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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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