- How to Survive the Longest Flight in the World[Feb. 22, 2017]
Earlier this month, Qatar Airways took the prize for longest airline route when it debuted its 17-hour, 30-minute flight between Auckland and Doha. Not to be outdone, Qantas has announced plans to begin flying a 9,000-mile nonstop between Perth and London in 2018, and Singapore is eyeing a relaunch of its nonstop Newark-Singapore route, which will take just under 19 hours. (Yes, you read that correctly.)
- How Early Should You Really Arrive for Your Flight?[Feb. 19, 2017]
Want to start an argument? Tell your travel companion you won't be arriving two hours before your flight.
- Airlines Phasing Out Screens Because You Are All on Your Devices[Feb. 16, 2017]
Those seat-back screens that have long been part of in-flight entertainment systems are preparing to depart from many airplanes, experts say, and will gradually be replaced by content streamed to passengers' electronic devices through improved wireless service.
- Ask the Captain: Questions About the Airbus A380[Feb. 05, 2017]
Q: I've flown on the Airbus 380 several times. It seems to me the taxi speed is slower than smaller equipment. Is this an illusion of size -- larger objects appear to be moving slower -- and the higher position of seats in the upper deck? Or are there reasons, such as fuel-use and braking concerns, that make it taxi more slowly?
- Cloudy Skies Ahead for Asia's Premium Airlines Amid Strong Dollar, Oil[Feb. 06, 2017]
- The Mystery of American's Ailing Flight Attendants[Jan. 25, 2017]
- The Decline and Fall of Asia's Airline Empires[Jan. 20, 2017]
- Were Opportinities for Clues from MH370 Debris Missed?[Jan. 18, 2017]
Three nations shelled out around US$160 million and years' worth of work on the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The result: No plane. The only tangible - and arguably most important - clues into what happened to the aircraft have come courtesy of ordinary citizens, who bore the costs themselves.
- Private Jet Industry Expecting Strong Demand in Trump Era[Jan. 04, 2017]
Ever since the U.S. presidential election, Ed Dahlberg has pretty much had a smile on his face. He brokers the sale of private jets, and already he's seeing interest pick up and used-aircraft prices starting to firm up. The sale of a single-engine turboprop aircraft that he recently handled went for about 5 percent more than anticipated.
- 5 Things That Frequent Flyers Have to Look Forward to in 2017[Dec. 27, 2016]