- Jan 2 20172 minutes
Nasa Has A New Way To Fly
How private companies are modernizing the space program
- Dec 26 20162 minutes
John Glenn | 1921-2016 An American Hero
As the first NASA astronaut to orbit the Earth, he embodied daring and courage—and inspired a generation
- Dec 15 20161 minute
HAWAIIAN’S NEW BUSINESS CLASS CARRIER INSTALLS LIE-FLAT SEATS, ADDS FIRST-CLASS BIDDING TOOL Hawaiian Airlines has debuted a new business class with lie-flat seats for most long-haul routes. The seats were initially available on flights from Honolu
- Nov 25 20163 minutes
You Are 100 Percent Wrong About Boarding Airplanes
The best time to board a plane is last (unless you are rich).
- Dec 15 20162 minutes
New Paths For Pilots
INNOVATIVE NEW AIRLINE PROGRAMS OFFER PILOT CANDIDATES A GUARANTEED SEAT IN THE COCKPIT—WITHOUT HAVING TO ENDURE THE MILITARY OR SUFFER THROUGH CONVOLUTED CIVILIAN TRAINING.
- Nov 1 20161 minute
Safety Net in the Sky
Technology that tracks aircraft anywhere in the world could boost airlines’ efficiency and make missing planes a thing of the past.
- Dec 25 20161 minute
No. 25 Because The Universally Acknowledged Dump That Is La Guardia Airport Is Finally Getting An Upgrade.
CHRISTOPHER BONANOS WHEN IT COMES to departure delays, Chicago’s O’Hare International, where 27.5 percent of flights leave late, is actually slightly worse. (La Guardia is at 27.25 percent.) That ranking does not, however, incorporate baggage handli
- Dec 8 20163 minutes
Remembering John Glenn
The former senator and first American to orbit the Earth has died at 95.
- Dec 12 20163 minutes
Europe’s Big Airlines Struggle For Altitude
After years of mergers, full-service carriers remain inefficient | “It is our only chance to survive the competition we face”
- Oct 1 20132 minutes
Airlines Compete For Premium Customers With Crazy Perks
From in-flight showers, to airport spas and hair salons, airlines' premium classes are exploding with perks. Meanwhile in economy, space is getting even tighter.
- Sep 1 20162 minutes
Win the New Miles Game
RULE CHANGES HAVE MADE FREE FLIGHTS HARDER TO COME BY. TRY THESE TRICKS TO SCORE NOW.
- Feb 1 20133 minutes
The Joys and Pains of Elite Airline Status
Racking up miles to earn elite airline status can be a pain, but the perks are worth it.
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Clay Dillow WITH NEARLY 2 million lines of code and a host of futuristic technologies, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter isn’t the kind of product one designs with only a pencil and paper. But Bob Ruszkowski, a longtime aircraft engineer for Lockheed Ma
- Jun 20 20161 minute
Airplane Black Boxes Are Badly out of Date
Vivienne Walt Weeks of hunting for the flight data and voice recorders from EgyptAir Flight 804 have prompted renewed calls to update the way airplanes gather and transmit information. Advocates want to move past an aging black-box system that was i
- Aug 1 20167 minutes
01 Spacex Vs. Blue Origin
FIGHTING TO WIN THE MODERN SPACE RACE
- Jan 14 20171 minute
Spacex Sticks The Landing In Triumphant Return
After a four-month launch hiatus, the company’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully sent a communications satellite into orbit and returned its first stage to a floating robotic barge.
- Nov 1 20161 minute
10-Hour Layover? Lucky You
How Icelandair made waiting for connecting flights a thing of beauty.
- Oct 31 20162 minutes
A New Leader in the Suborbital Space Race
Blue Origin’s string of successes means pressure for Virgin Galactic | “Make damn sure that we feel comfortable putting people on”
- Sep 19 20163 minutes
Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger After the Miracle
AS HIS STORY HITS THE BIG SCREEN, THE PILOT WHO SAVED 155 LIVES BY LANDING A JET ON THE HUDSON OPENS UP ABOUT LIFE AS A RELUCTANT HERO
- Nov 1 20153 minutes
How This Private-Aviation Training Agency Takes Service to New Heights
SkyAngels is out to make the skies a bit friendlier for flyers.
- Nov 7 20163 minutes
Private Jets Aren’t So Private Anymore
Services that share planes are hurting sales | “The democratization of private aviation is … here to stay”
- Sep 15 20162 minutes
AUTOPILOT MAY HAVE CONTROL ON YOUR NEXT DESCENT—FOR SAFETY REASONS.
- Sep 15 20164 minutes
What’s up in the Air?
Road warriors can expect five big changes ahead in air travel.
- Oct 10 20162 minutes
The Short Flight From Clerk to Cockpit
JetBlue welcomes its first pilot trainees without past experience | “I’m literally blown away by the enthusiasm and raw aptitude”
- Jun 6 20161 minute
The Losses of EgyptAir Flight 804
JARED MALSIN, with reporting by JONATHAN RASHAD/CAIRO ONE WAS A CANADIAN-EGYPTIAN manager with IBM, returning to Cairo from a vacation in Paris. Another had been a volunteer firefighter in France. A third was a 26-year-old flight attendant. They we
- Oct 3 20161 minute
How Incentive Prizes Can Spark Innovation
IN 1927 CHARLES LINDBERGH BECAME the first solo pilot to fly nonstop across the Atlantic. The flight not only made Lindbergh famous; it also created the perception that flying was safe and available to the common man. And it was all sparked by a rewa
- Sep 26 201612 minutes
Sea Dragon and Super Stallion helicopters keep killing U.S. troops in fiery crashes. An investigation into a tragic consequence of the U.S. government budget sequester