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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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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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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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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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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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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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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   


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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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FAA says it doesn't 'have a timeframe' for when Boeing will be allowed to increase production of its 737 Max planes again

The FAA held a three-hour meeting with Boeing leaders last week to address safety and quality issu…

Lauren Edmonds   


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An airline kicked a family off the plane after they made their own no-peanut announcement when the crew refused to

A family was ejected from a flight for acting when the crew refused to ask passengers not to eat pe…

Mia Jankowicz   


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A passenger with 'no clothes on' ran through a plane mid-journey, causing chaos and knocking over a flight attendant

The Virgin Australia Boeing 737 U-turned less than an hour into the journey from Perth to Melbourne…

Pete Syme   


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A United plane had to be taken out of service and deep cleaned after dozens of passengers flying home from a cruise started throwing up

Dozens of passengers who were returning from a cruise reported flu-like symptoms, so United deep-cl…

Pete Syme   


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A witness described a 'hellish noise' when a person was killed in a plane's engine — the 2nd incident of its kind this year

The incident, at Amsterdam Schiphol airport, follows a similar death involving a Delta plane in Sal…

Pete Syme   


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Passengers are carrying plane parts in their luggage to get them to sanction-hit Russian airlines: report

Russian airlines are circumventing sanctions with plane parts carried in passenger luggage, the Fin…

Thibault Spirlet   


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A Frontier passenger sat in an exit row was escorted off the plane in handcuffs after seemingly saying she wouldn't help in an emergency

A video shared on TikTok shows many passengers and a pilot arguing with a woman in the exit row, af…

Pete Syme   


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Fox's Laura Ingraham says she got stuck on a plane for 8 hours, forcing her to call into her own show to say why she couldn't make it

Fox News host Laura Ingraham says she had to miss her own Fox News show after her United Airlines f…

Mia Jankowicz   


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I flew American in economy from Dallas to New York. The plane had a tablet-holder instead of seatback screens and I prefer it that way.

I'll be honest: American Airlines hasn't been my go-to airline since a last-minute flight cancellat…

Taylor Rains