Aviation is a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions.
Reducing jet fuel consumption by 2.5% each year could halt aviation’s growing influence on climate change.
Airplane passengers line up for TSA security screenings at Denver International Airport in 2019.
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Since 9/11, billions have been spent beefing up airport security. Was it worth it?
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Banning short-haul flights should be just the first step on the path to greener transport systems.
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.
Exploring the unique capacities of online events, instead of trying to replicate in-person conventions, will yield the best results.
Academics and others concerned with benefitting from peer professional collaboration can use COVID-19 disruptions as an opportunity to improve conferences through smart design.
Geese fly day or night, depending on when conditions are best.
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Geese honk loudly and point their bills toward the sky when they’re ready to start the migration. Here’s how they know it’s time, how they navigate and how they conserve energy on the grueling trip.
A woman walks through Pearson International Airport in Toronto at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
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Citizens of the United States and Canada have both had the exact same information regarding the spread of COVID-19, but their attitudes about flying are very different.
Human genes are one of the main reasons we can’t grow wings. And even if humans did have wings, they wouldn’t necessarily allow us to fly.
We analysed what the world’s top 58 airlines – such as American Airlines, British Airways and Qantas – are doing about climate change. Even the best airlines are not doing anywhere near enough.
Weaker winds and higher temperatures are making airlines less efficient.
A customer waits for the world’s longest flight from Singapore to Newark.
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The day and a half it takes to get from New York to Singapore and back offers plenty of time to ponder the economics of ultra-long-haul flights – and wonder why we’d want to make it any longer.
Flying plays havoc with people’s ears. But it’s a lot worse if your cabin suddenly loses pressure.
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.
Every December Australia’s air travel peaks, as we travel to family and friends (or flee on holiday). Many buy carbon offsets for these flights – but what do they actually do to our carbon emissions?
Will flying cars ever really take off?
Flying cars have been the stuff of science fiction for years, and now companies are now starting to look at such options. But what will it take to get our cars off the ground?
Cancelled flights might be your worst nightmare, but imagine a world with no flights.
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With little hope of finding alternatives to jet fuel, we need to seriously consider a world without flying.
CASA makes it easier for low risk flying of drones.
Long awaited changes to the regulations on some drone flights in Australia are set to give the industry a shake up.
Maylasia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared on 8 March 2014.
The collective wisdom of expert crowds could provide the answer to the Malaysia Airlines mystery.
A TWA annual report from the early 1960s featured its gleaming new terminal.
With air travel no longer possessing the romantic allure it once did, the structure is slated to become a hotel.
Having fun at 5,000m.
There aren’t many animals high up in the Himalayas, but the odd bird passes by. Each year bar-headed geese (Anser indicus) travel from their breeding grounds in China and Mongolia to spend winter in the…