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You Could Win a Year of Unlimited Free Flights on JetBlue. This is How.

How to score an All You Can Jet pass with JetBlue, giving you a year of unlimited trips to anywhere the airline flies.

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TSA-Approved Cocktail Hacks for Your Next Flight

These TSA-approved cocktail hacks will make your next inflight drinking experience so much better. Here’s what you need to know.

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26 Things Airline Workers Wish They Could Tell Passengers | Time.com

Whether it's to keep their jobs or to maintain the peace, there are some things that airline workers just can't tell travelers.

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3 Travel Insiders Share Their Secrets to Scoring First-Class Upgrades

While difficult, it is possible to score a first-class upgrade on your next flight. Check out these tips from air travel experts

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Turns Out, This Is the Smartest (and Easiest) Way to Score Cheap Flights

These are the cheapest airports to fly into that make traveling more affordable than ever.

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The 21 Unwritten Rules of Flying You're Probably Breaking - Thrillist

The secret to a billion people moving through airports without utter chaos breaking out? A complex, unwritten social code.

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A Pilot Explains the Truth About Turbulence

A pilot explains what causes turbulence and whether it's dangerous.

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Badass Dutch king has secretly been an airline pilot for 21 years

Being a monarch is tough — all the responsibilities and socializing stuff — but one particular king found the time cultivate a secret, part-time job ... for 21 years.

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Airline pilot reveals the meanings of 11 code words passengers don't understand

For most of us, flying is still an inherently mysterious activity.  To shed some light on the world of commercial air travel, Business Insider turned to Patrick Smith, an author and airline pilot, for some answers.  Smith, who is the author of Cockpit C

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Best airline cards: Fall 2016

The Citi /AAdvantage Platinum Select card and the British Airways Visa Signature Card tie for Best Airline card of Fall 2016.

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Use a ‘Fake’ Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

Most people don’t know there is a simple trick to get a cheaper flight on an airline’s website

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United Airlines takes a new step to make air travel more unpleasant and more expensive

Airlines are even better than banks at squeezing customers with higher fees and lousier service while claiming it’s in the interest of “serving you better.”  

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Why Don't Airlines Have Parachutes for Passengers? | Mental Floss

Passengers aren't trained to use them, for starters.

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Why Iran is desperate for U.S. passenger planes, but can't have them

Behrooz Ghamari recalled flying in Iran aboard a moldering, Russian-made Tupolev jet, a workhorse of the country’s beleaguered passenger fleet.

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JetBlue Is Offering $39 Flights In An Epic 2-Day Flash Sale

Flights under $40 for a cheap fall getaway? YES, please!

JetBlue is currently offering one-way flights as low as $39 in an epic 2-day “Autumn’s Up” flash sale

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U.S. Airlines to Start Scheduled Flights to Cuba

Six airlines won permission Friday to resume scheduled commercial air service from the U.S. to Cuba for the first time in more than five decades.

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Why Airlines Can Kick You Off a Plane So Easily | MONEY

What are passengers and customers' rights on airplanes, and why it's so easy for airlines to racially profile or kick you off a flight.

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4 crying babies brought a free flight for JetBlue passengers

JetBlue passengers were recently awarded with a free round-trip flight thanks to four cries from fellow baby travelers.

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5 Tips for Getting Bumped Up to First Class | MONEY

Knowing how to ask goes a long way. As does being flexible and part of the airlines' loyalty program.

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A Comprehensive List of Airlines That Offer Free Stopovers

Two destinations for the price of one? Say goodbye to stagnating in waiting areas and hello to a bonus trip.

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How the Most Experienced Business Travelers Overcome Flight Delays

When your travel plans get disrupted, you don't have to take it lying down. Follow these tips to make the most of an annoying situation.

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Ask the Captain: Why was my plane towed to the gate?

Is this a fuel-saving measure and, if so, why isn't it used all the time?

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Frontier flight attendant gives list of armed passengers to customer

A man traveling on a flight from Chicago to Phoenix this past Sunday got a note from a flight attendant. She thought he was a Federal Air Marshal, and she told him there were two armed passengers on the flight.

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14 tweets that perfectly sum up the modern air travel experience

It's the paradox of modern transportation: Despite having the ability to fly to most corners of the planet — quickly — there is nothing that elicits more complaints than commercial air travel.

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Mom of 9-month-old thanks Southwest flight attendant for going above and beyond

Southwest flight attendant who went above and beyond gets Facebook recognition.

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This 'homeless' guy flies first class for free and says anyone could do it — here's how

Ben Schlappig is a popular travel blogger. He's also homeless because he spends most of his time in first class flights for free.

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Vintage aviation photos: 'Mad Men' meets 'Airplane!' - CNN.com

The staff at AirlineRatings.com have gathered these vintage aviation photos that recall a golden era of aviation.

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American Airlines accidentally used the wrong plane to fly to Hawaii

This goes without saying, but planes aren't like socks. You can't mix and match them. Each is uniquely identified and has a precise schedule with the airlines. That's why it's pretty shocking to...

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Airfare Will Drop BIG Time In August, Experts Say

Prepare your mind and wallet, because you're gonna want to buy a flight ASAP. Airfare is predicted to drop sharply in August and continue through the fall, according to industry researchers at Hopper.com

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As cyber-risks abound, airline industry seeks Israeli help | The Times of Israel

IATA, the largest international airline group, will work with Tel Aviv University to improve on- and off-line security for its members

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Tips For Cheaper Airfare - The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Whether the busy travel season, fuel prices, or airline collusion is to blame, airfare is currently very pricey, making traveling more difficult. The Onion walks you through some ways to reduce the cost of flying:

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A United pilot flushed bullets down the on-board toilet

DALLAS — A United Airlines captain threw bullets in a trash bin accessible to passengers and later flushed them down a toilet on board a flight that he was piloting to Germany.

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Pilot Who Flew The Airplanes That Crashed On 9/11 Blows The Whistle

Former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions. Retired commercial pilot. Flew for Pan Am and United Airlines for 35 years ...

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Feds Say That Banned Researcher Commandeered a Plane | WIRED

A security researcher who was kicked off a United Airlines flight last month after tweeting a reference to its security vulnerabilities had previously taken control of an airplane mid-flight.

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Why You Should Get Free Pizza For Flight Delays

Last Sunday, my cross-country flight got delayed. I was ready to stab someone’s thigh with a butter knife. And then they gave us pizza. Tables and tables, just full of pizza. I became happy, and stabbed nobody.This should happen all the time.

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Seriously Long-Haul: 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights from the United States | Hopper.com

Since the very beginnings of aviation in America, U.S. flyers have been trying to push the boundaries: Chuck Yeager cracked the sound barrier; Amelia Earhart crisscrossed the Atlantic Ocean, and Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong left footprints on the m...

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The Curse of the Window Seat | Map Happy

It wasn't until I became a permanent migrant to the aisle that I realized that the person in the window seat is really truly the person that holds the entire power, often in ways that aren't fully appreciated....

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The simple way to get a good seat on a plane without paying extra

Just because it looks hopeless doesn’t mean you should give up hope for scoring a seat up front. Even if it looks like you’ve got a snowball’s chance in hell...

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Delta Flight Delay Causes Plane to Take Off With Just 2 Passengers - ABC News

The passenger, a Brooklyn-based man named Chris O'Leary, started tweeting about his amazement before the plane took off, saying how he got a personalized safety briefing.

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For Flight Attendants, High Fashion Goes the Way of Free Peanuts - NYTimes.com

Domestic airlines have steadily pared back trendsetting designer looks in favor of uniforms that resemble today’s more utilitarian flying experience.

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How Ordinary Folks Can Cheaply Fly on Private Jets

A lot of private planes are being underused or could fly empty going from one destination to another. That's where you can score deals.

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The Secret Language Of Flight Attendants Is Your New Inflight Entertainment

Flight attendants are full of secrets. Not only do they nap in a secret cavern and possess the ultimate cure for jet lag, but as we've recently learned, they have their very own language, too. According to real flight crew members, they use a whol...

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Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets!

I can't explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you appear to buy them from....

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How to Find Cheap Flights Online

Booking a flight online can be an aggravating process. After checking for discounts, figuring out the best time to fly, deciding which route to take and making sure the price is right, you're still left wondering if you scored the cheapest fare....

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7 Gadgets You Should Never Use on a Plane | SmarterTravel

There are some things you just shouldn't bring on a plane: smelly cheese, inappropriate clothing, porn. But gadgets that annoy, intrude upon others, or foster in-flight conflict are at the very top of the list....

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How to Make Hotel Loyalty Programs Work for Your Family

Family travelers may think that hotel loyalty programs are just for business travelers who log dozens of nights on the road a year. But if you plan even one week-long vacation with your family a year it can pay off to join a loyalty program....

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15 Delightfully Quirky Airports and Airstrips

Today is International Civil Aviation Day, which makes it the perfect time to celebrate some of the globe’s most amazing places to land.

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If Gas Is Cheap, Why Are Airfares So Expensive? Good question!

Turns out, a series of industry developments have put airlines firmly in control of prices, in a way they haven't been in perhaps a generation. As a result, fares may be about to rise even more. Fortunately, that doesn't mean travelers have to overpa...

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8 Travel Hacks for Your Next Vacation | Mental Floss

Contrary to the saying, getting there is not always half the fun. Don’t let airport hassles, dead phones, and suitcase disasters get in your way. Instead, try these convenient travel hacks to make your vacation the relaxing trip it should be.

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Hawaiian Airlines: 85 years of high-flying fashion - Hawaii Insider

Hawaiian Airlines celebrated its 85th anniversary this week by releasing vintage photos of planes and crews from the decades since Nov. 11, 1929, when it began regularly scheduled service under the name of Inter-Island Airways.

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The 99 problems with flying!

While there are probably a thousand things that make flying absolutely awful, we narrowed it down to the worst 99.

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The Airplanes of the Future Won’t Have Windows. You’ll Be Surrounded by Sky.

Vague, over-wing cloud photos are a staple of vacation albums across the Internet, but a British technology incubator wants to do away with them completely. You’ll still be able to see the sky, though. The Centre for Process Innovation is proposing the

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12 Highlights From Flying First Class on the World's Swankiest Airlines!

This week, a flight from Newark to Denver had to be diverted because two passengers got in a fight over a reclining seat. It's a testament to the state of domestic economy class that most people I talked to about this weren't surprised—this type of thing was bound to happen...

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U.S. tightens security on electronics at overseas airports

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will not allow cellphones or other electronic devices on U.S.-bound planes at some overseas airports if the devices are not charged up, the agency said on Sunday. The new measure is part of the TSA's ef

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How In-Flight Entertainment Saved JetBlue

What many don’t know about the big JetBlue sale of its LiveTV to Thales in March of this year, which earned the airline $400M, is that it’s actually been a