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by guest blogger Puri Ruiz

Much has been written about this small device that all commercial aircraft have been incorporating for more than half a century. And little wonder: "black box" flight recorders are essential in order to identify the causes of an accident.

We know, thanks to ironclad statistics, that the airplane is the safest means of transportation, but several decades ago there was a model of aircraft, the Comet, whose accident rate was well outside of normal range. It was the earl

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Admittedly, inflight dining has not gotten a lot of love over much of the course of commercial aviation's history. Actually, early in that history, in the 1930s, multi-course meals were cooked onboard. However, as the postwar demand for flights took off in the 1950’s and 60’s and aircraft sizes (and therefore passenger numbers on each flight) grew, this soon proved impractical, and the complexity of cooking for hundreds of passengers in a tight space within a limited time frame prompted airl

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Airline flights in much of the world are organised through a system called "hub-and-spoke," invented by U.S. airline Delta in 1955; made widespread in the USA after that country's deregulation of the airline industry in 1978; and commonplace in Europe as well since the European Union finally eliminated the last of its own air-industry restrictions in 1997. The model is named after the basic design of a traditional wheel, where the "hub" is a central airport and the spokes are the flights comin

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A Question for Avgeeks: What Are 'Winglets?'

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At some point when you're approaching your plane you've surely wondered to yourself why the wings are curved, no? This design feature is called a winglet (also known as a wingtip device), and it's there not just to look cool but for an important purpose: to maximise aerodynamic efficiency. Interested in learning more? Read on!

If you're an aviation geek, you know that airplanes stay in the air thanks to the interaction of four types of physical phenomena:


Thrust - that related to the tractio

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When booking flights, most of us look to save as much money as we can. But if you're looking to book cheap air tickets, you need to understand the various factors that influence the cost of fares. 

Flight Distance


The logical rule of thumb is that the greater the distance, the higher the ticket prices. Thus we conclude airplane ticket prices are directly proportional to the distance covered. But though distance is an essential factor, it's not the only one - the relative popul

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6 Hacks for Maximum Airplane Seat Comfort

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Flying long haul (especially overnight) and worried about airplane seat comfort? After all, nobody wants to land at their destination feeling fatigued and uncomfrtable. But if you're traveling coach, low humidity along with narrow seats with minimal reclinability and legroom all add up to what can be a pretty unpleasant six to 18-plus hours.


Pick a Window Seat


You're far from alone if you find sleeping upright hard during a flight. You can certainly try a neck pillow or similar kind

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Lapland: In the Happiest Nation

According to the 2019 World Happiness Index Report Finland is declared as the happiest nation in the entire world. And in Finland, Lapland is one of the cleanest and also has loveliest landscapes including a thousand of forests and lakes.  You can get your reservations done by Delta Airlines for commuting. There are some totally ravishing reasons to visit Lapland, Finland.

  1. Northern Lights
    Aurora Borealis in a clear night sky can be an awe-inspiring experience. In northern Finland, there is a place
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Pakistan is one of the ultimate travel destinations in the world. However, it isn’t particularly an easy destination to travel in. Going on a trip to Pakistan needs a little bit of preparation and as well as you should know about the popular cities in Pakistan beforehand.

So, now we have compiled a list of popular destinations in Pakistan. Please have a look and plan an itinerary and pack your bags.

Fly With Pakistan International Airlines:

Pakistan International Airlines, also known as PIA, is the

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Travel During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic

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Middle seats in the planes of some airlines are vacant.  Passengers and crew members aboard cruise ships are socially distancing when possible and wearing masks.  Some countries remain closed to non-residents, while others won’t allow people from the United States to enter. 


Few aspects of life have been hit harder by the COVID-19 pandemic than travel, and there’s no end in sight. Or is there? 
The kinds of trips people take in the months ahead will be different than in the past.  A number of t

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Whether you are going to China for business or for pleasure, the most important thing is getting the right Chinese airlines so that you can avoid any further stress or anxiety. You want to make sure that you get to be able to decide the right one so that you know you are going to get the worth of the money you will be paying for. However, as there are a lot of airlines out there it might be a bit hard to choose which one will suit you the most. To help you out, here are some of the things you ca

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Middle East Airlines Booking

Middle East Airlines is the national flag carrier of Lebanon and commenced its services from Beirut to a number of destinations in Syria, Cyprus, Egypt, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and much more destinations in the Gulf. Established in 1945, Middle East Airlines flights operates its major services from Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport using a fleet of Airbus A330-200 and A320-200 aircrafts equipped with state of the art amenities.

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7 Travel Health Tips for Your Next Trip

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by Phil Paoletta

Whether it’s a mild cold, a stubborn case of the runs, or occasionally something worse, many of us have had the unfortunate experience of getting sick on the road. Illness of any kind can derail or even ruin your trip, which is why it’s important to avoid catching something in the first place. Some of these tips will seem like no-brainers, but you’d be surprised how easily they can fall between the cracks in the whirlwind of travel. Stay mindful, though, and stay healthy.

1. Do So

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9 Foods to Avoid When Flying

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In this day and age, for every person who takes care about what he or she eats, it seems many more are still fairly careless about it. But even those who watch what they eat may not realize that conditions while flying in a commercial jetliner – especially longhaul – can present issues when it comes to certain foods. And so, there are some you really might want to avoid in order to make your flight as comfortable as possible. Some of these may seem like no-brainers, so consider this simply a re

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Singapore Airlines will feature a new picture storybook for children that explore the award-winning transport system of Singapore. The book named ‘Lost in Singapore’ is a story about a boy’s quest in finding his missing pet parrot. His quest takes him on an island on different modes of transport. He travels the popular locations like Changi Airport, and he receives help from a girl in Singapore and other friendly characters.

The story will be written by Matthew Cooper, who penned other iconic chi

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by Javier Pedreira

Even with all the signs and signals on the roads and motorways, all of us have at one time or another gotten lost whilst driving. It would be natural to imagine, therefore, that in the vast expanse of the sky it would be quite easy to get lost without any signals for guidance. However, the fact is that there are indeed signals up there to rely upon.

Going back to the early days of aviation, it’s true that the intrepid pilots of the day did have to rely upon navigation by sigh

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With 70 destinations and 133 aircraft, Saudi Airlines is the third largest in the Middle East, with Jeddah, Riyadh, and Dammam as its main hubs. The airline pride itself on its network strengths to Asia, Europe, Africa and North America, and is aware of the responsibility of being a pioneer within its region. Here some of what you can expect on every Saudi Arabian flight:


Why Saudi Airline has been continuously voted one of the best airlines in the Middle East?


Saudi Airline is the favorite bec

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Where Does Fear of Flying Come From?

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One of the safest things you could be doing right now is flying. According to solid research, 3 miles on an Interstate highway puts you at the same risk of fatality as does a coast-to-coast flight. Every time you drive 3 miles on an Interstate highway (or about 1.5 miles urban) you have placed yourself at the same risk as taking a flight.


This statistical analysis was developed when traffic deaths rose sharply after 9/11, as people switched from flying to driving. Researchers Michael Sivak and Mi

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How and Why Fear of Flying Can Start

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by Tom Bunn

When fear of flying develops, it's sometimes because there has been a bad flight. But, in many cases, difficulty begins for no apparent reason. The average age of onset is 27. The truth is, many of us become more anxious as we get older and more mature. As teenagers, when parents told us to be careful, we thought they were from some other planet! We thought bad things happen to other people, or in places far away. 

As we grow older and (hopefully) wiser – or as something shocking h

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Extra Room in Economy: But Will It Last?

9008851459?profile=originalIf you've flown on any of American Airlines' 737s in the past year or two, you've seen bolted-in seat trays in rows 16 and 17 that prevent the middle seat from being occupied. The result: Seats A (window), C and D (aisle), and F offer extra elbow room and places for drinks and stashing small carry-ons. Me, I'm on a run, having recently taken four straight flights where I sat in the much-coveted Row 16.

Nice, but don't you find this somewhat strange?
After all, American Airlines' largesse would

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El Al - What an Airline

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by Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer

 

A massive undertaking planned for the Frommers: Four months in Israel researching and interviewing for our book, an oral history about the miraculous nation as told by those who lived the experience. Very long trip from New York to Tel Aviv.

In our long travel writing career, we have flown all over on different airlines, some exceptional, some not so exceptional. We checked around for the most exceptional airline to accommodate our bountiful

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