Air Travel


This Suitcase Handle Wants to Help You Avoid Excess Baggage Fees

Taking the guesswork out of flying. 


Why You Shouldn't Buy a U.S.-to-Europe Flight More Than 2 Months in Advance

The average fare for a flight from the U.S. to Europe will vary by $256 from when a ticket is first offered to the day the plane takes off.


The Future of Air Travel Has Arrived in Denver

The NextGen system has made flying into the city's international airport smoother, quicker, cleaner, and above all predictable.


Stop What You're Doing and Book Your Holiday Flights Right Now

Early October is the best time to book U.S. domestic flights for travel around Christmas or New Year's.


The U.S. Transportation System Has $100 Billion Worth of Inefficiencies

And that's a conservative estimate, writes Brookings economist Clifford Winston.


JFK's Most Famous Terminal May Soon Be Transformed Into a Flashy Hotel

The Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Flight Center is finally, maybe, getting a second life.

Moment Factory

Mesmerizing Public Art of the Day: A Video Installation to Distract LAX Travelers

Will this really "bring back the romance" of travel?


The Exquisite Geometry of Global Flight Paths

As revealed by a billion dots of color.

Courtesy of the Brookings Institution

The Global Gateways That Connect America to the World

Just five metro areas move nearly 40 percent of all U.S. international passengers.

Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

Miserable Airport of the Day: Dallas/Fort Worth International

On-time arrivals have plummeted thanks to American Airlines' ongoing dispute with its pilots.

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What Exactly Is a 'Knee Defender'?

Turns out this product has actually been around since 2003.


For Weary Commuters, Try This Head-Eating Pillow

The "Ostrich Pillow" fits snugly over the cranium like a fabric womb.


Avoid Airline Fees With This Wearable Luggage

But you'll still look like an idiot.

Public Art Fund

Why Is There an Upside Down Airplane in Central Park?

Without context, this is one heckuva scary photo.

Delta Air Lines

Journey Through the Intestines of an Airline Baggage System

Ever wonder what an airline stowaway sees when peaking out from within his Samsonite sanctuary?

Aaron Koblin

Visualizing a Full Day of Airplane Paths in the U.S.A.

Data wizard Aaron Koblin is intrigued by domestic flight patterns, and after watching this video you will be too.


A Sneak Peek at Berlin's New Airport

Germany's newest airport gets a test run before its June 3 opening.

Scenes From Above: Atlanta's Massive Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

The sheer scale of America's busiest airport can hardly be appreciated in your average layover.