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Choosing an airline before the pandemic was difficult, but now it’s harder than ever. With hidden fees, new safety procedures, and ridiculous weight limitations, airlines are becoming even more stressful. We’ll help you come out on top and understand the inner workings before you next take to the sky.

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What to Do If an Airline Loses Your Luggage: 10 Simple Steps

Lost luggage happens. Here's what to do if it happens to you.

How to Get a Refund If Your Flight Is Canceled

Your travel plans may have been dashed, but you can turn your luck around by learning how to get a...


I Was a Flight Attendant During the COVID-19 Pandemic—Here’s How It Changed the Job for Good

As a flight attendant during the COVID-19 pandemic, I got used to change. Now I'm navigating the new normal in...


How to Get Reimbursed If Your Luggage Is Lost, Damaged or Delayed

Yes, it’s possible to get a lost luggage reimbursement when an airline misplaces your bags. Here’s what you need...


These Are the Best Flights to Avoid Cancellations and Delays

Is there a way to increase the likelihood that your flight actually leaves on time? Yes, and it entails knowing...

JetBlue Just Bought Spirit Airlines—Here’s What That Means for Travelers

Once finalized, the JetBlue-Spirit Airlines merger may mean improved service for the ultra-low-cost carrier


Delayed or Cancelled Flight? Here’s What to Do So You Aren’t Left Hanging

Your time spent traveling can often expand thanks to unforeseen flight delays or, worse, cancellations. Here's what to do should...

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How High Do Airplanes Fly, and Why?

If you've ever wondered how high airplanes fly and why they need to maintain cruising altitude, you're in the right...


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9 Hidden Airplane Features You Had No Idea Existed

Keep an eye out for these airplane features on your next flight.


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What Is Airplane Mode, and What Happens If You Don’t Use It During Flights?

Is airplane mode a necessary inconvenience or an aeronautic myth? We unravel the science behind it and why you (still)...


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5 Budget Airlines That Actually Get Great Reviews

Save money on your next flight—and have more to spend at your destination—by traveling on a budget airline.

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This Is Why It’s So Cold on Airplanes

Believe it or not, the answer has to do with your well-being.


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8 Noises You Hear on Airplanes—and What They Mean

Ever heard an odd beep or whir while midair? Believe it or not, there's a meaning for every airplane sound.


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How Does In-Flight Wi-Fi Work, Anyway?

Ever wonder how you're able to use the Internet 36,000 feet above the ground? Here's how in-flight Wi-Fi keeps you...


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This Is Why Some Airplanes Have Rear-Facing Seats

It's rare to find airplane seats that face backward, but it's not as strange an idea as you might think.


I’m a Flight Attendant—Here’s What I Think About the Mask Mandate Being Lifted

I was happy to wear a mask, but I'm even happier to take it off. Not having to deal with...

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This Is Why Airplane Windows Are Round

If you flew before the 1950s and got a window seat, you'd look out an airplane window that was a...


What Actually Happens When You Flush an Airplane Toilet?

During a given flight, travelers flush the toilets up to 1,000 times—here's what happens to all that sewage.


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13 Air Travel Rules You Should Know Before Flying During the Pandemic

Getting ready to fly? Read these important rules before you head to the airport to make sure you're cleared for...


Can You Bring Food on a Plane? TSA Rules You Need to Know

Whether you want to take snacks on your flight or bring home edible souvenirs, knowing these TSA food rules will...


This Is the Best Time to Buy Flights

Travel is back, and we've got tips from the experts on the best time to buy flights to get great...


22 Rules to Follow Next Time You Fly

Avoid these mistakes for a smooth flight.


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6 Things You Won’t Be Able to Do on Airplanes Anymore

In the long run, air travel might not change as drastically as you might think. But some of the short-term...


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45 Things Pilots Wish Airline Passengers Knew

Pilots might seem like mysterious figures keeping things running smoothly at the front of your plane. Well, several of them...

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21 Flight Attendant Secrets Every Traveler Will Want to Know

These flight attendant secrets will make air travel a happier, safer experience for all


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Southwest Airlines Is Offering 50 Percent Off Fall Flights—Here’s How to Book

Here's how to save cash when booking a fall flight with Southwest (for a limited time).


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11 Things You Won’t See in Airports Anymore

Even with more people traveling now, things still won't be completely back to normal for quite some time.


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10 Things You Can Take from Planes—And 6 Things You Can’t

Avoid getting into trouble with this helpful guide of what you can take from a plane.


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This Is the Most Reliable Airport in the United States

Learn where you’ll find the shortest delays and fewest cancellations—and which major location has two of the worst performers.