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Eastern Air Lines: “$50 Thank You Note”

I wonder if that’s why Eastern went out of business.

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Why helicopter airliners haven’t happened – yet

TL;DR: Physics.

If we could travel by helicopter, it would save us time and lessen the need for building large, expensive airports. So what’s stopping us? Stephen Dowling investigates.

Source: BBC – Future – Why helicopter airliners haven’t happened – yet

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The Glamorous Airline Lounges In The Sky From The 1970s

Flying in the 1970s, even in coach, was nothing like today, as many airlines add lounges for all passengers. Here are some of the most glamorous lounges!

Source: The Glamorous Airline Lounges In The Sky From The 1970s | VinePair

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The Disturbing Truth About How Airplanes Are Maintained Today

They’ll keep doing it until we get another American 191, JAL 123, ValuJet 592, or worse.

In the last decade, most of the big U.S. airlines have shifted major maintenance work to places like El Salvador, Mexico, and China, where few mechanics are F.A.A. certified and inspections have no teeth.

Source: The Disturbing Truth About How Airplanes Are Maintained Today | Vanity Fair

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Make your own TSA universal luggage keys

The image above, published in 2014 in this Herald.net story and credited to The Washington Post, showed the keying patterns for all of the TSA-complaint “Travel Sentry” luggage locks.

Source: Make your own TSA universal luggage keys – Boing Boing

Airplane Poop Could Help Track Global Disease Outbreaks

Researchers can sequence DNA from airplane toilets to trace resistance genes and potential pathogens.

Source: Airplane Poop Could Help Track Global Disease Outbreaks

Is This the Most Nightmarish Idea For Plane Seating Ever?

This airline seating arrangement could be a nice alternative to the middle seat… or a new form of hell.

Source: Is This the Most Nightmarish Idea For Plane Seating Ever?

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