Watch Boeing Build a 737 in Just 9 Days

Boeing’s single-aisle 737 is the best-selling commercial jet of all time, with over 9,000 produced since 1967. If you’ve ever traveled on a passenger plane, it’s likely that you’ve flown on this iconic aircraft. This week’s crazy aviation video takes you inside the Boeing factory located in Everett, just outside of Seattle, Washington. Boeing claims it’s…

Watch This Landing and Takeoff In Honor of Cathay Pacific’s 747 Retirement

Cathay Pacific is the latest airline to retire its fleet of Boeing 747s. The Queen of the Skies will be flying its last flights for the Hong Kong-based carrier next week between HKG and Japan. On September 30, flight CX542 will fly from Hong Kong (HKG) to Tokyo (HND) and then the final flight, CX543,…

Watch Airbus’ Beluga Cargo Plane Land and Take Off in Hamburg

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a… blimp with wings? No, it’s actually a rare Airbus A300-600ST ‘Beluga’ that we’re bringing to you in this week’s crazy aviation video. The jet was originally called a “Super Transporter,” but after many comparisons to the Beluga whale, it’s since adopted the name of the similar-looking sea creature. The Beluga is a transport jet that…

9 Things to Try on Your Next Trip to Tokyo

If you haven’t already guessed it by now, Tokyo is one of my favorite cities. There’s always something fun to do, whether you’re in the mood for karaoke or feel like seeing an awesome show by a Japanese Beatles cover band — on this trip, we had a blast doing both of those things and even got…

Inside the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Roppongi

After traveling more than 8,000 miles (albeit in first class), I was thrilled to check into my room at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo, Roppongi and finally take a breather. While the rooms were small and the views weren’t all that great, it was still nice to be staying in the center of all the action….

Watch This Boeing 737 Almost Stall on Takeoff

Passengers on board a Royal Air Maroc 737 departing from Frankfurt (FRA) earlier this week had a scary experience while taking off. As you can see in this installment of crazy aviation videos, the 737 rolls down the runway but doesn’t have enough acceleration to take off, so when the nose lifts the tail of…

Where to See Stunning Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo and Osaka

In Japan, there’s a special word meant just for celebrating nature’s gorgeous display of pink and white cherry blossoms each spring — hanami, which translates to “flower viewing” and means enjoying the beauty of the cherry blossoms. I didn’t really get what all the fuss was about, but after experiencing the glory of the blossoms in full bloom, I…

Dramatic Drone Shots Over Tokyo

If you’ve ever been to Tokyo, you know how busy a city it can be. But it’s amazing to see how different — and calm — everything is when you view it from above. We traveled to Japan earlier this year at the height of cherry blossom season, which is a beautiful time to visit. Check out the video…