Just because an airport looks impressive doesn’t mean it functions well.
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Big lines and long distances to walk have plagued airports since the dawn of the jet age. New designs and technologies haven't helped much, even if they're visually impressive.
No problem, I can talk….
Phones' functions go far beyond making calls these days. Here's the basics on why you can use some features and not others – and why planes may someday soon be filled with passengers yakking on phones.
Nigeria has abandoned the idea of a national airline.
Many of the structural and institutional deficiencies that caused the collapse of Nigeria Airways are still present.
It's not as simple as just hiring more immigration officers.
A Heathrow expansion is going to benefit the rich and hurt the poor.
You may need to pop your ears by yawning when you go up in a plane.
Listen up. Today we're hearing all about why your ears pop when you go up, up, up and away.
Travel is getting cheaper, but more carbon-intensive.
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For the first time research has quantified the global carbon footprint of tourists. It's big – and getting bigger.
In the cockpit of an aircraft, the hierarchy between captain and co-pilot is strictly respected. At the risk, sometimes, of poor decisions being made.
Dogs can become as close to you as any other person – but are they ‘legal persons’?
Most Americans identify as animal lovers and support either full or partial legal rights for animals.
Some medications increase our risk of blood clots. And so does flying.
Commonly recommended sleeping tablets aren't appropriate for plane travel. Here's why.
The numbers of people travelling by air continue to grow. What are the ways to make it less unsustainable?
There's really no such thing as truly sustainable air travel, but you can do some things to reduce your impact - such as flying with airlines with newer aircraft or taking a virtual holiday.
When is it too hot to fly?
Major airports around the world will see more frequent flight restrictions in the coming decades because of increasingly common hot temperatures.
Withdrawing cash from an ATM can cost you if you’re not careful.
Global travelers are being increasingly asked if they want to pay for local purchases in terms of their home country currency. Here's why you should resist the strong temptation to do so.
Barcelona is under huge strain from tourism growth, but at least it is trying to do something about it. You could help as well...
How to eat yourself brighter.
Captain, we’re being pummeled by cosmic rays!
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The true radiation risk from commercial flying has nothing to do with security scans. A radiation expert explains how much cancer risk the most frequent of flyers take on when they take to the skies.
The ban on electronic devices in cabin luggage overlooks the airports that would be least likely to detect a bomb.
Those backing Heathrow's proposed new runway want to depoliticise the issue entirely. But hard choices are inevitable.
The scene of the fatal crash at Essendon Airport, where authorities allowed extensive development between the runways and surrounding housing.
Airport operators enjoy the privileged position in Australian planning law of being able to decide their own futures. Their exemption from state planning rules threatens orderly planning and safety.
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Most passengers have no idea how bad air travel is for the environment.