Could A Passenger With No Previous Flight Experience Actually Fly A Plane?

In the past few days, some bloggers posted about an easyJet flight where the pilot didn’t show up, so a passenger volunteered and was allowed to fly the plane instead. Here are the different reports about the incident:

The punch line was that the passenger was actually an easyJet pilot who happened to be on vacation (well, easyJet is based out of the U.K., so “holiday”). So, of course, he was able to fly the plane.

But it got me to thinking – COULD a passenger – one who isn’t a pilot, and had no flying experience – actually fly a commercial plane?

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The Ultimate Tourist Destination, Spaceflight, Is One More Step Closer To Reality

People get excited about traveling to certain places. Disney World. New York. Paris. London. Australia. Israel. Mt. Fuji. The mountains. Going camping. But the one place that might churn some peoples’ blood more than anything is a destination that we can’t go to yet – but it’s getting closer every day and is, to coin a phrase, “out of this world.”

Of course, I’m talking about space flight.

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Oscar Munoz Is That Bad, More On WDW’s New Late Night Event, Avoiding Jet Lag, Hotel & Airline Reviews, & More!

Happy Thursday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Extent Of Personal Info Leak, End Of Robocalls, Possible Future Comfort With 28″ Seat Pitch???, And More!

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Flight Review: Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy LGW-MCO On A 747

For the return flight on our impromptu trip to London, I booked us in Premium class on Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick direct to Orlando. It’s wonderful being able to fly non-stop from London to your home airport, even if it means flying with a bunch of kids who are so excited to be going to Disney World.

Unlike the redeye we took on an A330 from New York to London, this flight was on a 747. There’s still something about flying on one of these planes that makes air travel feel special. What wasn’t special was the inability to pick seats on our flight. Knowing that I forgot to assign us seats on our flight to London, I tried to pick seats on the Virgin Atlantic website as soon as possible, but it said none were available.

I sent a tweet to Virgin Atlantic to see what was wrong.

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What a proper British way to tell me, too bad, so sad.

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