Photo Essay: The History of Air Travel

From the first drawings of Leonardo da Vinci to the concept of modern-day space flights, air travel has come a long way.

Modern air travel’s safety and accessibility are greatly indebted to aviation’s long history of experiments, failures, accidents and deaths.

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Photo Essay: 14 Incredible Airplane Meals from Around the World

Do you hate airplane food? You might be in for a surprise. Check out these delicious airplane meals from across the globe and pray for an upgrade!

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How I Almost Always Get a Flight Upgrade

Jonathan Marks, a global investment banker and frequent flier has an envious track record of bagging flight upgrades. He’s agreed to share his secrets, helping us to reach that first class cabin!

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Why Planes Crash and How Technology is Keeping Us Safe

As we’ve recently witnessed, airplanes do crash. Captain Price reveals the three most common causes of airplane catastrophes and the technology that’s keeping us safe.

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The Truth Behind Aircraft Bird Strikes

Captain Alan W. Price reveals some fascinating facts about aircraft bird strikes and re-creates the terrifying moments leading up to Air Flight 1549’s miraculous landing in the Hudson River.

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Will the Recession Cause More Airline Disasters?

Last month, Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (a fine graduate of my alma mater, the USAF Academy) took a very courageous stand in his testimony before Congress following the “Miracle on the Hudson.”  Sully told of the worsening conditions in the airline industry in regard to compensation and retention. One of the most cogent comments he made was “I do not know a single pilot who would counsel their children to choose a profession in the airline industry.”  Let me relay my own story and relate it to the tapestry Sully weaves.

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