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When an Airline Ad Tells a Story.

Plus: United’s Supersonic Gambit. The Future or a Fantasy?

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Summer of Our Discontent

Cancellations and Chaos as Passengers Return. Why Weren’t the Airlines Ready?

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Anger Aloft

Air Rage Incidents Soar as Flying Bounces Back.

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Long Live the Airport Marquee

From Madrid to Mali, Signs Greet Passengers With a Touch of Drama and Flair.

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Now and Zen: The Greatest Album of All Time Turns 37

Three Dudes, Two Sides, Twenty-One Songs and Thirty-Seven Years.

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Going South

FAA Downgrades Mexico’s Air Safety Status. But What’s This? A Livery to Love?

And, Memories of Mexico City.

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COVID Casualties

Predictions, Observations, and Farewells.

May 19th Update: Domestic Traffic on the Bounce, While Confusion Over Entry Rules Cripples International Travel.

And: My Kingdom For a PCR Test.

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Hotel Room Madness

Safety Theater and Plastic, Plastic, Plastic.

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Retro Mania

Have We Gone Vintage Livery Crazy?

And if You’re Gonna Do It, Do It Right.

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A Night at the TWA Hotel

Eero Saarinen’s Masterpiece at JFK is Now a Boutique Hotel. Here’s What to Expect…

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Flying in the Age of Coronavirus

A Pilot’s Life Under COVID.

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Terminal Racket

From Los Angeles to Bangkok, Noise Levels at Airports Leave Us Reeling.

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Thirty Years On

The Author Remembers His First Airline Job.

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Q&A With the Pilot, Coronavirus Edition

Passenger Concerns, Keeping Current, and How an Empty Jet Handles Differently Than a Heavy One.

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Connect the Dots

Point to Point: Alaska Airlines’ Throwback Flights, and the Weird Zen of Airline Route Maps.

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Ask the Pilot on Instagram

Who’s Afraid of Social Media? Subscribe Today for Photos, News, Updates and More…

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Dear Airlines: Please Don’t Take Away Our Video Screens!

In-seat video is the greatest cabin amenity of the past fifty years. Why are carriers getting rid of it?

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Art of a Logo

When a Tail Tells a Tale. From da Vinci to the Union Jack to the Persian Griffin, Designs With a Deeper Meaning.

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Air Travel and the Environment

From Heat Waves to Turbulence, How Climate Change Will Affect Flying.

Plus, The Pilot’s Uneasy Conscience.

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How Ya Doin’, Mister Vice President?

Politicians, Planes, and Pilot Black Magic.

As the Election Looms, Beware the Pilot’s Dreary Karma. Could Joe Biden Become Victim Number Eight?

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How to Speak Airline: A Glossary For Travelers

Crosscheck? Ramp? Ground Stop?
Finally, a way to decode the insufferable jargon of air travel.

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A Gourmet Diversion. Some Pictures of Airline Food.

Savory Snapshots to Help Us Remember Normalcy. And Because I’m Hungry.

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Air Travel and Disease

The Black Swan. Flying in the Age of Coronavirus.

Update: The Politics of COVID, and How This Does Not End.

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The Airplane That Isn’t

Boeing Bet the Future on a Fifty Year-Old Design. Did it Lose?

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The Silent Anniversary

Nineteen and Counting.

Almost Two Decades Have Passed Since the Last Major Accident Involving a U.S. Legacy Carrier. The Streak Now Enters Its Most Critical Year.

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