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Low-Flying Airplane (file / credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Flying The Filthy Skies: New Research Shows That Bacteria Thrives In Airplane Cabins

Researchers exposed six airplane surfaces to both bacterias. The exposed surfaces included arm rests, leather seats, tray tables, seat pockets, window shades, and toilet handles.

05/20/2014

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How To Never Lose Your Luggage Again

While fewer bags are being lost by the airlines these days, people are still stealing them! Which is why Air France and KLM have spent the last year developing two gadgets that help prevent luggage from being lifted.

04/09/2014

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The Jet Of The Future Only Has Window Seats

The jet of the future has faster travel times and huge digital screens that feel as if every seat is a window seat.

03/06/2014

What a pilot sees when someone on the ground shines a laser into the cockpit. (Photo: CBS 2)

FBI: Laser Strikes At Airplanes Up 39 Percent In NY In 2013

A 10,000 reward is being offered by the FBI for information leading to the arrest of an individual aiming lasers at aircraft aircraft.

02/11/2014

FILE - A plane waits at John F. Kennedy Airport  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

2 Planes Involved In Near-Miss Near JFK, LaGuardia Airports

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 747 arriving at JFK came close to a Shuttle America Embraer E170 departing from LaGuardia at around 2:40 p.m. on June 13, the FAA said in a statement Friday.

06/21/2013

Low-Flying Airplane (file / credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Airplane Germs Are Everywhere, Just Waiting To Make You Sick

Someone usually tells you to “pack your patience” when you fly during the holidays. But what you should be doing is packing hand sanitizer. An investigation uncovered some unwelcome travel companions and how you can avoid getting sick.

11/21/2012

A Boeing 747 commercial jet flies in front of the Moon - Sep 30, 2010 - Photo: GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images

Skies Over Rockland County To Get Noisier

The FAA airspace redesign is intended to ease congestion and delays at the three main New York City area airports starting in 2012.

12/08/2010

A woman stands inside a full-body scanner that detects explosives and drugs as a measure of airport security. (CBS)

Pilot Refuses Full-Body Scan, Says TSA Doesn’t Make Travel Safer

A Tennessee pilot who says he’s tired of being manhandled by security agents is waiting to see if he will lose his job because he refused a full body scan.

CBS New York–10/20/2010

The eastern tower of the George Washington Bridge is seen from Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 17, 2010 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

George Washington Bridge Beacon Celebrates 75 Years

The last remaining aviation beacon on the east coast is the one atop the George Washington Bridge’s eastern tower.

WCBS 880–08/06/2010