Last night, a JetBlue flight destined for Sacramento, California encountered turbulence so bad it sent 24 people to the hospital.
A very active volcano erupted in Alaska yesterday afternoon, sending a giant ash cloud up 37,000 feet in the air. Although the eruption is diverting some flights in the area, it will likely only serve as the subject of some beautiful photos—unless a bunch of ash gets sucked into the jet stream.
Alaska Airlines changed a flight plan Tuesday just so passengers could see the only solar eclipse of 2016. Now, video of the bonkers in-flight entertainment at 35,000 feet is up on YouTube.
As many of you will have experienced in the last 24 hours, Thanksgiving is a busy time for the nation’s airlines. And that’s never more obvious than in this neat visualization of U.S. air traffic over the holiday.
Pilot Sebb Stratta put together this video showing every time his friends joined him in one of his insane acrobatic flights. Their scared faces and uncontrolled reactions are hilarious. Check them out:
Every day, around 6,000 flights operate in UK airspace. In this visualisation by NATS, one of the UK's air traffic control providers, you can see them all in intricate detail. It's mesmerizing
Fresh out of vacation ideas? Well, Google Flight Search now has an "I'm Feeling Lucky" button that allows you to find a random destination to jet off to.
Last year, Delta Air Lines canceled fewer flights than any other airline, scratching just 0.3 percent of its flights. That's more than five times better than the industry average. It's an obsession for Delta, an airline that once ranked near rock-bottom for cancellations, and as The Wall Street Journal explains, the…
As this Bloomberg map shows, Malaysian flight 370 is not the first flight to mysteriously disappear. 83 flights have vanished since 1948—80 of them never to be found again (the dots in yellow). This map only includes flights capable of carrying more than 14 passengers.
Flying this holiday? I'm sorry. Here's to hoping you don't get stranded in East Nowheresville on the way. As for the rest of us, the Misery Map is a fantastic way to sit back and bask in the misfortune of others. Or, uh, give thanks that we're not stuck at an airport. Yeah, that second one.
It's easy to get worked up about the ughs of air travel, especially on a week like this. But there are plenty of ways to make flying less terrible—and some of the best minds in design are currently working on them. We posed a simple question to a few of them: If you could do anything to improve the flying experience,…
After last month's hugely celebrated decision by the United States FAA to overturn the personal electronics ban on flights, Europe's EASA has come to a similar decision. The Guardian reports that by December, passengers on European flights will no longer have to turn off their cellphones, e-readers, or laptops, though…
Once all airlines are certified by the end of the year there will be no more annoying flight attendants asking you to turn off your phone, tablet, computers or game console at take off or landing. It's official: The US Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the usage of all…
Air Miles are awesome, they can be used to score free flights, hotel stays and if you’re really lucky, the scorn and hatred of everyone you come in contact with who has to pay full price when they travel. The king of all virtually free travelers is one David Phillips, a civil engineer who teaches at the University of…
Think you've been on some bad flights? At least they weren't Flight 666 to HEL, departing Friday the 13th. It's a very real trip, and it's actually pretty crowded.
Traveling this summer? Don't forget to pack the suntan lotion. And check in to your flight online. And check if your flight is delayed using your flight number. Speaking of, how the hell do airplanes come up with flight numbers? Apparently there's a system! Like did you know flights that go east or north are usually…
With clear skies and rising temperatures around the country, the summer travel season is nearly upon us. And unless you've got money to burn or a first-born to offer, now's the time to book your travel plans. Here's how to get away without breaking the bank.
Last month, the TSA announced that it was going to allow travellers to carry knives on planes once more, and the new rule was supposed to come into action this Thursday. Now, though, the TSA has delayed the introduction of the policy—and it's not clear when it will actually take effect.