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Now Is A Good Time To Become A Pilot

If you've ever wanted to become a pilot, now is a good time to follow through on that desire. According to USA Today, airlines are now preparing to face a pilot shortage that will leave the industry needing almost half a million new pilots by 2032. Three of the...

It's A Bird! It's A Plane! No, It's Hello Kitty!

It's A Bird! It's A Plane! No, It's Hello Kitty! Jackal Lin, Flickr You'll either be purring in content or scratching your head at this one, but get ready because Hello Kitty themed aircraft are set to debut in the United States. EVA Air has announced it will begin flying a Boeing 777 featuring the popular cartoon...

How to Win Free Travel (Hint: You'll Have to Get Creative)

Like free travel? Of course you do. There are a few contests you should enter, especially if you are a seasoned business traveler or a bubbly sociable traveler. Like most online contests, they will require social media savvy and some old-fashioned popularity...

Here Are Some Pictures Of A 7'2" Man In An Airplane Bathroom

This would be Roy Hibbert of the NBA's Indiana Pacers and, really, as you can see from his Instagram, he doesn't fit. Think about this guy next time you complain about being cramped on an airplane. Here are more pictures of people in airplane bathrooms....

Glass Eyes, Diamonds And Other Strange Things Travelers Leave Behind

Glass Eyes, Diamonds And Other Strange Things Travelers Leave Behind Most passengers don't even wait for the seat belt light to go off before jumping up from their seats and getting ready to disembark the plane, so it's no surprise that in the hurry belongings often get left behind. RELATED: Best Ways to Use Airline Miles You're...

Flight Attendant Trainee Fired After Being Found On 'No-Fly' List

A man who was training to become an American Airlines flight attendant has been fired after it was discovered he is on the Terrorist Screening Center's "no-fly" list. According to reports, the man is on the list after allegedly making eight bomb threats against United...

How Much Would You Pay to Fly in a Kid-Free 'Quiet Zone?'

How Much Would You Pay to Fly in a Kid-Free 'Quiet Zone?' jyri, Flickr Would you pay to fly without children? Singapore-based budget carrier Scoot thinks passengers will fork over some extra cash in order to sit in a special "quiet zone" where there are no babies on board. For about $14.50 extra, passengers will find themselves in...

First Same-Sex Marriage in New Zealand Takes Place on a Flight

New Zealand recently legalized same-sex marriage and in celebration, Air New Zealand launched a contest that would grant a couple a sky-high wedding ceremony aboard one of their flights. This video documents the wedding of the two women who won the contest, making theirs...

What Happens When You Give Birth In-Flight?

What Happens When You Give Birth In-Flight? Christian Haugen, Flickr Last week a Royal Air Maroc flight traveling from Casablanca, Morocco to Bologna, Italy was forced to divert to Barcelona when a woman aboard the flight began to give birth. And as it turns out, when a baby decides to come into the world, it could...

British Airports on High Alert for Boob Bombs

British Airports on High Alert for Boob Bombs Flickr user AngryWayne Large breasts can get women out of a parking ticket or perhaps earn them free drinks at a bar, but they may also mean additional screening from airport security. In a headline that seems ripped directly from a Conan O'Brien monologue, airport...

Best Ways to Use Airline Miles

Best Ways to Use Airline Miles Flickr user dasnake Few things are as frustrating to travelers as a huge bank of frequent-flier points and not being able to use them. With fewer seats and routes available, airlines are making it more difficult to trade miles for free flights, knowing they can sell more...

Will This App Make Sleeping on Airplanes Easier?

Have trouble sleeping on an airplane? There may be an app for that. AIRSLEEP is an iOS app that combines nature sounds, ambient music and "slow wave" audio to hypnotize you into sleep. The combination is supposed to cancel out cabin noise and match your brain's low-level...

Does Anyone Still Talk On Airplanes?

When I get on an airplane, I hope that my over-the-ear headphones will send the same message to strangers beside me that I hope they send to strangers on the subways or streets of New York City: I don't want to chitchat. This isn't meant to be taken personally -- it's a...

What's Up With Celebrities Behaving Badly On Airplanes?

We all know that some celebrities don't seem to know how to behave in public and that the list of celebrities removed from airplanes is continually growing. The most recent addition to this list is Soulja Boy, who was kicked off of an American Airlines flight on Friday...

Why The American Airlines Merger With US Airways Is Under Fire

The American Airlines merger with US Airways is under fire. The reason is simple: a merger between these two airlines would create the largest airline in the world -- an airline that would have the potential to monopolize the air travel industry. The Justice Department,...

Has Airline Consolidation Really Been a Boon For Travelers?

Has Airline Consolidation Really Been a Boon For Travelers? Flickr user HappyRelm During a recent conversation with Charlie Rose, United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek spoke on the benefits of consolidation in the airline industry. Smisek opines the corporations' increased profits means greater investments in the airline's fleets,...

Why Aren't More Airlines Offering All-You-Can-Fly Deals?

Why Aren't More Airlines Offering All-You-Can-Fly Deals? Flickr user InSapphoWeTrust With new start-up Surf Air offering all-you-can-fly pricing, will other, more established airlines follow suit? Surf Air charges a one-time membership fee of $500, followed by $1,650 monthly payments. The six-seat, single-engine turboprops fly...

Turkish Airlines Crew Members Kidnapped In Beirut

Gunmen ambushed a van Friday carrying a Turkish Airlines crew in the Lebanese capital, kidnapping a pilot and a co-pilot in an attack that appeared linked to the ongoing civil war in neighboring Syria, according to the AP. The Huffington Post has the full story....

What Are The Rules For Breastfeeding On A Plane?

It has happened yet again: a mother breastfeeding on a plane was allegedly treated poorly by an airline staff member. The mother was breastfeeding on an American Airlines flight last month while sitting in a window seat next to her husband. Since American Airlines has...

Book A Night On An Airplane With AirBnB

Book A Night On An Airplane With AirBnB HotelSuites.NL Vacation accommodation website AirBnB has no shortage of unique places to stay, from a "boatel" aboard a converted ferry, to a private island in Fiji. For airplane nuts and those wanting the luxurious exclusivity of a private jet, AirBnB has a collection of...

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