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Somali-Canadian forced off flight from Toronto to Paris because his plane's route was through U.S. airspace

Noah Kulwin
Shawna Thomas
Amel Guettatfi
1.30.17
Features

From Celine Dion to Popcaan, How to Dress Well Shares 10 Songs That Shaped His New Record 'Care'

The Chicago artist's most pop-friendly album to date was inspired by Sade, Savage Garden, and Suicide.
Renato Pagnani
9.23.16
africa

Air France CEO Says Suspected 'Explosive Device' in Plane's Toilet Was a Hoax

The head of Air France says a suspicious object that forced a plane coming from Mauritius to make an emergency landing in Kenya “did not contain explosives."
Reuters and VICE News
12.20.15
Paris

The Paris Attacks Cost Air France $55 Million in Lost Revenue

Canceled flights, a lull in bookings and heightened security at Paris airports have made a significant dent in the airline's activities.
Sarah Francoise
12.8.15
africa

Here's Everything We Know So Far About the Deadly Hotel Siege in Mali

The death toll, number of attackers, and group responsible remain unconfirmed, but chilling details about the rampage and the story of a heroic effort to rescue hostages have emerged.
Pierre Longeray
11.23.15
machines

How Better Black Boxes Could Help Find Lost Planes

Europe's aviation authority proposes new flight recorders in response to the Air France and Malaysia Airlines incidents.
Victoria Turk
5.7.14
Stuff

How it May Have Felt to be on Flight MH370

We don't know what happened to Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, but an unlucky few know what a plane crash feels like.
Julian Morgans
3.13.14
tech

Commercial Flights Aren’t as Closely Monitored as We Think

This weekend, a Malaysian Airlines flight apparently disappeared from the skies. And it’s not unheard-of for planes to disappear mid-flight. It’s happened before, most notably in the 2009 Air France disaster.
Amy Shira Teitel
3.10.14
machines

Commercial Flights Aren’t as Closely Monitored as We Think

Radar can only track a plane for so long.
Amy Shira Teitel
3.10.14
Words

Stream: Shine 2009 - "Me & U"

If this Mediterranean sunlight-drenched song doesn't make you happy, nothing will.
Graham Tucker
10.7.13
Motherboard Blog

Flight 4590 Didn't Kill the Concorde, Costs Did

I have a friend who remembers flying the British Airways route to from New York to London. He recalled that it was a really noisy plane and the crew would hand out headphones circa WWII (But has this really improved?). There were four channels of music...
Daniel Stuckey
7.26.12