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Choosing an airline before the pandemic was difficult, but now it’s harder than ever. With hidden fees, new safety procedures, and ridiculous weight limitations, airlines are becoming even more stressful. We’ll help you come out on top and understand the inner workings before you next take to the sky.

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Delayed or Cancelled Flight? Here’s What to Do So You Aren’t Left Hanging

Your time spent traveling can often expand thanks to unforeseen flight delays or, worse, cancellations. Here's what to do should your flight be delayed or cancelled.

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How High Do Airplanes Fly, and Why?

If you've ever wondered how high airplanes fly and why they need to maintain cruising altitude, you're in the right...


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9 Hidden Airplane Features You Had No Idea Existed

Keep an eye out for these airplane features on your next flight.


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What Is Airplane Mode, and What Happens If You Don’t Use It During Flights?

Is airplane mode a necessary inconvenience or an aeronautic myth? We unravel the science behind it and why you (still)...


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5 Budget Airlines That Actually Get Great Reviews

Save money on your next flight—and have more to spend at your destination—by traveling on a budget airline.

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This Is Why It’s So Cold on Airplanes

Believe it or not, the answer has to do with your well-being.


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8 Noises You Hear on Airplanes—and What They Mean

Ever heard an odd beep or whir while midair? Believe it or not, there's a meaning for every airplane sound.

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How Does In-Flight Wi-Fi Work, Anyway?

Ever wonder how you're able to use the Internet 36,000 feet above the ground? Here's how in-flight Wi-Fi keeps you...


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This Is Why Some Airplanes Have Rear-Facing Seats

It's rare to find airplane seats that face backward, but it's not as strange an idea as you might think.


I’m a Flight Attendant—Here’s What I Think About the Mask Mandate Being Lifted

I was happy to wear a mask, but I'm even happier to take it off. Not having to deal with...


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This Is Why Airplane Windows Are Round

If you flew before the 1950s and got a window seat, you'd look out an airplane window that was a...

What Actually Happens When You Flush an Airplane Toilet?

During a given flight, travelers flush the toilets up to 1,000 times—here's what happens to all that sewage.


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13 Air Travel Rules You Should Know Before Flying During the Pandemic

Getting ready to fly? Read these important rules before you head to the airport to make sure you're cleared for...


Can You Bring Food on a Plane? TSA Rules You Need to Know

Whether you want to bring snacks on your flight or take home edible souvenirs, knowing these TSA food rules will...


Confirmed: This Is the Best Day to Buy Airline Tickets for Pricing and Availability

Didn't get to take a vacation last year? Prices are better than ever now, but only if you know the...


22 Rules to Follow Next Time You Fly

Avoid these mistakes for a smooth flight.

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6 Things You Won’t Be Able to Do on Airplanes Anymore

In the long run, air travel might not change as drastically as you might think. But some of the short-term...


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45 Things Pilots Wish Airline Passengers Knew

Pilots might seem like mysterious figures keeping things running smoothly at the front of your plane. Well, several of them...


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32 Things Your Flight Attendant Won’t Tell You

These secrets about air travel will make flying a happier, safer experience for all.


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Southwest Airlines Is Offering 50 Percent Off Fall Flights—Here’s How to Book

Here's how to save cash when booking a fall flight with Southwest (for a limited time).


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11 Things You Won’t See in Airports Anymore

Even with more people traveling now, things still won't be completely back to normal for quite some time.


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10 Things You Can Take from Planes—And 6 Things You Can’t

Avoid getting into trouble with this helpful guide of what you can take from a plane.


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This Is the Most Reliable Airport in the United States

Learn where you’ll find the shortest delays and fewest cancellations—and which major location has two of the worst performers.


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These Are the Two Safest Airlines You Can Take Right Now

Customers who actually flew during the pandemic last year shared their thoughts about the experiences on the airlines they chose.

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9 Things You Shouldn’t Wear on a Plane, According to Flight Attendants

Take it from the people who fly for a living—you can look stylish and still travel in comfort with their...


Which Airlines Have the Best (and Worst) Fees?

Is that cheap airfare you found too good to be true? Very possibly! Here’s how to make sure you don’t...


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What Airlines Losing Money Could Mean for You

Airlines have been hemorrhaging money in recent months, another casualty of COVID-19. The U.S. government has bailed them out repeatedly...but...


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The History of Inflight Dining

As the airline industry has evolved over time, inflight dining has also changed much since making its debut over a...


When to Book Your 2020 Air Travel to Get the Cheapest Fares

Want to save a bundle? Forget everything you think you know about nabbing the best airfare and follow this advice...


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This Is What Airfare Could Look Like in 2021

We talked to the operations manager of a flight deals site to explore how the pandemic has really affected airlines. Plus, find...