All up, your risk of catching COVID on a flight is very low. But there are things you can do to lower that risk even further.
The Boeing Dreamliner is the future of air travel.
For years it has lagged Airbus, but that might be coming to an end.
The FAA raised concerns that new, full-speed 5G cellphone services near airports could interfere with aircraft operations.
Airplanes use radio waves to determine how far off the ground they are. New 5G cellphone services come close to the same frequencies the airplanes use. Here’s how that can be a problem.
The jet stream can have a big impact on how long a plane ride will last.
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When planes fly from east to west, they are flying against a river of air called a jet stream. These air currents can make your flight longer or shorter, depending on which way you are going.
Hard evidence on how much coronavirus transmission occurs on transport is hard to come by. But there are ways to reduce your risk.
The cockpit has long been the dominion of white men.
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The aviation industry was already expecting a severe pilot shortage over the coming years. The pandemic could make it even worse.
A weather buoy floats in Lake Michigan.
The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t just disrupted our lives. It has also challenged the way we forecast the weather.
Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, with advanced navigation equipment mounted above the cockpit.
Eight decades after missing aviator Amelia Earhart was declared dead, technologies still don’t quite track every airplane all over the globe.
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.
The 747 takes off on its maiden voyage.
On Sept. 30, 1968, the first Boeing 747 rolled off the assembly line, ready to hit the skies as the bigger commercial jet at the time. Today, as its days as a civilian carrier come to a close, the first jumbo jet remains an icon of aviation.
The UK’s alcohol problems aren’t limited to high streets – so why are airports allowed to flout the rules?
For many, the job of a pilot has lost its luster.
Over the last three decades, the number of US pilots has decreased by 30 percent. That problem is only going to get worse as demand increases.