Every Airline Should Offer This Adorable Flying Cutlery

Designer Eugeni Quitllet was hired by Air France to redesign the airline's in-flight cutlery and tableware. And as part of the new line, he went above and beyond the call of duty with a set of cutlery designed just for kids that transforms into a small airline of their own. » 10/09/13 9:40am 10/09/13 9:40am

Air France 447 Crash a Result of Crew Ignoring Alarms

In June 2009 an Airbus A330-200, Air France flight 447, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean tragically killing 228 people. Now, the final BEA report into the event reveals that the tragedy occurred because the crew ignored the warning alarms in the cabin. » 7/06/12 5:24am 7/06/12 5:24am

The Desperate, Terrifying Last Words of the Crashed Air France Flight…

On June 2009, an Air France Airbus 330 crashed in the Atlantic Ocean killing 228 people. According to an investigation, it was a pilot's mistake. This is a recording of the conversation between the Captain and the Junior Pilot, just before crashing. » 8/08/11 6:29pm 8/08/11 6:29pm

Faulty Speed Sensors to Blame in Air France Flight 447 Crash

Faulty Pitot tubes—speed sensors that are crucial for auto-pilot navigation—surfaced as one of the leading theories explaining why Air France 447 crashed in 2009. The latest black box analysis confirms that invalid readings were provided right before the plane crashed. » 5/27/11 10:30am 5/27/11 10:30am

Black Box Data Successfully Recovered From Air France Flight 447…

So, you know those black boxes they found from Air France Flight 447, which crashed midway between a flight from Sao Paulo to Paris? They managed to recover all the data from them. » 5/16/11 11:22am 5/16/11 11:22am

Timelapse of Flight Between San Francisco and Paris Captures Northern…

After watching this timelapse video of 2,459 photos stitched together, you'll be bowled over by the photographer's sense of adventure—not to mention Air France's passengers' willingness to allow a tripod and DSLR set-up to click away every 30 seconds. » 4/08/11 3:40am 4/08/11 3:40am

Roll Out Of Air France's In-Flight Cellphone Service Experiences…

Air France's in-flight cellphone trial has finally taken off, but with bumpy results. The New York Times hitched a ride on the French carrier recently and found several bugs in the system: » 4/19/08 3:30pm 4/19/08 3:30pm

Skype, Porn May Not Fly In Friendly Skies

The good news is, all you guys who have been dreading the use of internet calling on airplanes may be in luck, because airlines and airborne service providers alike are considering a ban on Skype. The bad news is, they're also considering a ban on that age-old lonely traveler's companion, porn, says the AP. Here's a… » 12/24/07 12:45pm 12/24/07 12:45pm

Air France Makes In-Flight Calling Possible, Gallic Shrugs All Round

Air France is to let passengers loose on their cellphones by turning on its in-flight mobile data and voice system. An initial three-month trial period will only allow SMS and mobile emails, with voice calls expected to come later. Although this is the first European carrier to allow mobile devices to be used, one… » 12/21/07 5:21am 12/21/07 5:21am