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COMMENTARY: Economy Class Done Right

When it comes to economy class gripes, it’s legroom, or lack thereof, that most people whine about. There’s less and less of it, as airlines cram in extra rows, eager to squeeze out every last penny of revenue in the face o...
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The Ugliest Planes of All Time

I passionately submit that it does, absolutely, matter what the airplane looks like. Do we not care what our bridges and skyscrapers look like, functionality aside?
by Patrick Smith
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The Continuing Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

People keep asking “how can a plane simply disappear?” It’s an idea that doesn’t seem to compute in an age of instant and total connectivity.
by Patrick Smith
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Near Misses and Close Calls in the Air

With more planes flying than ever before, the number of incidents has risen. Should nervous passengers be worried?
by Patrick Smith
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Turbulence: Everything You Need to Know, Part 2

Patrick Smith delves into wake turbulence, explaining the various factors behind this airborne phenomena and how pilots protect against the dangers of wake upsets.
by Patrick Smith
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