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Airline Releases White Noise Album of Jet-Engine Sounds to Hum You to Sleep

By Zac Thompson

Posted on 08/24/2017, 12:00 AM

Do you sleep well on a plane?  How? The seats are so cramped, and the temperature is never right, and you can't recline more than a couple centimeters, and the lack of neck support means that you either get a cramp from going chin to chest or your head continually does that thing where it nods and then involuntarily snaps up, waking you with a start. About the only thing snooze-inducing about th...

The Fees Travelers Love....At Least for Now

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 09/01/2016, 7:15 PM

Discuss the mechanics of travel with most folks and the talk inevitably turns to fees. Sometimes you can actually feel the room heating up as travelers rail against having to pay extra to choose a seat, change a flight, carry on a bag (or check one) or pony up the dreaded “resort fee" at a hotel. And the higher those fees are, the more the temperature rises. But there are a different clas...

The World's First Hybrid Plane Is Here

By Jason Cochran

Posted on 02/09/2016, 6:15 PM

Introducing a new type of airplane: One that works on a hydrogen hybrid system. The new concept will be embraced by easyJet, the cheapie that operates in 27 European cities. But this is no publicity stunt—it's happening precisely because the airline is so stingy. The new aircraft, an adapted Airbus A320 to be called A320neo, will use a hydrogen battery to power part of its journey...

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