The Crash of Delta 1086 Is Exactly Why Airlines Cancel Flights for SnowDennis Mersereau · 03/05/15 04:43PM
We've all moaned and groaned over flights cancelled due to weather. It's maddening to miss your connection (or even your whole trip) because of bad weather, but incidents like today's crash of Delta 1086 in a snowy New York City are exactly why they make that tough call that can affect millions of travelers.
How Long Will I Be Stuck in This Airport? A Thanksgiving Travel ForecastDennis Mersereau · 11/26/14 02:41PM
Stop Complaining About Flying and Look Out the WindowDennis Mersereau · 09/09/14 02:47PM
Why Did Jaden Smith Just Tweet This Video of a Plane Making Contrails?Dennis Mersereau · 08/20/14 03:49PM
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Why Do Airplane Stowaways Almost Always Die?Dennis Mersereau · 04/22/14 10:00AM
Daybreak on Monday brought a surprising story of survival with news that a teenage stowaway miraculously survived in the wheel well of an airplane after a six hour flight from San Jose, California to Maui, Hawaii this weekend. The story is notable because the vast majority of airplane stowaways die long before the aircraft reaches its final destination.
Rough Air: Yahoo Dumbsplains the Rise of Turbulence-Related InjuriesDennis Mersereau · 03/10/14 01:15PM
Frequent fliers know the routine: seat up, bags stowed, phones in airplane mode, keep your seat belts fastened at all times as we can never predict rough air. When flight attendants go over their safety speech at the beginning of a flight, they're not doing it because they have to. The information is presented to help keep you safe. Rough air — polite airline-speak for turbulence — really can be unpredictable and dangerous if you're not strapped in when it happens.