Qantas Now Pretty Sure That Your iPod Didn't Almost Crash Their Plane

Early last week a Qantas Airlines Airbus A330 surprised (and injured) its passengers with an inexplicable 300ft climb, followed by an even larger drop. Initial reports » 10/15/08 5:00am 10/15/08 5:00am seemed to place blame on interference from personal electronics — something that Qantas had claimed before. After the news made the rounds the…

Qantas Looking To Blame A330's Sudden Drop in Altitude On Passengers'…

Earlier this week, a Qantas A330 inexplicably climbed 300 feet and then suddenly nose-dived back down. In the cabin, 71 people were injured. Interestingly, the ATSB is now looking at in-cabin interference from personal electronics » 10/09/08 1:45pm 10/09/08 1:45pm as a possible cause of the "irregularity with the aircraft's elevator control system."…

SLICC Pods Are New First Class Cabins For Air Force Brass

I've never been on a trans-Atlantic aboard a military transport aircraft, but I can guess that they're not the most comfortable way to fly. So it's understandable that top-ranking Air Force brass would want something a little more amenable to resting, taking meetings, and watching Hot Shots Pt. Deux on a 37" flatscreen. … » 7/18/08 12:00pm 7/18/08 12:00pm