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Distracted By iPad, Co-Pilot Doesn’t Realize Plane Plunging 5,000 Feet

(Photo: Wikicommons)

As if the recent spate of airplane disasters wasn’t enough to drive you into a Xanax binge before taking off, this might do it.

Last week, a Jet Airways flight from Brussels to Mumbai plunged 5,000 feet because their pilots were preoccupied. The captain was taking a “controlled rest,” a law-approved nap that happens a lot on long-haul flights. Meanwhile, the co-pilot, who was in charge of controlling the Boeing 777, was too busy playing on her iPad to notice the plane descending so quickly.  Read More

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Airbus Looks to Make Traveling Even Worse With Bicycle-Like Seats

Looks great. (Photo: Airbus)

Since the extra fees, deplorable beverage selection, and the chance of getting a singing flight attendant doesn’t make flying an already miserable experience, Airbus is looking to make it even worse.

The French aircraft manufacturer has submitted a patent for a new passenger seat that resembles a bike. The proposed contraption would have very little legroom, a bicycle-like seat, and a nonexistent headrest. Read More