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Smoke In The Cockpit: A True Story of Danger and Hilarity

A routine flight is plunged into weirdness after the crew smells smoke. How to deal with a possible emergency — not to mention a plane full of obsessed Japanese tourists.
by Patrick Smith
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Terminal Madness: What is Airport Security? (Part Two)

Why can’t TSA exhibit common sense now and then? If we’re to believe that TSA screeners are well-trained professionals, why can't they handle an occasional judgment call?
by Patrick Smith
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The Fact and Fallacy of the Looming ‘Pilot Shortage’

As the pundits have it, our airlines are running out of pilots. But is this true?
by Patrick Smith
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COMMENTARY: Have Pillow, Will Travel (As Long As You’re a Girl)

Let’s talk for a minute about pillows. I’m vexed and perplexed by the widespread phenomenon of teenage girls carrying giant fluffy pillows onto airplanes.
by Patrick Smith
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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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