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Alanis King Alanis King Aug 16, 2019 at 04:03. 19 comments

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Taken To Hospital After His Plane Skids Off Runway, Catches Fire: Reports

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Taken To Hospital After His Plane Skids Off Runway, Catches Fire: Reports

Retired NASCAR driver and current broadcaster Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife Amy Earnhardt were on a plane that crashed at a Tennessee airport and caught fire Thursday, according to news and social media reports. Local outlet WJHL reported that all three aboard the plane were uninjured, but said in a subsequent update that Dale Earnhardt Jr. was taken to a local hospital.

Despite the original...

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Mack Hogan Mack Hogan Aug 11, 2019 at 21:00.

The 737 MAX Grounding Is Such A Disaster That Airlines Are Leasing 30-Year-Old 737-200s

The 737 MAX Grounding Is Such A Disaster That Airlines Are Leasing 30-Year-Old 737-200s

With hundreds of 737 MAX planes still on the ground following two fatal crashes, airlines are frantically trying to lease available 737s to fill gaps left by the MAX. They’re so desperate that they’re leasing 737-200s, a variant that was discontinued in 1988.

Brand-New Boeing 737s Grounded Amid Safety Fears: What We Know So Far (Updated)

On Sunday, an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed after...

Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Aug 09, 2019. 17 comments

Passengers Walked To LaGuardia Airport Because Construction And Traffic Were So Bad

Passengers Walked To LaGuardia Airport Because Construction And Traffic Were So Bad
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Is LaGuardia Airport the worst airport in the entire world? Is it the worst place in America, period? Well, given that passengers are now being forced to walk to the airport from the highway suggests that we might be moving into firm, 100 percent “yes” territory.

Yesterday, LaGuardia pretty much...

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Jason Torchinsky Jason Torchinsky Aug 07, 2019. 8 comments

Japanese Electronics Company NEC Demos A Flying Car That's Not Really A Flying Car

Japanese Electronics Company NEC Demos A Flying Car That's Not Really A Flying Car

I know plenty of news outlets are calling this thing a flying car , but let’s be clear here: this isn’t a flying car. It’s a drone you and some of your pals can ride in. It’s not designed to drive on the roads like a car, and then transform into an air vehicle, which makes sense, because it’s not a flying car. The demo happened in Abiko, Japan, in a cage at NEC’s test facility, where it...

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Jason Torchinsky Jason Torchinsky Aug 04, 2019. 15 comments

There Was A Freaking Bat Flying Around Inside A Spirit Airlines Flight

There Was A Freaking Bat Flying Around Inside A Spirit Airlines Flight

When it comes to flying on airplanes, is there anything better than getting nice and comfy in your seat, and just letting the soothing, leathery flapping of a random bat freaking the fuck out while flying in a panic all over the plane help you drift off to sleep? Wait, what? You don’t want a bat going, appropriately, batshit around your head in an airplane? Then it’s a good thing you weren’t...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jul 31, 2019.

The Middle Seat of the Near Future May Suck Less

The Middle Seat of the Near Future May Suck Less
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In the push to cram more seats into planes , it can seem a little bit like the Federal Aviation Administration has totally forgotten about the poor economy class passengers trying to make their way through the world on a budget. And as more and more airlines start charging you extra for...

Jason Torchinsky Jason Torchinsky Jul 26, 2019. 6 comments

Little Kid Jumps on Airport Luggage Carousel and Gets Tiny Glimpse into the Magical World of Luggage

Little Kid Jumps on Airport Luggage Carousel and Gets Tiny Glimpse into the Magical World of Luggage
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Man, I very clearly remember wanting to do this exact thing as a kid. I think I even managed to ride the conveyer belt about five feet once before being yanked off by a livid parent. This adventurous toddler, though, managed to actually pull it off: he climbed onto the baggage conveyer belt and got taken all the way...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Jul 19, 2019. 21 comments

Top Gun: Maverick Is Here With More Plane Action Than You Thought Possible

Top Gun: Maverick Is Here With More Plane Action Than You Thought Possible

If you’re asking, wait, how the hell does Top Gun fit in anymore, that’s exactly what the movie asks as well.

Watch the trailer as Maverick tries to find a place for himself in the modern world, and, seriously, more plane action than even I thought anyone could get away with. I mean, like, damn.

Honestly, I am ready. The men. We have seen them before, with their hair (short) and pecs...

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Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Jul 16, 2019. 13 comments

JetBlue Flight Delayed After Someone AirDropped an Image of a Bomb Vest

JetBlue Flight Delayed After Someone AirDropped an Image of a Bomb Vest

A Newark JetBlue flight bound for Tampa was evacuated Monday after someone sent an image of a suicide bombing vest to multiple passengers already boarded as the plane waited for takeoff, according to a report from The Guardian. Because the perpetrator sent the image via Apple’s AirDrop feature, the message was anonymous and difficult if not impossible—to track.

Apple AirDrop, introduced in...

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Aaron Gordon Aaron Gordon Jul 12, 2019. 21 comments

France's New Flying Tax Gets It Backwards

France's New Flying Tax Gets It Backwards

Starting in 2020, flying out of France—both domestic and international, but not for connecting passengers—will incur an additional surcharge dubbed an Ecotax, because the revenue raised will go towards “eco-friendly transport infrastructure” such as trains.

The tax, which will be levied by the French government, is expected to raise 180 million Euros per year (or about $200 million at current...

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Michael Ballaban Michael Ballaban Jul 10, 2019.

Watch This Hero Airline Pilot Take Down A Supremely Drunk Passenger

Watch This Hero Airline Pilot Take Down A Supremely Drunk Passenger

“And whatever you do, it’s going on Facebook,” the drunk passenger shouted. He is absolutely right about that.

Michael Kerr was on an hour-long American Airlines flight to Charlotte from Lexington, Kentucky, last week, when he decided it’d be a good idea to have three whiskeys, according to the Charlotte Observer:

As the plane taxied to a gate at Charlotte Douglas International, Kerr...

Jason Torchinsky Jason Torchinsky Jul 10, 2019. 23 comments

American Airlines Forces Doctor to Wrap Herself in Blanket Because They Thought Her Romper Was Inappropriate

American Airlines Forces Doctor to Wrap Herself in Blanket Because They Thought Her Romper Was Inappropriate

First, I have to ask American Airlines employees a question: does this shit ever work out well for you? Has there ever been a time where a flight attendant has made some knee-jerk decision about how offended they were about what a woman was wearing and everyone thought, bravo, airline, you’re a hero? No. Of course not. It never will. Just like it isn’t working out well now, when flight...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jun 25, 2019. 24 comments

Air Canada Still Trying to Figure Out How a Passenger Got Left on Parked Plane

Air Canada Still Trying to Figure Out How a Passenger Got Left on Parked Plane

If you’ve ever decided that your best option for surviving a garbage day of air travel is just sleeping it out, you might want to revise your strategy a little. An Air Canada crew left a whole-ass passenger sleeping on the plane after everyone else had disembarked. They left her. Everyone got off, they stored the craft, and they left a passenger on the plane.

I cannot express to you the horror...

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Jason Torchinsky Jason Torchinsky Jun 25, 2019. 24 comments

Boeing Has So Many Grounded 737 Max Planes Waiting to Be Fixed They're Parking Them in the Employee Parking Lot

Boeing Has So Many Grounded 737 Max Planes Waiting to Be Fixed They're Parking Them in the Employee Parking Lot

You may recall that, thanks to an issue with faulty sensors in the Boeing 737 Max flight control systems , those planes have been grounded after multiple crashes were found to be related to the issue. Grounded planes are, by definition, not in the air, and as such need to be stored, on the ground, somewhere. In the case of Boeing’s Renton Factory in Washington state, there’s so many grounded...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jun 19, 2019.

Assholes Clap For Child Kicked Off Flight For Having An Allergic Reaction

Assholes Clap For Child Kicked Off Flight For Having An Allergic Reaction

If you’ve happened to have a good day and want to end it on a high note, too fucking bad. It turns out people are horrible, proven by the gang of assholes on a Washington flight who clapped when a child was deboarded for having an allergic reaction which delayed their flight.

According to KCENTV.com, Parents Christina Fabian and George Alvarado were taking their son, Giovanni, on a special...

Jason Torchinsky Jason Torchinsky Jun 13, 2019. 24 comments

This Is What Trump Wants the Next Air Force One to Look Like

This Is What Trump Wants the Next Air Force One to Look Like

Any airplane the President happens to be in, whether the President is doing wing-walking on an old Sopwith Camel or lounging drunk in the back of a Gulfstream jet, is known as Air Force One. But there’s really only one Air Force One known to most people, the specially modified Boeing 747 normally used to fly the President around. There’s a new one in development as we speak, and President...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Jun 11, 2019. 20 comments

One Dead After Helicopter Crashes Into Midtown Manhattan Building: Reports

One Dead After Helicopter Crashes Into Midtown Manhattan Building: Reports

The New York Fire Department responded to reports of a helicopter crashing into a high rise building in Midtown Manhattan Monday afternoon. The New York Times reports one person died in the crash.

The aircraft reportedly crashed at 1:43 p.m. at 787 7th Avenue, the address of the AXA Equitable Center which is located between 51st and 52nd street in Midtown, and broke out into a fire. The...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jun 10, 2019. 23 comments

If You're Flying American Airlines, Expect Delays Until After Labor Day

If You're Flying American Airlines, Expect Delays Until After Labor Day

Back in March, Boeing 737 MAX aircraft were grounded after a tragic Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed, killing all 157 people on board. But, yes—there’s still a chance your flights are going to be delayed until early September if you’re flying American.

The airline’s cancellations of multiple flights on Sunday, June 9 brought to light just what passengers can expect up until September 3, ABC...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Jun 04, 2019. 21 comments

This Onboard of the Indy 500 Flyover Is the Coolest Thing You'll See All Day

This Onboard of the Indy 500 Flyover Is the Coolest Thing You'll See All Day
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It doesn’t really feel like a race until some big ol’ jets cruise over the crowds in the traditional flyover. This year’s Indy 500 had one of the best post-national anthem flyovers I’ve ever seen—and now you can get an incredible view from the inside of the cockpit.

This year, we saw the first double...

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Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell May 24, 2019. 23 comments

I'm Filing A Formal Request That This Never be Done Again

I'm Filing A Formal Request That This Never be Done Again

Are you the daredevil type? Would you take a little jelly bean with a tail up in the air and do flips in it until you were bored? That’s exactly what Red Bull pilot Aaron Fitzgerald did over the Hudson River in New York. Flips, rolls, nose dives, and other crazy shenanigans were accomplished with a great amount of luck and skill applied. The visuals are insane.

I’m going to confess right here...

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