flying

Is It Chill to Store Your Small Stuff in the Overhead Bin?

Cherisa, a flight attendant for a commercial U.S. airline, gets just as frustrated as I do watching boarding passengers shove their purses, jackets and other…

Is Your Airplane Seat Covered in Other People’s Pee? An Investigation

We were descending into Los Angeles from Chicago, which meant the seatbelt lights were on. Had I not woken up with an insufferably full bladder,…

Shakes on a Plane: Does Flying Actually Worsen Your Hangover?

The psychological terror of a hangover at 32,000 feet is a singular form of torture. It’s bad enough that you’re literally trapped aboard a flying…

Do Nips — Mini Alcohol Bottles — Really Deserve Their Seedy Reputation?

These days, I don’t get on a plane without a few nips on me. Before I head to the airport, I pop into my local…