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Crocodile escapes on a plane bound for Melbourne

Yesterday, 24 September 2012, Qantas confirmed that a crocodile had managed to break free during a flight bound for Melbourne. The reptile escaped from its cage on the flight that took off from Brisbane, last week, and was found roaming free in the cargo hold. It was discovered by a shocked baggage... Read more

Your stories: The most embarrassing things which can happen on a plane

A while ago, we asked you about your most embarrassing experiences on a plane. From baby-feeding disasters to drunken mishaps, we've compiled a list of the best we were sent - and if yours has been featured, relax. We didn't use your names. "I was on a flight from South Africa to Heathrow and I'd s... Read more

The craziest reasons for planes turning around

What kind of events would cause a pilot to turn a plane around? We've had a trawl though the murky depths of the internet, and we've uncovered the strangest reasons flights have been forced to turn around. Top tip - if you're related to someone important, you can pretty much rule the skies. Mind t... Read more

Patrick Smith of Ask The Pilot answers all your questions

Patrick Smith is a hero. Well, we like to think so anyway. Whether you're obsessed with all matters aviation or you're a slightly nervous flier, his book, Cockpit Confidential, has all the answers to the questions that have preyed on your mind during a flight. Is turbulence normal? Does autopilot f... Read more

The stupidest reasons people have ever been thrown off planes

When you hear stories of people ejected from flights, you can't help but think the worst; knives, drunk and disorderly behaviour, swearing, biting. These eight unfortunate people were booted off flights - but did the cabin crew have their priorities straight? You decide. The enthused singer Let's ... Read more

Behave yourselves on flights or you could be shamed online

The next time that you're on a flight and you're tempted to kick off your shoes and relax, you'd better think again. Ever since January 2013, former flight attendant Shawn Kathleen has been uploading pictures of outrageous passenger behaviour to her Facebook page, Passenger Shaming. People all ove... Read more

Flight attendants reveal their secret confessions

Are you a nightmare passenger? You're probably not - we're not accusing you or anything - but let's face it. Some people are. It's nearly always the airline staff who take the brunt of moronic behaviour. And believe us when we say they've seen it all, from vomiting due to too much booze to shouting... Read more

Ten celebrities who are frightened of flying

What’s the one thing that could ruin a glamour-filled jetsetting lifestyle? Why, being frightened of flying, of course. It doesn’t matter how much money you have or how well-known you are - sometimes, flying's just too much for some people to handle. You won’t find these ten celebrities snoozing th... Read more

Ten ways to ensure you stay healthy and happy flying long-haul

Until someone invents the teleporter, we're afraid that long-haul flying is around to stay. It's cramped, it's miserable, and it's not known for its fantastic food - but there are ways to ensure you arrive at your destination looking slightly better than everyone else. 1) Watch your drinking. Alco... Read more

The in-flight films no airline should ever show

There's some in-flight entertainment that nobody should have to sit through. Repeat offenders include Ice Age (please don't try and defend it by referencing the squirrel and the nut, that argument carries absolutely no water), the desperately unfunny Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and, for some obscure ... Read more

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