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Fancy sleeping in the cargo hold? Qantas ponders the future of its planes

The A380 first class seat on Qantas. Image: Pascal Parrot/Getty Images It's always fascinating to think about how plane cabins could be more than just hours of sitting, movie-watching, and interrupted sleep. Following its first direct, commercial flight Australia to Europe, Qantas chief Alan Joyce told an audience in London that the airline is thinking… Continue reading Fancy sleeping in the cargo hold? Qantas ponders the future of its planes

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Air New Zealand has a nifty feature that lets parents sleep next to their baby

Air New Zealand's Skycouch has been updated for tinier passengers. Image: air new zealand As many of us know, sleeping in economy seats is a challenge at best. At least on some Air New Zealand flights, the airline has added something it calls a Skycouch, turning a row of seats into a flat-ish bed that's… Continue reading Air New Zealand has a nifty feature that lets parents sleep next to their baby

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Ryanair passenger chokes out disruptive flyer, whole plane cheers

An older Ryanair passenger has become something of a hero after choking out an annoying 22-year-old man in an adjacent seat — and the whole incident was caught on film. According to a witness who spoke with The Sun, the disruptive, drunk passenger had been “making a nuisance of himself” during the entire two-hour flight… Continue reading Ryanair passenger chokes out disruptive flyer, whole plane cheers

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I Just Had The Most Surreal — And Profound — Flight Attendant Experience In My Life

One of my closest friends is fighting a particularly mean and supposedly merciless kind of cancer, and I have begun to make the trek from my home in Brooklyn to her home just outside Boston as often as I can. Thanks to $96 roundtrip flights from JetBlue, I’m able to travel there without having to… Continue reading I Just Had The Most Surreal — And Profound — Flight Attendant Experience In My Life

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Should schools be required to tell parents about bullying?

ALBANY, N.Y. –  Richard and Christine Taras knew their soft-spoken son had been picked on by a school bus bully. But they were unaware of the more extensive torment Jacobe endured in school hallways until the day the 12-year-old middle schooler killed himself with his father's shotgun. "Dear Mom and Dad, I'm sorry but I… Continue reading Should schools be required to tell parents about bullying?

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Dont Be PerfectBe Authentic

Holly MandarichWhat is perfection? Is it blow-dried hair and manicured fingernails? Is it a nice car, nice clothes, nice apartment? Is it faith so strong you never doubt? Is it having money and material things? A heart that never speaks with negativity? A mind that never sins? I wrestle with this idea quite often. Of… Continue reading Dont Be PerfectBe Authentic

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Dreamy destinations for National Plan for Vacation Day

 (Imgorthand) It’s been a nearly a month since New Year’s, winter drear has set in for many. If the cold’s got you feeling blue, take out your calendar, pour a tropical drink, and get busy booking a getaway in honor of National Plan for Vacation Day. The inaugural holiday is being organized by the Project:… Continue reading Dreamy destinations for National Plan for Vacation Day

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Google Flights can now predict delays

Image: Google Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. The only thing worse than missing your flight is arriving on time just to realize the flight's been delayed for a couple of hours, and there's nothing you… Continue reading Google Flights can now predict delays

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United adds even more ‘basic economy’ seats but beware the cheaper price

The price might be right but they come at a cost. Image: United airlines United's super cheap "basic economy" option is taking over more seats on flights. The airline's basic economy fare was introduced last year, but in an earnings call earlier this week United announced an expansion of the minimal seating option, according to… Continue reading United adds even more ‘basic economy’ seats but beware the cheaper price

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Black Mirror mocks Pizza Huts new self-driving vehicle

Black Mirror once again proved its technology-driven dystopian nightmares aren’t as far off as we’d like to think. Netflix released the fourth season of the show last month. The third episode, titled “Crocodile,” features a woman who witnesses a pedestrian being struck by self-driving pizza delivery vehicle. Without spoiling the episode, suffice it to say that the… Continue reading Black Mirror mocks Pizza Huts new self-driving vehicle