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What You Wish For. A Note From the Department of “What Was I Thinking?”

Plus: Supersonic Regret, and Boeing’s Back to the Future Stubbornness.

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Retro Mania. Have We Gone Vintage Livery Crazy?

Retro Mania. Have We Gone Vintage Livery Crazy?

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

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Et Tu, Annie’s?

Airlines Aren’t the Only Ones Dumbing Things Down.

Or Maybe I’m Just Hungry.

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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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Lockerbie and Justice

New Charges in the Bombing of Pan Am 103.

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Flying in the Age of Coronavirus

A Pilot’s Life Under COVID.

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COVID Casualties

Predictions, Observations, and Farewells Amidst Coronavirus.

January 22nd Update: Is the New Quarantine Rule Going Too Far?

Plus: Norwegian Would.

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The De-Ice Man Cometh

It’s That Time of Year Again.

Snow, Ice, and Airplanes. Everything You Need to Know About the Travails of Winter Flying.

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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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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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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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The (Second) Best Album of All Time Turns 36

A Great Minnesota Blizzard of Melody and Madness.

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Bush Boutique

Hippos and Haute Cuisine at a Zambian Safari Lodge.

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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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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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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 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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