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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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Riding a Wild Wind, Transatlantic Jets Fly Faster Than Ever

When Randal Miles woke up from a nap during his flight from Los Angeles to Paris last week, he opened the interactive map on his seat-back screen to see how much longer he'd be in the air. But the number that caught his eye was the jet's speed. The Norwegian jet was flying at 770… Continue reading Riding a Wild Wind, Transatlantic Jets Fly Faster Than Ever

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Passenger Jet Dangles Off Cliff After Skidding Off Runway

Istanbul (AP) -- A commercial airplane that skidded off a runway after landing in northern Turkey dangled precariously Sunday off a muddy cliff with its nose only a few feet from the Black Sea. Some of the 168 people on board the Boeing 737-800 described it as a "miracle" that everyone was evacuated safely from… Continue reading Passenger Jet Dangles Off Cliff After Skidding Off Runway

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Airline reveals the movies people watch most while flying

Losing yourself in a movie is one of the few good things about a long flight. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto 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. Losing yourself in a movie is part and parcel of long… Continue reading Airline reveals the movies people watch most while flying