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INFORMATIONAL Mar 22, 2024 Window or Aisle Seat: Which One Is Better? Passengers must often choose between the aisle and window seats when flying. Each seat type has its pros and cons, which also depend on a passenger's preferences. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 20, 2024 Six Must-Have Apps to Make Your Next Flight a Breeze When traveling, it is always important to bring a few essentials: clothes, chargers, your phone, and maybe even a snack. That said, there should be an equivalent emphasis on essential smartphone applications. Certain apps can lead to an easier and more efficient travel experience. Here are some of the best to have for your next trip. Read More →
STORIES Mar 20, 2024 Boeing's Blame Game: A History of Shifting Responsibility After Crashes Boeing has been experiencing high pressure and complications due to accidents and a lack of safety culture. Boeing CEO David Calhoun appeared in an interview with the New York Times in 2020. When asked to accept the blame for the fatal 737 MAX crashes, he avoided answering the question by stating whether U.S. pilots could have avoided them. Read More →
STORIES Mar 18, 2024 Remembering David E. Harris: The First African American Commercial Airline Pilot On March 8, the aviation industry was saddened by the loss of David E. Harris (1934-2024), the first African-American pilot to receive the title of captain at a major US commercial airline in 1964. The Columbus, Ohio-born Harris had a storied career in the United States Air Force before switching to a commercial airline in the mid-1960s, when he was fighting through barriers regarding race. Read More →
STORIES Mar 18, 2024 Crashing into the Forest Near Paris: The Story of Turkish Airlines Flight 981 Turkish Airlines Flight 981 (TK981) was a flight from Istanbul-Atatürk (ISL) to London-Heathrow (LHR) with a layover at Paris-Orly (ORY). On March 3, 1974, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 crashed into the Ermenonville Forest near Paris. The fatal crash, which killed all 335 passengers and 11 crew on board, was the deadliest plane crash in aviation history until March 27, 1977. Read More →
STORIES Mar 17, 2024 Heavy Fog Leads to a Boeing 747 Crashing into Homes in Kyrgyzstan: Turkish Airlines Flight 6491 Turkish Airlines Flight 6491 was a scheduled international cargo flight operated by ACT Airlines on behalf of Turkish Cargo. An incident occurred while the flight was conducting a layover in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on January 16, 2017. Read More →
STORIES Mar 17, 2024 Crashing into a Mango Garden After Takeoff: Pakistan International Airlines Flight 688 This is the story of Pakistan International Airlines Flight 688, a shocking tragedy that highlighted the negligence of an airline and the ultimate price it had to pay. Read More →
TRIP REPORTS Mar 16, 2024 My Experience on America’s Worst-Rated Airline: Is Spirit Really That Bad? In early May, our writer Adam Schupak had the opportunity to fly Spirit Airlines between Newark (EWR) and Charleston (CHS). Considering all of the recent changes occurring within the airline, such as new cabins and policies onboard, he was curious whether or not the airline deserves the bad rap that people usually give it. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 16, 2024 Music Tourism's Impact on Aviation and the Global Economy Music tourism is now an established subset of the travel industry. Many people travel to see their favorite artist perform a concert or to attend music festivals. Airlines benefit from passengers' willingness to spend high prices on music experiences, with flight searches and bookings increasing rapidly ahead of such events. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 15, 2024 SAS' Coffee Jug Is Used by Over 50 Airlines and Appears in Art Museums Airlines often release products that receive a "cult-like" status among their passengers. Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is one such carrier that turned an ordinary object into a famous product. Over the past 35 years, SAS' coffee jug has won numerous awards and featured in museums worldwide for its iconic design. Read More →