Video of a 747 Emergency Landing Due to Gear Failure

a close up of a plane's wheels

This video is incredible.  Not because of what happens, but because of what doesn’t happen. When you watch it through the first time, it doesn’t look remarkable.  Because the pilot did such a good job. But the right outer landing gear never deployed.  That means the right wing wasn’t supported at …

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Should Parents Stop Giving Out Goodie Bags on Airplanes?

a baby sleeping on a plane

Lately, I’ve heard more and more stories about parents handing out goodie bags before flights begin.  Usually, these bags have a note pre-apologizing for their child crying, candy, and ear plugs. The argument against goodie bags There was an article in Slate a few days ago that suggests parents should …

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Should You Bring a Toddler Into Business Class?

a child wearing goggles and a hat lying on a wooden surface

You’re at the end of one business trip and headed to another one immediately after.  You calculate you can get five hours of sleep on the airplane in your business class seat.  You lean back, close your eyes, and then are startled by the crying of a toddler. Should that …

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