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Roundup: Things to Smuggle on a Plane if You Want to Be Hated by Your Fellow Passengers

Roundup: Things to Smuggle on a Plane if You Want to Be Hated by Your Fellow Passengers August 26, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
A few months ago in Russia, bees were brought on board a plane by, wait for it, an airport official. Supposedly the bees were packaged for transport but they got free right after takeoff and swarmed the first class cabin. In honor or this terrifying ordeal, we’re rounding up our favorite items...

How to Avoid Lack-of-Leg-Room-Induced Emotional Breakdowns

How to Avoid Lack-of-Leg-Room-Induced Emotional Breakdowns July 29, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Columnist for the Washington Post Gene Weingarten has answered our plane-etiquette prayers. Now, instead of becoming a fireball of furious hatred when the person seated in front of you reclines their chair, you can calmly hand them the following. It’s available for print out in a handy PDF,...

The Ultimate DIY Travel Project

The Ultimate DIY Travel Project July 6, 2011 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
If owning your own house-sized mobile home isn’t doing it for you in the personalized-vehicle department, consider your options. Like for example converting your two car garage into an airplane hanger. One Pennsylvania man did it, and surprisingly it was not part of a reality show. Image: B Mully/...

Rad Video Alert: Man Captures Flight From SFO to CDG in Two Minutes

Rad Video Alert: Man Captures Flight From SFO to CDG in Two Minutes April 8, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Travel videos are awesome, but rarely do people really film the journey, much less the entirety of it, and much less the boring sequences aboard an international flight. Unless, that is, you’re the guy who managed to capture the essence of his entire Air France flight from San Francisco to Paris....

Lufthansa Plans Biofuel-Powered Passenger Flights For Next April

Lufthansa Plans Biofuel-Powered Passenger Flights For Next April December 6, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Biofuels are one step closer to replacing traditional jet fuel on passenger flights. As reported at Wired.com, Lufthansa has announced that, starting next April, they will start using biofuels for passenger flights between Hamburg and Frankfurt. The trial will last for six months and will reveal the...

The Wave of the Future: Helicopter-Airplane Hybrids!

The Wave of the Future: Helicopter-Airplane Hybrids! November 4, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Believe it or not, it’s become increasingly easier for people to fly. Sure, fuel prices have spiked here and there, but generally speaking  the percentage of people who haven’t flown continues to decrease. Maybe you’re even one of the many who has taken a helicopter ride?  Whether...

Algae Biofuel the Next Green Step in Aviation?

Algae Biofuel the Next Green Step in Aviation? June 15, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
I was at a store the other day in Manhattan and saw a clock that ran on water. Reading the back, I learned that a mechanism extracted the ions from the water and somehow converted it to electricity that ran the clock. Pretty cool. There are lots of cool sustainable and earth-friendly things popping up...

Romanian Stowaway Survives -41C and Lack of Oxygen On Flight From Vienna To London

Romanian Stowaway Survives -41C and Lack of Oxygen On Flight From Vienna To London June 10, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
A Romanian man who hid in the landing gear of a Boeing 747 from Vienna to London has lived to tell his story. Only problem is, no one seems to be able to locate him. He survived temperatures as low as -41 degrees Celsius while flying at altitudes of 25,000 feet. At that altitude, less than half the amount...

British Airways Passengers Enter Bladder Control Challenge

British Airways Passengers Enter Bladder Control Challenge May 5, 2010 | Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Soaring through the air at hundreds of miles an hour, all while contained in a pressurized metal tube is far from most people’s idea of a good time. Often, the bathroom breaks are what makes it more tolerable, allowing passengers a few minutes to get away from the rattle of item carts, snoring of nearby...

Kim Kardashian Denies Causing First Class Stink

Kim Kardashian Denies Causing First Class Stink May 2, 2010 | Celebrity Travel, Travel News | Read More
How often do you think the Huffington Post quotes the National Enquirer?  Well, when the National Enquirer runs a story about reality TV vixen Kim Kardashian boarding a flight at LAX “with a giant burrito that smelled more like a giant burro” and stunk up first class for over 30 minutes,...
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