The TSA Found 51 Firearms In Luggage In Just One Week

Just last week, the TSA found fifty one firearms, forty five of which were loaded. Twenty of the loaded guns had rounds in the chamber. They also found ammunition, inert grenades and artillery shells, a saw concealed within a Bible, razor blades hidden in a shoe, and fourteen stun guns — including one disguised as a… » 4/15/14 2:46pm Tuesday 2:46pm

How Rail Can Work For, Instead Of Against, Airlines

In China, the national high-speed rail system is fast, efficient, and transports twice as many daily passengers than the country's domestic airlines — the opposite of what happens here. Chinese airlines are complaining and provide a good lesson for U.S. operators: It's easier to embrace rail than fight it. » 4/01/14 11:25am 4/01/14 11:25am

Brazil Wants To Blow You Out Of The Sky If You Fly Over The World Cup

In anticipation of the World Cup soccer tournament this summer, Brazil has announced that it will enforce no-fly zones within a 4 nautical mile radius of the twelve Cup stadiums. As the law currently stands, unresponsive planes cannot be shot down over populated areas, but the Brazilian Air Force is hoping to change… » 3/26/14 4:30pm 3/26/14 4:30pm

How to Fly During the Holidays Without Losing Your Mind

In a little less than two weeks, Americans will engage in the county's annual combat ritual: Holiday Travel Season—a brutal tradition pitting travelers against the monolithic security and transportation apparatus in a race to their respective destinations. Believe it or not, it's possible to make it through with your… » 11/16/13 2:29pm 11/16/13 2:29pm

How to Find Out If Your Flight Has In-Seat Power Outlets

Got a 5 hour flight but only an hour or two worth of battery left on your gadgets? Depending on your airline, you may have a power outlet or USB port in your seat. Here's how to find out which planes have some extra juice to give. » 10/15/13 3:53pm 10/15/13 3:53pm

Five Best Car GPS Units

If you're hitting the road this summer, you probably want a solid GPS with you to make getting to your destination a little easier. Whether you just use your phone or you prefer a stand-alone unit, there are pros and cons to each, and this week we're looking at five of the best, based on your nominations. » 7/28/13 12:37pm 7/28/13 12:37pm

Impressions Of Attending The 24 Hours of Le Mans

In a previous post I went through the logistics of attending the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With this photo dump I wanted to give you some of my impressions of the event. Others have done a much better job of summing up the race, the unfortunate accident that killed Allan Simonsen, and other events surrounding Le Mans than I … » 6/29/13 5:14pm 6/29/13 5:14pm

A Jalop's Guide to Attending the 24 Hours of Le Mans

I'm writing this while on the train from Le Mans to Paris. The 2013 race ended a few hours ago and Audi won again. Many things happened during the race, including the death of a driver, but I'm not going to dwell on that here. What I want to provide is some info on how to attend the race as a normal fan. No special… » 6/28/13 6:23pm 6/28/13 6:23pm

Ding! FAA May Roll Back Stupid Restrictions on Electronic Device Use

Good news for the flying, gaming public: The Federal Aviation Administration's bullshit, insulting-to-the-intelligence rules for the use of "approved portable electronic devices" are due to be relaxed, allowing for gate-to-gate use of your iPad, 3DS, Android phone or whatever. This could come as early as September. » 6/23/13 2:53pm 6/23/13 2:53pm

Book Certain Flights on Weekends For Cheaper Fares

While a lot of airlines will offer sales at the beginning of the work week, if you can't find a special deal, you might save some money by booking your flight during the weekend. » 6/22/13 3:23pm 6/22/13 3:23pm

How to Get Your Luggage Back When the Airline Loses It

You've just arrived in Orlando for a holiday with the in-laws, and your bags are on vacation as well—in South Dakota. Here's how to get your worldly possessions back and get on with your relaxing. » 6/15/13 1:42pm 6/15/13 1:42pm

Information In America Moves 33,480,000 Times Faster Than It Did 200…

Occasionally, after a day immersed in reading about cars, writing about cars, driving in cars, sobbing in cars so no one can see my shame, and generally having my brain defined by cars, I'll have to step back and remind myself just why we even have cars at all. To get our asses and our information from one point to… » 1/11/13 1:20pm 1/11/13 1:20pm