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  • Why Some Planes Can Fly Upside Down
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    Why Some Planes Can Fly Upside Down

    For airplanes, the sky is literally the limit. Planes can lift off vertically or from a ship, they can fly upside down, and spin in barrel rolls. But how are some planes able to fly upside down? Isn’t it the shape of the wings that make them fly? And what limits do they really have? […] More

  • You Can Be Suddenly Downgraded on a Flight, Here's Why
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    You Can Be Suddenly Downgraded on a Flight, Here's Why

    Can you be ‘downgraded’ on a flight? You arrive at the airport, anticipating a pleasant flight – after all, you’ve paid more for that extra legroom! Or a comfy window seat. Or a business class. That’s when you find out you’ve been.. downgraded! How come? And if you can get downgraded, is the opposite possible […] More

  • Less Than 1 Minute Shortest Flight Ever
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    Less Than 1 Minute Shortest Flight Ever

    We’re used to having drinks and meals 30 minutes into a flight and for the airplane to start decreasing altitude 30 minutes before landing. However, there are flights without all these rituals simply because there’s no time for them. For example, the short-hop leader among scheduled commercial flights remains the route of the Scottish Airline […] More

  • Why Planes Don't Fly Over the Pacific Ocean
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    Why Planes Don't Fly Over the Pacific Ocean

    Why do airlines avoid the Pacific Ocean? You might think it was a safety issue. The Pacific is the largest and deepest of the world’s oceans. If a plane encounters a problem over a seemingly endless and bottomless pond of water, the pilots are going to have a rough time finding a safe spot to […] More

  • Empty Tank at 41,000 Feet, So Pilots Did This
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    Empty Tank at 41,000 Feet, So Pilots Did This

    Imagine, you’re driving on a long stretch of highway when you run out of gas. This is not a good situation, but it’s not critical. Now imagine the same scenario, only you’re a pilot flying a commercial jet full of people! That’s exactly what happened to a Canadian plane at a height of 41,000 feet… […] More

  • What Happens When a Bird Flies Into a Plane Engine
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    What Happens When a Bird Flies Into a Plane Engine

    Are you afraid of flying? Or maybe you’re really fascinated with aviation? Then there are all kinds of questions running through your mind. Like what would happen if a bird flew into a plane’s engine? Or if the pilot can do us all a solid and fly around that terrifying turbulence! Did you know that […] More

  • Why Airplanes Make Hard Landings on Purpose
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    Why Airplanes Make Hard Landings on Purpose

    Billions of people board a plane each year. Most passengers are completely unaware of a few things every pilot knows. Like if you should really panic when the plane starts rocking, the landing isn’t exactly as smooth as butter, or everyone in the cockpit fell asleep! Btw, that last one isn’t a joke. Pilots sleep […] More

  • 33 Little-Known Airport Facts to Travel Easier
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    33 Little-Known Airport Facts to Travel Easier

    If you travel by plane quite a lot, dozens of questions can be accumulated in your brain. For example, what are the best shoes to wear at the airport security screening to not be asked to take them off? Or are those scanners you have to go through harmful to your health? Or how long […] More

  • Why Planes Don't Fly Over Himalayas
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    Why Planes Don't Fly Over Himalayas

    Wouldn’t it be amazing to see the tallest mountain on the planet from an airplane window? Just imagine yourself nestled in your seat, sipping on a coffee and admiring that snow covered mountain peak! The only problem is that planes don’t fly over Mount Everest, or the Himalayan range, for that matter. But why? Let’s […] More

  • Why Ultra-Long Flights Are Better Than Short Ones
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    Why Ultra-Long Flights Are Better Than Short Ones

    Long-haul flights. You know, those marathon adventures that fly you half-way around the world, are terrifyingly boring, and tire you to no end. But nowadays, long-distance travel is nothing like it was years ago! And the experience of flying 20 hours straight might turn out to be much more enjoyable than you expected! Let’s say […] More

  • Why Airlines Overbook Flights
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    Why Airlines Overbook Flights

    Why airlines sell more seats than they have. Have you ever found yourself in an overbooking situation? It means that there are more passengers checked in for flight than seats on board the plane. It sounds crazy, but airlines usually sell more tickets than there are seats available on the plane on purpose. Having a […] More

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