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Ask the Captain: Why don't planes fly in a 'straight line?'

<b>Question:</b> Why do flights from the USA to Asia travel far north (above Alaska/Siberia) rather than the seemingly more direct "straight line" across the Pacific?<p>—submitted by reader John, Parrish, Fla.<p><b>Answer:</b> It is shorter to fly the Great Circle route than a straight line due to the circumference of …

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British Airways relaxes in-flight mobile phone usage

Passengers with British Airways will soon be permitted to use their mobile phones and gadgets moments after the plane has landed.<p>Fliers are usually …

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United Airlines: We Did Not Run Out Of Toilet Paper On A Flight

Scanning airline news on Google, we learn that pitiless United was once again torturing its passengers, this time by forgetting to stock toilet paper on a 10-hour trans-Atlantic flight.<p>“United Airlines crew forgot to pack toilet paper on 10-hour flight,” says one headline. “United Airlines flight …