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TWA Hotel Opens at JFK. A New Life for Eero Saarinen’s Beloved ‘Flight Center.’

Plus: WOW Air We Hardly Knew You. The Challenges of Low-Cost Long-Haul.

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Forty Years On, Remembering America’s Deadliest Air Disaster.

The Past as Prologue: The Legacy of American 191.

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Deadly Stupidity in Moscow

How Not to Evacuate From a Burning Plane.

Also, What Happens When a Plane is Hit By Lightning?

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United Airlines Reveals New Livery

Bold, Blue, and Boring.

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Plane Mistakenly Lands in Scotland Instead of Germany.

Wrong Way Woes. How Can Such a Thing Happen?

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The Airport Lounge Crisis

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

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Dear Airlines: Please Don’t Take Away Our Video Screens!

In-seat video is the greatest cabin amenity of the past fifty years. So why are carriers getting rid of it?

UPDATE: I told you so. The Pilot’s first no-screen experience is just what he feared.

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A “Life List” of Planes

Get Your Memories Out.

And, the Weird Similarities Between Airplane Geeks and Birders.

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Boston Goes Global: From Logan to the World

Not Your Grandfather’s Airport.

UPDATE: New Flights to Morocco and Korea, and the Gulf Carriers go Full Luxe.

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Ask the Pilot on Social Media

Pick Your Poison and Join Now, on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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Ethiopian, Lion Air, and the 737 MAX

UPDATE: To Push, To Pull. Ethiopian Pilots Faced a No-Win Scenario.

Plus, America’s “Gold Standard” in Perspective, From the 737 to the DC-10.

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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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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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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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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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Moving in Place

Layover Rambles with Patrick Smith.

UPDATE: Cincinnati’s Strange Highway Mosaics, and Paris in Four Bridges.

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Art of a Logo

When a Tail Tells a Tale. From da Vinci to the Union Jack to the Persian Griffin, Designs With a Deeper Meaning.

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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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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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Pilot Report: Long Live Air Malta!

European Aviation’s Pleasant Surprise.

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Pets on a Plane

Airlines Behaving Badly, and the Real Story on Shipping Your Critter in the Baggage Hold.

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Lovetrodden

The Language of Love Undone.

Speaking of Valentine’s Day, a Special Ask the Pilot Side Project.

I wear tires every day.

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The Shuttle Shuffle

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

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Images From Liberia

Scenes at and Around Roberts Field.

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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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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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Safety Video Hell

UPDATE: The Latest Awful.

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

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