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20 Things Flight Attendants Want You to Know About Flying

Flight attendants know a thing or two about how to travel well. These smart tips will make your flights exponentially...

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The Little-Known Airplane Feature That Could Save Your Life

Remembering this tiny device could be a big deal!

What Happens When an Airline Shuts Down?

It's not exactly the same every time.

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10 Things Polite People Don’t Do on Airplanes

When you're in travel mode, following your own schedule and keeping all sorts of little details straight, it can be...

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Why You Should Think Twice Before Touching Air Vents on a Plane

You'll never look at this airplane surface the same way again.

13 Secrets Only Air Traffic Controllers Know

Without air traffic controllers, airline pilots would be flying blind; here's what else only an air traffic controller knows.

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What REALLY Happens to Those Airplane Blankets and Pillows?

Comfort has a price—and it could be at the expense of your health.

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Here’s What Those Airport Signs Actually Mean

When your plane is taking forever to taxi the runway, find out where you're really headed.

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This Is the Airline with the Worst Customer Service in the Industry

This airline takes the cake for the worst customer service in the industry—and no, it's not the airline you're thinking...

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This Is the Right Way to Germ-Proof Your Plane Seat

You may convert your seatmate, too.

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The Craziest Things Airline Workers Have Experienced on a Flight

We asked a pilot, a flight attendant, and a CEO to spill some of their wildest stories. Turns out, they're...

How Exactly Do Standby Flights Work?

Flying standby isn’t what it used to be, but it’s not impossible.

24 Ways You Didn’t Know You Could Earn Airline Miles

Most people assume you can only earn miles and points by flying with an airline, but that is far from...

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6 Rude Airplane Habits You Need to Stop ASAP

Being rude is not going to get you to your destination faster.

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This Is Why You Should Be Worried About Facial Recognition Boarding Passes

Before you put away those paper tickets and board your next flight with a photo, you need to read this.

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The 12 Golden Rules for Stress-Free Air Travel

From the moment you book your tickets, use this guide to ease your mind and your passage, so you’ll touch...

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11 Strange Rules Flight Attendants Must Follow

Who knew their uniforms were THIS strict?

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10 Life-Changing Tips to Conquer Your Fear of Flying

Afraid of flying? Here are proven tips to help you get over your phobia of airplanes.

The 20 Best Airlines for Customer Service

Whether you fly once a year or zigzag the world weekly, everyone has an opinion about airlines. Here are the...

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7 Weirdest Airlines You Never Knew Existed

When the government deregulated the airline industry, it made room for all kinds of crazy airline ventures. Here are the...

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The Reason Your Next Delta Flight Might Be Uncomfortable

You'll want to take note of this before booking your next short haul Delta flight.

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This Is What Really Happens When There’s Turbulence

Your airplane is shaking and trembling and even careening to one side. Your cup of water is dangerously close to...

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13 Surprising Things Your Airline Knows About You

From birthdays to beverage preferences to how your last vacation went, flight attendants reveal what they know about you—before you...

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12 Times Airlines Went Above and Beyond for Their Passengers

When flights are delayed and everything about travel appears to go wrong, airlines can quickly get a bad rap for...

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Here’s Why Some Airplane Windows Have Little Holes

Ever wondered about that tiny hole in your airplane window? There's no need to panic! It's there for a very...

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The Real Difference Between Direct and Non-Stop Flights

Booking a flight can be confusing business. Don’t let this little difference trip you up.