The secret life of 7 former airports

Written by Mike Arnot @ The Points Guy

They’re the ghosts of former airports, often with few signs that commercial aircraft once landed there. Today, they’ve been transformed into cruise-ship terminals, public parks and shopping malls. And you can find them in many cities, from New York to Hong Kong. Here are a few long-lost airports that AvGeeks will love to know about. …

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How do airplanes fly?

Written by Mike Arnot @ The Points Guy

117 years after the Wright brothers’ first flight, aviation is a part of daily life and comparatively a very safe mode of transportation. Airplanes take off, cruise and land without a hiccup in the most demanding conditions. But how exactly planes fly is still mysterious to many—even after so much time has passed since that …

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All about the Boeing 777X

Written by Mike Arnot @ The Points Guy

“Do you know what they call the Boeing 777 over at Air France?” said Yves Galland, former CEO of Boeing France, in an interview. “Cash machine.” It’s a cash machine for Boeing, too, which has sold more than 2,000 of the various 777 models since the 1990s. That makes the “Triple Seven” the most popular …

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