How airlines and pilots prepare to fly in extreme weather

2019-11-09 20:07

From snowstorms to hurricanes, here's how airlines prepare to take off in certain weather conditions. Plus, how they decide to cancel flights.

A former flight attendant told us the most ridiculous things passengers have used the call button to ask

2019-10-20 15:53

Former flight attendant Shawn Kathleen teamed up with The Points Guy to help you "deal with travelling with maniacs in the sky."

Why are most planes not equipped with first aid for kids?

2019-07-31 17:30

New research has revealed that few first aid kits on planes have child-specific remedies for emergencies.

Terrifying passenger video captures severe turbulence that threw a flight attendant into the ceiling

2019-06-18 11:35

A passenger caught on video severe turbulence that left 10 injured and threw a flight attendant and her drink cart into the ceiling.

Saudi Arabia suspends flights to Canada in human-rights feud – just before Hajj

2018-08-07 09:07

Saudi Arabia's national airline froze flights to and from Toronto in an escalating feud with Canada over the arrests of several prominent rights activists, just in time for H ajj.

Woman shares touching moment on SAA flight – to cheers

2018-04-27 14:36

A long-haul flight from New York to Johannesburg turned into a happy experience for a mother.

Uber lays out vision for flying commuters

2016-10-28 10:30

Uber laid out a vision for on-demand aircraft that can whisk commuters to home or work in a fraction of the time it would take on the road.

MH370 search back on as weather improves

2014-03-26 09:27

Twelve aircraft have again taken to the skies in search of Flight MH370 after weather improved in the treacherous Indian Ocean.


2013-01-09 12:37

Denzel Washington goes dark as an alcoholic pilot who pulls off a mid-air miracle - at a hefty personal cost.


A woman faked being pregnant to avoid paying the excess baggage fee at an airport, but she got caught

2019-10-31 15:17

Rebecca Andrews advises aiming to look five months pregnant "as you don't need to change the way you walk".

The viral story of a man holding hands with a 96-year-old woman during their flight because she was scared of flying is warming people's hearts

2019-08-16 17:57

The woman had not flown in 15 years, according to a Facebook post that has since gone viral, and the man even helped her to the bathroom.

A family of four accidentally found themselves on Virgin Atlantic's 'Pride Flight' featuring drag queens and dancing in the aisles

2019-07-01 19:04

The British couple and their two young sons fully embraced the glitter, DJ sets, and general party atmosphere of the flight.

This 'bizarre-looking, buck-toothed' dinosaur that could fit in your palm flew around the Jurassic skies like a bat

2019-05-16 05:42

Scientists discovered a 163-million-year old dinosaur in China that had leathery wings like a modern-day bat.

A flight attendant explains why you don't want to hear the phrase 'easy victor' on board a plane

2019-02-23 13:09

You'll never hear the captain say it out of the blue without any warning.

China is blocking 'misbehaving' people from getting jobs, or taking flights and train trips

2018-05-21 11:18

The social credit system is made up of blacklists punishing citizens for bad behaviour by preventing people from travelling, getting loans or jobs, staying in hotels, and even limiting internet access.

SpaceX plans return to flight after explosion

2017-01-03 08:24

Space Exploration Technologies is slated to launch several Iridium communications satellites on January 8 from Vandenberg Air Force Base on California’s central coast.

WATCH: On board crash landing plane

One passenger was sucked from a plane in a mid-air explosion outside Mogadishu, Somalia. The dramatic explosion occurred minutes into the flight and forced the pilot to make an emergency landing on Tuesday.

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SAA confirms end date for Buenos Aires direct flight

2014-02-05 08:32

South African airways is following through with a shake-up in its long-haul network after being ordered to axe its R60bn plan to acquire 23 fuel-efficient long-haul airplanes.

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