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Jun 26, 2013 04:12 PM ET // Alyssa Danigelis
This speed demon wants to retrace Charles Lindbergh's flight in a custom electric aircraft. Continue reading →
Jan 13, 2012 08:35 PM ET // Alice Truong
Next time you're in line for security at the airport, don't forget your loose change. Turns out all coins add up to a pretty penny. The Transportation Security Administration says travelers left $409,085.56 at security checkpoints in 2010. The agency collects the unclaimed money that is sent to the...
May 2, 2012 04:02 PM ET // Alice Truong
Some people deal with rising oil prices by driving more efficiently and hitting the road less often. Delta Air Lines decided to go another route: oil refinery. Marketplace reports the airline is investing $150 million to buy its own refinery, hopeful the move might shield it from the market. "Havin...
Sep 15, 2011 11:30 AM ET // Erik Trinidad
Skydiving is one of the ultimate thrills you can have, provided you're not scared of jumping out of an airplane or helicopter, or generally acrophobic (which comes with the territory). Fear is obviously the main deterrent to those unadventurous types who dare not skydive, probably with the thoughts...
Apr 5, 2012 03:02 PM ET // Erik Trinidad
Tired of those "[monkey-fighting] snakes on those [Monday-to-Friday] planes" -- as seen in edited-for-television versions of Hollywood B-films involving snakes, a plane, and Samuel L. Jackson? Well, here's news of one more snake, for life has imitated art yet again: this week, a real snake surfaced...
Feb 3, 2012 07:11 PM ET // Erik Trinidad
Qantas Flight 825 was bound from Darwin to Brisbane, Australia last weekend, when it was suddenly prompted to make an emergency landing due to a suspicious smell. According to ntnews.com.au, the plane touched down at Mount Isa Airport in Queensland, about half way on its flight path, where the culp...
Jul 19, 2011 05:51 PM ET // Meaghan O'Neill
When the State of Calif. closed down a 10-mile section of the 405 freeway last week for repairs, the people of Los Angeles, well, they freaked out. How would they get to the beach for the weekend? What would they do if they weren't stuck in traffic for hours each day? The media blitz -- [...]
Aug 16, 2012 01:30 PM ET // Erik Trinidad
If you really want to feel like James Bond, forget about the fancy high-tech watches or all the other gadgets in Ian Fleming's imagination, and get one of these: the AKOYA, a lightweight sport amphibious aircraft by French company LISA Airplanes that can take you and your stylish, jetsetting self a...
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