Reports of critical, turbulence-related injuries are enough to whip travelers into a panic, but don't cancel your next flight just yet. We spoke to a number of pilots and aviation experts to get the facts about what causes turbulence—and how you can handle it.
How to Land an Airplane, According to Bear Grylls
The TV host and author of How to Stay Alive: The Ultimate Survival Guide for Any Situation (HarperCollins) shares his strategies for landing an airliner.
Turns out, there is a nice way to say everything.
Jet lag, flight delays, crammed airplane seats: Getting from point A to point B doesn't always bring out the best in us. But to make it through some of travel’s most stressful scenarios, you have to stay calm and choose your words wisely. Speak like this for smooth sailing through any want-to-pull-your-hair-out-and-scream situation.
Talking to people on planes is a hotly debated topic. Some stick with their plan to stay silent: wine, window seat, eye mask. Others open themselves up to conversation, and even end up meeting their soulmates. Bottom line? Most people have a story about meeting someone on a plane—good or bad.