Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner takes off almost vertically in this video

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 18 June 2015

There are two kinds of people in this world: those that get sweaty palms during a takeoff and… pilots who are willing to take a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner almost vertically during takeoff.

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Delta’s new safety video is choc full of Internet memes and viral characters

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Monday 25 May 2015

Delta has made the Internet go crazy with its new safety video that stars, well, the Internet. To make sure everyone on the flight watches the not-so-watched pre-takeoff video, Delta has recruited some of the hottest Internet sensations to ever live, such as Roomba cat, Overly attached girlfriend, Screaming goat, and the Harlem Shake.

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Ever wanted to be part of an international cabin crew? This is how you do it

Sorrel Kesby Contributor

By Sorrel Kesby in Cool Travel on Tuesday 10 March 2015

I had the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the Emirates Cabin Crew training facility in Dubai (yes, you hate me, I get it) and I discovered some pretty interesting facts about the training these ladies and lads have to go through to get you that next bourbon and Coke.

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Ever taken a shower at 40,000 feet? The best bits of luxurious flying by a first timer

Sorrel Kesby Contributor

By Sorrel Kesby in Tech on Wednesday 4 March 2015

Short of winning a competition or marrying a millionaire, most of us will never fly first class. However, as rewards and frequent flyer programs allow you to cash in and upgrade, flying business class is becoming more attainable. So just how much better is it? Here’s how flying business will turn the travel to your destination into an adventure in itself.

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These surreal images of flying houses and their occupants invite you to let your imagination fly, too

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 12 February 2015

The latest series of Flying Houses by French photographer Laurent Chehere shows, you guessed it, more liberated houses flying high up in the sky. But this time, he has added occupants – some bewildered, others pensive, and one fearful for her life.

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Windowless planes could soon become a reality

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Wednesday 29 October 2014

In 10 years’ time, arguing over who gets the window seat could be a thing of the past. UK-based tech company Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is currently developing a plane design that basically turns the entire aircraft into one big window. Instead of windows, the cabin walls would be outfitted with OLED screens (a […]

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There are few more awesome jobs than air-to-air photographer

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Tuesday 15 July 2014

Meet Sergeant Larry Reid Jr. official photographer to the United States Airforce Thunderbirds, an elite group of F-16 stunt pilots. In other words: total badasses. Reid spends much of his time up in the air with the Thunderbirds as they perform all manner of twists, turns and rolls, and he still manages to capture this amazing images.

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Fight your fear of flying in Brisbane

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Trends on Monday 22 July 2013

Is your fear of flying preventing you from seeing a bunch of places you want to see? Brisbane-based Flight Experience has just the course for you… Yes, you can now conquer your fear of flying within just a couple of sessions; consultations with a psych, a session with a certified pilot AND a flight simulation […]

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Next extreme water sport lets you fly underwater

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 30 March 2012

If you have US$700, a willingness to be towed around underwater by a boat on the surface, and really want to fly underwater, the fibreglass Subwing is yours to hang on to for dear life.

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