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14 Airplane Hacks That Will Change the Way You Fly

Before you book your next trip, learn these insider tricks that will make flying a whole lot easier and more pleasant.

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7 Secrets to Avoid Flying on a Crowded Plane

Avoiding the dreaded middle seat carries even more importance in this age of social distancing. Here's how to make sure...


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19 Things to Never Say to Flight Attendants

Flight attendants have seen it all and heard it all. Although there's not much that can surprise them, there's plenty...


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This Is Exactly How Airplanes Keep the Air Clean

There's a common myth that planes are the filthiest place on earth. While it's true that planes do have germs,...


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The Airline Getting the Most Complaints During the Pandemic

Every airline is going through a tough time right now—but one has been bombarded with far more customer complaints than...

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The Truth About Recirculated Air on Airplanes

There are plenty of justifiable reasons to be nervous about flying on an airplane right now—but this common myth isn't...


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The 15 Best National Park Road Trips to Take All Year Long

Looking for the perfect getaway? Forget the plane tickets, and rev up the car! America’s many wonders are just a...


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What Flight Attendants Want You to Know Before You Fly Again

Taking to the skies looks different these days—but for both crew and travelers, the new cleanliness standards are welcomed. Airlines...


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12 Photos That Show the “New Normal” of Air Travel

This is what it looks like to fly in a post-pandemic world.


20 of the Most Beautiful Sea Caves in the World

Even if we can't travel just yet, these photos will have you planning a sea cave adventure we're all sure...


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I’m a Flight Attendant and This Is What It’s Really Like to Fly During Coronavirus

A day on the job for a flight attendant has been anything but ordinary during the COVID-19 pandemic as it...


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Why Travel Agents Think You Should Buy Plane Tickets Now—But Travel Later

Dreaming of a tropical getaway? If you want a great deal and a much-needed mental escape, now is the time...


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Here’s What Would Happen If Airplanes Weren’t Pressurized

Without pressurization, traveling by plane would be uncomfortable and perhaps even deadly. Here's why.

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Where to Sit on an Airplane to Avoid Getting Sick

Another reason why the window seat is the best seat on the plane.


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This Is What a Flight Attendant First Notices About You

You'll be surprised by how much a flight attendant can learn about you simply by greeting you at the door.


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13 Red Flags You’re About to Book a Bad Airline

The price is right and the destination looks incredible but something just doesn't feel right about the flight you are...


11 Ways to Get Cash From an Airline Instead of a Voucher

If you’re being inconvenienced, you deserve cash—in fact, you’re often entitled to it by law. Here’s how to get it.


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The Etiquette Rules of Getting Up to Use the Airplane Bathroom (When Your Neighbor Is Asleep)

Quit awkwardly holding your bladder and follow this etiquette expert's advice.


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How Long Should a Layover Be to Leave the Airport?

Yes, it's possible to leave the airport on your layover. Here's how you can make your connecting flight and explore...


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What It’s Like to Be a Flight Attendant with the World’s Best Airline

We chatted with a flight attendant on Emirates Airline, often considered the best in the world, to find out the...


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Flight Attendants Reveal the Right Way to Swap Airplane Seats

Swapping seats is more common than you may think—here's how to do it the right way.


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The 10 Worst Airports If You’re Running Late

If you're always running behind schedule, you definitely don't want to book a flight out of any of these airports.


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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.



Delta Airlines Just Made It So Much Easier to Fly with Your Pets

Because your animals deserve first-class flight service, too.


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The Unspoken Etiquette Rules of Reclining Your Airplane Seat

How you recline makes all the difference.