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This Airplane Seat Knows When You're Nervous

Airplanes are one of the safest ways to travel. Your chances of dying in a plane crash are roughly one in 11 million. The odds that you’ll be killed …

In-flight Entertainment

Plane makes emergency landing after cabin fills with smoke

Delta flight from Florida to New Yorks is forced to make emergency landing after smoke billows into the cabin<p>Delta flight 2028 from <b>Fort Lauderdale, Florida to New York</b> was diverted after the cabin filled with smoke on Thursday.<p>The plane was diverted and made an emergency landing in <b>Charleston, South</b> …

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Video of an umpire getting hit shows, not tells, the importance of cups

Disclaimer: This video will make you never want to take off your cup again, even if you aren't playing baseball.<p>In the video above, a pitch deflects …

Airline baggage policy reaches new altitude of absurdity

It's early evening, and I am at the gate at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport waiting to board a flight to Halifax. The final leg of an already long day of travel.<p>A recorded message plays for the third time: "We may not be able to accommodate all carry-on [bags] on this flight. Passengers …

Flier beware: Airlines aren’t clear about their photography policies

Next time you’re tempted to take a snapshot of an interesting cloud formation or your seatmate sprawling into your personal space on a plane, remember Arash Shirazi and Steven Leslie.<p>Both of them are law-abiding citizens and air travelers. And both recently ran afoul of the airline industry’s …

100 Students Banned From Graduation, Deputy Fired, Principal Suspended After Senior Prank Gone Wrong

A senior prank gone horribly wrong has resulted in 100 students being banned from graduation ceremonies, a principal suspended without pay, a sheriff …

The New World Order

Outside of the Western world, a handful of cities are fast becoming important global business players. Some of their home countries are recognizing that power and seek to create a multi-polar world that isn't so reliant on the U.S. and Europe. These are the power cities outside of the core …

Former Flight Attendant Suing Airport Because She Can't Have Sex Anymore

You can’t make this $hit up… literally! Via the Springfield News-Sun:<p>Delta Air Lines flight attendant Tina Brock was dozing in a sleep room in the …

5 Worst Behaviors We've Seen on Planes

<i>(Photo: Thinkstock/iStock)</i><p>Flying's not exactly fun -- you're trapped in a small place with lots of strangers, after all -- but most people at least follow the social contract and keep to themselves. Then there are the inconsiderate few who throw niceties to the wind and do whatever they want, …

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Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>Heartbreak as England knocked out of World Cup<p>Fans go from ecstasy to despair …

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Shocking Child Abduction Prank Video Shows Cute Puppy Is Enough To Woo Most Kids Away

Child abduction is no joking matter, but a recent viral video prank using a humorous jab might just wake up parents to how easily kids can be taken …

The 8 Hardest Places in the World to Visit

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/abrinsky</i><p>Some countries in the world are difficult to visit because they're waaaaay off the beaten path, while others are tough because they just don't like you. Or at least, don't want you there. And these eight strongholds -- well, they're a combination of …

How to get yourself bumped to first class

Calling all economy flyers: do you know what happens in front of the cloth that separates business class from you and your ergonomically challenged, …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Dog dies after falling from plane during takeoff at Blue Grass Airport

<b>LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) -</b> A dog fell from a plane and died Friday during take off at Blue Grass Airport.<p>Airport officials say there was a bit of …

Kentucky

‘Throwaway ticketing,’ the controversial money-saving trick that airlines don’t want you to know about

The reporter for Think Progress and author of the e-books "How To Fly For Free" and "How To Find Cheap Flights" is so good at it that he has planned a world trip that will take him more than 20,000 miles to 13 countries, all for free.<p>When Business Insider spoke with Keyes, he said one of his …

Here's why I think everyone should travel alone at some point in their life

A couple months into my semester, I booked a 10-day trip to Spain and Portugal — five days in Spain with a friend of mine, and five days in Portugal alone.<p>Then the friend who was supposed to come to Spain with me told me she couldn't go anymore.<p>It was a last minute drop out, so by that point I had …

How To Get Your Flight Attendant To Love You

Ever wondered how to get that extra bag of pretzels during a flight?<p>Flight attendants have a lot of power in the skies, and it turns out some simple, easy-to-follow rules can be the difference between a stressful travel experience and an extra pleasant one.<p>While most airlines prohibit flight …

Reds' Leake leaves Braves thirsting for runs

ATLANTA -- Mike Leake surrendered two hits over eight scoreless innings and accounted for one of the consecutive home runs Shelby Miller allowed as …