Your Latest Reason to Hate Flying: Scary Germs Everywhere

It's a technological marvel, sure, but flying is generally miserable and, for those of us who're a little phobic, terrifying too. And now there's yet another reason to squirm in your seat with discomfort: germs! Apparently, invisible goodies like MRSA and E. coli stick around airplanes for way too long. » 5/20/14 4:50pm 5/20/14 4:50pm

Inside the Ladies' Bathhouse

Imagine dozens of half-naked women scrubbing each other's bodies head to toe from inside a hot, steamy room of cool, white marble. They scoop crystal clear mineral water from centuries old marble basins and pour the healing liquid over their heads and shoulders. Soapy suds drip down their bodies and their slippery,… » 4/18/14 11:21am 4/18/14 11:21am

The Craziest Theories About What Happened to Malaysia Flight 370

It's been nearly a week since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared somewhere between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, and we still have basically no idea where it went. Chatter about the missing plane (MISSING! AN ENTIRE GREAT BIG PLANE!!!) has grown more frantic and more bewildered by the day, and at this point a lot of… » 3/13/14 6:45pm 3/13/14 6:45pm

Airlines Make First Class Even More Exclusive for Max Les Miz Effect

It's hard on the ultra-rich when they're forced to fly commercial. In consideration of their delicate sensibilities, airlines are increasingly pampering first and business-class passengers on international flights. The new hotness: Keeping them far, far away from the wretched, seething crowds of coach. » 2/27/14 2:15pm 2/27/14 2:15pm

Want to Go Viral? Just Make Up Some Bullshit About an Evil Fat Person

Some dude named Rich Wisken apparently achieved mild viral success a few years ago with a "hilarious" Craigslist ad, and, sick and tired of not being good enough at writing to get actual writing jobs, he's been chasing that dragon ever since. Unfortunately for Wisken, he recently hit upon one of virality's fundamental… » 1/08/14 9:30pm 1/08/14 9:30pm

Flying Anywhere This Week Is Absolute Hell on Earth

If you tried to fly over the past week, chances are you spent hours or days trapped in an airport, slowly going insane. This is because relying on airplanes for transport into or out of cold climates during January is the height of foolishness, and unless I have to, I'm never going to do it again. It's a half-miracle… » 1/07/14 3:30pm 1/07/14 3:30pm

A Guide to Everyone You Hate on Planes, and How Not to Be One of Them

Ugh, people are the worst. Most days, I can barely even look at them. The way they eat, the way they breathe, the way they look at you all needy with their eyes wanting you to care about them. It's disgusting. So it's no surprise that a survey about things people hate most about other people on planes revealed that… » 12/16/13 2:20pm 12/16/13 2:20pm

Sorry, Everybody: Your Thanksgiving Travels Are Going to Suck

Bad news for those of you traveling over the long weekend. It looks like Mother Nature — THAT BEAUTIFUL BITCH — will be pulling out all of the stops to keep you from your intended destination. For so it is written: When the holidays of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving converge in the year of 2013, there will be snow, there… » 11/27/13 11:00am 11/27/13 11:00am

New Airline Seat for Bigger Passengers Still Seems Uncomfortable

There's no getting around the fact that flying sucks, and none of the changes (for anyone who can't afford a business class ticket) airlines have made in recent years have made it any more tolerable. Flying is especially crappy for heavier passengers, who are still subjected to the same discomfort and inconvenience… » 11/17/13 5:30pm 11/17/13 5:30pm

Here's Virgin America's Surprisingly Fun Safety Video

Virgin America has managed to do the impossible: make it look, for a few minutes, that commercial flights are funky experiences for skinny tie-wearing stylish people having a great time instead of bleak desperate slogs between city outskirts punctuated by elbow fights with surprisingly aggressive Bible-reading… » 10/30/13 11:00am 10/30/13 11:00am