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Midsummer Morbid: Remembering JAL Flight 123, and Other Nightmares of 1985.

Plus: The Weird Secret of July 17th.

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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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A Gourmet Diversion. Some Pictures of Airline Food.

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

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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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COVID Casualties

Predictions, Observations, and Farewells Amidst Coronavirus.

October 15th Update: Madness at the Border.

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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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797. The Plane That Never Was.

Boeing’s New Midsize Aircraft Concept Will Likely be Nixed in the Wake of Coronavirus.

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Jonathan Franzen Joins the “Rollerboard” Chorus.

Wheeled Luggage and the Future of Language.

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Bush Boutique

Hippos and Haute Cuisine at a Zambian Safari Lodge.

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Unforgotten: Airlines of the Past (Part 2)

The Most Colorful and Influential Airlines of Yesterday.

Part Two: Europe, Asia, Latin America and Beyond.

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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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Once Upon a Time In Hollywood Or Something

Filmmakers Go to Huge Lengths to Get Period Details Correct. Unless We’re Talking Planes.

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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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The Day of the Cockroach

September 11th, Then and Now.

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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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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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Safety Video Hell

UPDATE: Worst of the Worst From Qatar Airways

Here’s a Better Idea: No Demos More Than 90 Seconds Long.

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