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Alpha and Omega, 1970.

Plus: The MAX is Back. Does Anybody Care?

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Crossover: When History and Air Travel Intersect

From the Lorraine Motel to the 767.

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The 5G Menace

What All the Fuss is About.

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Holiday Hell

Chaos and Cancellations as Airlines Scramble to Keep Up.

What Went Wrong?

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Welcome to “Hidden Airport”

Unexpected Pleasures at a Terminal Near You.

UPDATE: Gateside Graffiti at JFK. Plus, Indy’s “KIND Gallery” and Underground Atlanta.

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The (Second) Best Album of All Time Turns 37

A Great Minnesota Blizzard of Melody and Madness.

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Clipper Conclusion: The Fall of Pan Am, 30 Years Later

Remembering History’s Greatest Airline.

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Brussels Airlines’ Peculiar New Livery

I’m Seeing Spots.

And, the Airline as City.

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Twenty Years and Counting

You Won’t Hear Much About it, but November 12th Marks One of the Most Significant Milestones in Aviation History.

Plus, a Look Back at America’s Ten Worst Disasters.

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COVID Testing Made Easy.

For U.S. Citizens Returning From Abroad, the Mandatory COVID Test Was a Major Hassle. Not Any More.

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Bonjour Air Senegal

Now, About That Livery…

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Arrivederci, Alitalia

Italy’s Beleaguered Flag Carrier is Gone After 75 Years. And Here’s What’s Taking its Place.

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The Day of the Cockroach

September 11th, Then and Now.

Plus: Terrorism, COVID, and the Past as Future.

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Pilots and UFOs

Strange Sightings — Or Not — From Aloft.

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Anger Aloft

Air Rage Incidents Soar as Flying Bounces Back.

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Hotel Room Madness

Safety Theater and Plastic, Plastic, Plastic.

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Keeping the Curtains Closed

Art Rock For Happy People. RIP Pat Fish, a.k.a. the Jazz Butcher, 1957-2021

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COVID Casualties

Predictions, Observations, and Farewells.

September 1st Update: Can We Cool It With the Mask Selfies?

Plus: Confusion Over Entry Rules Cripples International Travel.

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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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Terminal Racket

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

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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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Connect the Dots

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

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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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