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The Embraer 145.

I flew on one of American Airlines’ smallest jets — and now I’m a huge fan

I recently flew on a Brazilian-made Embraer 145, a small regional jet. The 145 is a nifty plane that genuinely impressed me.
Don't ever serve yourself.

The 9 best questions you should ask flight attendants to ensure a smoother, more enjoyable flight

Flying can be a stressful, frustrating, and even scary experience for some. If that's the case for you, ask the flight attendant these questions.

Delta Airlines told its employees to put their money toward video games instead of union dues

As a part of its "Don't Risk It. Don't Sign It" anti-union campaign, Delta Airlines encouraged employees to buy video games instead of unionizing.

10 tips to help you deal with travel anxiety

Travel, for some people, can trigger major anxiety. If this is the case for you, consider following these 10 tips for handling travel fears.
A Delta Air Lines Boeing 717-200.

The Boeing 717 was once a failed plane airlines didn’t want to buy. Here’s why it’s now my favorite jet.

The Boeing 717 is a slightly offbeat aircraft that went out of production in 2006. Boeing chalked it up as a failure, but it's worth another look.
The US government shutdown has quickly affected air travel.

The ‘Swiss cheese model’ explains how the US government shutdown is making air travel more dangerous by the day

A flight-safety inspector told New York magazine that the longer the shutdown goes on, "the more opportunity there is to introduce potential risk."
Today, there are many options if you're considering flying private.

Flying private can be cheaper than flying commercial. Here’s when.

There are times when flying private can actually be cheaper than flying commercial. Here's what you need to know.
Seat pockets on planes are writhing with germs.

The gross reason why you shouldn’t use the seat pockets on a plane, according to a flight attendant

Never put anything in the seat pockets, according to a flight attendant, because they've held everything from toe nails to underwear.
Landing or taking off on a plane can cause an uncomfortable sensation in your ears.

5 ways to ‘unclog’ your ears on a flight that actually work

Airplane ear can be uncomfortable. These five methods can help you to unclog and pop your ears during your next flight.
Sleeping on a plane isn't easy but it is possible.

10 hacks for getting more comfortable on a plane

Here are 10 hacks for getting more comfortable on a plane and ensuring your trip will be as enjoyable and yes, sleep-conducive as possible.