travel.

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Pilots and Alcohol

Tough Questions After Two Pilots are Arrested in Glasgow.

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Permanent Mystery

The Search For MH370 is Called Off.

Plus: Transponders for Dummies, Conspiracy Theories, Rogue Pilots and More.

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The Name Game

What’s This, an Error in The New Yorker!

Plus: an Airline Style Sheet for Editors and Neurotics Alike.

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Letter From Mumbai

An Afternoon in “Maximum City”

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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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TSA’s Summer Meltdown

Security Lines are Longer Than Ever. But the Most Sensible Fix is the One Nobody Will Talk About: TSA doesn’t need more personnel at the checkpoint, it needs fewer.

Plus, Seven Ideas to Make Airport Security Better.

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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?

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My Kingdom for a Cup Holder

Sometimes It’s the (Really) Small Things.

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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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Target: Airport

In the Wake of the Bombings in Brussels and Istanbul, Some Bad Ideas For Airport Security

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Planes, Pranks, and Praise: Ode to an Airport

From Terrazzo floors to exploding soda cans, here’s Boston’s airport like you’ve never seen it.

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The Greatest Moments in Aviation History

Three Airplanes That Changed the World.

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