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FAA to allow pilots with diabetes to fly commercial jets

The Federal Aviation Administration is set to allow pilots with insulin-treated diabetes to apply to fly commercial airliners, according to a Department of Transportation official who spoke with CNN.

Australian python makes 9,000-mile flight in woman's shoe

It's the Samuel L. Jackson sequel we've all been waiting for: A Scottish woman has survived a real-life case of a snake on a plane, finding a python curled up in her shoe after a 9,000 mile flight from Australia.

Is the Airbus A380 destined for a giant scrapheap?

A whopping great beast of an aircraft, the double-decker Airbus A380 -- the biggest passenger airplane the world has ever known -- is an incredible sight whether on land or in the air.

How to design an airplane cabin

Designing aircraft is probably the best job in the world," says Paul Priestman of London-based design consultancy PriestmanGoode, grinning ear to ear. "It's brilliant."

Life span of an airplane: from birth to death

We're all familiar with the sight of an airplane soaring through the sky, but what do these flying machines look like when they're being assembled?

Airline ticket secrets: How to get the most value

Searching for the cheapest airfare may be the most popular way of deciding on a flight, but secret extras baked right into the ticket may bring extra value to your booking, no matter how much you paid.

Ryanair grows in Middle East

Europe's biggest low-cost airline is adding a new destination in the Middle East.

10 things that happen before your plane can take off

Sitting in the terminal building waiting to be called for our flight is a regular occurrence for most of us -- but what's really going on out there on the ramp while we're inside staring at our phones?