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

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” …

Planes Collide Over Arizona, Killing Four

Two small planes collided in midair just north of Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, killing four people. According to a KSAZ report, the planes were both single-engine, with two people aboard each. The collision occurred on Friday morning, about 15 miles …

Maine B-52 Crash Remembered by Survivor, Rescuer
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On January 24, 1963, a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber training flight carrying a crew of nine crashed into Elephant Mountain in Maine. There were only two survivors of the crash, the pilot, Lt. Col. Dan Bulli, and the navigator, …

54 Loaded Guns At Airports This Week, TSA Says
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There’s nothing travelers like to hear more right before a holiday weekend than a bunch of weapons being confiscated at airports across the country. The TSA reported that 54 loaded guns were found this week during checks at different airports, …

‘I Will Always Love You’ Singer Escorted Off Plane
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Plane flights can be hard. Given how crowded flights are, and how there is no way to escape from them after takeoff, passengers generally have to rely on each other to act civil and be polite. Though the worst most …

YouTube Shows Are About To Be Shown On Virgin America Flights YouTube Shows Are About To Be Shown On Virgin America Flights

YouTube announced that it is teaming up with Virgin America to bring a handful of shows to all of the airline’s flights in the U.S. and Mexico. Those shows would be: H+ The Digital Series, WIGS’ Blue, Geek & Sundry’s …

How Hurricane Sandy Affected U.S. Air Travel [VIDEO]

Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on much of the east coast and various locations inland earlier this week, and her destruction left millions without power, caused widespread flooding and property damage, and halted ground transportation in many cities. It also disrupted …

Technology In Traveling: From Trains To Tweets [Infographic] Technology In Traveling: From Trains To Tweets [Infographic]

We all love traveling. There’s something about getting out and seeing the world that reinvigorates us. While traveling is a great stress reliever, setting up a holiday can be a pain. While there has been countless innovations in transportation, there …

FAA Reviewing Rules Regarding E-Readers, Tablets On Planes FAA Reviewing Rules Regarding E-Readers, Tablets On Planes

Let it never be said that one disgruntled journalist’s airplane experience can’t yield some intriguing results. Having his own Howard Beale “I’m mad as hell” moment, The New York Times‘ Nick Bilton decided he’d unnecessarily purchased magazines from the airport …

NASA HUD Glasses Help Pilots See Through Foggy Skies NASA HUD Glasses Help Pilots See Through Foggy Skies

While Google’s anticipated HUD glasses may appeal to more pedestrian tastes, NASA has developed a similar type of head-gear with the nobler ambitions of safely steering pilots through difficult flying conditions. Essentially, the heads-up display for NASA’s glasses will overlay …

Laser Scanner Foils Terrorists, Lets Travelers Enjoy Bottled Drinks On Planes Laser Scanner Foils Terrorists, Lets Travelers Enjoy Bottled Drinks On Planes

If you’re a light traveler, you’ve no doubt dealt the vexing fluid restriction that comes with traveling via airplane. It’s always a devil’s gambit of whether or not the particular TSA agent you’re dealing with will permit you to hold …