Category «Airplane»

Here’s the simple reason why planes have winglets

Ever look out the window of a plane or watch as it pulls up to the gate? Have you ever wondered why some planes have pointy bits at the ends of the wings? What you see are “winglets,” and they have essentially become standard equipment on all new airliners. Why are they there? “Winglets help …

Food on planes: What you should avoid eating when flying

Make your way through the departure terminal of just about any international airport and you run a gauntlet of food outlets all glowing in that suggestive way that says “Hey you, don’t you deserve a snack?” There’s the donut counter, finger lickin’ chicken, burgers with melted cheese and fries, fruity smoothies – and you’ve got …