Looking for practical travel accessories [more inside]
Would boarding planes back-to-front save any time? If yes, why are planes not boarded this way? [more inside]
Where's the best place to watch the Chicago Air show?
where should I go in the lower 48, and what should I do when I get there? [more inside]
On a recent Indian Air flight from Bangalore to Mumbai, the flight attendants requested that everyone make sure their window shades were up (so you can see out) for "safety reasons" during the landing. What is the reason for this?
What are the "tricks of the trade" when it comes to getting the cheapest airfare possible? [more inside]
I snapped this picture of a plane on a typical approach for landing at Dallas-Fort Worth airport. Upon closer inspection, I noticed a small propellor deployed under the plane. Googling taught me its a ram air turbine that is used for emergency power during a hydraulic/electrical failure. Does anybody know if its used under normal conditions, or did a happen to snap a picture of a plane during an (unpublicized) emergency landing?