Articles Tagged ‘airplanes’

Passing Cloud Could Change Commercial Flight Forever

Passing Cloud Could Change Commercial Flight Forever November 8, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Although the majority of us (sadly) are usually in a rush while flying, New York-based architect Tiago Barros has created a new method of travel that focuses more on the journey and less on how long it takes to get there. Countering our world’s obsession with the fast and efficient, Barros has...

New 8-inch Folding Commuter Bike (That You Could Easily Bring on Your Next Trip)

New 8-inch Folding Commuter Bike (That You Could Easily Bring on Your Next Trip) September 15, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
This is possibly the coolest thing we’ve ever seen. Yanko Design has come up with a commuter bike that can fold up to 8 inches wide. That means it could easily fit on the subway even during rush hours, or you can sneak it on a plane in your backpack (well, maybe). Plus, you don’t have to...

Jetstar Passenger Urinates…But Not in the Restroom

Jetstar Passenger Urinates…But Not in the Restroom July 14, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
A generous Jetstar passenger was kind enough to share his unique spray-yes, his urine- with passengers on a recent flight from Auckland to Singapore. Fellow passengers were quick to find out that the sound of running water was actually a drunk New Zealand passenger emptying his bladder on to a man’s...

In Pilots We Trust: Video Demonstrates Boeing 787 Crosswind Landing Tests

In Pilots We Trust: Video Demonstrates Boeing 787 Crosswind Landing Tests September 29, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
If you’re among the number of people terrified to soar among the clouds, the following video may help ease your mind. What does a test pilot do? They fly new and modified planes to determine whether or not they’re safe to put into the air. Essentially, every time a test pilot steps into a plane to...

On Time: The World’s Most Reliable Airlines

On Time: The World’s Most Reliable Airlines September 14, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
When you absolutely have to be somewhere on-time, which airline will you rely on to get you there? For the second year in a row, Scandinavian carrier SAS holds the title for the most punctual airline in Europe, according to this article at The Telegraph. Data compiled by Flightstats showed that between...

For The Foodies: How To Justify Your First-Class Ticket

For The Foodies: How To Justify Your First-Class Ticket September 10, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
A recent article at CNN.com does its best make you feel better about dropping a few thousand on a plane ticket, especially if you’re a discerning travel foodie. Depending which airline you are flying, a first-class ticket can include some pretty fancy meals, individually plated, and designed by...

Dita Von Teese Painted on Side of Virgin Atlantic Plane

Dita Von Teese Painted on Side of Virgin Atlantic Plane June 22, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
37 year-old Heather Renee Sweet, better known as burlesque star Dita Von Teese, was born the second of three girls in the humble Michigan town of Rochester to an average American working-class family. She began her rise to fame around age eighteen, when her career as a glamour model and burlesque performer...

How Airline Food Gets To Your Tray

How Airline Food Gets To Your Tray June 9, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Ever wonder how your airplane food gets to your fold-away tray – I mean beyond the flight attendant bringing it on those tiny, efficient carts (not before bumping a few elbows of course). The Cranky Flier had a chance to visit Amazing Food Creations, a supplier of airline food, to peek behind the...

Top 10 Worst Airplane Passengers

Top 10 Worst Airplane Passengers November 24, 2009 | Top 5/10 Lists | Read More
With the holidays fast approaching and many travelers climbing aboard flights home, we thought it fitting to round up a list of the absolute worst people to be stuck sitting next to on the plane. From the guy hacking up phlegm to the woman giving herself a facial, we present to you the top 10 worst airplane...

Friday Link Love: Skydiving, Foreign Delicacies, Magical Places & More

Friday Link Love: Skydiving, Foreign Delicacies, Magical Places & More September 18, 2009 | Travel Tips | Read More
T.G.I.F. Have a great weekend everyone, and enjoy these travel links when you have a free moment!: Are you always busy and pressed for time to catch your flight? Check out Independent Traveler’s 9 tips for insanely busy travelers. Dare-devil foodie? Check out BootsnAll Travel’s 10 Weird Food...