From shrinking seats to ever-dwindling in-flight amenities, the airline industry really earns its tightfisted reputation. But if you know what to ask for, you'll find a variety of free in-flight offerings.
Why do planes crash? Lessons for junior and senior developers
Lessons from "Outliers: The Story of Success" for software developers
Putting a pet on a plane? Here's what you need to know
Last year, a total of 26 pets died on commercial airline flights. Still, that's more than one-third less than the year before, when 35 pets died in-flight.
How ‘Feather Lady’ Roxie Laybourne Cracked the Deadly Problem of Planes and Birds
The Smithsonian scientist combined her eye for microscopic detail with a lifelong interest in engines to found the field of forensic ornithology.
How NASA Tests Shapeshifting Plane Wings
Shape memory alloys could make plane wings that flap, to reduce drag, or increase stability in supersonic flight.
What It's Like to Be on a Plane When It's Hijacked
While Tuesday's EgyptAir hijacking turned out to be somewhat of a joke, a survivor of the 1986 Pan Am Flight 73 hijacking shares what it's like to live through the terrifying experience.
Why the U.S. Military Still Flies Cold-War Era Planes
Mexican authorities find wreckage of plane carrying 13 people
The wreckage of a missing private plane carrying 13 people has been found in a mountainous area in the northern state of Coahuila, the state's public security department said.
Looking for the Fastest Way to Board a Plane? Go Ask An Astrophysicist
Figuring out the best boarding method is more complicated than you might think.
A woman shares how she intervened when she witnessed harassment on a plane
Journalist Joanna Chiu (@joannachiu) described how she stepped in when she overheard a man harassing a young woman on a recent flight.
This video shows how a 3D-printed plane actually flies
At a Berlin air show, Airbus unveiled THOR, a plane made entirely out of 3D printed parts.
No, the Green New Deal doesn't ban meat or planes. Here's what it does.
Even the people paying attention to the debate have questions.
The scariest cyber threat of all? How hackers are hijacking planes
Cyber attacks on the aviation industry are becoming a sensitive issue. Considering that cyberspace provides a low-cost haven for carrying out a broad range of disruptive activities, it is reasonable to conclude that hackers will consider the aviation sector as one of their targets. Also, because of lower risk, cyber terrorism is replacing the
Russian plane was heavy with extra fuel before deadly crash landing
A Russian airliner that took off from Moscow was airborne for just 28 minutes before returning to make an emergency landing while still heavy with unburned fuel, which then ignited after a rough touchdown. Flames quickly engulfed the aircraft, killing 41 of the 78 people aboard. A day after Sunday's horrifying accident at Sheremetyevo airport, Russian news media quoted the pilot, Denis Evdokimov, as saying he followed procedures for landing with excess weight.
41 dead in Moscow plane fire; Experts hunt for reason why
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian emergency workers have recovered 41 bodies and two flight recorders from the wreckage of a plane that caught fire during an emergency landing in Moscow, officials said Monday as they sought to discover the cause of the disaster. Transport Minister Yevgeny Dietrich gave the death toll and said six of the survivors had been hospitalized. The plane, an Aeroflot SSJ100, was carrying 78 people, including five crew members.
Idaho pilot rescued from small plane that crashed into the top of tree
MCCALL, Idaho (KBOI) - A plane still rests in a tree near McCall where a 79-year-old pilot was rescued from inside earlier this week. The pilot was rescued and is miraculously uninjured. Pilot John Gregory's single-engine Piper Cub PA-18 lost power and the wing strut got entangled in the pine tree, according to the McCall fire department. A few pieces of debris from the crash including one wheel and a propeller rest below the plane in the tree.
Old-time plane crashes in Swiss Alps, killing 20 on board
An old-time propeller plane crashed near vertically at high speed into a Swiss mountain, killing all 20 people on board, police said Sunday.The Junkers Ju-52 plane, operated by the Swiss company Ju-Air, went down Saturday on the Piz Segnas mountain above t
Aeromexico plane with 101 on board crashes in northern Mexico, officials say
An Aeromexico airliner crashed after taking off in the northern state of Durango on Tuesday, a federal official confirmed, but authorities had no immediate word on any casualties.
Plane was sold months before it crashed in Texas, killing 10
DALLAS (AP) — Officials have not yet released the identities of the 10 people killed when a small plane crashed at a suburban Dallas airport, but the aircraft's former owner said Monday that he sold it earlier this year to a Texas-based company. No information has been released to explain why the Beechcraft BE-350 King Air crashed into a hangar and burst into flames Sunday morning after taking off from Addison Municipal Airport.
What to Wear on the Plane When Traveling to the Caribbean
The warm Caribbean breezes are calling your name, but you have to endure a lengthy plane ride before you can enjoy them. If you're planning to escape a snowy winter or rainy spell at home, the clothes you'll need for the trip to the airport are far different from the clothing you'll need after you land, ...