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Parachutes on commercial aircraft? Maybe one day.

Parachute systems on commercial airplanes are currently considered impractical, but that may change in the future.

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Planes make people uneasy.

No matter how safe they statistically are, being trapped inside a metal tube soaring through the skies at hundreds of miles per hour is unnerving for many. 210 more words


10 Easy Tips for Healthy Plane Travel

For years, practically every single time I flew — whether for business or pleasure —  I got a cold. I hate being sick. I especially hate being under the weather when I’m traveling. 657 more words

The two most dangerous things about air travel

Despite several high-profile crashes over the last two years, flying remains the safest form of travel. Data from the Bureau of Aeroplane Accident Archives show, with the exception of a minor spike in 2014 (a result of the Malaysia Airline crashes), plane crashes have fallen year on year over the last three decades. 734 more words

Here's what happens when a pilot dies or gets sick in the cockpit

It’s a story nightmares are made of: You’re on a flight and your pilot dies or becomes incapacitated.

That happened twice this week.

On Oct. 368 more words


United Airlines flight forced to divert after co-pilot passes out

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A United Airlines flight from Houston to San Francisco had to be diverted to Albuquerque, New Mexico, after the co-pilot passed out. 127 more words