Was that a Stealth plane? UFO? Anyone see it? On Wednesday 12/15 my SO in Northern Staten Island saw something in the sky heading South from NYC. She said it was a triangle, very fast and she heard no sound like a jet or chopper. No news reports, nothing on Notify NYC. Maybe it was going to McGuire AFB?
Will air-activated toe warmers in checked baggage trigger a TSA alert? [more inside]
I'm flying from BOS to BWI tonight after work. The TSA website explicitly says knitting needles are okay in carry-on. I am only bringing carry-on. I plan on printing this page and bringing it with me, but should I still expect some grief?
Seeking feedback on travel between Barcelona and Granada - short plane v. long train trip... [more inside]
We have a friend who, through a series of bad decisions, ended up stranded in Florida with no income stream. We're trying to help her figure out the cheapest way to move within a month. [more inside]
Would boarding planes back-to-front save any time? If yes, why are planes not boarded this way? [more inside]
What's the best way to get from New York to Seattle without losing too much money (or my life) and possibly getting a great experience too? [more inside]
I put MS instead of MR on a plane ticket I ordered for a male friend. Is this a big deal? [more inside]
Is physical strength required to pull an aeroplane out of a nose dive? [more inside]
Have kid, will travel? Hey parents, what airline tips do you have for your toddler's first trip on a plane? [more inside]
Where can I find free geometry text diagram creating software? Even not so free software seems to not do what I want. I want to be able to draw simple plane geometry figures (e.g. right triangles) with markings (e.g. to indicate lines are perpendicular or angles are equal) and labels (e.g. of a line's length or the name of an angle) and such. [more inside]
Least stressful way to transport a family from London to Toulouse? Car vs Train vs Plane! [more inside]
My question is a simple transportation one - I'll be in the Bronx for an interview near the Albert Einstein College of Medicine on a Tuesday. I'll probably be done around 2 or 3, but then would like to get down to Boston by dinnertime (7 or so). [more inside]
Will my flight have a power outlet for my Macbook? I will be flying with KLM on a Boeing (Douglas) MD-11. [more inside]
How should I take a 20-piece dinnerware set on a plane? [more inside]
What else can I do to help prevent a panic attack on an airplane? [more inside]
How can I rotate an object in Maya while it's on a path and automatically banking? I'm currently making an animation involving a paper airplane, and I have it set to bank automatically, but I would like it to fly upside down at one point, and briefly turn on its side at another. I'm very new to paths in Maya, and whatever I try to do usually ends up making the plane rotated for the entire animation. Ideally I'd like to be able to keyframe a rotation while still having the paper plane following the path and banking normally. Is this possible?
Will I be allowed to get on the plane with my wallet chain? [more inside]
Are there power outlets on International United Airlines flights? My mother is wanting to be able to charge her laptop on a plane ride to Bejing, and wants to know if she is able to either plug her laptop in on the flight, or bring a cigarette lighter power inverter in order to charge it. Does anyone have any input on this that I can tell her?
Why are airplane seatbelts different from car seatbelts? [more inside]
Two people traveling, want to travel together, one needs to return on a different day. How to do so? Online? Phone? [more inside]
Where should I take my mom and sister for a week of family bonding and exploring? [more inside]
I just learned that my 12:45 Delta flight from Atlanta to Indianapolis was canceled and I was rebooked for a flight on Tuesday. This is a giant problem for me and I'm trying to figure out if there is any way to get to Indianapolis today. [more inside]
Traveling from Boston to Chicago for Thanksgiving, and want to bring our hostess (my sister) a taste of home - Will I be able to clear security with 4 containers of thai take-out, and what's the best way to travel with the food? [more inside]
Why do I get a pain in my torso when I fly? [more inside]
What airlines will get me from Phoenix to New York City with three adult cats? Failing that, can you recommend anyone who does live animal shipment? [more inside]
was that a UFO!?!?!?!?? [more inside]
Where's the best place to watch the Chicago Air show?
What's the cheapest way to get from the US to England without taking an airplane?
In a few months, my (former) dog is going to be flying from California to the UK in the cargo hold. How can this be made as safe and comfortable for him? [more inside]
I bought a plane ticket, I subsequently had to cancel the flight, and now I'm stuck with a Delta voucher. I want to sell it and buy a ticket on another airline, which happens to have a much better flight to my destination. But where can I sell my ticket? I tried eBay and Points.com already.
Will a bunny survive a 5 hour airplane trip? [more inside]
Food to put in a cooler for a long plane flight. Difficulty: one omnivore, one vegetarian. [more inside]
What fun things can I do with paper planes? [more inside]
Will my art pens survive a plane flight? [more inside]
where should I go in the lower 48, and what should I do when I get there? [more inside]
Please help me figure out how to get on an airplane. [more inside]
The one time I flew long haul in business class, I noticed that afterward I didn't feel like I'd been run over by a bus as I usually do after 11hrs in coach. Yes, I had a bigger seat, more room etc, but some people told me that you fell less worse because you get better/ cleaner/ fresher air in business and first class than in coach. Fact or fiction?
Would it be cheaper to get to Aarhus (Denmark) from Stockholm (Sweden) by budget air or by train? [more inside]
Is it better for the environment to drive or fly a long distance? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a cartoon image of a cat falling from a (Dakota-type) aircraft. The caption said something like: "Sooty suddenly realised that it wasn't going to matter, even if he can land on all-fours from a mile up" [more inside]
Some international commercial planes have really odd seat numbering. Does anyone know why? Believe it or not, I'm dying to know. Please humor me. Thank you. [more inside]
I'm thinking of buying an RC helicopter. I need some advice. [more inside]
My friend has an electric plane stuck in a tree. Help him get it down!!!! [more inside]
can you bring a bike lock (u-lock style) on a plane in your carryon? [more inside]
Is it rude to recline your seat on an airplane? [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?
My wife and I are travelling from O'Hare to Tokyo to Bangkok next week. We don't have the ability to bring our laptop, but I was wondering if there's a way to rent a DVD player for the trip -- either a service that operates out of O'Hare and NRT or BKK, or something where I could rent it for the trip, lock it up in a BKK locker, and retrieve it for the plane rides home. [more inside]
The great musical-instrument-on-plane paradox. How do you prepare (what case[s] do you buy and what strategies do you develop) when you need to travel on many different kinds/scales of airlines, with a delicate wooden instrument that MAY or MAY NOT be allowed as carry-on baggage (depending on circumstance, how full the plane is, and how much or little the inspectors care that it looks large, solid and "middle eastern")? [more inside]