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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Why Planes Don't Fly Straight
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    Why Planes Don't Fly Straight

    You ever been on a long flight, can’t sleep, watched as many movies as you can, and still left with nothing to do? Well, time to watch the flight path! And it begs the question: why’s it always so curved? Simple – the earth is round. If you’re still not getting it, we’re about to […] More

  • The Secret Place Where Pilots Sleep While Flying
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    The Secret Place Where Pilots Sleep While Flying

    Say you’re on a long 12-hour flight. You’ll have get some shut-eye, and hopefully when you wake up, it’ll be almost landing time. Have you ever wondered if – and where – your flight attendants and pilot can get some rest too? Cause they need some rest on long flights too! Well, there are secret […] More

  • What Would Happen If Planes Stopped Flying
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    What Would Happen If Planes Stopped Flying

    What if there were no planes? Well, you wouldn’t be able to visit your friends and relatives who live in other countries or even on other continents as often as you’d like to. Okay, it’s obvious. But do you know that without airplanes, there wouldn’t be such a great variety of flowers in flower stores? […] More