This Video of a Crazy Crosswind Landing Will Make Your Heart Jump

We see a lot of hairy landings at TPG, but this might be the craziest. In this crazy aviation video, a crosswind almost derails a 737’s landing. The crew and passengers were surely holding their breath on this flight. The Boeing 737-400, operated by Air Horizont, approaches the runway at Václav Havel Airport (PRG) in Prague. According to the…

Flying First Class on ANA’s Star Wars Jet For (Almost) Free

After spending a few days seeing the sights in Tokyo and checking out cherry blossoms in Osaka, it was finally time to head home. But I wasn’t just going to take any flight back to the states. I would be flying home in first class aboard ANA’s Star Wars 777-300ER jet from Haneda (HND) to Los…

Everything You Need to Know About Shopping For, Making and Eating Sushi in Tokyo

Once you try sushi in Japan, you’ll realize that what you’ve been eating your whole life in the US (with few exceptions) isn’t really sushi. While I’ve been an avid consumer of sushi my whole life, on this trip to Japan, I wanted to learn how to shop for it and make it myself —…

Watch Boeing Assemble 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 Renton, 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…