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I flew on a major airline's Pokémon-themed plane. The unforgettable experience didn't cost extra and it came with souvenirs.

Since the planes fly throughout the airline's network just like any other aircraft, there's no pric…

Andrew Chen   


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Israeli airline says Turkish airport staff refused to refuel its plane after it made an emergency landing

Israeli flag carrier El Al says Turkish airport workers refused to refuel one of its planes after i…

Joshua Zitser   


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2 travelers in wheelchairs watched as their plane departed without them after an error saw them left waiting on the tarmac

"You always say, 'Oh, they won't go without us,' but they actually did. They went without us and to…

Pete Syme   


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Why so much is riding on the 777X, Boeing's newest long-haul plane that is already 5 years late and costing billions

The 777X's economics and more spacious 10-abreast cabin are huge selling points against the rival A…

Taylor Rains   


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3 surprising things people think are OK to do on planes, according to a poll

YouGov recently surveyed US travelers about acceptable behaviors on a flight. I was surprised by so…

Benjamin Zhang   


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Inside the Korean Air Boeing plane that descended 25,000 feet after a pressurization fault

A Korean Air flight bound for Taiwan made an emergency landing after a pressurization fault was det…

Aditi Bharade   


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Boeing rival Airbus is set to launch its game-changing A321XLR plane this year. Here's where it's expected to fly.

The XLR's extra fuel tank helps it go 5,400 miles (11 hours) nonstop, opening previously impossible…

Taylor Rains   


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These new bombshell allegations from Boeing whistleblowers about what happens to faulty plane parts are pretty horrifying

Sam Mohawk, a quality assurance inspector for Boeing, alleges that the company lost track of hundre…

Cheryl Teh   


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Video appears to show a passenger on a plane hit by severe turbulence laying in an overhead bin, with a fellow traveler saying he 'got stuck in the roof'

"He flew and got stuck in the roof, in the bin. We couldn't find him," a passenger on the Air Europ…

Pete Syme   


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A Boeing whistleblower says he saw holes being drilled incorrectly on 787 planes, adding to the chorus of people speaking up against the company

Richard Cuevas, a former airline mechanic with Boeing, said he saw safety lapses which could have c…

Aditi Bharade   


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A Malaysia Airlines Boeing plane was seen with its engine ablaze, a midair mishap that forced the flight to turn around

A video showed a Malaysia Airlines flight to Kuala Lumpur made an emergency landing after its engin…

Aditi Bharade   


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I took a plane and a train on the 330-mile London to Edinburgh route. The race was closer than you might expect.

Last month, I visited Edinburgh for a press event and took the opportunity to time my journeys. I t…

Pete Syme   


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A group of Swifties missed out on seeing the Eras Tour after a bird flew into their plane

Kathryn Gallagher told BI she could afford the Eras Tour by working two jobs. But she missed the s…

Mikhaila Friel   


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Climate activists covered private jets in orange paint in a Taylor Swift-inspired stunt, but didn't get her plane

A video showed two activists breaking into a private airfield at London's Stansted Airport where th…

Mikhaila Friel   


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Airlines sometimes turn their planes around and fly thousands of miles home when they have problems. Here's why.

British Airways often chooses to send flights back to London where its easier to reroute passengers…

Pete Syme   


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I saw the Airbus A320 plane that crashed in the Hudson River 15 years ago. I was moved by the rawness of the exhibit and survivors.

As an aviation safety professional turned journalist, I had to visit the plan as soon as I could. I…

Taylor Rains   


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What you should do if a fellow passenger on a plane insists you switch seats, according to travel experts

There's a heated discussion on social media about when and when not to switch seats with fellow pas…

Lindsay Dodgson   


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An Austrian Airlines plane had its windscreen shattered and nose cone torn off after flying through a thunderstorm

The airline said that all 173 passengers and six crew members were unharmed and made a safe landing…

Kwan Wei Kevin Tan   


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Germany received its third VIP Airbus A350 plane, which replaced the country's old fleet of unreliable A340s

One of Germany's old government A340s had a maintenance failure that forced then-Chancellor Angela …

Taylor Rains   


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Getting drunk, using both armrests, and standing up during turbulence are among the most annoying things you can do on a plane, a pollster found

YouGov polled 1,152 people on 30 common airplane behaviors, from bringing a dog onboard, to taking …

Pete Syme