Pilot scares his friends in insane acrobatic flight

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: » 3/20/15 9:30pm 3/20/15 9:30pm

An Entire Day of All of the UK's Air Travel, Visualized

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 » 11/17/14 7:45am 11/17/14 7:45am

Google Flight Search Can Now Plan a Magical Mystery Tour For You

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. » 6/11/14 3:45am 6/11/14 3:45am

The Crazy Things Delta Does to Cancel Fewer Flights Than Any Airline

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… » 4/03/14 12:40pm 4/03/14 12:40pm

All the airplanes that have mysteriously vanished since 1948

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. » 3/17/14 11:13am 3/17/14 11:13am

After the FCC's decision to consider allowing in-flight phone calls, Delta Air Lines has just announced that calls won't be allowed on its flights. Apparently Delta CEO Richard Anderson agrees with the FCC Chairman, who himself thinks in-air calls would be super annoying. [Delta via TechCrunch] » 12/18/13 11:03am 12/18/13 11:03am

The Prettiest Way to See How Screwed Up Your Holiday Flights Are

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. » 11/26/13 11:00pm 11/26/13 11:00pm

5 Ideas To Improve Air Travel From a Customer Experience Designer

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,… » 11/26/13 10:00am 11/26/13 10:00am

Now You Don't Have To Shut Off Your Electronics on European Flights

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… » 11/16/13 8:00pm 11/16/13 8:00pm

How to Find Out If Your Flight Has In-Seat Power Outlets

Got a 5 hour flight but only an hour or two worth of battery left on your gadgets? Depending on your airline, you may have a power outlet or USB port in your seat. Here's how to find out which planes have some extra juice to give. » 10/15/13 4:29pm 10/15/13 4:29pm

How an Engineer Earned 1.25 Million Air Miles By Buying Pudding

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… » 9/18/13 4:40am 9/18/13 4:40am

Unluckiest Trip Ever: Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th

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. » 9/13/13 12:13pm 9/13/13 12:13pm

What Your Flight Number Actually Means

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… » 7/03/13 10:00pm 7/03/13 10:00pm

WSJ: The FAA Is Ready to Ease Restrictions on In-Flight Electronics

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Federal Aviation Administration is about to loosen its restrictions on in-flight gadget use—more than a year after it first announced it was mulling the idea. » 6/21/13 6:14am 6/21/13 6:14am

How to Book Travel Online for Less

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. » 4/27/13 12:30pm 4/27/13 12:30pm

TSA Delays Its New Knives-on-Planes Policy

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. » 4/23/13 3:47am 4/23/13 3:47am

Algorithm Improves Airline Arrival Predictions, Erodes Favorite Work…

When you're flying anywhere you can pretty much turn the whole day into a black hole. The airport/in-flight wifi wasn't working. We sat at the gate for an hour. We were in a holding pattern. It's great. But sometimes, sometimes you actually want to get where you're going. » 4/07/13 3:30pm 4/07/13 3:30pm

A Samoan Airline Now Charges Passengers By Body Weight

Bad news for those carrying a few extra pounds: Samoa Air has become the world's first airline to introduce a pricing policy which charges passengers by body weight. Time to diet. » 4/02/13 6:33am 4/02/13 6:33am

A Samsung Galaxy Tab For American Airlines' First-Class Bourgeoisie

Not only is American Airlines offering in-flight streaming on passengers' devices, they're also stocking the first class cabin with 6,000 10-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets in total. » 6/15/11 3:40am 6/15/11 3:40am

Why Do People Try to Open Airplane Doors During Flights?

A "tall, burly" and "unruly" passenger on a Houston-to-Chicago Continental flight scared the shit out of his fellow passengers after trying to open one of the airplane's front doors. Maybe he just wanted to know what would happen, if he did that. » 5/09/11 9:51am 5/09/11 9:51am