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10 Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Airplane Habits: Are You Guilty?

<i>Photo by Ruth Black/Stocksy. Design by Erik Mace for Yahoo Travel.</i><p><b>By Johnny Jet��</b><p>Not everyone who behaves badly on a plane is a celebrity who lets …

Everything You Need to Know About Global Entry and TSA Pre-check

If you fly more than once a year, you need this.<p>I initially resisted the idea of Global Entry—I wasn’t entirely sure what I’d be paying $100 for, and …

Flying

Vonlane luxury bus service adds daily routes from Dallas to Houston

Vonlane, a premium bus service that began last year in Dallas, has added Houston to its daily routes.<p>The company will initially offer two departures …

Swapping seats on planes: What's the etiquette?

JL Pomeroy has flown long enough to know that there are limits to how obliging she will be to her fellow passengers, especially those who want her …

Airline seats are getting so small that federal regulators are worried

More and more airlines are moving to slim seating as they replace older aircraft, and order new planes.<p>While airline executives repeat over and over …

GAO: Newer aircraft vulnerable to hacking

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hundreds of planes flying commercially today could be vulnerable to having their onboard computers hacked and remotely taken over by someone using the plane's passenger Wi-Fi network, or even by someone on the ground, according to a new report from the Government Accountability …

FAA

American Airlines Loyalty Promotion Challenges Competitors

It’s been an interesting year for premium domestic passengers as American, Delta, and United all try to jostle in front of one another in an attempt …

Find the fastest flights and avoid getting stuck at the airport

It works for predicting winners in political elections and in sports, so why not for on-time flights?<p>That’s the idea behind the new "fastest flights interactive" from noted statistician Nate Silver and the crack team of number-crunchers at his ESPN-based website, FiveThirtyEight.<p>By analyzing delay …

Flying

10 ways airlines pull one over on you

Flying is a lot like gambling: The house always wins.<p>Airlines, like casinos, have become experts at the game, using every means at their disposal to their advantage. No, it’s not like we fliers are being outright cheated — generally speaking, airlines do what we pay them to do, which is get us to …

Learning to Work Standing Up

Stand up, sit down, stand up again; throw in a few squats and ample weight-shifting, for variety’s sake. That’s become a necessary part of my writing …

The Future of Greener Air Travel

Last year, Finnair flew a demonstration flight from Helsinki to New York using a new jet fuel containing 10 percent recycled cooking oil; Lufthansa took off on Europe’s first scheduled commercial flight powered partly by sugar-based bio-kerosene; and this year British Airways embarks on Green Sky …

Do you need a key to start a plane? Can a cabin door open mid-flight? And where do pilots sleep at 35,000ft? The answers to every question you've ever had about flying

Flying for business or pleasure is one of the most thrilling experiences in the world, but it remains full of mystery for the average …

Aviation

In the Market for a New Laptop? Here’s Your 2017 Guide

Though the tablet’s stolen a bit of the laptop’s thunder, true productivity hounds know that getting stuff done still happens more effortlessly on …

Intel Corporation

Best seat on the plane: 7 secrets I learned... — Yahoo Travel Inspirations

Leah Ginsberg Lead Editor<p><i>Who doesn’t want to sit next to an off-duty pilot on a flight? Score! (Thinkstock)</i><p>As I settled into the extra-legroom seat I …

Fifty things to do at the airport

Modern air travellers can pet a "therapy dog", attend a concert, have their teeth whitened or admire a 42-foot statue of Gollum.<p>Other options include yoga and meditation for health-conscious holidaymakers (Dallas Fort Worth and Albuquerque airports, respectively) and massages for anxious fliers …

A Guide to Portland’s Best International Eats

Local and approachable may describe this town best, but Portland’s global culinary offerings also rivals any city on earth. Whether you’ve got an …

Oregon

Airplanes still one of the safest ways to travel

TORONTO – Despite some recent high-profile airplane losses and accidents, flying still continues to be one of the safest methods of</b> …

Could the Germanwings Crash Have Been Avoided?

Probably not. Here's why.<p>As I write I am listening to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's announcement that the Germanwings crash in France this week was apparently a deliberate act of suicide/murder. The ramifications:<p>1) <i>Has anything like this ever happened before</i>? Yes it has. For instance, back in …

Airplanes

Not Losing Our Luggage Has Made Airlines $18 Billion Richer

Lost luggage is a nuisance for passengers and expensive to airlines.<p>But new innovations in technology and processes are making mishandled luggage …

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

What's The Best City To Run In?

So, what's the line between dodging pedestrians and parkour?

Airlines to Cheapskate Road Warriors: Pay Up to Keep Your Elite Status

The loyalty of airline passengers will no longer be measured in miles, as industry watchers have long anticipated. In the future, earning the stature …

American Airlines Has the Industry's Largest Loyalty Program

American Airlines Group Inc., formed in the 2013 merger with US Airways Group, is moving a step closer to completing the tie-up by combining the …

How to FLY A SPACESHIP to the SPACE STATION - Smarter Every Day 131

How to Overcome Workload Paralysis and Get Back into Action

We're all busy, but sometimes we go through periods where the work piles up and it seems like it might never end. You might have so much work that …

Time Management

The New MacBook

I'm Astronaut Ron Garan, and This Is How I Work

Perhaps the challenges facing the Earth become more clear from a distance. Such is the experience of Col. Ron Garan, an astronaut, veteran fighter …

4 Productivity Hacks That Will Help You Focus At Work

Could checking Facebook and getting a lunchtime cocktail be what you need to get focused?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is part of “10 Ways To Be A Better Employee In 2015.” Read the full list here.</i><p>We’ve all been there. That time in the afternoon when you just can’t seem to focus, not because of a …