If you’re even remotely anxious about flying, don’t watch this video without a change of pants close at hand.
I’m a bit of a nervous flyer, so I always get to the airport early to sip on some courage at the bar. It helps me keep calm and, well, it’s hard to pass up a good Bloody Mary. Over the years, I’ve learned a few tips to ensure the airport bar is always a good experience.
The airplane passenger in front of you has rudely reclined into your already-cramped leg space. You grumble and passive-aggressively kick their seat. They yell at you: they’re tired, they just want to sleep during the flight, so live with it, buddy! Which of you is the bad guy here? Neither, says Mike Rugnetta. The…
I interrupt our normal programming with a somewhat batshit story about an airplane, a college student from Florida, and her dwarf hamster, which was named Pebbles. Pebbles is no longer with us, because, the college student says, Pebbles was flushed down a toilet on the advice of a Spirit Airlines employee after…
After a particularly rough battle with some disease I called the flu but was probably an epic cold, I’ve gotten pretty obsessive about watching what I touch in public places. I also carry around antibacterial wipes whenever I fly (a habit I’ve had for years), and immediately wipe down my tray table, seatbelt, and…
Top Gun undoubtedly had some of the best air-to-air combat scenes ever put on film, but watching crop duster pilot Butch Fisher skim this field and then barely pull up in time to miss a towering tree might be even more exhilarating. Plus, you don’t have to deal with that scene where Goose dies. (Take Maverick instead!)
We’re in the middle of flu season, and everyone knows theres no better place to catch the disease than on an airplane on your way to that vacation you’ve been looking forward to for months.
A man trying to fly from Iceland to England was recently denied boarding for wearing all of his clothing at once in an attempt to avoid a checked bag fee. This is a terrible attempt at a travel hack. He claims that the gate personnel said it would be okay beforehand, but even if they had let him board, he would have…
To some, it’s a dreaded announcement as you wait to board a full flight: We’re looking for volunteers to gate-check their bags. To others, it’s a relief. But to the truly savvy, it’s old news. Because you can often gate-check your bag even when volunteers aren’t being asked.
There aren’t too many reasons you might have traveled through Stewart Airport, but if you have, you know it’s about as bustling as the sloth enclosure at a zoo. So the idea of clearing out the quiet with the world’s largest passenger jet is kind of hilarious.
A massive, super cold storm is set to slam into the East later this week thanks to a process known as “bombogenesis,” and it’s going to have a massive impact on air travel. If you’re flying later this week, you might want to think of a backup plan, or at least pack a nice long book.
JetBlue is selling a board game starting today that comes with a pretty epic prize: a free roundtrip JetBlue flight certificate. The limited-edition game, called Get Packing!, was apparently briefly available on Amazon starting today at 12pm ET for $19.99.
Next time you go to book a flight you might want to look at the early-morning options first. Getting out of bed to make that 6am might be a struggle, but Travel and Leisure suggests that you should exclusively fly in the early morning. The reason? You’ll have a much better chance of getting to your destination.
Budget airlines like WOW Air and Spirit can save you a buttload of money when you fly with them, but it’s still going to cost you—in sanity. Here’s what you should know going in, as well as a few tips for making the trip more bearable.
Flying these days leaves much to be desired. Some airlines are trying to make up for the unpleasant, bare-bones experience with small perks. These amenities certainly aren’t as desirable as, say, more legroom, but you might as well take advantage of them on your next flight.
Missing a connecting flight is one of the most stressful and frustrating things that can happen to you when flying. If you want to avoid it, you need to give yourself ample time between flights, and do a little homework before you fly.
Last week a friend of mine tried to print his boarding pass for a return trip home from San Francisco and ran into trouble. No matter how many times he reloaded Delta’s site or tried checking in on his phone, he kept getting a message that he wouldn’t be able to print his boarding pass. At the time we attributed it to…
When you’re suffering through a long flight in cramped seats the last thing you probably want is to be dressed to the nines, but skipping out on those pajama pants and tank tops does have its advantages. You might even get a better seat.
While scouring large swaths of land for prey, predators like hawks and eagles will often take advantage of rising thermals to stay airborne and glide for extended periods with minimal effort. Humans have copied this approach which allows sailplanes to fly without a motor, but Microsoft is now teaching an AI how to…
Spreading my arms and taking to the skies like an eagle has always been my biggest fantasy. The closest I’ve ever come is piloting a two-seater Cessna, which was fun, but nowhere near as exhilarating as Jarno Cordia’s latest stunt involving a wingsuit and a pair of jet engines strapped to his ankles.