Why No One Should Swap Seats on a Plane

You board yet another long-haul flight and look for your seat. “26B – here we are!” You look down to see two husky dudes sitting in 26A and C. “Oh boy…” Hmm…There are plenty of empty seats around… “Time to switch places!” But not so fast! You could put the whole plane at risk! First,…

Why Planes Fly So Low

So you like to fly? Well, the average cruising altitude of a commercial airplane is between 31,000 and 38,000 ft. At this altitude, the air becomes thinner. As a result, aircraft can travel more easily and, even more importantly, burn less fuel. So, can’t modern planes rise even higher than that? Or even fly to…

Why Planes Are So Loud Inside

So…you’ve just taken your seat on board your airliner, and your palms are sweaty, your heart is racing, and you just can’t shake your anxiety. That’s okay – a ton of people are nervous flyers! You’ll probably be paying extra close attention to every sensation and sound during your flight. Stay with me: there are…

Why Planes Can’t Fly Over Messi’s House

Ah…the perks of being a big-name celebrity, eh? Nice cars, private jets, designer clothes, your own personal No-Fly Zone around your sprawling $7-million mansion… Ok, that might not be the case for all famous people, but it is for Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi! And the reasons will surprise you… If I could sum it…

7 Tips To Help You Survive a Plane Crash

Hey there… I’m trying to stay upbeat and positive, but it’s hard right now. I just saw this terrible news story about a plane crash overseas. I’d love to say it’s one of those things I could never imagine happening to me, but I’m supposed to go on vacation next week and that’s all I…

A Glass of Water Saved a Plane And 72 Passengers

So what do they have? No electricity on board, all equipment down, no airport in sight, and only a half-forgotten runway deep in the Siberian snow forest. It’s hard to imagine a worse scenario for a passenger plane landing, so it’s a real miracle that everyone ended up safe and sound. And all of it…

What a Triangle Above Your Plane Seat Means

Many of us think Flying is a great way to travel, but things can get dull if you wind up stuck on the tarmac waiting for takeoff. While you’re sitting there wondering if it would’ve taken any longer just to drive, you might notice a little triangular sticker above your window. Now, if you’ve never…

Why Planes Don’t Fly Over the Pacific Ocean

You know, making all these videos is pretty exhausting work. What I need is a vacation. Somewhere far away, preferably exotic, and must be exciting! Korea? Or maybe Japan? Great food, fantastic culture, plenty of ways to embarrass myself by misunderstanding the local customs. What’s not to love? But I noticed something strange while booking…

That’s Why It’s So Cold on a Plane

I normally enjoy air travel. There are only a few things about it that I don’t care for. And if you manage to forget about having to spend hours stuffed into a cramped seat with some kid kicking your seat back, my only remaining issue is how low the temperatures in the passenger cabin usually…

What Each Sound on an Airplane Means

So…you’ve just taken your seat on board your airliner, and your palms are sweaty, your heart is racing, and you just can’t shake your anxiety. That’s okay – a ton of people are nervous flyers! You’ll probably be paying extra close attention to every sensation and sound during your flight. Stay with me: there are…