What Happens to Planes After Retirement

Do you think that the newer an airplane, the safer the flight? Not quite. Modern commercial aircrafts are very robust. One of the oldest commercial airplanes, a Boeing 737-200, made its first flight 40 years ago and still makes 3-4 regular flights a day! But what happens to the retired aircraft? There are several options…

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 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…

Why No One Can Bring Liquids on a Plane

Hey, you ever been held up in airport security because some knucklehead broke probably every liquid rule there is? Going through security is hard enough, what with taking off your shoes, emptying your pockets, pulling your laptop or tablet out of your bag. So why on Earth have they come up with this ridiculous liquid…

An Airline with Waterbeds and Organic Food That Failed

I have yet to meet a person who wouldn’t want to travel on an airliner in maximum comfort. Usually, the solution is simple: pay tons of money and travel First Class, enjoying all the stuff they pamper you with. But how do you feel about a low-cost airline company that offers waterbeds and organic food?…