You can understand U.S. flyers being a little apprehensive about taking to the air, which is why this incident must have been so terrifying for all involved.
Everyone talks about a birds-eye view, and that doesn’t come much better than when you’re behind the wheel of a plane. Take a snap, why don’t you?
When you spend plenty of time in the air it pays to catch some shut eye on board, although that isn’t always as easy as it sounds.
If you’re a fan of the window seat you’ll find this one a real gem, a new app now able to tell you exactly what you’re staring at.
It was a horrible walk of shame for one passenger, his fellow flyers teaming up to have him kicked off the flight. The airline did not do well with this one.
It may seem like last year was full of tales of planes going down and lives lost – but how does last year shape up in the greater scheme of things?
Things haven’t gone to plan for one Boeing at Jozi’s OR Tambo Airport. Not what you want to see when you’re getting to fly my friends.
A man who had managed to hitch a ride on a British Airways ride from Johannesburg made it all the way to London before tragically falling to his death.
It isn’t often you get to pull a prank on airlines and someone doesn’t take you into a back room for the full cavity search. This guy has been getting away with it for 27 years.
As the mystery surrounding one of the 21st century’s strangest disappearing acts deepens there are no shortage of theories. This one may actually hold some water though.
They have a history of being creative with their in-flight videos and the team over at Air New Zealand haven’t let us down with their latest offering.
All hail the Aeromobil, the flying car that is set to change the way humans travel. That is, of course, once it irons out a few of the kinks evident from its maiden flight.
We must take our hats off to this young man. A first-class ticket flying to 13 locations around the world free of charge? Teach us your secrets…
Us South Africans, we love to travel. My personal favourite is the flight between ORT and Nelspruit. It is quick and easy. This new flight in Europe takes the cake though.
Nigella’s confession of a coke habit has put her on the US no-fly list. Witnesses say she was bounced from boarding a flight bound for Los Angeles, and did not look particularly happy.
A video submitted to YouTube over the weekend purports to show luggage theft by a baggage handler on the afternoon of 7 February on the tarmac of Cape Town International Airport.
Modern life, we love you so much. It was reported earlier this week that all 11 passengers survived the midair collision of two light aircraft in the States. The survival of most of the people aboard the planes was no doubt thanks to the fact that they were all preparing to skydive from one of the craft, and as such all had parachutes strapped to their backs. And yes, someone got it on video.
Kulula.com were the first South African airline to give the comic safety demonstration a try. It was cute, it got the odd chuckle, but soon it got pretty tired and cringeworthy. But let’s face it, it’s extremely hard to take something as earnest and serious as safety precautions and turn it into something people actually want to watch and engage with. But somehow Virgin Airlines have managed it.
There are reports that while Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt were still married, Pitt had a wondering eye that fell on Angelina Jolie. And there has been some tension between the female actresses. And the pair almost ran into each other on a flight to London.
The pre-flight safety demonstration is always boring, and more often than not, you are mocking it rather than listening to it. But this pre-flight safety rap gets everybody on the plane involved and it’s pretty awesome. Not Kulula-grade awesome. Actually awesome.
A massive fire has broken out in Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, effectively cutting off flights into Kenya’s largest airport. Bystanders reported a slow response from the city’s fire response, while the fire has since consumed almost all of the arrivals area. Officials say that the airport will not permit any inbound or outbound flights […]
A Qantas flight from Chile to Australia on Thursday resulted in 26 ill passengers, 16 of whom required hospitalisation after touch down in Sydney. Ambulances and paramedics met the plane to transport the ill passengers, who are claiming to have fallen ill during the flight.
In the days of traditional travel agents, no-one ever knew what markup was being applied on plane tickets. But now, with online booking via airlines’ websites, customers get the cheapest rates on their own anyway. Or do they?
Michael O’Leary, Cief Executive of Ryanair budget airlines is thinking out the box right now. He told The Telegraph that seatbelts on planes won’t save anyone, and wants to make low-cost “standing room only” cabins a reality.
Flying is a nightmare, or rather, the facilities surrounding flying are a nightmare. Checking in two hours prior to your flight, going through the entire security rigmarole which sees you unpacking half of luggage and then having to squeeze it back in, and then rushing onto an overcrowded airplane only to wedge yourself in between an overweight, nervous flyer and a hyperactive five-year-old first timer. Seems like there should be an easier solution, and now there just might be.
Anyone traveling from Cape Town to Johannesburg, especially on the “business run” on a Monday morning, knows that it’s a heck of a busy route. Exactly how busy, though? The Economist crunched the numbers and it turns out its one of the world’s busiest, outranking anything in the USA.
If you’ve gone through security at an airport recently, and I mean it real security, not the quick glance-and-pat that we have here in SA, then you’ll know that sneaking anything onto a plane is damn near impossible. Even a bottle of water. Which is why this woman’s threat was so unique.
It is no secret that I am deathly afraid of flying. It takes me a fistful of meds just to get off the ground, and even then I’m in a mild panic until I’m back on terra firma. Which is why articles like this worry me, because I want my plane in the best condition possible.