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Why it’s physically impossible to open an aeroplane door mid-flight

Aeroplane doors are impossible to open at cruising altitude, which is about 36,000 feet above sea level. Cabins are pressurised to mimic conditions at 8,000 feet above sea level to keep passengers alive. The lower the air pressure, the harder it is for people to breathe. The pressure pushing against […]
Why it’s physically impossible to open an aeroplane door mid-flight
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Video shows how a single cough can spread invisible droplets throughout a plane cabin, highlighting how exposed passengers could be to the coronavirus

A new video simulation shows how tiny invisible droplets from a single cough can spread throughout an aeroplane cabin. The simulation, produced by Purdue University’s School of Mechanical Engineering, shows droplets going through a Boeing 767 passenger plane. It’s based on a 2014 study from university researchers who worked with […]
Video shows how a single cough can spread invisible droplets throughout a plane cabin, highlighting how exposed passengers could be to the coronavirus
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Inside Emirates’ newest and most luxurious first-class suite

The Emirates Boeing-777 first class suite was unveiled last year. It won Best First Class at the 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® awards in April 2019. Each seat is fully enclosed with a cabin door for privacy, emulating the experience of a 5-star hotel room. The seats also come with a […]
Inside Emirates’ newest and most luxurious first-class suite
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I flew business class for the first time on British Airways’ new A350, and the cocoon-like privacy impressed me far more than the food or the lounge

British Airways recently launched new business class Club Suites, and Business Insider was invited to be among the 30-ish journalists who were the first to experience them. The suites are being introduced on board the airline’s new A350 planes, and the inaugural commercial flight from London to Madrid took place […]
I flew business class for the first time on British Airways’ new A350, and the cocoon-like privacy impressed me far more than the food or the lounge
Markets

JetBlue may be giving up one of its biggest advantages

JetBlue unveiled its brand new Airbus A320 interior on Wednesday. The new JetBlue interior will feature wider seats, larger entertainment screens, and revamped mood lighting. Economy class seat pitch falls from 34 inches to 32 inches. JetBlue’s fleet of Airbus A320 jets is getting a brand new interior. On Wednesday, […]
JetBlue may be giving up one of its biggest advantages
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This detachable plane cabin could save many lives

Former aviation engineer and crash investigator Vladimir Tatarenko designed a plane cabin that could potentially separate from the plane mid-flight and land on its own using parachutes and inflatable cushions.
This detachable plane cabin could save many lives