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Watching A Solar Eclipse From A Plane Is Wonderfully Apocalyptic

Video: Alaska Airlines changed a flight plan Tuesday just so passengers could see the only solar eclipse of 2016. Now, video of the bonkers in-flight entertainment at 11,000m is up on YouTube.


Alaska Airlines Will Adjust A Flight Plan So Passengers Can See Tomorrow's Eclipse

Image: YouTube In anticipation of tomorrow’s total solar eclipse — and to meet the requests of diehard eclipse chasers — Alaska Airlines Flight 870 will alter its usual departure time to maximise the view of this rare and spectacular celestial event.


Boeing's New 737 MAX Is About To Make Flying A Little Less Horrible

Two incremental but important changes — wider seats and redesigned bins — have been announced for Boeing’s new 737 MAX, which will take to the skies in 2017. This isn’t just about passenger comfort either. The changes are also intended to make flying a lot more affordable.


Maintenance Crew Scrawl Message On Aeroplane's Broken Wing

It might look like a prank, but it’s not. Maintenance crew from Alaska Airlines cut out part of a Boeing 737’s wing and wrote “We know about this” next to it. The aeroplane was then cleared for flying.


More Airlines Adopting Biofuels

Biofuels are making inroads into the aviation industry. Both Alaska and United Airlines have announced today that some flights will be cut with non-petroleum alternatives.


Alaska Airlines Moving To iPads For Flight Manuals

Alaska Airlines has become the first US airline to move away from paper to the iPad for their flight manuals. The measure will save money on paper and fuel while allowing pilots to play with Leafsnap during long trips. [Engadget]


Southwest And Alaska Airlines Testing Ad-Supported Wi-Fi

Paying for Wi-Fi stings, even at 10,000 metres in the air. Luckily, we may not be paying for much longer.


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