Aviation

11 insider facts most flight attendants know — and you probably don't

No one has more insider knowledge about flying than flight attendants.<p>But by talking to these veteran globetrotters, as well as scouring Reddit and various articles, we were able to unearth 12 lesser-known facts about flying.<p>Whether you want more attentive service or to avoid getting kicked off …

Airlines

Small plane crashes in New Jersey

A small airplane crashed in Bayonne, NJ, Sunday morning, officials.<p>The aircraft crashed near the intersection of 41st Street and Avenue E around …

Aviation Safety

Watch: Jet Airways 77W intercepted by German Air Force Planes

VT-JEX, one of the Boeing 777-300ER planes of Jet Airways, had a loss of communications over the German airspace near Cologne earlier this week while …

Airlines

German Warplanes Escort Jet Airways Aircraft After Contact Lost With ATC

A reported communication failure on board a Jet Airways aircraft while flying in the German skies gave a scare to German authorities who feared a …

Jet Airways

Will Jack Die In A Real-Life Plane Crash? A New This Is Us Theory Has Us Worried

<i>This Is Us</i> is already one of television's most turbulent emotional rollercoasters. The main reason this show never leaves me dry-eyed? Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) is the best dad <i>ever,</i> and yet we already know he isn't long for this world. We know that Jack dies and that he does so way before his …

Aviation Safety

F-15 jets scrambled to intercept unresponsive plane near Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago retreat

Fighter jets were scrambled to intercept an unresponsive aircraft near to Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida, it has emerged.<p>The incident took place at around 7pm on Friday evening while the US president was in the area. It took place a matter of hours after two objects, including a rock, …

UK News

Low-Fare Carrier AirAsia X Plans Honolulu Flights And Looks Ahead To Los Angeles

Air Asia X co-founder and Group CEO Kamarudin Meranun has set his sights on running the first low-cost Asian carrier to serve the U.S. — not just the West Coast but also the East Coast.<p>He will start in June with Honolulu.<p>Ten days ago, Air Asia X, the long-haul, low-cost affiliate of Malaysia’s Air …

Airlines

Man dies after breaching security at Honolulu Airport

<b>(CNN) —</b> A man forced his way into a secure area at Honolulu International Airport and died after he was detained, the Hawaii Department of Transportation said.<p>The incident took place at the airport's commuter terminal Saturday morning. The unidentified man forced his way through the exit lane of …

Honolulu

America's F-22 Just Deployed to Australia

The U.S. Air Force has deployed a squadron of Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor stealth fighters to Australia. The goal of the 12-aircraft deployment is …

Fighter Aircraft

Meet the 31-year-old pilot who has become an Instagram sensation

Nobody knows travel better than a pilot.<p>And 31-year-old Eser Aksan Erdogan, a pilot for Turkish low-cost airline Pegasus, has garnered a following …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Grieving Army Widow Meets Her Husband’s Coffin on Airport Tarmac, Leaving Plane Passengers in Tears

A touching moment between a grieving military widow and her husband’s coffin was captured on camera by a bystander, giving millions of viewers on …

German Air Force Prepared to Shoot Down Commercial Flight to London

On Thursday a Jet Airways Boeing 777-300 operating from Mumbai to London Heathrow with 330 passengers and 15 crew onboard lost radio contact with air …

Airlines

The Gorgeous Flight Attendant of Russia's Aeroflot

This week, Brand Finance consulting agency named Russia’s Aeroflot “the world’s most powerful airline brand.”<p>“Aeroflot is the world’s most powerful …

Airlines

Do Pilots Hook Up With Flight Attendants? An Airline Pilot Answers

My friend Mike* is a First Officer at a regional airline here in the U.S. He’s graciously agreed to answer some questions exclusively for Flight Club …

Airlines

Test Piloting a New Airbus A350 Flight Simulator: A Teaser and an Engine Fire

N ew York, San Francisco, Tokyo, Seattle, Atlanta and Goose Bay — you know, the airport in Newfoundland and Labrador where airplanes divert in the …

Airlines

Trump claims Abe expressed thanks for F-35 fighter jet cost reduction

WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe personally thanked him for negotiating with …

Military Aircraft

Will India’s 43 New Airports Help Boeing?

Demand for air travel rose 23% last year in India, more than double demand growth in China. The growth resulted from more routes and more flights. …

Airlines

Small plane crashes on Avenue E in Bayonne, New Jersey

A small plane crashed on a beautiful Sunday morning in Bayonne, NJ.<p>The pilot unidentified at this time told officials he began experiencing problems …

Small plane crashes in residential area, injuring pilot

Authorities say a small plane has crashed in a New Jersey neighborhood, injuring the pilot.<p>The single-engine 1972 Piper plane went down shortly after …

Aviation Safety

Travel Trouble: WOW air, where's my $92 refund?

A few months ago, my WOW air flight from Edinburgh, Scotland, to Keflavik, Iceland, was delayed. That caused me and my travel companion to miss our connecting flight to Baltimore.<p>The next day, WOW rerouted us to Washington Dulles International Airport on Icelandair. But our car was 60 miles away at …

Airlines

Why Newark Liberty ranks highest nationwide for departure delays

In the New York region's crowded airspace, Newark Liberty International Airport ranks last in the country in getting its flights off on time, and is …

Airports

Qantas Dreamliner: Why there won’t be any window shutters on new planes

“There are five levels of darkness and at the darkest you can sleep very comfortably but you’re still able to look outside.”<p>Passengers can dim the …

Airlines

Unveiled! Now, counting down for 787-10 first flight

It was only in the last six months that I finally got to fly on a 787. Now I have flown five flights with four airlines on both the 787-8 and …

Airlines

Traffic diverted after fatal crash on Stoney Trail

One man is dead after a single-vehicle crash in northwest Calgary.<p>Just before 9 a.m. on Saturday, police were called to an area near the intersection …

4 survive airplane crash in Berks Co.

Four people in a small airplane survived a crash during take off at a Berks County airport Sunday afternoon, according to the Federal Aviation …

Philadelphia

Push to give foreign airlines unfettered access to new Western Sydney Airport

The Turnbull government is under pressure to allow foreign airlines to operate as many flights as they want to the planned new Western Sydney Airport …

Airlines

Most popular: Nowhere flight + New United jet + Cheaper Asia nonstops + Tampa + $200 gift card

The bright side to all the dull California weather: Rainbows at the airport! (Photo: Chris McGinnis)<p><b>TravelSkills’ 10 most popular posts over the last</b> …

Airlines

AF Chief Scientist: F-35s to Control Drones

The Air Force Chief Scientist said F-35 pilots will be able to control a small group of drones flying nearby from the aircraft cockpit in the air, …

Fighter Aircraft

What should airline passengers do if a pilot acts bizarrely?

When a pilot on a United Airlines flight from Austin to San Francisco launched into a bizarre rant last week over the plane intercom, the 120 passengers in the cabin were put in the awkward position of looking after their own safety.<p>The pilot, who rambled on about Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and …

Airlines

The Secret Service of the Skies

When you think of security around the president of the United States, you most likely think of Secret Service officers in sunglasses, talking into microphones hidden in their cuffs. You probably don’t think of the large bubble of restricted airspace that follows the president wherever he goes. …

Civil Aviation