All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘airplanes’

The Skies Get Friendlier As FAA Relaxes Rules on PEDs

As expected (in fact, a bit earlier than expected), the days of airplane passengers being forced to power down all of their portable electronic devices during takeoff and landing are officially behind us. Well, maybe not immediately – but by the end of this year you can expect to hear nothing but silence when a flight attendant spots you in …

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Boeing 747 May Get 86’d in the Years to Come

The Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet has been hailed as a double-decker revolution in air travel that shrank the globe by the Associated Press, yet even Arsenio Hall seems able to offer one as a (seemingly unattainable) prize on his new show. Despite that glowing remark from the AP, Boeing has had to cut its 747 production line two times in …

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Woman Has an Absolute Meltdown on Flight [VIDEO]

Here’s what we know about this epic airplane meltdown that a passenger caught on film: – The flight is supposedly traveling to Tampa – The women had just lost her mother (or at least that’s what she told the flight) – The passenger adjacent to her had been trying to calm her down for a while – Flight staff instructed …

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FAA Ready to Lighten Up on Electronics

By next year, you shouldn’t have to power down all of your electronics when you board an airplane in the United States. As expected, the FAA is close to adopting new, relaxed rules for portable electronic devices on commercial flights. As of now, all electronic devices (including ereaders, tablets, and phones) must be powered down prior to takeoff and on …

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3D Printers Are Now Making Miniature Airplanes

3D printers can make everything from guns to robots. Now some university students are exploring what 3D printers can do in flight. Students at the Wright Brothers Institute have created a 3D printed airplane as part of the Disposable Miniature Air Vehicle Project. The team, consisting of three students and their project lead, Dr. Rob Williams, was tasked to create …

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Guy Buys Promoted Tweets to Shame British Airways into Finding His Lost Luggage

Lost luggage is a huge pain in the ass – we all know the feeling. But it happens. What one British Airways patron couldn’t deal with was the customer service he received after his luggage was lost (or lack thereof). Twitter user @HVSVN was a little mad at British Airways yesterday evening – a little mad in the sense of …

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Yes, Google Even Has Street View Imagery From Inside Planes

On the Google Maps Facebook page, Google is pointing to some Street View imagery it has from inside a plane. The imagery actually comes from Google’s Business Photos program. The photos are of the inside of the Airbus A380. Take a look: The images come from Dubai International Airport. For a glimpse into how Google’s Trusted Photographers operate within the …

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The TSA Has an Instagram Account for Stuff They Took from People at Checkpoints

Whether or not you agree that the Transportation Security Administration routinely upholds its core values of integrity, innovation, and team spirit – let’s face it, the organization is a big part of our lives. And while TSA tactics aren’t always conducive what you and I would call “freedom” or exactly “constitutional,” you have to admit that their screenings have probably, …

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Ohio Air Show Crash Kills 2, Including Wing-Walker

Ohio is grieving today for two lives lost at an air show after a plane crashed, killing the pilot and a stunt-walker. Dayton International Airport spokeswoman Linda Hughes and Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Anne Ralston confirmed the deaths but didn’t immediately release the names of the victims. However, the Facebook page of the wing-walker, Jane Wicker, was later updated …

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Amelia Earhart’s Plane Actually Spotted in 2010, Claims Lawsuit

Famed aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart never completed her 1937 circumnavigation attempt, and her disappearance has continually been one of the most-discussed events of the 20th century. To this day people continue to be fascinated with her story, and it has led to plenty of speculation and conspiracy theories. And it’s not just talk that surrounds Earhart’s fateful flight. There are …

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Grounded Passengers Cope with Rousing Rendition of “I Believe I Can Fly”

On an Allegiant flight scheduled from Las Vegas to Phoenix, some delayed passengers, “delirious from heat,” decided to make the best of a bad situation. What did they do? Well, join together and sing R. Kelly’s hit “I Believe I Can Fly,” of course. “Flight attendants leave us alone to our devices after 5 hours, 2 planes, no snacks, no …

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Flight Diverted After Hitting Birds

A plane flight that took off from White Plains, New York on Thursday morning was diverted after being struck by birds. Airline Jet Blue today announced that flight 1205 from White Plains to Fort Myers, Florida experienced a “bird strike” shortly after taking off. The flight was diverted as a precautionary measure, in case the animals had damaged the aircraft …

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